Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the title a year ago: The Rose Bowl.
Chaos has become the norm at Florida State.
TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is scheduled to go before a judge. His twice delayed Student Conduct Code hearing will get underway Tuesday.
No. 1 Florida State is 60 minutes from accomplishing a feat that Bobby Bowden and the powerhouse Seminoles of the 1990s never could — putting together back-to-back undefeated regular seasons.
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton knew things might not be pretty Tuesday night. The Seminoles were down two junior starters and forced to start freshman who have played seven combined games.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has pushed defenses around for two seasons, but it was an official’s turn Saturday.
Providence stunned Florida State by jumping out to an 11-0 lead Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic and then strolled to an 80-54 victory over the Seminoles at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Miami coach Al Golden was unhappily correct. To beat Florida State, Golden said in the days leading up to the annual Hurricane-Seminole showdown, his team would have to find a way to throw a knockout punch against the defending national champions.
Aaron Thomas scored 14 points as Florida State won its season opener 81-66 over visiting Manhattan in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Jarquez Smith chipped in 13 points and Montay Brandon added 12 Saturday afternoon.