Joel Klatt explains why he ranks Florida State No. 8
Joel Klatt of FOX Sports unveiled his weekly top 10 rankings on The Joel Klatt Show, and he shuffled a handful of teams around.
Most notably, Klatt ranked Florida State at No. 8, whereas they slid in at No. 4 in last week’s CFP rankings and took down Miami 27-20 last week.
“First, I don’t want you to pay attention to the 8. That’s not what this is about, there are 8 really good teams this season,” Klatt said. “So, at some point, you have to think about: ‘Hey, let’s play them tomorrow on a neutral site- who do you think wins?'”
Klatt said that he used this mindset to rank his top 10, with the only outlier in that system being Washington due to its head-to-head win over Oregon. Without that victory in mind, Klatt says he would put them at No. 7.
The Seminoles will play host to Northern Alabama on Saturday before heading to The Swamp to take on their arch rivals Florida.
“There are 8 really good teams in this season and so someone’s gotta be number 8. So at some point, you’ve gotta start ranking these teams based on ‘Hey, let’s play them tomorrow on a neutral site- who do you think wins?’@JoelKlatt explains why he has Florida State ranked at… pic.twitter.com/GIS2Wcr3g3
— The Joel Klatt Show: A CFB Pod (@JoelKlattShow) November 15, 2023