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.
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Top 10 every week since Dec. 9
First ACC Tournament title since 1991
Best season-ending AP ranking since 1990-91
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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.