Florida State moves down several spots in ESPN's FPI rankings after Week 3
Florida State took a tumble down ESPN’s Football Power Index following its 31-29 win over Boston College in Week 3.
The Noles slid from No. 5 in the country all the way down to No. 10. That’s the biggest drop for any team inside the top-25 this week.
Florida State remains the highest-ranked ACC team according to the model, however. Miami, Syracuse, Clemson and North Carolina all reside in the top-25.
ESPN’s FPI now gives Florida State a 40.7% chance to win the ACC. That figure was over 50% entering Week 2. Additionally, the Noles now have a 26.3% chance to make the College Football Playoff, per the model.
FSU’s defense struggled mightily against Boston College. It allowed Eagles quarterback Thomas Castellanos to throw for 305 yards and rush for 95 more on Saturday.
Florida State’s offense also faltered down the stretch as it was not able to score in the 4th quarter.
Florida State will not have to wait long for its chance at redemption. The Noles are set to face Clemson at 12 p.m. ET on the road on Saturday.
Florida State is 20-15 all-time against Clemson. However, the Seminoles have lost 7 straight games in this series.