The old BCS system would have matched up defending national champion Florida State and Alabama for the 2015 national title, and reduced Oregon and Ohio State to a meaningless, if entertaining, Rose Bowl.
It was a battle of freshmen in Tallahassee, as Xavier Rathan-Mayes (22 points) and the Florida State Seminoles edged Justin Bibbs (game-high 25 points) and Virginia Tech 86-75. Hokies guard Adam Smith posted 24 points of his own, but 11 three pointers paved the way to FSU’s first ACC win of the season.
When Alabama went up 21-6 in the second quarter against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl late Thursday night, it looked like we were on our way to a one-versus-two final that we could have just avoided if not for the push toward four-team playoff.
Florida State almost seems to want you to get up big on them. Double digits? Psshaw. Two touchdowns? Three touchdowns? Don’t throw us in that briar patch.
ACC Player of the Year James Conner of Pitt leads the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Team, as selected by the league’s 14 head coaches.
The UVA women’s soccer team finished the 2014 season as the NCAA runner-up, falling to Florida State 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the Women’s College Cup final at FAU Stadium.
The Florida State Seminoles collected their 25th straight win after an exciting 34-20 victory over Virginia Saturday night. Jameis Winston threw for 261 yards and two TDs.
Greyson Lambert had probably his most efficient outing as the UVA starting quarterback, with a passer rating of 132.5 to show for his 20-for-35, 220-yard, three-touchdown effort.
If winning six games was what UVA football coach Mike London needs to do to keep his job, he’s a loss away from the moving vans backing up to his office in Bryant Hall.
UVA led #2 Florida State 13-7 at the end of the first quarter with the ball. Before a minute had passed in the second quarter, the ‘Noles had the lead thanks to two Virginia miscues, setting the table for the Seminoles to post an otherwise tough 34-20 win in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday night.
Three weeks ago, when UVA was 4-2 at the midway point of what needed to be a turnaround season, it was plausible to think that the November game with #2 FSU could be competitive.
UVA football (4-5, 2-3 ACC) travels to #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC) for an ACC game on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.
The conventional wisdom is that Mike London came into the 2014 season knowing that there was a magic number that would keep him employed at the University of Virginia.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks with reporters on Monday. Second-ranked FSU (8-0, 5-0 ACC) hosts UVA (4-5, 2-3 ACC) on Saturday at 6;30 p.m.
Personally I think that UNC should abandon their sports program for a couple years, then field a group of students that can play, and do the academics. There are many good kids who have gone on to professional sports, and made excellent examples of what a student-athlete should be.
Mississippi State wasn’t even a Top 10 team going into last weekend, but the pasting of then-#6 Texas A&M and then today’s dismantling of #2 Auburn make it clear. For now, anyway, Mississippi State is the best team in the country.
Florida State might be the weakest October #1 team in recent memory. Then again, nobody else seems to want to be #1. Four of last week’s top six lost, leading to an unprecedented reshuffling of the AP Top 25.
The second-ranked UVA women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to No. 5 Florida State 1-0 Sunday at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
ESPN has announced the following networks for ACC football games of Sept. 20. The game times were announced earlier. All times are Eastern.
A reporter at the ACC Football Kickoff this week was trying to put Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher on the spot about the money being spent on upgrades to the program’s football facilities.
Led by preseason MVP and returning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston (Bessemer, Ala.), defending national champion Florida State placed nine players on the 26-man preseason All-ACC team announced Wednesday.