Louisville Ranked No. 3 In USA Today Preseason Coaches' Poll

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I thought they'd be at least No. 2, but the defending national champion Louisville Cardinals will begin the season as the No. 3 team in the USA Today coaches' poll.

The Cards received 10 first-place votes from the coaches and a total of 741 points, eight less than No. 2 Michigan State and 26 less than first-place Kentucky.

AAC members Memphis (13) and Connecticut (19) also received top 20 rankings from the coaches.

Here's the complete poll:

1 Kentucky 21-12 767 16 NR
2 Michigan St. 27-9 749 3 13
3 Louisville 35-5 741 10 1
4 Duke 30-6 710 3 5
5 Arizona 27-8 637 0 14
6 Kansas 31-6 623 0 8
7 Syracuse 30-10 551 0 3
8 Florida 29-8 550 0 9
9 Michigan 31-8 548 0 2
10 Ohio St. 29-8 533 0 6
11 North Carolina 25-11 494 0 NR
12 Oklahoma St. 24-9 462 0 NR
13 Memphis 31-5 334 0 18
14 Gonzaga 32-3 270 0 12
15 Va. Commonwealth 27-9 258 0 23
16 Wichita St. 30-9 233 0 4
17 Marquette 26-9 230 0 11
18 Oregon 28-9 175 0 15
19 Connecticut 20-10 167 0 NR
20 New Mexico 29-6 153 0 19
21 Wisconsin 23-12 148 0 22
22 Notre Dame 25-10 128 0 NR
23 UCLA 25-10 121 0 NR
24 Indiana 29-7 118 0 7
25 Virginia 23-12 103 0 NR
Schools Dropped Out
Others Receiving Votes
Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Temple 4; Missouri 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; Iowa State 2; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.

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