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
6. Ohio State
8. Michigan State
9. South Carolina
17. Notre Dame
18. Arizona State
20. Texas A&M
21. Kansas State
23. North Carolina