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Cardinals make highest debut in preseason poll

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The Louisville Cardinals will open the 2013 with their highest ever ranking in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches College Football Poll.

The Cardinals are ranked 9th, the best since they opened the 2007 ranked 11th in the Coaches poll and 10th in the AP poll.

U of L returns 19 starters from last year's Sugar Bowl championship team.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll

1. Alabama - 1545

2. Ohio State - 1427

3. Oregon - 1397

4. Stanford - 1262

5. Georgia - 1250

6. Texas A&M - 1215

7. South Carolina - 1136

8. Clemson - 1047

9. Louisville - 1010

10. Florida - 930

11. Notre Dame - 872

12. Florida State - 844

13. LSU - 797

14. Oklahoma State - 726

15. Texas - 622

16. Oklahoma - 620

17. Michigan - 589

18. Nebraska - 426

19. Boise State - 420

20. TCU - 400

21. UCLA - 202

22. Northwestern - 186

23. Wisconsin - 172

24. USC - 165

25. Oregon State - 135

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