The Associated Press Released its 2016 Pre-Season Rankings on Sunday Morning. The Louisville Cardinals were selected to start the season at #19.

This is the 1st pre-season AP ranking for Louisville since 2013 and the 1st of the Bobby Petrino 2.0 era. The Cards were ranked #9 in the pre-season poll in 2013 & #25 in the 2014 pre-season poll. UofL was also ranked #10 in 2007, #13 in 2006, #12 in 2005, #17 in 2002 in the Pre-Season AP Polls in Recent Years.

(###) Number of first place votes
Ā 
1
Alabama (33)
SEC
Record: 14-1
PV Rank

Points

1,469

2
Clemson (16)
ACC
Record: 14-1
1,443
3
Oklahoma (4)
Big 12
Record: 11-2
1,352
4
Florida State (5)
ACC
Record: 10-3
1,325
5
LSU (1)
SEC
Record: 9-3
1,269
6
Ohio State (1)
Big Ten
Record: 12-1
1,224
7
Michigan (1)
Big Ten
Record: 10-3
1,147
8
Stanford
Pac-12
Record: 12-2
1,029
9
Tennessee
SEC
Record: 9-4
1,021
10
Notre Dame
Division I FBS Independents
Record: 10-3
1,006
11
Mississippi
SEC
Record: 10-3
718
12
Michigan State
Big Ten
Record: 12-2
710
13
TCU
Big 12
Record: 11-2
707
14
Washington
Pac-12
Record: 7-6
651
15
Houston
The American
Record: 13-1
644
16
UCLA
Pac-12
Record: 8-5
496
17
Iowa
Big Ten
Record: 12-2
484
18
Georgia
SEC
Record: 10-3
448
19
Louisville
ACC
Record: 8-5
447
20
USC
Pac-12
Record: 8-6
344
21
Oklahoma State
Big 12
Record: 10-3
316
22
North Carolina
ACC
Record: 11-3
283
23
Baylor
Big 12
Record: 10-3
280
24
Oregon
Pac-12
Record: 9-4
218
25
Florida
SEC
Record: 10-4
180
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