Louisville Ranked No. 2 In Preseason AP Top 25

U of L will begin the 2012-13 season ranked No. 2 in both the AP and coaches' polls.

Louisville will be the No. 2 team in the county in both major polls when it takes the floor for the first time against Manhattan on Nov. 11.

It's the highest preseason AP ranking for the Cards, who garnered 20 of the available 65 first-place votes. No. 1 Indiana earned 43 votes for the top spot, while No. 3 Kentucky collected the other two.

It's the first time the three area schools have all begun a season ranked in the top 25, and the first time Indiana has been preseason No. 1 since 1979. You may remember that Louisville ultimately won the national title that year.

Here's your full poll:

1. Indiana (43) 27-9 1,592 16
2. Louisville (20) 30-10 1,568 17
3. Kentucky (2) 38-2 1,453 1
4. Ohio St. 31-8 1,292 7
5. Michigan 24-10 1,290 13
6. NC State 24-13 1,270
7. Kansas 32-7 1,210 6
8. Duke 27-7 1,094 8
9. Syracuse 34-3 1,062 2
10. Florida 26-11 936 25
11. North Carolina 32-6 904 4
12. Arizona 23-12 902
13. UCLA 19-14 840
14. Michigan St. 29-8 789 5
15. Missouri 30-5 664 3
16. Creighton 29-6 622 19
17. Memphis 26-9 539
18. UNLV 26-9 488 23
19. Baylor 30-8 486 9
20. San Diego St. 26-8 463 22
21. Gonzaga 26-7 384
22. Notre Dame 22-12 297
23. Wisconsin 26-10 285 14
24. Cincinnati 26-11 120
25. Florida St. 25-10 101 10

Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph’s 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1.

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