NC State moves up four spots in AP poll

Wolfpack now ranked No. 20 after win over Louisville

NC State coach Dave Doeren and Wolfpack fans hope they have reason to celebrate this afternoon (Rob Kinnan/USA TODAY Sports)

NC State moved up four spots in both the AP and Coaches polls after a home win over then-No. 17 Louisville. The Wolfpack enter Week 7 ranked No. 20 in both polls.

This is the highest NC State has been ranked since the Wolfpack reached No. 15 on Sept. 1, 2003. It’s the highest the Pack has been ranked this late in the season since finishing the 2002 season at No. 12. The Pack jumped five spots in the poll to reach No. 12, 15 years ago. This is the biggest poll jump for them since then. This is also the first time NC State has been in the Top 25 in back-to-back weeks since Sept. 1 and Sept. 8, 2003.

State is one of four ACC teams ranked this week and had the biggest poll jump in the conference. Clemson remains at No. 2, taking another first place vote from Alabama. The Tigers still trail the Tide 43 first-place votes to 18. Miami, who won at Florida State, moved up two spots to No. 11. Virginia Tech, who beat Boston College, moved up a spot to No. 15.

Louisville, No. 17 last week, fell out of the Top 25 following the loss to State.

No other teams in the state received AP votes. In the coaches poll, Wake Forest received five points, which tied the Deacons for 36th most.