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November 4, 2013

No. 3 Florida State has easy road ahead next 3 weeks

Fisher: 'This is a very good football team'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jimbo Fisher did not vote his Florida State Seminoles No. 1 in the Coaches Poll last week despite beating N.C. State, No. 8 Clemson and Maryland by a combined 132 points in consecutive weeks. Maybe that will change after beating Miami by 27 points.
Third-ranked Florida State has beaten its three ranked opponents by a combined 155-28 this season. Miami entered Saturday ranked No. 7, Clemson was No. 3 at the time and Maryland was No. 25. Fisher laughed and dodged the question after the Miami game when asked if the team finally earned his first-place vote.
"This is a very good football team," Fisher said. "That's a very good football team we just played. Beating them by four touchdowns, you don't do that very often. That's doesn't happen.
"I'll say this, I love our football team. I love our football team."
The Seminoles (8-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) need just one ACC victory to lock up the Atlantic division and secure a berth in the conference championship game Dec. 7. They are likely to be 20-plus-point favorites at Wake Forest (4-5, 2-4) and at home against Syracuse (4-4, 2-2) considering they were a 21 ½-point favorite against a top-10 Miami team.
"I give Florida State a lot of credit," Miami coach Al Golden said. "That's an excellent team and a deep team. We have to play so much better than that and we did not."
The next real challenge for the No. 3 team in the BCS standing is rival Florida (4-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) in Gainesville, Fla. on Nov. 30. Everything sets up for Florida State being undefeated before the Florida game and remaining a serious contender for a spot in the BCS championship game.
"We've played three pretty emotional games in a row," Fisher said. "We're going to see if we can keep continuing to mature and preparing well and growing as a team."

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