FSU football has soared into the College Football Playoff discussion where they possess a 6-0 record for the first time since 2015.
While some of the national media has downplayed the Seminoles’ ability to be a serious contender given their close victories over Boston College and Clemson (which I believe are highly overblown), head football coach Mike Norvell and company have showcased that they belong in the national championship contender conversation.
In retrospect, when you are evaluating college football teams across the country, there are legitimately only ten above-average teams (number could dwindle in the coming weeks) that can compete on the national stage: Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State, Washington, Oklahoma, Penn State (we’ll see how they fare against Ohio State and Michigan), Texas, Oregon, and Alabama.
With that being said, there isn’t a team in college football that is head and shoulders above everyone else. However, there a ton of above-average teams that have an opportunity to be dangerous if they get hot at the right time.
While I firmly believe that FSU has not played their best football thus far during the 2023 season, they still have the capability to put their supreme talents on display with the guidance of redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Travis.
Going into Florida State’s game against Syracuse, head football coach for the Orange (Dino Babers) had high praise for Travis and his abilities stating the following: “He is one of those guys you turn on the TV to watch because he plays at an extremely high level.”
While the Seminoles’ offense has not put a full 60-minute performance together, they have still been able to score over 40+ PPG on opposing opponents. Throughout the final six regular season games, they have an opportunity to work out the kinks and get hot at the most pivotal time in the season.
The schedule is shaping up nicely for the Seminoles to potentially run the table in the regular season. However, the football team has to understand the notion that they cannot get complacent with remaining games against notable opponents such as Duke, Miami, Florida, and a potential matchup with North Carolina in the ACC Championship still on the docket.
For all of the outside doubters out there, Florida State football is LEGIT! It seems to get really spooky in Tallahassee.