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Louisville women’s basketball ranked No. 5 in preseason AP poll

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Rival Notre Dame will begin the year ranked No. 1.

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Led by preseason All-American Asia Durr, the Louisville women’s basketball team will begin its 2018-19 campaign as the No. 5 team in the country. ACC brethren Notre Dame, which won the national championship but lost to the Cards twice last season, is the unanimous preseason No. 1.

Here’s the full preseason top 25 from the Associated press:

RANK SCHOOL POINTS PREVIOUS RANKING
1 Notre Dame (31) 775 5
2 UConn 728 1
3 Oregon 712 6
4 Baylor 679 2
5 Louisville 664 3
6 Mississippi State 563 4
7 Stanford 559 15
8 Oregon State 517 13
9 Maryland 500 16
10 South Carolina 479 7
T-11 Tennessee 448 12
T-11 Texas 448 8
13 Iowa 383 NR
14 Georgia 374 18
15 DePaul 306 NR
16 Missouri 294 17
17 North Carolina State 288 21
18 Syracuse 238 NR
19 Marquette 231 NR
20 Texas A&M 149 14
21 Duke 131 20
22 South Florida 123 19
23 Arizona State 122 NR
24 California 103 NR
25 Miami (FL) 84 NR