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Louisville Baseball No. 2 in USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll

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The Cardinals received 10 of a possible 31 first-place votes.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With four top-two rankings already under its belt, the University of Louisville baseball program added another on Thursday coming in at No. 2 in the USA Today coaches preseason poll.

The Cardinals received 10 of a possible 31 first-place votes and sit in second behind Vanderbilt. Texas Tech, Georgia and Arkansas round out the top five.

Louisville was one of eight ACC teams in the rankings, the second-most of any conference behind the SEC’s nine selections. The Cardinals have 19 games scheduled against teams in the coaches preseason rankings, including three to open the season at No. 23 Ole Miss.

UofL garnered the top ranking from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball and Perfect Game, while sitting No. 2 in the Baseball America poll.

Louisville is coming off a 51-18 record during the 2019 campaign that saw it win the ACC Atlantic Division for the fourth time in five years and reach the bracket final at the College World Series, the deepest postseason run in program history.

Head coach Dan McDonnell is set to begin his 14th season at the helm of the Louisville program and returns 24 players from last year’s team that finished the year ranked third nationally.

Louisville opens the 2020 season Feb. 14 with a three-game series on the road at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The Cardinals’ home opener is set for Feb. 19 against Wright State at Jim Patterson Stadium.


The 2020 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2020 UofL baseball tickets can be found at

The season ticket package covers weekend series against ACC foes Notre Dame, Virginia, Clemson, NC State and Virginia Tech, in addition to non-conference games against Kentucky and Indiana.

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