After Saturday night’s dismantling of the Miami Hurricanes in primetime, everyone wondered whether or not the Florida State Seminoles’ eighth decisive victory on the season in as many games–and another against a top-10 team–would be enough to have them jump ahead of the idle Oregon Ducks in the latest BCS standings.
Well, the results are in and the ‘Noles are indeed back in that number two slot.
Florida State jumped the Oregon Ducks in this week’s standings and earned a perfect rating from the BCS computers. Earlier today, when the AP and Coaches’ polls were released, FSU gained some votes from the human element that certainly helped in getting them to this position to begin with.
But, as joyous as it is to be ranked number two in the BCS, now the real worrying will begin.
Although off this week, the Ducks have a huge match-up this Thursday against the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal, while the ‘Noles play Wake Forest, who was just shut out in the Carrier Dome by Syracuse.
If the Ducks can pull off the win this week, then next Sunday the feeling among the FSU faithful will take a rapid 180-degree turn from sheer joy to absolute disappointment. A win over the Cardinal would most certainly jump Oregon over the ‘Noles to reclaim that number two ranking, where they may remain throughout the season.
Florida State football tickets dropped five spots this week all the way down to No. 21 in the TiqIQ Top 25. A large reason for that drop is that this past weekend’s game against Miami no longer counts towards Florida State’s remaining ticket average. The Seminoles only have two home games left against Syracuse and Idaho. Florida State’s average ticket price dropped 10% over the last week after hosting Miami. Thanks to a win against the Hurricanes, the Seminoles stayed ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll, but moved up to No. 2 in the BCS computer rankings. If Florida State can hold on to that No. 2 ranking in the BCS standings, they would be playing in the BCS National Championship game. If they can’t hold on to that spot, they will still be the favorite to represent the ACC in the Orange Bowl.