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NC State Ranked 10th in Week 5 AP Poll Heading into Clemson

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NC State moves up 2 spots after defeating UCONN 41-10 last night, landing at #10 in the Week 5 AP Poll, as the Wolfpack head down to play #5 Clemson in Death Valley next Saturday night.

ACC Teams in Week 5 AP Poll

5. Clemson
10. NC State
22. Wake Forest
23. FSU
24. Pitt
30. Syracuse
33. UNC

NC State has now been ranked in the AP Poll for 12 straight polls, tying the longest streak since 2002, when NC State was ranked in 12 straight.

The highest the Wolfpack have ever been ranked in the AP Poll is 3rd, back on November 6th, 1967, when they were 8-0.

The Wolfpack have finished the season ranked in the AP Poll 14 times:

2021: 20th
2017: 23rd
2010: 25th
2002: 12th
1994: 17th
1992: 17th
1991: 24th
1978: 18th
1974: 11th
1973: 16th
1972: 17th
1957: 15th
1947: 17th
1946: 18th

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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NC State to Play Maryland in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl

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#25 NC State (8-4) will face former ACC foe Maryland (7-5) in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on December 30th. Kickoff will be at Noon, and the game will be televised on ESPN.

This will mark the 71st time the Wolfpack and the Terrapins have faced one another, with the series split evenly 33-33-4 heading into the bowl game.

The Wolfpack have never played in the Mayo Bowl, but have played Bowl Games in Charlotte 3 times: Belk Bowl (2x – 2015 & 2011) and the Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005).

They have gone 2-1 in Bowl Games in Charlotte, defeating South Florida and Louisville, and losing to Mississippi State.

If NC State beats Maryland, Dave Doeren will have 4.5 gallons of Duke’s Mayo dumped on his head.

A Bowl Game in Charlotte should lead to a packed Bank of America Stadium, filled with Wolfpack fans dressed in Red.

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NC State Right Outside of Week 15 Coaches Poll

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After Conference Championship weekend, NC State is right outside of the Week 15 Coaches Poll Top-25, moving up 2 spots to #26.

ACC Teams in the Week 15 Coaches Poll 

11. Clemson (-)
13. FSU (+1)
25. UNC (-3)
26. NC State (+2)
30. Pitt (+2)
36. Duke (+1)

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NC State Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck Agrees to Become the Head Coach at Coastal Carolina

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NC State Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck has agreed to become the next Head Football Coach at Coastal Carolina, agreeing to a 5-year deal worth nearly $1 million per year according to Pete Thamel of ESPN

This is Beck’s first opportunity to be a head coach at the collegiate level.

Beck has been the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at NC State since 2020. The last time Beck has been a head coach was at Mansfield Summitt High School in Texas, in 2004.

Since then he has been an Assistant Coach at Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio State, Texas, and obviously, NC State. Beck served as the Offensive Coordinator at Nebraska, Ohio State, Texas and NC State.

“I could not be more excited to be the Head Football Coach at Coastal Carolina University. The complete alignment between Dr. Benson, Joe Moglia, and Matt Hogue has helped establish a championship program that is a tremendous fit for me and my family,” said Coach Beck. “I fully embrace the expectations for how we will run this program each and every day. Coastal is a special place with special people. We are humbled and honored to become a part of the Chanticleer family and the Conway community.” (Link)

Beck has also served as the Quarterback’s Coach at NC State since 2020, and has done a tremendous job with the Wolfpack’s Quarterback room. After Devin Leary was injured in 2020, he helped Bailey Hockman lead the Pack to 5 wins. Last year, he helped Devin Leary have one of the best seasons by a Quarterback in ACC and NC State history. This year, he helped the Wolfpack win 8 games with 4 different starting Quarterbacks.

With the exodus of Beck, Dave Doeren has now sent two Offensive Coordinators off to be Head Football coaches. Eliah Drinkwitz left NC State to become the Head Coach at Appalachian State in 2018, and he is now the head coach at Missouri.

Congratulations Coach Beck! Couldn’t have have happened to a better guy!

 

 

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NC State Moves Up 2 Spots to #23 in Final 2022 CFP Rankings

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NC State moved up 2 spots in the Week 15 College Football Playoff Top-25 rankings, landing at #23 prior to the Bowl Games.

ACC Teams in the Week 15 CFP Top-25

7. Clemson (+2)

13. FSU (-1)

23. NC State (+2)

Under Doeren, NC State has finished ranked in the College Football Playoff Top-25 three times. The Wolfpack have finished the season ranked in CFP Top 25 4 times under Doeren, and this marks three consecutive seasons.

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