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2014-15 Preseason College Basketball Coaches' Poll: Louisville Ranked No. 9

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Andy Lyons

The Louisville basketball team will begin the 2014-15 season with yet another top 10 ranking. The Cards, who are in pursuit of their third Final Four appearance in four season, are ranked No. 9 in the preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll, which was released Thursday afternoon.

With single games against Kentucky and Duke as well as home-and-home games with Virginia and North Carolina, U of L will play a total of six games against teams ranked in the top eight. In all, six Cardinal opponents are ranked in the top 25, and five more are receiving votes.

Here's the complete poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24 NR - -
2 Arizona 33-5 746 3 NR - -
3 Duke 26-9 715 2 NR - -
4 Wisconsin 30-8 706 3 NR - -
5 Kansas 25-10 654 0 NR - -
6 North Carolina 24-10 598 0 NR - -
7 Florida 36-3 568 0 NR - -
8 Virginia 30-7 519 0 NR - -
9 Louisville 31-6 507 0 NR - -
10 Texas 24-11 479 0 NR - -
11 Wichita State 35-1 471 0 NR - -
12 Villanova 29-5 439 0 NR - -
13 Gonzaga 29-7 423 0 NR - -
14 Iowa St. 28-8 323 0 NR - -
15 Connecticut 32-8 292 0 NR - -
16 Virginia Commonwealth 26-9 259 0 NR - -
17 San Diego State 31-5 251 0 NR - -
18 Michigan State 29-9 241 0 NR - -
19 Oklahoma 23-10 237 0 NR - -
20 Ohio State 25-10 223 0 NR - -
21 Nebraska 19-13 156 0 NR - -
22 Southern Methodist Univ. 27-10 149 0 NR - -
23 Michigan 28-9 139 0 NR - -
24 Syracuse 28-6 128 0 NR - -
25 Iowa 20-13 56 0 NR - -

The preseason top 25 from the Associated Press won't be released until the afternoon of Oct. 31.