TALLAHASSEE – The Florida State football team headed to the practice field Saturday morning with one No. 7 preseason national ranking, thanks to the USA Today Coaches Poll, and left the field as the consensus No. 7 team.
The Seminoles checked in at No. 7 in the Associated Press poll, which was released as the Seminoles were wrapping up the first of two workouts on the day.
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher joked with the media afterward about sharing the same opinion as the coaches, and then shared his thoughts on why he isn’t shying away from the expectations.
“I love being up there,” Fisher said of the ranking. “I think it helps. The higher up you are the easier it is to climb. … I think it’s a good thing. Hopefully we’ll deal with it very well. I think we will. We’ve just got to play ball and quit worrying about that. They’ve got us there and now we’ve got to take care of our business.”
That’s something the ‘Noles didn’t appear to do to the best of their ability a year ago, when they checked in at No. 6 in the AP preseason poll, but dropped out of the rankings for more than a month after a three-game losing streak.