With the 2017 College Football season coming to a close earlier this week, the Final Fall Director’s Cup Standings are in, and NC State finished 7th. Since the creation of the Director’s Cup in 1993, which ranks a school’s entire athletic program, this is NC State’s highest finish ever in the Fall standings. The Wolfpack are the highest ranked ACC team after Fall Sports.
Every NC State Fall Sports Team advanced to the postseason.
NC State’s improvement as an athletic program over the past 4 years has been astronomical.
Proud to announce that we sit at No. 7️⃣ in the final Fall @LDirectorsCup standings!
— NC State Athletics (@PackAthletics) January 11, 2018
NC State’s Women’s Cross Country team had another great year, winning their 23rd ACC championship. They also finished in the Top-10 nationally for the 3rd straight year.
The Men’s Cross Country Team finished with 5 more points this year. They finished 17th nationally, which is their highest finish since 2011.
The Women’s Soccer team arguably had their best season since 1995. They finished 3rd in the ACC in the regular season, and advanced to the ACC Championship seminfinal for the 1st time since 1995. The Wolfpack advanced to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament, and notched wins, marking the most wins since 1995. Their final ranking of 23rd in the RPI is the highest they’ve ever finished (started the poll in 2000).
Last year Men’s Soccer didn’t place high enough to record a single point, but this year they notched 25. The team qualified for its first NCAA Championship since 2009 and hosted the first ACC Championship first-round match at Dail Soccer Stadium in program history. Despite a preseason prediction of 11th, the Wolfpack tied for seventh in the ACC standings and knocked off two top-five teams throughout the year.
The NC State Women’s Volleyball team won 15 ACC matches, a program record. They also won their first NCAA tournament match in program history, and went back to the tourney for the first time since 2012.
The Wolfpack football team finished the season 9-4, with a 52-31 victory over Arizona St. in the Sun Bowl. The 9 wins is the second highest total in school history, and they are one of only 11 NC State football teams to win 9 games in a season. Their 6 ACC wins is the most since 1994. The Wolfpack finished ranked #23, marking the first time they have finished in the Top 25 since 2010 (25th), and the highest finish since 2002.
6 NC State Players Named to Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams
Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams are out, and 6 NC State players made the cut.
2nd Team – Defensive Tackle – Larrell Murchison
3rd Team – Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie
3rd Team – Place Kicker Chris Dunn
3rd Team – Offensive Guard – Joshua Fedd-Jackson
3rd Team – Linebacker Isaiah Moore
3rd Team – Offensive Tackle Justin Witt
NC State Football is an Early 20-Point Favorite Over ECU in Season Opener
We are still 2.5 months away from opening day of the 2019 NC State Football season, but that hasn’t stopped Vegas from creating extremely early betting lines.
According to OddShark, the Wolfpack are early 20-point favorites over the East Carolina Pirates for the season opener in Carter-Finley Stadium on August 31st at Noon.
North Carolina State are 3-6 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.
North Carolina State are 11-4 Straight Up in their last 15 games.
North Carolina State are 7-1 Straight Up in their last 8 games at home.
North Carolina State are 5-1 Straight Up in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games played in August.
North Carolina State are 3-9 Against the Spread in their last 12 games played in Week 1.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of North Carolina State’s last 18 games played on a Saturday.OddShark
East Carolina are 2-7 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.
East Carolina are 1-7 Straight Up in their last 8 games.
East Carolina are 0-8 Straight Up in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 8 games played in week 1.
East Carolina are 1-6 Straight Up in their last 7 games played on a Saturday.
East Carolina are 1-6 Against the Spread in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog.OddShark
NC State Unveils Stealth Wolf Uniforms for Syracuse Game on Military Appreciation Day
NC State unveiled the new “Stealth Wolf” Uniforms today that Adidas hooked them up with for the Wolfpack’s Military Appreciation Day game against Syracuse this Fall on October 10th.
Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams is the mysterious man under the helmet, waking up at 4:30am to head down to Wilmington for the video/photo shoot.
Pack Creative continues to put out stellar work.
NC State vs. West Virginia Kickoff Set for Noon…
Yes…you read the headline right.
Another game on the 2019 NC State football schedule is set to kickoff before 1pm.
With this news, NC State’s first three games of the 2019 season will kickoff before 1pm.
- Game 1: August 31st: East Carolina: Noon (ACC Network)
- Game 2: September 7th: Western Carolina: 12:30pm (RSN)
- Game 3: September 14th: @ West Virginia: Noon (FS1)
Five of NC State’s last seven home games have kicked off at 1pm or before, and their 1st two home games once again in 2019 follow suit.
As Dave Doeren once said in reference to Noon kickoffs:
“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, fans just need to get up and do what they do earlier.”Dave Doeren