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NC State women’s basketball ranked No. 8 in final AP Poll

It kinda rules to have all these photos of an NC State basketball team cutting down the nets.

NCAA Womens Basketball: ACC Tournament NC State vs Florida State Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

In the final AP Poll of the women’s college basketball season, NC State checks in at No. 8. That is the Wolfpack’s highest season-ending ranking since the team finished at No. 7 in 1991. Which of course was also the last year the Pack won the ACC tournament title.

Louisville (No. 6) and Florida State (No. 19) were the other two ACC schools to finish in the top 25. (FSU dropped a spot for ... beating Louisville and then losing a tight ACCT title game. That ain’t right.)

It’s tough lookin’ back at ESPN’s final bracket projection and seeing NC State as a No. 2 seed, wondering what might have been. The Wolfpack earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAAs three straight times from 1989-91 but hasn’t managed a seed that high in the time since then. (None of those three teams made it past the Sweet Sixteen, either.)

If the Pack had earned at two-seed this year, it would have continued the upward trend under Wes Moore: a No. 6 seed in 2017, at No. 4 in 2018, a No. 3 in 2019.