Preseason Top 25 Countdown: Number 11 Florida State Seminoles

 

Preseason Top 25 Countdown:

25- Northwestern Wildcats

24- TCU Horned Frogs

23- Oregon State Beavers

22- UCLA Bruins

21- Nebraska Cornhuskers

20- Wisconsin Badgers

19- Texas Longhorns

18- TCU Horned Frogs

17- Boise State Broncos

16- Notre Dame Fighting Irish

15- Michigan Wolverines

14- Oklahoma State Cowboys

13- Oklahoma Sooners

12- Florida Gators

 

11- Florida State Seminoles:

Coach: Jimbo Fisher

2012 Record: Overall 11-2   ACC (7-1)

 

It seems like every year is the supposed year when The Florida State Seminoles return to the top of College Football’s proverbial mountain. The Noles came close last year with an outstanding 11-2 season capped off by their Orange Bowl victory over Northern Illinois.

While E.J. Manuel is off to Buffalo to try to resurrect the Bills, Florida State has a solid group returning to Tallahassee in 2013. I am a believer in teams with experienced offensive lines, and four of the five starters from last year are returning. Wide receiver Rashad Green also returns from a productive 2012 season and looks to be the spark plug for the Noles this season.

The Florida State Seminole defense has quite a few gaps to fill, only returning four starters. The defensive line is what I am most concerned with, since all of last years unit is gone.

2013 Outlook: Florida State is back, although not quite to the National Champion level is witnessed in the 1990′s. Jimbo Fisher is one of the better coaches in college football, and he will have his team ready to compete at the highest level in 2013. At worst I see a ten win season and the best case scenario is an 11 win year with a return trip to Miami and The Orange Bowl.

 

 

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