The match up between the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes this Saturday night will mark the second time in three weeks that two ACC teams will meet in a top-five showdown with national title implications. Two weeks ago, a fifth-ranked Florida State team walked into Death Valley as a three-point favorite and beat a higher-ranked Clemson team, 51-14.
Because of that performance by the ‘Noles, they’ve had many calling them one of the best overall teams in the country, if not the best in some cases. When you couple that with the fact that some think the Hurricanes’ schedule thus far throughout the year has been a bit weak, helping contribute to their unbeaten record, no one is really giving them a chance.
And, of course, that includes Las Vegas.
As a matter of fact, so many people think that Miami will suffer the same fate as Clemson did against FSU that this game, regardless of rankings, is carrying along with it the biggest point spread in the history between two undefeated teams at this point in the season.
According to RJ Bell, Florida State is a 21-point favorite at home against the ‘Canes at home.
There are only two other times where two top ten teams have met this late in the year with a spread being so distant, Texas (#1) was favored by 12-points over Oklahoma State (#7) in 2008, and Miami was an 11-point favorite over Ohio State in the 2002 BCS National Championship Game.
Miami, as everyone knows, helped in making Vegas look a little dumb on that night when they were upset by Ohio State. Maybe this time, they can turn the tables in their favor.