FSU football ranks No. 8 in the AP Preseason Poll and Coaches Poll. For some reason, many folks don’t buy the Noles as a top-10 team even though they beat LSU last season, who every has as a top-10 team.
If you’re a frequent reader of the site, you know I’ve written about how much production FSU returns and how much talent they brought in from the transfer portal.
Some folks might say I’m biased, but ESPN released their Top 100 College Players List Tuesday, and FSU football had more players listed than any ACC team.
Here’s where they ranked:
- Jordan Travis-No. 8
- Jared Verse-No. 9
- Johnny Wilson-No. 61
- Fentrell Cypress-No. 65
- Trey Benson-No. 69
- Keon Coleman-No. 86
Clemson had the next highest amount with four players. Miami only had one player, and Florida had ZERO players in the top 100. How is it that Duke AND Boston College had more players on the top 100 list than Miami and Florida?
If you wonder why FSU got ranked ahead of Clemson? That’s probably your answer, with Jordan Travis having a significant edge over Clemson’s inexperienced QB. In case you wondered, LSU had four players on the list. When I posed the question on the Built For Playmakers YouTube Channel, “Could FSU football Compete For A College Football Playoff Spot/National Title?”
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This was the point I was making. FSU has more talent on its roster than anyone else besides LSU and Clemson, and according to this list, has more higher-end talent.
Now, this list is subjective and weird things happen in games, but I think the folks dismissing FSU football in the preseason might be in for a rude awakening in 2023.
The continuity they have on both sides of the ball should pay dividends, as LSU and Clemson have a lot of new parts. We’ll find out what’s what in a couple of weeks!