Head coach Mike Norvell of the Florida State Seminoles reacts after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the LSU Tigers at Camping World Stadium on September 03, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Seminole Fans and Clemson fans all had FSU vs. Clemson, Saturday Sept 23rd circled on their calendars for the big show down. They knew this date would be pivotal to their ACC Championship hopes, and the opportunity to face off and beat another highly ranked, ACC team. This game was to be the opportunity for Florida State University to launch the program back into a national contender position. But here we are 2 weeks into the season and everything has changed.

The ‘Noles are suddenly ranked #3 in the most recent AP poll and Clemson is now unranked. What does all this mean to the ‘Noles?

Let’s assume FSU takes care of business with Boston College.

BC, who by the way Lost to Northern Illinois and struggled to beat Holy Cross this past weekend. No disrespect to Holy Cross or Northern Illinois but those teams are not in any conversations regarding well, anything football related. Now, the Clemson game seems to be a trap just waiting for the ‘Noles. Here is why I say this:

1. Clemson has nothing to lose and everything to gain. they are out of any legitimate national conversation right now.

2. Death Valley will be charged up for this game. The noise level and hostility will be insane level. At least until FSU gives them a reason to be quiet.

3. Clemson is still loaded with athletes. They have been producing top rated recruiting classes year after year.

4. Clemson is well coached. Yes the program has lost some of its national hype the past few years, but Dabo didn’t get stupid overnight. He has won two national championships and has lots of big game experience.

5. Clemson sees this game as their one chance to possibly get back in the conversation and nothing would be better for them than the unranked and all but forgotten Tigers knocking off a top 3 team. They will have other chances to get back into the conversation with big games on their schedule vs other (currently) ranked teams, Miami, Notre Dame and North Carolina, but none of that matters if they don’t win this game.

The ‘Noles need to take care of business and get past BC and then get ready for the biggest game vs. an unranked opponent they will have possibly all season. FSU vs. Clemson.

This article was written by guest columnist Randy Cable 

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List of Top 50 Party Schools in U.S.

Consider this a public service announcement for all of the seniors in high-school. Our friends over at niche.com have published a list of the top 50 party schools in the US. Among the 50 biggest party schools are four schools in the state of Florida. Including one school cracking the top-3. Alumni of these schools will most likely wear this as a badge of honor. Obviously I would not choose a school based solely on the party atmosphere. But if you’re looking for that party atmosphere, or maybe not, then this list can help sway your decision in one way or the other. I’m not entirely sure how niche.com came up with the list, but if you click the link you can see most schools have well over 3,000 reviews left by current and former students.

There are a few schools that didn’t make the list that seemed odd to me. UCF in Orlando, Arizona State in Tempe, and East Carolina in Greenville just to name a few. The first two seem to be because they are in larger metro areas and maybe the actual college party scene isn’t as great as the overall party scene. However I have been to Greenville and know the Pirates know how to Party. I’ve taken the niche.com list and added a new component; PICTURES. Some of these school’s party scenes are directly tied to the great athletics the schools offer. Others let the partying stand on their own. So with out further adieu, I present the top 50 party schools in the country.

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