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Seminole Saturday Summary: FSU Hoops Finishes With Highest Ranking Ever, ACC Officially Cancels Remaining Sports

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For Florida State’s men’s basketball team, the 2019-20 season will always be a matter of what if? Although the Seminoles didn’t get the chance to play for college basketball’s ultimate prize, they did have a record-breaking season.

Adding to the list will be their highest final national ranking ever. In the final AP Poll unveiled on Monday, FSU finished No. 4. It will finish No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Prior to this week, FSU had never finished higher than 10th in the AP Poll. Its highest national ranking ever was No. 7 in the Coaches Poll following an Elite Eight run during the 1992-93 season.

FSU finished 26-5 this season and set a program record for ACC wins, going 16-4. The Seminoles captured their first ACC regular season title and second-ever conference crown as a member.

FSU baseball closed the season on a 3-game winning streak to finish 12-5. (Larry Novey/FSU athletics)

Earlier this week, the ACC followed the NCAA’s lead and canceled the remainder of the season for spring sports teams.

This means the season ends for FSU’s beach volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s track and field teams.


Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: Chad Mascoe, 2022 Unranked QB (Unranked)*
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking: No. 22 nationally, fourth in ACC (4 total commitments)*

Men’s Basketball

Record: 26-5
Ranking: No. 4 AP Poll; No. 5 USA Today Coaches Poll
Recognitions: Leonard Hamilton, HC (Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year finalist); Trent Forrest, G (CoSIDA Academic All-American)
Weekly Commitments: None
2020 Recruiting Class Ranking: No. 46 nationally, 10th in ACC (2 total commitments)*

Women’s Basketball

Record: 24-8
Ranking: No. 19 AP Poll; No. 20 USA Today Coaches Poll
Recognitions: Kiah Gillespie, F (AP All-American honorable mention)

Other News

FSU swimming and diving’s Manuella Andrade, Molly Carlson and Paxton Rhoads, FSU volleyball’s Tiana Jackson, Shanice Love from FSU track and field and FSU football’s Jaiden Lars-Woodbey were recognized among the Torchbearer 100.

The NCAA is unlikely to give extra eligibility for unfinished winter sports.

FSU football canceled the remainder of spring practice and its spring game.

NCAA recruiting has also been halted by the coronavirus scare until at least April 15.

*247Sports Composite rankings

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