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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU tied for second in ACC power rankings

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- Jared Shanker, an ACC writer for ESPN, unveiled his ACC power rankings after the opening weekend of the seasonand FSU finds itself in a tie for second with Clemson. Shanker put the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets alone at No. 1, proclaiming that the Ramblin' Wreck picked up this season right where they left off last season.

Everett Golson was terrific in his debut, although the competition will get much stiffer in the coming weeks. He might have the conference’s best stable of running backs to assist in the transition, and the defense is confident it has turned the corner from last season.

- More from ESPN as David Hale released his week 2 ACC bowl projections on Tuesday. Although two teams from the conference are projected to be in New Year's Six bowls, neither of them is Florida State, who is projected to be in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando.

- Safid Deen, FSU beat writer for the Tallahassee Democrat, details how FSU's defensive lineman and linebackers have been preparing for the option attack that USF incorporates into its offense.

- Jeff Odom of the Tampa Bay Times passes on USF head coach Willie Taggart's comments on the Bulls' matchup with Florida State and what needs to go their way in order to make the game competitive. Although USF did beat Florida State the last time that the two teams faced off in Tallahassee, the programs have gone in different directions since that point, with the Seminoles trending upward starting with the 2010 season and the Bulls trending downward, having earned only one winning season since 2010.

"What did I like about him? I wish he hadn't played that well. He's a stud, he's got a lot of players around him too. You go back and lose about nine, 10 guys to the NFL, and then you watch this team on film and you're like, 'They're (probably) gonna lose about nine or 10 guys again.' Every guy you pull up, they're a candidate for some kind of award this offseason." -- Taggart on his impressions of Golson and FSU's offense after watching their film from Saturday.

2017 5* offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson, out of Brooklyn, NY, named FSU among his 5 schools of high interest in a recent conversation with Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. ($) Wilson, who is the No. 21 ranked player in the class of 2017, would enroll the year after Rod Johnson, starting left tackle for FSU, would be draft eligible, making WIlson an even more appealing target.