FSU football has tons of momentum going into the 2023 season. They won 10 games for the first time since the 2016 season and parlayed that success into the No. 4 recruiting class nationally.
Not only that, but FSU returns the most production of any team in the country. Plus, they signed the best transfer portal class nationally.
They have a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback in Jordan Travis, with units on both sides of the ball at or near the top of the ACC.
That’s a lot of positives, and likely why Coaches put them at No. 8 in the 2023 Preseason Coaches Poll released Monday:
There isn’t much to argue, aside from LSU losing to FSU last year and losing more games overall. I’m trying to figure out why coaches and media members put so much stock into the Tigers, other than they won the SEC West last year.
They also got blown out against Tennessee and lost to a terrible Texas A&M team. I don’t understand the lovefest with USC either because they can’t stop anyone on defense. Penn State has little experience returning at quarterback with the loss of Sean Clifford.
I believe FSU is a much more complete team than Penn State and USC. The good news is, they get to answer all the questions early when they open the season against LSU in Orlando. Not only that, but they’ll play Clemson in week four.
If FSU gets through those two games unscathed, there’s no reason they won’t be in contention for a playoff spot, provided they finish the season strong. FSU fall camp got underway last week, and lots of positives have emerged thus far.
The Noles have depth at nearly every position and will be the most talented team on the field each Saturday, aside from 1-2 games.