TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State may be 10th in the BCS standings and too far back to have a say in the national championship picture in 2012. But the rest of the teams goals are well within reach in the next few weeks.
Florida State (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) needs just a win over banged-up Maryland (4-6, 2-4) on Saturday to clinch its second Atlantic Division title in three years. And that would give the Seminoles a 10-win season as well as a chance to win their first ACC title since 2005.
The goal of being state champion is also there: FSU has double-digit wins over South Florida and Miami on the road and will play host to Florida, which is No. 6 in the BCS standings, on Nov. 24.
A division title is Step 1 on Florida States list of goals.
Its important, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. Thats one of your goals. (And) to be a conference champion, to go to the BCS, your first objective has to be to win the conference. To get there we have to focus on Maryland.