NC State essentially made the NCAA Tournament on the back of a quarterfinal win over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament. That same loss, from SU’s perspective, continues a slide down the top 25 to end the season. The Orange finish the year ranked 14th in the AP poll, but what really matters is the team’s #3 seed in the South Region of the NCAAs.

NCAA Tournament top seeds Florida, Wichita State, Virginia, and Arizona finish 1 thru 4. #14 is the lowest ranking of the season for SU.

Possible Round of 32 opponent Ohio State is ranked 22nd.

 The AP Top 25 Poll Week 20

 
                                          (###) Number of first place votes
1
Florida (50)
Record: 32-2
PV Rank
1
Points
1,610
2
Record: 34-0
2
1,571
3
Record: 28-6
6
1,430
4
Record: 30-4
4
1,422
5
5
1,412
6
Record: 28-4
3
1,231
7
Record: 25-8
8
1,162
8
Record: 26-8
7
1,121
9
Record: 26-7
16
1,055
10
Record: 24-9
10
1,045
11
Record: 26-8
22
950
12
Record: 26-7
12
892
13
Record: 29-4
8
890
14
Record: 27-5
11
757
15
13
720
16
Record: 26-7
14
658
17
Record: 27-6
20
623
18
21
503
19
Record: 23-9
15
424
20
Record: 26-8
33
413
21
Record: 23-9
17
265
22
Record: 25-9
24
167
23
Record: 24-11
32
148
24
Record: 26-8
23
140
25
Record: 26-6
18
131