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Louisville gets no votes in preseason AP poll

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Well that’s just like, your opinion, AP.

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The preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for the 2018 college football season was unveiled on Monday, and Louisville received zero votes. It’s the first time since 2015 that the Cardinals haven’t received a single vote from the AP. U of L got three votes in the preseason coaches poll, which came out earlier this month.

Louisville’s week one opponent, Alabama, received 42 of the 61 first-place votes cast, and will begin the season at No. 1. No. 2 Clemson received 18 votes for the top spot.

This will the first time in U of L history that the Cardinals will square off against both of the top two teams in the preseason AP poll.

Three more ACC teams — No. 8 Miami, No. 19 Florida State and No. 20 Virginia Tech, also cracked the rankings. U of L opponents NC State (22), Boston College (18) and ... Kentucky (1) ... also received votes.

Here’s the full preseason AP top 25:

  1. Alabama (42)
  2. Clemson (18)
  3. Georgia
  4. Wisconsin (1)
  5. Ohio State
  6. Washington
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Miami
  9. Auburn
  10. Penn State
  11. Michigan State
  12. Notre Dame
  13. Stanford
  14. Michigan
  15. USC
  16. TCU
  17. West Virginia
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Florida State
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. UCF
  22. Boise State
  23. Texas
  24. Oregon
  25. LSU

Other teams that received votes in the initial poll were South Carolina (96), Florida (68), Utah (60), Oklahoma St. (51), FAU (38), Arizona (28), NC State (22), Texas A&M (21), Boston College (18), Northwestern (13), Kansas St. (10), Iowa St. (8), Houston (6), Memphis (3), Troy (2), Iowa (2), Kentucky (1), Arkansas St. (1), Fresno St. (1).