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Florida State ranked No. 1 in preseason coaches’ poll

By Brendan Sonnone Orlando Sentinel (MCT) • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:55 PM

FSU will open the 2014 season as the top team in the country.

The Amway/USA Today coaches’ poll was released Thursday afternoon and FSU was listed as the No. 1 team in the nation after going 14-0 en route to winning the BCS National Championship last season.

The Seminoles received 56 of 62 first-place votes.

“I’d much rather be there than think we can’t win,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said earlier in the month when asked about being the preseason favorite to win another national title. “Whether you go undefeated or not depends on how you play, you control what happens to you. You have to embrace the expectations, you have to live it, live in the moment and understand you have the capabilities of doing things.

“We have done that, we have gone to an elite level. That’s why I want to be at Florida State, I want that culture. But we’ve also developed it.”

The full poll can be viewed below:

Amway/USA Today coaches poll

1. Florida State

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma

4. Oregon

5. Auburn

6. Ohio State


8. Michigan State

9. South Carolina

10. Baylor

11. Stanford

12. Georgia

13. LSU

14. Wisconsin

15. USC

16. Clemson

17. Notre Dame

18. Arizona State

19. Mississippi

20. Texas A&M

21. Kansas State

22. Nebraska

23. North Carolina

24. Texas

25. Washington

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