The defending national champs have topped the nation in a number of preseason rankings, including the AP poll, the USA Today Coaches Poll, and the SI.com preseason Top 25. Two other ACC teams made the AP preseason rankings: Clemson at No. 16, and North Carolina at No. 23.
The Seminoles return Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, who headlines SI.com's preseason All-America team, as well as a host of other key players, including leading receiver Rashad Greene and seniors Cam Erving and Tre' Jackson. Florida State only saw four players from last season leave early for the NFL.
In 2013, the Seminoles went 14-0, including an 8-0 run through the ACC.
- Molly Geary