After an upset loss at home to North Carolina, Florida State now must travel to face the undefeated Miami Hurricanes. Florida State has not lost at Miami since 2004, and has won six straight games overall against its No. 2 rival.
Vegas books have opened Florida Sate as a two-point underdog at the Hurricanes. Jimbo Fisher is just 2-7 in games as an underdog, though he is undefeated against Miami and is a combined 15-3 in rivalry games against Clemson, Florida and Miami.
The two schools have faced vastly different slates to reach their records. Miami has yet to play a Power 5 team with a winning record, while FSU has already faced three ranked teams plus a good USF squad. It’s possible that the Seminoles have faced four tougher teams than any yet played by Miami.
To its credit, Miami has done what great teams do and mostly dismantled its inferior competition to date.
Elsewhere, FSU opponents Ole Miss, Louisville, and USF are on bye weeks.
North Carolina is a 2.5-point favorite at home over Virginia Tech in a game that will have major Coastal Division implications.
Wake Forest is favored by two at home over Syracuse.
Clemson is favored by 16.5 at Boston College.
Notre Dame is surprisingly favored by just a point at N.C. State.
With the status of LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Florida QB Luke Del Rio unknown, a line has not been set.