SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Wofford SID) – The USA Today released its final poll for the 2018-19 men’s basketball season on Tuesday, as the Wofford Terriers finished No. 18 overall.
Wofford, which was ranked 19th entering the NCAA Tournament, had its most successful season in program history in 2018-19, winning a program-record 30 games en route to the school’s first NCAA Tournament win in its history.
Additionally, the Terriers set new program marks for wins regular-season wins (26), consecutive wins (21) and wins against Southern Conference opponents in a single season (21). Wofford was the first team since 2007-08 (Davidson) to run the table in the SoCon’s regular season, going 18-0 before sweeping the conference tournament to claim its fifth NCAA Tournament bid in the last 10 seasons.
The Terriers entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 7 seed, which is the highest a SoCon team has been seeded since the field expanded to 64 teams. Wofford would pick up the conference’s first win in 11 years, defeating Seton Hall 84-68 in the first round (March 21) before ultimately falling in the second round to Kentucky 62-56.
The 2018-19 season also saw the Terriers register their first ever Associated Press Top 25 Poll ranking, being ranked No. 24 on February 25 and moving up to No. 19 in the season-ending poll. The respective rankings in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll are the highest ever in program history.