As expected, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals weren’t ranked when the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released on Sunday afternoon. It’s not that I’m not confident that Louisville could compete with the majority of the top 25, however they’ve not been getting much respect from the national media therefore it’s not a surprise to see them unranked.
The Cards did receive 46 votes, which puts them at No. 31 overall. They were at No. 36 in the USA Today Coaches Poll that was released a couple of weeks ago. The ACC had just three teams ranked in the top 25 with defending national champion Florida State being No. 1. Clemson came in at No. 16, while North Carolina was ranked No. 23. Notre Dame isn’t officially a member of the ACC, but they’re on the Cardinals schedule in 2014 and came in at No. 17.
|AP Top 25|
|1||Florida State (57)||0-0||1496|
Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, BYU 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1