The Florida State Seminoles made the top 10 in several preseason rankings.
Phil Steele, a top college football magazine, picked FSU to win the national championship.
Big League Sports (USA Today) and ESPN's College Football Live rank the Seminoles No. 7. Lindy's has Florida State No. 8 and Athlon ranks them No. 9.
FSU is also the clear favorite to win the ACC.
USC is ranked No. 1 in several of those publications.