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Louisville receives 11 votes in preseason AP poll

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The poll also reinforces how loaded the Cards’ 2018-19 schedule is.

Louisville v Duke Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Louisville received 11 votes in the preseason top 25 poll from the Associated Press, which was released Monday afternoon. It’s just the second time since 2010 that U of L has been unranked in a preseason AP poll.

The Cardinals have 12 scheduled games against teams in the preseason top 25, a number that could rise to 13 if they have face No. 1 Kansas in the second game of the NIT Season Tip-Off in New York. In all, seven teams from the ACC made the rankings, and 11 received at least one vote.

Here’s the complete top 25:

2018 Preseason AP Poll

Rank Team Points
1 Kansas (37) 1,581
2 Kentucky (19) 1,529
3 Gonzaga (1) 1,461
4 Duke (4) 1,452
5 Virginia (2) 1,286
6 Tennessee (1) 1,268
7 Nevada 1,230
8 North Carolina 1,221
9 Villanova (1) 1,085
10 Michigan St 1,024
11 Auburn 974
12 Kansas St 922
13 West Virginia 678
14 Oregon 638
15 Virginia Tech 630
16 Syracuse 620
17 Florida St 530
18 Mississippi St 451
19 Michigan 437
20 TCU 311
21 UCLA 297
22 Clemson 268
23 LSU 187
24 Purdue 170
25 Washington 165

Others receiving votes: Loyola (Chi) 162, Marquette 124, Indiana 98, Florida 71, Nebraska 35, Maryland 28, Wisconsin 24, Notre Dame 22, Cincinnati 21, Alabama 15, UCF 15, Buffalo 14, Arizona 14, Louisville 11, Miami 10, San Diego St 9, USC 6, Butler 6, Texas Tech 6, Texas 5, Arizona St 3, St. John’s 3, Providence 2, Xavier 2, Missouri 1, NC State 1, Marshall 1, Davidson 1