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.
With a sixth straight year of finishing in the @AP_Top25, we join some exclusive company 🎉
— FSU Women’s Hoops (@fsuwbb) March 17, 2020
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|
|8. NC State||28-4||543||8|
|9. Mississippi St.||27-6||505||9|
|14. Oregon St.||23-9||321||14|
|17. South Dakota||30-2||259||17|
|18. Texas A&M||22-8||246||19|
|19. Florida St.||24-8||239||18|
|23. Missouri St.||26-4||121||23|
|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.