Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher didn't vote for his school to be No. 1 this week. In the Week 10 poll, Fisher didn't give Florida State a first place vote, instead going with Alabama as his presumed choice. According to a report from Monday (Oct. 28), he didn't want to bring emotion into the equation. That might be problematic if he continues to favor other schools over his own, but it could also earn him credit for being fair and balanced in his voting.
Speaking about his vote in the Week 10 USA Today Coaches Poll, he stated that, "That's a job I have. I don't look at it through our team. You can't let emotion get into it. You have to do what you think, from your study, evaluation, opinion and expertise, where you should fit in that poll." He actually went on to state that he felt Alabama and Oregon both had an edge over his school because of past performances.
In the latest coaches poll, FSU came in No. 3 with no first place votes. Alabama is still No. 1 with 56 first place votes and Oregon is in second place with six first place votes. If Jimbo Fisher had given his team a first place vote it wouldn't have impacted the rankings at all, especially with Oregon so far ahead of FSU in the points. The reality here is that Oregon or Alabama may have to lose in order for Florida State to make it to the BCS title game.
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