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The Daily Nole — Oct. 19, 2021: FSU Hoops Ranked 20th in Preseason AP Poll

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Lead Story

Fresh off another Sweet 16 appearance, Florida State basketball will begin the 2021-22 season ranked in the top 20.

The Seminoles appeared at No. 20 in the preseason AP Poll, released on Monday. It marks the second straight season and third time in four years that FSU will begin ranked.

The Seminoles suffered some significant attrition with the losses of Scottie Barnes, RaiQuan Gray, Balsa Koprivica and Sardaar Calhoun. FSU however, has landed some key transfers in Caleb Mills and Cam’Ron Fletcher to go with a top-10 recruiting class headlined by Matthew Cleveland and Jalen Warley.

Anthony Polite, Malik Osborne, Wyatt Wilkes and RayQuan Evans are among the key returning players. FSU opens its season on Nov. 10 at home against Pennsylvania.

Between the Lines

FSU women’s golf wrapped up the Jim West Challenge on Monday with a fourth-place finish. FSU men’s golf began the Jackson T. Stephens Cup in Arkansas.

On the Agenda

FSU men’s golf will continue the Jackson T. Stephens Cup on Tuesday.

News and Notes

FSU men’s tennis players took part in the M15 Vero Beach on Monday.

The ACC announced that the Oct. 30 football game between FSU and Clemson would begin at 3:30 p.m. ET and air on ESPN.

FSU women’s tennis’ Petra Hule became the first Seminole ever to advance to the ITA National Fall Championships.

Florida State soccer is the last remaining undefeated team in the country.

FSU women’s cross country moved up to No. 2 in the South Region in the ITA standings. The FSU men remained first.

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