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UC picked second in AAC behind Louisville in preseason poll

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The University of Cincinnati has been picked second in the American Athletic Conference preseason poll.

Louisville was picked as the favorite to win the conference. The Cardinals received 28 of a possible 30 first-place votes and had 298 points in the preseason voting of media representatives. Cincinnati received the other two first-place votes and had 257 points. The top five teams in the preseason poll either won or shared their league's regular-season championship last season.

Cincinnati went 10-3 last year, won a share of the Big East title with a 5-2 conference record, and rallied past Duke to win the Belk Bowl. The Bearcats, led by new head coach Tommy Tuberville, have won four conference titles in the past five years and finished last season ranked No. 22 in the final USA Today Coaches' Poll. The Bearcats have an anchor on defense with the return of linebacker Greg Blair, who had a Big East-leading 138 tackles last season, and return two quarterbacks who started at least five games in 2012.

Rutgers, UCF and USF round out the top 5.

For more on the poll, click here http://theamerican.org/news/2013/7/29/FB_0729130413.aspx

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