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Florida State Falls to 12th in AP Poll, 11th in Coaches'

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I'm a little surprised FSU is still in the top 15 of either poll, I figured 16 or 17 personally. But the AP has ranked Florida State 12th overall and the coaches have them ranked 11th. Now the Seminoles can begin to try and put the pieces back together after an embarrassing 17-16 upset at the hands of NC State last night.

Like I wrote this morning before the AP Poll came out though, it's not really where they land but the fact there's a ceiling on how high they can climb back up. Don't expect to see FSU back in the top five without serious help. 

With a weak strength of schedule and very few chances to prove themselves against ranked opponents, any one-loss team from the SEC or Big 12 can expect to jump Florida State, and Pac 12 schools may have an argument too. 

All isn't lost for the Seminoles, they can still win out and finish 13-1. They can still win the ACC and go to the Orange Bowl. They control their own conference destiny. But they're not going to win a national title this year and that's a tough pill to swallow for a lot of Seminoles fans this morning.

The ACC is still down to two ranked teams. Clemson and Florida State. Miami and Va Tech both lost again this weekend.

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UMclassof2000

That was an embarrassing performance by this team. They just lost to a team that UM gashed for over 600 yards. Jumbo's play calling was pathetic and EJ decisions in the second half we're even worse. In a way it was good this happened now b/c if this happened it showed how weak they are as a team. USF exposed them and NC state finished them. How can you have a blocked punt 2 weeks in a row! Didn't you learn from your protection breakdown against USF and correct the mistake!! Wow!!! Poor coaching and even more poor execution.

CaneKiller

A cane fan talking about an embarrassing performance!
What gall! Just wait till Oct 20th cane fan and we will show you another embarrassing performance, get ready for another blowout. We will score 40 plus points and 600 yards on your junior varsity excuse of a defense and shut down your midget RB and scare your WRs into multiple drops while pummeling your Jacory Harris disciple of a QB imposter. All of this in front of our friendly crowd in your rent a stadium.
You are the definition of embarrassing.

edvabsky66

Hey Canekiller isn't that what yall have said all week long that you were gonna do to N C State? Hell N C State even marched down the field on a game winning drive to beat yall. What the heel happened to your heisman candidiate QB and your number ! defense in the country? Oh thats right , yall arent shooting for a real NC. You guys are the king of the PAPER NC's.

CaneKiller

Another cane fan talking smack as if his team had done anything to warrant that. At the end of the year you will see us in the ACC ship game, something you still have not achieved. And wait till Oct 20, I'll be at your No Life Rent a Stadium with a few thousand of my fellow Noles again out numbering your few bandwagon fans. We will demolish your sorry team and will own your "home field" again. No Life is FSU South. We bring more fans than you and most important, we bring a real team.

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