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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
FSU -- Why the hype?

By Heather Dinich

It's a fair question, and one I've been asked a lot lately: Why the hype over FSU? The Seminoles' defense was one of the worst in the country last year. FSU allowed 30 or more points five times in 2009.

Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder led the ACC in total offense in 2009.
True. Florida State's defense has a lot to prove, and it remains a question and the big reason for doubt. But when you're one of the worst, the only way to go is up. Here are three reasons why Florida State should be considered one of the top 25 teams in the country heading into the 2010 season: