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Let's be honest: The biggest reason Florida State has a nicely-paved road to a BCS bowl game is that their schedule, after Oklahoma, is largely full of creampuffs.
Win or lose against the Sooners, the Seminoles should be favored in each of their next eight games: at Clemson, at Wake Forest, at Duke, at home versus Maryland and North Carolina State, at Boston College, and at home versus Miami and Virginia.
Yes, their final regular-season game is at perennial powerhouse Florida, but it's a non-conference game that won't affect their standing in the ACC.
If Florida State can get—worst case—to 10-1 before the showdown with the Gators, they should be well in line for the ACC's automatic berth in a BCS bowl game.