The Florida State women’s basketball team ends its 2019-20 season ranked 19th in the final Associated Press Poll, announced on Tuesday afternoon.
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 (24-8, 11-7 ACC) 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.
The Seminoles amassed double-digit ACC wins for the sixth straight year at 11-7.
FSU was one of three ACC schools in the final poll, joining Louisville (6) and NC State (8).