Seminoles Vault Into Top 10

Following Saturday’s 27-2 beatdown of rival Florida, Florida State climbed into the top 10 of the traditional polls for the first time in more than a month.

FSU now sits at No. 9 in the Amway Coaches Poll and 10th in the AP Poll. The Seminoles were previously 14th in each of the polls.

FSU is now one of three ACC schools ranked in the top 10. Clemson remains atop both of the traditional polls while North Carolina comes in at No. 8 in each poll.

Alabama remained behind the Tigers at No. 2 in each poll. In the AP Poll, Oklahoma is third, followed by undefeated Iowa. Iowa holds the third spot in the Coaches Poll with Oklahoma coming in at No. 4. Michigan State rounded out the top 5 in each poll, followed by defending national champion Ohio State and No. 7 Stanford. In the AP Poll, Notre Dame occupied the No. 9 spot between North Carolina and FSU. The Fighting Irish round out the top 10 in the Coaches Poll.

With Saturday’s victory, Florida State could be in line to play in a New Year’s Six bowl with the Peach Bowl in Atlanta the most likely destination. The Seminoles will learn their bowl fate next Sunday.

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on, and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.