Score Strip

  1. League: NCAAF
  2. Texas A&M vs. South Carolina
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (18) TAMU
    (4) S CAR
  3. Temple vs. Vanderbilt
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    TEMP
    (24) VAND
  4. Weber St. vs. Arizona St.
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    WEBR
    (20) AZ ST
  5. UCF vs. Penn St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 7:00 AM
    (10) UCF
    PSU
  6. Elon vs. Duke
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    ELON
    (23) DUKE
  7. UCLA vs. Virginia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (16) UCLA
    UVA
  8. Alabama vs. West Virginia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (7) ALA
    W VA
  9. Jacksonville St. vs. Michigan St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    JV ST
    (3) MI ST
  10. Clemson vs. Georgia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (8) CLEM
    GA
  11. Ohio St. vs. Navy
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (12) OH ST
    NAVY
  12. S. Dakota St. vs. Missouri
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    SDK ST
    (5) MIZZ
  13. Louisiana Tech vs. Oklahoma
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    LT
    (6) OKLA
  14. Florida St. vs. Oklahoma St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    (1) FL ST
    (17) OK ST
  15. Arkansas vs. Auburn
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    ARK
    (2) AUB
  16. Wisconsin vs. LSU
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    (22) WIS
    (14) LSU
  17. South Dakota vs. Oregon
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    S DAK
    (9) ORE
  18. Fresno St. vs. USC
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    FRES
    (19) USC
  19. UC Davis vs. Stanford
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    UCD
    (11) STAN
  20. Rice vs. Notre Dame
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:30 PM
    RICE
    (21) ND
  21. Washington vs. Hawaii
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 8:00 PM
    (25) WASH
    HAW
  22. SMU vs. Baylor
    Aug 31ˢᵗ 1:00 PM
    SMU
    (13) BAYL
  23. Miami (FL) vs. Louisville
    Sep 1ˢᵗ 8:00 PM
    MIA F
    (15) LOU
  24. View All

Dr. Saturday

Dr. Saturday’s Way Too Early Top 10: No. 1 Florida State

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

View photo

.

(Getty Images)


The 2014 season might be eight months away, but it's never too early to start thinking about the teams that could challenge for the new College Football Playoff. This week, we'll count down Dr. Saturday's Top 10 teams for 2014. Past entries: No. 10: LSU, No. 9 Stanford, No. 8 Oklahoma, No. 7 UCLA, No. 6 Michigan State, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 4 Auburn, No. 3 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon

Florida State Seminoles
2013 record:
14-0, 9-0 ACC
Final AP ranking: 1

Bowl result: def. Auburn 34-31, BCS National Championship

Top returners: QB Jameis Winston, WR Rashad Greene, LT Cam Erving, RG Tre’ Jackson, RB Karlos Williams, TE Nick O’Leary, K Roberto Agauyo

Top losses: WR Kelvin Benjamin, LB Christian Jones, LB Telvin Smith, CB Lamarcus Joyner, RB James Wilder Jr., RB Devonta Freeman, NT Timmy Jernigan, WR Kenny Shaw

Overview: It’s hard to pick against the reigning national champion, especially when it returns its Heisman-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, two main cogs on the offensive line and two of the team’s leading receivers.

Yes, the Seminoles are losing a lot of key names on offense, including receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who had the game-winning catch in the national championship game, and running backs Devonta Freeman and James Wilder, Jr., who accounted for 1,597 yards and 22 touchdowns, but top receiver Rashad Greene returns, as does top tight end Nick O’Leary. Running back Karlos Williams, who was second on the team in rushing, is also back with a slew of other running back talent.

If there’s one place to worry, it’s on defense. Linebackers Christian Jones and Telvin Smith are gone, as is nose tackle Timmy Jernigan and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. Not to mention defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who left for Georgia. Of course, Florida State’s defense was good before Pruitt and it will be good after him, it’s just a matter of filling the major holes left by those departing players.

And with strong recruiting and several young players having gotten meaningful playing time last year (thanks to several blowouts), Florida State should be able to put together another strong, national championship caliber team.

But this year’s schedule won’t be as easy as last year. The Seminoles have nonconference games against Notre Dame, Florida and Oklahoma State in addition to a conference schedule that now includes Louisville.

- - - - - - -

Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter!

View Comments