March 17, 2020 - by
Women’s Hoops Finishes 19th in AP Poll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Women’s Basketball ends its unfinished 2019-20 season ranked 19th in the final Associated Press Poll, announced on Tuesday by the AP.

The ranking is significant in many ways: Florida State joins only Baylor, UConn, Louisville, Mississippi State, Stanford, Maryland, Oregon State and South Carolina among the teams to finish in the AP Top 25 in each of the last six seasons.

The Seminoles stayed in the AP Top 25 from start to finish this year, marking the sixth time in the last 10 years they have accomplished the feat. FSU and Louisville are the only Atlantic Coast Conference teams to end their seasons in the AP Top 25 since 2015.

Florida State gained quite a bit from its run in the ACC Tournament, taking down Wake Forest in the quarterfinals (76-47) and then defeating top-seeded Louisville (62-60) in the semifinals. FSU narrowly fell to NC State in what was its second appearance in the conference title game.

FSU finishes the year with a 24-8 overall record and amassed double-digit ACC wins for the sixth straight year at 11-7. Only Louisville has recorded 10 or more ACC wins in the same time span.

Over the Seminoles’ six-year run their final AP rank has varied. FSU showed marked improvement from last year’s finish, where it ranked 25th in the final poll in 2019. In the previous four years it ranked in the Top 15, including seventh in 2015, 14th in 2016, 10th in 2017 and 11th in 2018.

Florida State was one of three ACC schools in the final poll, joining Louisville (6) and NC State (8).

1. South Carolina (26) 32-1 746 1
2. Oregon (4) 31-2 724 2
3. Baylor 28-2 676 3
4. Maryland 28-4 654 4
5. UConn 29-3 642 5
6. Louisville 28-4 588 6
7. Stanford 27-6 560 7
8. NC State 28-4 543 8
9. Mississippi St. 27-6 505 9
10. UCLA 26-5 501 10
11. Northwestern 26-4 394 12
12. Arizona 24-7 385 13
13. Gonzaga 28-3 359 11
14. Oregon St. 23-9 321 14
15. DePaul 28-5 298 15
16. Kentucky 22-8 283 16
17. South Dakota 30-2 259 17
18. Texas A&M 22-8 246 19
19. Florida St. 24-8 239 18
20. Indiana 24-8 194 20
21. Iowa 23-7 174 21
22. Princeton 26-1 163 22
23. Missouri St. 26-4 121 23
24. Arkansas 24-8 97 24
25. Arizona St. 20-11 31 25

Others receiving votes: TCU 11, Ohio St. 10, Boston College 6, Marquette 5, Rutgers 4, Florida Gulf Coast 3, Texas 2, Boise St. 2, Iowa St. 2, Duke 1, Cent Michigan 1.

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