The Wolfpack Women (16-11, 6-6) came through big time this weekend, knocking off Boston College on Friday and North Carolina on Sunday. As of now, those go down as wins over RPI top-50 opponents. Prior to the weekend's games, State was hovering around #40 in the RPI, among the last four out according to this guy and the last eight out according to Jerry Palm. So it's a fair bet that we've vaulted into the NCAA tournament field. There's work to be done yet, but we're in surprisingly good shape.
What's left: road trip to Wake Forest (RPI 95), home game against Georgia Tech (RPI 28). Beating Wake completes the season sweep, puts us a full game ahead of them in the standings, and avoids a loss that would look bad on paper. Tech presents another opportunity for a top-50 win. No matter what happens, Kellie Harper deserves a lot of credit just for getting this team into the NCAA tournament discussion.