By Mike Gilpatrick–
The baseball season hasn’t started, but the Cards are already receiving accolades.
Baseball America ranked Louisville at No. 7 in their preseason top 25. This is the fourth preseason ranking so far, with the highest being No. 6 in the Perfect Game preseason top 25.
Baseball America has TCU at No. 1 in their preseason poll. Second-ranked Florida State is the only ACC team ahead of Louisville.
The Cards open the 2017 season on Feb. 17 in Clearwater, Florida against Alabama State at 3 p.m.
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