Florida State moves up in ESPN's latest top 25 power rankings
One week after a miraculous and wild 24-23 win over LSU, the Florida State Seminoles rose one spot in ESPN’s college football power rankings to No. 23. This comes after a 47-7 home win over the Duquesne Dukes in Week 0.
FSU was off in Week 2 but still moved up one spot in the rankings.
Here’s some analysis from ESPN’s Alex Scarbrough:
After beating Duquesne in Week 0 and LSU in Week 1, it was time to regroup. That’s especially true considering how the LSU game went — nearly giving up a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter and surviving thanks to a blocked extra point with no time left. As coach Mike Norvell told ESPN earlier this week, “If you want to show you’re back, go win every game and get better every week and with every practice.”
Florida State out-gained Duquesne in total yards, accounted for 638 to 164, and first downs accounted for 33 to 11. This game was where Florida State developed more chemistry with its starters and got some experience for the young players.
Florida State is the fifth ACC team to be in the ACC after Clemson at No. 8, Miami at No. 10, NC State at No. 15, and Wake Forest at No. 19. No. 17 Pittsburgh fell out of the top 25 after losing at home to Tennessee 34-27 in overtime.
This is the first time that Florida State has started 2-0 since the 2016 college football season.