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Monday, October 15, 2012

Computers Rank FSU Below Top 25

FSU No. 14 in BCS standings

You can't fool the computers when it comes to ranking college football teams. 

Due to FSU's scheduling a bunch of patsies including two I-AA schools - the computers dropped them out of the Top 25. Less than 10 days ago - the Noles were ranked Number 3 in the nation by the polls. Then they lost to a weak NCSU team by a point and flummoxed Boston College in Tallahassee 51-7.

The initial 2012 BCS standings were released Sunday night, and one thing is clear about Florida State's No. 14 ranking -- the Seminoles (6-1) are not much of a hit with the computers.
FSU checks in this week at No. 8 in the Harris Poll and No. 10 in the USA Today coaches' poll, both of which are considered in the BCS rankings as well. But five of the six computer models that are used don't have the Seminoles ranked in the top 25.
And the one computer program that did rank them had the Seminoles at No. 23.
FSU (6-1) remained at No. 12 in the AP Top 25, which is not factored into the BCS.

The Seminoles travel to Miami this Saturday to play the always difficult Hurricanes. So far FSU is 6-0 when playing in the Sunshine State - 0-1 when playing anywhere else. Although Miami is in-state - it is an 9 hour bus ride to the event for the band. I would not bet on the Seminoles. Out of 7 games this year - I think they only beat the point spread twice.

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