While everyone wanted to hand the ACC crown to Duke or North Carolina, there is another major player that is looking for NCAA Tournament glory: the ACC Tournament Champion Florida State Seminoles.
It’s easy to forget about the Seminoles when stuck behind the likes of two of the greatest programs in the sport's history, but no team should take them lightly. They didn’t go 20-9 in the regular season with no talent.
We also can’t forget that is was this Florida State team that beat the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels within seven days this January. The Seminoles lost their last meeting with Duke on Feb. 23, but their ferocity and ability to win once will give the team hope.
An ACC Championship doesn't hurt a team's mental confidence either, especially beating a team as good as North Carolina.
All of the battle wounds from playing one of the tougher schedules will have the Seminoles playing possessed in the NCAA tournament. If there was ever a year for Florida State to make a run at a National Championship, this would be the year.
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