The Florida State Seminoles are right where they want to be and hope to finish the 2014 college football season. On top of the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, that was released Thursday.
The defending National Champions are led by, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston, and a solid offense. The Seminoles are a little light on the defense but they are still a true power and worthy of the top spot in the poll.
As you might expect the rest of the top ten are the usual suspects, with Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn, which lost to FSU in the final BCS title game last season, rounding out the top five.
The second five starts with Urban Meyer and Ohio State at No. 6, and is followed by UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor.
Conference wise the SEC leads the way with seven teams in the poll. The Pac-12 is represented by six teams, and the Big 12 and Big Ten each have four teams in the poll.
It seems to be a tough year for Florida schools other than FSU of course. The University of Florida, Central Florida and Miami are on the outside looking in as the season nears.
A new four-team College Football Playoff begins this fall, with the championship game to be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 12, 2015. Don’t forget that next year’s championship game will be played at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.
USA Today- Coaches Preseason Poll
3 Oklahoma (3)
4 Oregon (1)
6 Ohio State (1)
7 UCLA 0-0
8 Michigan State
9 South Carolina
10 Baylor 0-0
13 LSU 0-0
15 USC 0-0
17 Notre Dame
18 Arizona State
19 Ole Miss
20 Texas A&M
21 Kansas State
23 North Carolina
24 Texas 0-0