Associated Press writers overwhelmingly consider the Seminoles to repeat as national champions.
On Sunday the preseason AP rankings were released, with FSU the clear No. 1. The Seminoles earned 57 of the possible first-place votes.
Alabama was well back in second place, followed by Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State.
The top 10 is completed by Auburn, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor.
Just outside of the AP top 25 are the next two teams, UCF and Florida.