Cumberland Times-News

November 4, 2013

Florida State holds No. 3 in Legends Poll with dominating win over Miami


CNHI News Service

— It seems every team is gunning for No. 1 Alabama, and Florida State once again proved it belongs among the top contenders with another dominating performance against a Top 10 opponent.

No. 3 Florida State dismantled Miami, 41-14, in Tallahassee on Saturday night in front of a record crowd, sending the Hurricanes tumbling eight spots to No. 15 in the Legends Poll.

Alabama and No. 2 Oregon were idle over the weekend. But Oregon has its chance to make a statement in front of the nation Thursday night when it takes on No. 6 Stanford.

Besides Miami, there were no other changes in the top 14 positions in the Legends Poll.

No. 4 Ohio State continued to dominate inferior opponents behind the sterling play of Braxton Miller in a 56-0 win over Purdue, and No. 17 Michigan State stepped forward as the toughest possible opponent for the Buckeyes. The Spartans took care of in-state rival Michigan, knocking the Wolverines out of the Legends Poll.

Georgia and Arizona State moved back into the Top 25 at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.

Check out Legends Poll coaches' individual ballots here: www.legendschannel.com/legends-poll-voters/