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The WIRE - FSU tight end Saunders named to Good Works Team

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Thursday, Sept. 21 -- FSU's Saunders named to Good Works Team

Florida State junior tight end Mavin Saunders was one of 11 FBS players named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the organization announced Thursday morning. Saunders was honored after being named the Riley Elementary Outstanding Adult Volunteer of the Year for his work with the local Tallahassee school.

Saunders began volunteering with Riley Elementary for class credit, but has now worked with the students for nearly two years, fitting in time around his football and school requirements. In addition to Saunders’ work with Riley Elementary, he was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for a second time this year.

This is the second consecutive year that a Seminole has been named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Last year, center Alec Eberle earned the honor for his work with Uplifting Athletes and head coach Jimbo Fisher’s Kidz1stFund. Saunders is the sixth Seminole to earn the distinction, joining Corey Fuller (1994), Wayne Messum (1995), Sam Cowart (1996), Christian Ponder (2010) and Eberle (2016).

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team recognizes incredible stories of selflessness and community service and honors their dedication to volunteerism and enriching the lives of others.

Monday, Sept. 18 -- FSU-Wake to play at 3:30 p.m.

Florida State's Sept. 30 game at Wake Forest will be played at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ABC/ESPN2, the ACC announced Monday. It will be the Seminoles' second consecutive afternoon game after hosting N.C. State at noon on Sept. 23.

Sunday, Sept. 17 -- FSU falls to 11th in latest Coaches Poll; drops to 12th in AP Poll

A dormant Florida State fell one spot from 10th to 11th in the Amway/USA Today Coaches Poll which was released Sunday. FSU also slipped from 11th to 12 in The Associated Press Poll that was released later in the afternoon.

The Seminoles (0-1) have not played since their season-opening 24-7 loss to No. 1 Alabama (3-0) on Sept. 2 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. FSU's schedule was altered due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.

Irma forced FSU to cancel its home opener against Louisiana-Monroe which was set for a Sept. 9 kickoff at Doak Campbell Stadium. The storm's aftermath also prompted FSU and Miami to switch its originally Sept. 16 date to a 8 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 7 which will still be played at Campbell Stadium.

FSU returns to action this week as it hosts North Carolina State (2-1) at noon Saturday. The WolfPack are coming off a 49-16 win over FCS Furman.

To view the rest of the Coaches Poll, click here:

To view the rest of the AP Poll, click here:

Monday, Sept. 11 -- Noon kickoff for NC State at FSU

The Saturday, September 23rd home opener versus NC State will kick off at noon ET. The game will be broadcast by ABC and/or ESPN2.

Sunday, Sept. 10 -- FSU falls one spot in both polls despite not playing

Despite not playing a game this weekend, the Florida State football team dropped one spot to No. 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll, which was released early Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles also fell one spot to No. 11 in the AP Top 25. Here are the links to both polls: AP poll and the coaches' poll.

Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Florida State University president John Thrasher issues response to the book Champion's Way

On Wednesday morning, Florida State issued a release with a statement from president John Thrasher addressing the release of the controversial book Champion's Way.

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Tuesday, Sept. 5 - FSU comes in at No. 9 in the week one Coaches' Poll, No. 10 in AP

Florida State fell from No. 3 to No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll after falling to No. 1 Alabama 24-7 last Saturday. The AP dropped FSU all the way down to No. 10.

Fellow ACC member Clemson moved up to No. 3 in both polls. In the Coaches', Louisville comes in at No. 16, Miami at No. 17 and Virginia Tech at No. 18 . The Florida Gators fell eight spots in the Coaches' Poll to No. 25 after losing 33-17 to Michigan in both teams' opener. Surprisingly, UF fell only five spots in the AP poll despite the embarrassing performance in week one.

Complete Coaches' Poll can be found here.
Complete AP Poll

Coaches' Poll Top 10:

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USA Today

Monday, Aug. 21 - FSU comes in at No. 3 in the AP preseason Poll

The first six teams in the newly released AP pre-season poll are exactly the same as the Coaches' poll which come out earlier this month. Alabama leads the pack at No. 1 followed by Ohio State and Florida State.

Other ACC members in the poll include Clemson (5), Louisville (16), Miami (18) and Virginia Tech (21). In-state rival Florida comes in at No. 17.

Top 10:
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Florida State
4. USC
5. Clemson
6. Penn State
7. Oklahoma
8. Washington
9. Wisconsin
10. Oklahoma State

Complete AP pre-season top 25 poll

Thursday, Aug. 3 - FSU ranks third in preseason Coaches Poll

Florida State's season opener against Alabama on Sept. 2 second was billed as a battle of two of the best teams for the upcoming season. Turns out, it'll be No. 1 vs. No. 3, according to at least one ranking system released Thursday.

The Seminoles were third in the preseason USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll while the Crimson Tide was first. FSU is coming off a 10-3 season in which it beat Michigan to win the Capital One Orange Bowl. Alabama finished 2016 with a 14-1 mark. It ended the year as the national runner-up after its loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Ohio State was second while Southern California and Clemson were fourth and fifth, respectively. The rest of the Top 10 consisted of Penn State, Washington, Oklahoma, Michigan and Wisconsin.

To view the rest of the rankings, click here:

Wednesday, July 18 - Three FSU players on all-ACC team

2017 All-ACC Preseason Football Team

Offense
WR – Deon Cain, Jr., Clemson
WR – Ahmmon Richards, So., Miami
WR – Cam Phillips, Sr., Virginia Tech
TE – Cam Serigne, Sr.-r, Wake Forest
AP – Jaylen Samuels, Sr., NC State
OT – Mitch Hyatt, Jr., Clemson
OT – Brian O’Neill, Jr.-r, Pitt
OG – Tyrone Crowder, Sr.-r, Clemson
OG – Wyatt Teller, Sr.-r, Virginia Tech
C – Alec Eberle, Jr.-r, Florida State
QB – Lamar Jackson, Jr., Louisville
RB – Mark Walton, Jr., Miami
RB – Dedrick Mills, So., Georgia Tech

Defense
DE – Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College
DE – Bradley Chubb, Sr., NC State
DT – Dexter Lawrence, So., Clemson
DT – Christian Wilkins, Jr., Clemson
LB – Micah Kiser, Sr.-r, Virginia
LB – Shaquille Quarterman, So., Miami
LB – Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech
CB – Tarvarus McFadden, Jr., Florida State
CB – Jaire Alexander, Jr., Louisville
S – Derwin James, So.-r, Florida State
S – Quin Blanding, Sr., Virginia

Special Teams
PK – Michael Badgley, Jr., Miami
P – A.J. Cole III, Jr., NC State
SP – Quadree Henderson, Jr., Pitt

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