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Stanford Cardinal Snag #13 in Preseason Coaches Poll

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Bryce Love and the Cardinal already have people looking

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Championship-Southern California vs Stanford Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USA Today Sports released its Amway Coaches Poll on August 2nd, and the Stanford Cardinal came in ranked 13th with 768 points.

The Cardinal, per usual on the tough scheduling front, play three teams in the preseason rankings this year which includes: #6 Washington Huskies, #11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and #15 USC Trojans. The Pac-12 as a conference is looking to redeem itself and come out strong after an embarrassing 1-8 record from this past bowl season.

USA Today’s Erick Smith had this to say regarding the Cardinal and the upcoming season :

Here’s the full list of the rankings:

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Ohio State

4. Georgia

5. Oklahoma

6. Washington

7. Wisconsin

8. Miami

9. Penn State

10. Auburn

11. Notre Dame

12. Michigan State

13. Stanford

14. Michigan

15. USC

16. TCU

17. Virginia Tech

18. Mississippi State

19. Florida State

20. West Virginia

21. Texas

22. Boise State

23. Central Florida

24. LSU

25. Oklahoma State

Stanford starts the season off looking to bounce back from last season’s loss versus San Diego State on August 30th, in Palo Alto.