FSU’s “tough” schedule

Drake Rowland, Sports Editor

When you look on top of the AP polls you see Florida State ranked number four. After four convincing wins it is easy to see they are 4-0, but do they really deserve it? Their competition hasn’t been too stellar.

                Florida State came into the season ranked number 7 and after convincing wins against their first four opponents, they have moved up to number four. Florida State started their season against a real “tough” opponent Murray State University at home. They won 69-3 and had 285 yards on the ground. They then went on to play an even harder opponent in Savannah State University, which is the third worst Division I team in the country. In a game shortened due to lightning, they won 55-0 and had over 400 yards while Savannah State had only 28 yards of total offense. They continued pounding their opponents when they beat Wake Forest University 52-0 and had over 600 yards and held Wake Forest to only 126 yards. Florida State finally played a tough opponent in week 4 when number 10 Clemson traveled to Florida State to take on the Seminoles. It was a good game in the first half but then Florida State took over. Florida State had another game with over 600 yards of total offense. After Clemson their schedule becomes extremely easy.

                After beating Clemson, Florida State will probably play only two more ranked opponents. Their two toughest games will be at Virginia Tech and against their rival Florida at home. Florida is ranked number 11 and will be battle tested before heading into Doak Campbell. Florida State’s remaining schedule has games against USF, N.C. State, Boston College, Miami, Duke, and Maryland; all those teams are not ranked.

                There is no denying that Florida State is good but do they really deserve their number four ranking? It will be interesting to see if Florida State can run the table and win the ACC and go to the National Championship game. We will find out if they are for real if they get to the national championship game and beat the best from the SEC.