College Football Preseason Rankings 2011: Florida State Is Back
In 1991 the Florida State Seminoles joined the ACC.
They won it in 1992, setting the tone for an ACC future that felt like it was owned by the Seminoles.
And it basically was; the only thing Bobby Bowden didn’t do was trademark the ACC championship for FSU. After ’92, they proceeded to win eight consecutive (thus making it nine straight), and then three more thereafter.
However, the ‘Noles haven’t won their conference outright in five years, and 2010 was their first conference title game appearance since they won the inaugural ACC title game in 2005.
Well, a new head coach got them back on track finishing 2010 with a 10-4 record.
In addition, Jimbo Fisher has done his work very well throughout the 2011 offseason in nabbing a great recruiting class. Thus, he was awarded with a No. 6 ranking in the AP’s preseason poll, as well as solid positioning for a run at the school’s third national title.
So is Florida State taking back the ACC?
Well it appears to be, especially with the 16 returning starts (eight on each side), and the ACC’s highest preseason ranking.
-- John Rozum
|Team (first-place votes)
|1. Oklahoma (36)||12-2|
|2. Alabama (17)
|3. Oregon (4)
|4. LSU (1)||11-2|
|5. Boise State (2)||12-1|
|6. Florida State||10-4|
|8. Texas A&M||9-4|
|9. Oklahoma State||11-2|
|12. South Carolina||9-5|
|13. Virginia Tech||11-3|
|16. Notre Dame||8-5|
|17. Michigan State||11-2|
|18. Ohio State||12-1|
|20. Mississippi State||9-4|
|24. West Virginia||9-4|
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