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    AthlonSports.com devotes entire day of content to FSU football


    AthlonSports.com is releasing its preseason top 25 college football poll on a daily basis and Florida State has checked in at No. 9 in the nation.

    To mark the occasion of announcing FSU's preseason ranking, Athlon Sports is devoting an entire day of content to the Seminoles.


    Courtesy of Athlon Sports:

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Athlon Sports, publisher of the No. 1-selling college football magazine, continues the release of its preseason Top 25 poll at www.athlonsports.com. The countdown commences every year in early May and leads to the on-sale date of Athlon's category-leading college football preseason annuals.

    To celebrate the Florida State Seminoles being named No. 9, AthlonSports.com will devote an entire day to the program, including a look at the Top 10 Players for 2012, the Greatest Players since 1967 and a Team Preview. (Direct links are included below.)

    Jimbo Fisher's Florida State Seminoles continue the countdown at No. 9 with three preseason All-Americans and 11 players selected as All-ACC performers. Athlon Sports predicts Florida State will finish first in the ACC's Atlantic Division. In the five year period from 2007-11, Athlon Sports was one of the most accurate preseason magazines in prediction accuracy.* 


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    FSU is all over AthlonSports.com today


    "The Seminoles return a stingy defense that was playing elite football at the end of last season," says Athlon Sports Managing Editor Mitch Light. "If the young weapons continue to develop around veteran quarterback EJ Manuel, Florida State will be the favorite to win the ACC."

    Three Florida State standouts were named preseason All-Americans, with punt returner Greg Reid being voted to the second team and defensive lineman Brandon Jenkins and kicker Dustin Hopkins making the third team. In addition, the FSU defensive line was ranked No. 2 nationally and best in the ACC. The secondary was rated No. 3 in the country and tops in the conference, while the wide receivers unit was tabbed No. 7 in the nation.

    Eleven Seminoles earned preseason All-ACC honors, including Jenkins, Hopkins, defensive back Lamarcus Joyner and Reid at punt returner on the first team. Wide receiver Rashad Greene, tight end Nick O'Leary, defensive lineman Bjoern Werner and defensive backs Xavier Rhodes and Greg Reid were named to the second team, while quarterback EJ Manuel, defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan and linebacker Christian Jones garnered third-team honors.


    Check out each of the featured articles by clicking the following links:

    Florida State Seminoles 2012 Team Predictions

    Is Florida State Back as an Annual National Title Contender?

    Florida State Seminoles 2012 Team Preview

    Florida State Seminoles Top 10 Players for 2012

    The Top 10 Greatest Florida State Seminoles Since 1967

    The Greatest Moments in Florida State Football History

    2012 Football Season Tickets