FSU women’s basketball finally gets well deserved top 25 ranking

FSU women’s basketball (18-4, 7-2 ACC) is one of the best teams in college basketball, but you wouldn’t know it unless you watched them play since they have been outside the top 25 all year.

That changed Monday as the Noles entered the top 25 at No. 24 after destroying Pittsburgh Sunday night 74-37.

Pittsburgh is at the bottom of the ACC standing, and winless in the conference, but the Noles have beaten a few ranked programs while giving programs in the top 10 a run for their money.

FSU defeated North Carolina (ranked No. 13 at the time) and NC State (ranked No. 11 at the time) and were only losing to No. 9 UConn by four points with three minutes remaining in the game.

They are led by freshmen sensation Ta’niya Latson, who is averaging 23.6 ppg, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.

Makayla Timpson and Sara Bejedi also average 13.1 and 11.9 points, respectively. FSU women’s basketball is only .5 of a game behind Notre Dame and Duke, who tied for first place in the conference.

FSU will have a chance to solidify themselves among the best as they play these two teams in back-to-back games this week. FSU will travel to No. 7 Notre Dame Thursday night for an 8 p.m. ET tip.

They’ll host No. 16 Duke Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. ET tip. If the women can find a way to sweep both games it would put them in sole possession of the first place in the conference and likely a much higher ranking when polls update next week.

FSU women’s basketball coach Brooke Wyckoff is having an excellent first season as head coach in Tallahassee.

Wyckoff was a long-time assistant under Sue Semrau and led the program in 2020 when Semrau took a leave of absence to take care of her ailing mother. Congrats to the FSU women’s basketball team, and take care of business this week!