Does FSU have a case to be No. 1?

Debating whether Seminoles are nation's top team, plus rising NFL prospects

Updated: October 21, 2013, 3:22 PM ET
By Mel Kiper and Todd McShay | ESPN Insider

Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, and then look at emerging NFL prospects and peek ahead to next week.

The discussion: Does Florida State have a case to be No. 1?

Mel Kiper: In a way, yes. (And not just because I called them my title sleeper a month ago.)

Let's face it: If teams truly went into the season with a blank slate, and everyone had the same shot to be No. 1 based purely on performance, we'd say this team is as impressive as any in the country so far. Look at the résumé: