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Louisville Football: Cardinals Ranked 23rd In Preseason Amway Coaches Poll

Louisville is back in the preseason polls, checking in at #23 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll.

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For the first time since 2013, Louisville football is ranked in the top of the preseason coaches poll. The Cardinals came in ranked #23 in the first Amway Coaches Poll for the 2016 college football season. They're the fourth highest ranked team in the ACC heading into the 2016 season. This is the sixth time in its history that Louisville football has been ranked in the preseason coaches poll. Louisville was previously ranked #9 in 2013, #11 in 2007, #13 in 2006, #14 in 2005, and #17 in the 2002 preseason coaches polls.

This year's poll reflects both the challenge of Louisville's schedule and the increasing strength of ACC football. Louisville faces ranked opponents in #4 Florida State while facing ranked opponents #2 Clemson and #13 Houston on the road. Meanwhile, after years of having one, or perhaps two ranked teams on an annual basis, the ACC finds itself with four ranked teams in the poll while Miami, Pittsburgh, and Duke also received votes.

You can take a look at the full Amway Coaches Poll here.