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Louisville basketball picked to finish 5th in the ACC

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The Cardinals have never finished worse than fourth in the league.

NCAA Basketball: Louisville Red-White Scrimmage Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Despite owning a top 20 roster, the question marks surrounding the Louisville basketball team resulted in the media voting the Cards 5th in the league’s annual preseason poll.

In three seasons as a member of the ACC, U of L has never finished worse than fourth in the final conference standings.

Here’s the full preseason media poll:

(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Team & Points

1. Duke (57) - 1020
2. North Carolina (7) - 921
3. Notre Dame (4) - 852
4. Miami (1) - 809
5. Louisville - 733
6. Virginia - 690
7. Virginia Tech - 549
8. Florida State – 519
9. Georgia Tech - 468
10. Syracuse - 420
11. Wake Forest - 378
12. NC State - 310
13. Clemson - 289
14. Boston College - 181
15. Pittsburgh – 141