Louisville Baseball is one of the favorites to win the College World Series this year based on all the preseason accolades the team has collected. Numerous reputable college baseball publications have the Cards pegged as their number 1 team nationally heading into the upcoming season. Well, the 2020 Cards picked up another accolade yesterday.
The 2020 ACC Preseason Coaches Poll was released yesterday and the Cards were picked to win the Atlantic Division of the conference and to be the conference’s overall champion. Of a possible 14 first place votes, Louisville received 13 of them with Clemson receiving the only other available vote. It seems the coaches and the media at large are in agreement Louisville Baseball is likely the team to beat nationally and in the ACC this season.
To read more about this, check out the press release below.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Baseball Voted ACC Preseason Favorite
The Cardinals have won the ACC Atlantic Division four of the five years in the conference.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Already ranked as the No. 1 team in the country, the University of Louisville baseball team will open the 2020 season as the preseason favorite in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Cardinals received 13 of a possible 14 first-place votes to win the Atlantic Division and were chosen as the overall champion as well. Florida State and NC State were voted second and third in the division, respectively. Clemson received the other first-place tally and is tied for fourth with Wake Forest, while Boston College and Notre Dame round out the Atlantic. Miami grabbed 12 of the 14 votes and holds the top spot in the Coastal Division.
Louisville has won the Atlantic Division in four of the five seasons since joining the league, including in 2019 when the Cardinals were also picked as the favorite.
The ACC has nine teams ranked in at least one poll to open the 2020 campaign. Eight of the nine earned bids to the NCAA Championship last season with Louisville and Florida State reaching the College World Series.
Louisville opens the 2020 season Feb. 14 with a three-game series on the road at No. 18 Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The Cardinals’ home opener is set for Feb. 19 against Wright State at Jim Patterson Stadium.
2020 ACC BASEBALL PRESEASON COACHES POLL
- Louisville (13) – 97
- Florida State – 79
- NC State – 68
t4. Clemson (1) – 52
t4. Wake Forest – 52
- Boston College – 27
- Notre Dame – 17
- Miami (12) – 93
- North Carolina (1) – 68
- Georgia Tech (1) – 66
- Duke – 65
- Virginia – 55
- Virginia Tech – 27
- Pitt – 18
2020 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETS
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 gocards.com/bsbtickets.
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.