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College Football Playoff Rankings: FSU ranked No. 5 ahead of regular season finale

Seminoles face Florida in Gainesville in season finale

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Florida State, for the first time since 2014 when the Seminoles took part in the first-ever four-team playoff, advanced to 11-0 (8-0 ACC) when it took down the North Alabama Lions in its home finale.

The 58-13 win saw the Seminoles win its 17th game in a row but lose Jordan Travis, the quarterback who helped engineer that streak and FSU’s turnaround in the Mike Norvell era, to a season-ending leg injury on a scramble in the first quarter.

Redshirt junior Tate Rodemaker, who replaced Travis in a comeback win over Louisville last season, had 13 completions, 217 yards, and tied a career-high with two touchdowns in the win before being replaced by freshman Brock Glenn with the game decided.

The loss of Travis, coupled with a 13-0 deficit to start off the game against the Lions, was enough for voters in the AP Poll to drop Florida State from No. 4 to No. 5 behind Washington — in the Coaches Poll, the Seminoles remained No. 4 but just slightly.

The rankings that matter, however, are the College Football Playoff Rankings, where the committee has been known to consider injuries in ranking teams — Clemson in 2017 and Oregon in 2014 both had major injuries factored into their rankings (in a beneficial, not detrimental manner).

In the latest edition of the rankings, the committee placed Florida State at No. 5, echoing the AP Poll.

Next up for Florida State is a rivalry showdown to close out the regular season, with the Seminoles heading down to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators (5-6, 3-5 SEC) in the latest edition of the Sunshine Showdown.


Week 13: College Football Playoff Rankings

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (11-0)
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0)
  3. Michigan Wolverines (11-0)
  4. Washington Huskies (11-0)
  5. Florida State Seminoles (11-0)
  6. Oregon Ducks (10-1)
  7. Texas Longhorns (10-1)
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1)
  9. Missouri Tigers (9-2)
  10. Louisville Cardinals (10-1)
  11. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)
  12. Ole Miss Rebels (9-2)
  13. Oklahoma Sooners (9-2)
  14. LSU Tigers (8-3)
  15. Arizona Wildcats (8-3)
  16. Oregon State Beavers (8-3)
  17. Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2)
  18. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-3)
  19. Kansas State Wildcats (8-3)
  20. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-3)
  21. Tennessee Volunteers (7-4)
  22. NC State Wolfpack (8-3)
  23. Tulane Green Wave (10-1)
  24. Clemson Tigers (7-4)
  25. Liberty Flames (11-0)

Week 13: AP Top 25

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (11-0)
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0)
  3. Michigan Wolverines (11-0)
  4. Washington Huskies (11-0)
  5. Florida State Seminoles (11-0)
  6. Oregon Ducks (10-1)
  7. Texas Longhorns (10-1)
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1)
  9. Louisville Cardinals (10-1)
  10. Missouri Tigers (9-2)
  11. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)
  12. Ole Miss Rebels (9-2)
  13. Oklahoma Sooners (9-2)
  14. LSU Tigers (8-3)
  15. Oregon State Beavers (8-3)
  16. Arizona Wildcats (8-3)
  17. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-3)
  18. Tulane Green Wave (10-1)
  19. Kansas State Wildcats (8-3)
  20. Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2)
  21. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-3)
  22. Liberty Flames (11-0)
  23. Toledo Rockets (10-1)
  24. James Madison Dukes (10-1)
  25. Tennessee Volunteers (7-4)

Week 13: USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (11-0)
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0)
  3. Michigan Wolverines (11-0)
  4. Florida State Seminoles (11-0)
  5. Washington Huskies (11-0)
  6. Oregon Ducks (10-1)
  7. Texas Longhorns (10-1)
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1)
  9. Louisville Cardinals (10-1)
  10. Missouri Tigers (9-2)
  11. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)
  12. Ole Miss Rebels (9-2)
  13. Oklahoma Sooners (9-2)
  14. LSU Tigers (8-3)
  15. Oregon State Beavers (8-3)
  16. Arizona Wildcats (8-3)
  17. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-3)
  18. Tulane Green Wave (10-1)
  19. Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2)
  20. Kansas State Wildcats (8-3)
  21. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-3)
  22. Liberty Flames (11-0)
  23. Tennessee Volunteers (7-4)
  24. North Carolina State Wolfpack (8-3)
  25. SMU Mustangs (9-2)

Odds to win 2023 national championship, via DraftKings

  1. Georgia Bulldogs: +240
  2. Michigan Wolverines: +260
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes: +550
  4. Oregon Ducks: +600
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide: +650
  6. Washington Huskies: +1100
  7. Texas Longhorns: +1400
  8. Florida State Seminoles: +3000
  9. Louisville Cardinals: +10000
  10. Missouri Tigers: +100000

Odds to make 2023 College Football Playoff, via DraftKings

  1. Georgia Bulldogs: -340
  2. Michigan Wolverines: -220
  3. Oregon Ducks: -170
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes: +105
  5. Texas Longhorns: +130
  6. Florida State Seminoles: +145
  7. Washington Huskies: +155
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide: +165
  9. Louisville Cardinals: +1500

Odds to win 2023 national championship, via DraftKings

  1. Georgia Bulldogs: +240
  2. Michigan Wolverines: +260
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes: +550
  4. Oregon Ducks: +600
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide: +700
  6. Washington Huskies: +1400
  7. Texas Longhorns: +1400
  8. Florida State Seminoles: +3000
  9. Louisville Cardinals: +15000
  10. Missouri Tigers: +100000