Connect with us

NC State Football

NC State football finishes the season ranked #24 in ESPN coaches poll

Published

on

For the first time during Dave Doerens’ tenure, NC State will finish the season ranked in the Top-25 coaches poll.

The Pack, who finished 8-3, came in at #24 in ESPN’s final coaches poll, finishing off what was, for many, an unexpectedly successful season.

While 8-3 is great, and finishing 4th in the ACC is outstanding, we will always be left to wonder what this team would have done with a full season of healthy Devin Leary. This is not to scoff at the job Baily Hockman did. In fact, Hockman was a huge reason the Pack finished in the Top 25. But all 3 of NC State’s losses came when Leary wasn’t on the field.

However, no matter how you slice it, NC State had a great season and likely would have cracked the top 20 if they had held on to upset #11 Miami.

This was supposed to be another rebuilding year, but it seems that process has been expedited. Now it’s about handling expectations and building on the success of 2020.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply