The Florida State Seminoles will be looking to regain their ACC dominance ahead of the 2023 season, one that does not have a consensus preseason favorite to clinch the conference.
Following a season capped with a 10-3 record and a Cheez-It Bowl victory, the Seminoles find themselves under the weight of elevated expectations. Currently listed at +175 to clinch the ACC, Florida State will present Clemson’s toughest challenge on their road to claim their eighth conference title in nine years.
The Tigers are listed at +130, which can be found over at Caesars’ Sportsbook.
However, this is not unfamiliar territory for Florida State. Since 2008, the Seminoles are three-time ACC Champions, which include three straight from 2012 through 2014. In those three campaigns, Florida State was the preseason favorite in 2012 and 2014. They have the second-most titles behind Clemson’s eight.
But it is important to consider how many times sportsbooks have correctly predicted the conference winner based on preseason odds, which might provide foreshadowing on the chances of the Seminoles this upcoming season.
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ACC Preseason Odds History Since 2008
FloridaBet.com utilized SportsOddsHistory.com to take a look at the preseason odds for the ACC Champion dating back to 2008 when data was made available, and who ended up winning the conference.
Seminoles Favored 5 Different Times
The Florida State Seminoles will be looking to join the 2021 University of Pittsburgh Panthers as the only two different ACC Champions since 2015.
The Seminoles have been favored to clinch the conference title on five different occasions, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017. They were correctly predicted to win twice, in 2012 and 2014.
With that being said, their chances of dethroning Clemson this upcoming season are legit.
The Seminoles are ranked as the 8th best team in the country, according to the AP Top 25 Poll. Clemson is right behind them in 9th.
Last season’s starting quarterback, Jordan Travis, has the fourth-shortest odds of securing the Heisman Trophy at +1200. They enter with the fifth-best recruiting class of 2023, according to 247Sports. And lastly, head coach Mike Norvell’s strong recruiting also led to the fourth-best transfer portal window in the nation for the Seminoles.
Therefore, if Clemson fails to repeat as ACC Champions, do not consider it as a shocker, unlike Pittsburgh in 2021.
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