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Florida State football, recruiting news: Where does FSU fall on AP’s all-time poll?

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Football

The Associated Press just finished up the truly daunting task of creating an all-time AP poll, ranking the top 100 college football programs since the induction of the AP poll in 1936. On the list, Florida State is the only program established after World War II to break into the top ten, coming in at No. 9.

Florida State placed Dalvin Cook, Rod Johnson and Derwin James on the Sports Illustrated All-America Team. Clemson had four players across the first and second teams, Louisville had one, and the SEC had an incredible 17 selections across both teams.

Jim Henry, the sports editor for the Tallahassee Democrat, broke news on Tuesday that FSU will sell premium tickets which are exclusive to Seminole Boosters for the Clemson and Florida games this year.

Jared Shanker of ESPN tells the interesting journey of DeMarcus Walker’s emergence into his leadership role on the Florida State defense.

He was now one of the vocal leaders of a defense that already included the blunt Ramsey. He became the defensive spokesman, even opening up on Twitter and trash-talking rivals, which later served as the back drop for a rant against Florida before the annual rivalry game.

He’s a captivating figure in the Florida State locker room, and he’s made it clear he’s the voice the defense seeks out.

“They listen,” Walker said of the group. “That’s what I love about them is they accept me as their leader and they listen to everything I say.”

David Hale included Florida State wideout Travis Rudolph on his list of players who just missed the cut on ESPN’s list of the top 25 college football players in the ACC.

Rudolph’s numbers last season (916 yards, seven TDs) were solid, but he was inconsistent. That could -- and should -- change in 2016.

Bud Elliott and Ingram Smith analyzed the five questions that can be answered over the course of fall camp in the latest edition of the Nolecast.

Recruiting

Two of Tomahawk Nation’s experts put together a profile on Florida State’s newest linebacker target, Demarco Artis just hours before Artis committed to Florida State.

2018 Florida State commit Isaiah Bolden is hyped about the upcoming Showtime series which will follow FSU’s 2016 season.

2017 four-star quarterback and Florida State commit Bailey Hockman had some great things to say about the Seminoles after his most recent visit to Tallahassee, as reported by Chris Nee of Noles247.

Other Sports

Corey Clark, sports columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat, highlights the overwhelmingly positive impressions that the incoming freshman on Florida State’s basketball team are already making on their teammates and coaching staff.

In the first poll ahead of the 2016 season, Florida State’s soccer team comes in at No. 1.