The Florida State Seminoles entered last season with very high expectations, but they didn’t even make the NCAA tournament. They lost their fair share of talent over the offseason and weren’t even expected to be a factor in the ACC race. Well, that is far from the case now and Florida State is proving to be a tournament team early on.
Florida State beat its second ranked opponent of the year, knocking off an undefeated Massachusetts Minutemen team. The first victory over a ranked opponent came earlier in the season when the Seminoles knocked of the VCU Rams–ranked No. 10 at the time.
This team may have three losses on the year, but non of them are bad. Not even by a long shot.
The Seminoles have been a pleasant surprise early on and they seem to have the talent to compete for an ACC title. I am not saying that it will win it or anything like that, but finishing in the top five of the conference standings is a definite possibility. I am sure not many people predicted that entering the season.
With that in mind, Florida State has not started conference play yet. However, it has a couple of quality wins already and should definitely be in the mix when it comes to the Big Dance.
This is a team that has been challenged quite a bit already, but has passed a number of different tests. Who knows how conference play will play out, but you better believe Florida State is a tournament team right now.