Coming off its second trip to the College World Series, the University of Louisville baseball team is ranked in the top 20 of two major preseason polls.
The Cardinals have been tabbed as the No. 16 team in the country by PerfectGame.org and No. 20 in the country by Baseball America.
Both polls came out on Monday. U of L had previously been ranked No. 8 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
The Cardinals finished last season at 51-14 and were ranked in the top 10 of all the major polls after making it to the College World Series for the second time in school history.
U of L returns 19 letterwinners from last year's team and are favored to win the AAC.
The Cardinals will open the season on Feb. 14-16 in Charleston, S.C., at the Homewood Suites Tournament hosted by The Citadel, while the Cardinals' home-opener is set for Feb. 19 at Jim Patterson Stadium against Eastern Kentucky.