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Louisville women’s basketball ranked No. 9 in preseason AP poll

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The Cards will once again be chasing a national title.

NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 31 Div I Women’s Championship - Quarterfinals - Connecticut v Louisville Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Once again, the Louisville women’s basketball team will begin its season with a top ranking. The Cardinals are No. 9 in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll, which was released Wednesday afternoon.

Oregon, which saw its season end in the national semifinals last season, is the preseason No. 1 team, garnering 25 of the 28 first-place votes. Reigning national champion Baylor, which defeated the Ducks, received the other three first-place votes and is No. 2. Stanford, Maryland and UConn round out the top five.

Louisville is the highest-ranked ACC team in the poll, which also includes Florida State (12), NC State (14), Notre Dame (16), Miami (18), and Syracuse (21).

Here’s the full top 25:

1. Oregon (25)

2. Baylor (3)

3. Stanford

4. Maryland

5. UConn

6. Texas A&M

7. Oregon State

8. South Carolina

9. Louisville

10. Mississippi State

11. UCLA

12. Florida State

13. Kentucky

14. NC State

15. Texas

16. Notre Dame

17. Michigan State

18. DePaul

18. Miami

20. Arizona State

21. Syracuse

22. Arkansas

23. Minnesota

24. Indiana

25. Michigan