College Football Scores Week 3: Despite Loss to Oklahoma, FSU Will Make BCS Bowl
Florida State lost its No. 5 ranking and a chance at a perfect season Saturday night with a loss to top ranked Oklahoma, but despite the defeat, the Seminoles are still in good shape to reach a BCS bowl game in January.
The Seminoles dropped to No. 11 in the new AP Top 25 poll for Week 4, which is not a terrible spot for them. In college football it's better to lose early than later in the season.
If a bunch of teams ranked ahead of them lose, Florida State could climb back into the BCS title picture.
But for the Seminoles the real prize remaining is the ACC conference championship, and winning that will give them an automatic bid to a BCS bowl game.
Florida State opens up ACC play next week with a trip to Clemson, followed by road games at Wake Forest and Duke.
The Seminoles will not lose a game in ACC play, the conference is way too weak. Teams like Boston College are having terrible years, and even the Miami Hurricanes are not playing that well.
Florida State's only real test is their regular season finale against in-state rival Florida. The Gators are the only currently ranked team left on the schedule for the Seminoles, and it's a road game.
If Florida State takes care of business in ACC conference play, the Seminoles will go to a BCS bowl game and have a chance at a very successful season.
There's no need to panic if you are a Seminoles fan after last night's loss.
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