TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State has garnered its highest ranking in basketball since the Apollo 17 orbiter began its return to earth nearly five decades ago.
The Seminoles (26-5, 16-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) jumped three spots to No. 4 in the latest Associated Press poll Monday after winning their first ACC regular-season title in program history.
It is Florida State’s highest ranking since December 1972, when the Seminoles started the 1972-73 season No. 2 in the country.
Florida State has won six of its last seven games and finished 16-0 at home this season, including an 80-62 victory against Boston College in the final regular-season game.
The Seminoles, led by ACC coach of the year Leonard Hamilton, earned the top seed and a double-bye in the ACC Tournament. They’ll face the winner of the Clemson-Miami game in Thursday’s quarterfinals.