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Florida State: Crushing Maryland

The Florida State Seminoles climbed back above .500 with a resounding 41-16 defeat of the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday.

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BCS Rankings, Week 9: No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Alabama Highlight Six SEC Teams In Standings

The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide remained the top two teams in the latest iteration of the BCS Standings, used to determine who will meet in the BCS National Championship Game in January 2012. LSU and Alabama will meet in two weeks in Tuscaloosa, in what may amount to a de facto national championship game

The SEC placed six teams in total in this week's standings. In addition to the Tigers and Crimson Tide, Arkansas is No. 10, South Carolina No. 13, Georgia No. 22 and Auburn No. 24.

The highest ACC team ranked this week is Clemson and their arena football-esque offense, jumping two spots from last week and checking in at No. 5.

Here are the complete Week 9 BCS Standings:

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma State
4 Boise State
5 Clemson
6 Stanford
7 Oregon
8 Kansas State
9 Oklahoma
10 Arkansas
11 Michigan State
12 Virginia Tech
13 South Carolina
14 Nebraska
15 Wisconsin
16 Texas A&M
17 Houston
18 Michigan
19 Penn State
20 Texas Tech
21 Arizona State
22 Georgia
23 Auburn
24 Texas
25 West Virginia

For more on the Week 9 college football rankings, check out SB Nation's comprehensive StoryStream.

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College Football Rankings, Week 9: Latest USA Today Coaches Poll Sees LSU As New No. 1 Team

The Week 9 USA Today Coaches Poll has been released, and after Oklahoma's loss to Texas Tech in the early morning hours Sunday, the LSU Tigers are the new No. 1 team in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide come in ranked No. 2, and those two SEC powers meet in early November in Tuscaloosa, with the winner likely to be crowned BCS National Champion the second week of January 2012.

Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia all find their way into this week's rankings, giving the SEC five schools in the Top 25. The ACC is represented by No. 6 Clemson and No. 15 Virginia Tech, while the Big East also has two teams ranked, No. 23 Cincinnati and No. 24 West Virginia.

Texas Tech, on the strength of their upset win over the Sooners, jumps into the rankings at No. 22. Michigan State's miracle win over Wisconsin bumped the Spartans to No. 10 in this week's poll, one spot above, you guessed it, the Badgers.

Here's the full USA Today Coaches Poll top 25 for Week 9:

1 LSU

2 Alabama

3 Stanford

4 Oklahoma State

5 Boise State

6 Clemson

7 Oregon

8 Arkansas

9 Oklahoma

10 Michigan State

11 Wisconsin

12 Kansas State

13 Nebraska

14 South Carolina

15 Virginia Tech

16 Texas A&M

17 Michigan

18 Houston

19 Penn State

20 Arizona State

21 Georgia

22 Texas Tech

23 Cincinnati

24 West Virginia

25 Southern Miss.

For more coverage of all the latest college football rankings, be sure to follow SB Nation's NCAA Football page.

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College Football Rankings: SEC Holds Top Two Spots In Week 9 AP Poll

After a Saturday filled with upsets of multiple top-ranked teams, the Week 9 AP Top 25 Poll sees SEC foes LSU and Alabama ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in this week's rankings. As most college football fans know, these two teams meet in early November in Tuscaloosa, with the winner being the prohibitive favorite to win the BCS National Championship. 

Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Boise State round out the top five, with both Oklahoma and Wisconsin tumbling after upset losses Saturday night.

The ACC has just two teams in the rankings, No. 6 Clemson and No. 15 Virginia Tech. The Big East also has just two representatives in the latest AP Poll, with Cincinnati jumping in at No. 24 and West Virginia tumbling to No. 25 after a rough road loss to the Syracuse Orange Friday night.

Here is the full Week 9 AP Top 25 Poll:

1 LSU

2 Alabama

3 Oklahoma State

4 Stanford

5 Boise State

6 Clemson

7 Oregon

8 Arkansas

9 Michigan State

10 Kansas State

11 Oklahoma

12 Wisconsin

13 Nebraska

14 South Carolina

15 Virginia Tech

16 Texas A&M

17 Michigan

18 Houston

19 Texas Tech

20 USC

21 Penn State

22 Georgia

23 Arizona State

24 Cincinnati

25 West Virginia

For more coverage of all the latest college football rankings, be sure to follow SB Nation's NCAA Football page.

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Maryland Vs. Florida State Final: Seminoles Roll The Terps, 41-16

The Florida State Seminoles were coming off a huge victory, blowing out the Duke Blue Devils. FSU was looking to right a sinking ship now that they've entered ACC play and got the ball rolling against Maryland. Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel led the Seminoles on two early touchdown drives to take a 14-0 lead. On the first touchdown, Manual ran the ball in from 7 yards out while on the second touchdown Manual hit wide receiver Kenny Shaw for a 37-yard touchdown.

Manuel ended the day with 264 passing yards, a passing touchdown, and one interception. Freshman running back Devonta Freeman also had an excellent game, rushing for 107 yards on 12 carries, including a 41 yard touchdown run. Wide receiver Bert Reed led the Noles in receiving, catching 5 passes for 76 yards coming off an injury.

Maryland's offense just couldn't get anything going against the Noles defense, rushing the ball for just 57 total yards on the ground. Quarterback C.J. Brown was knocked out of the game in the third quarter on helmet to helmet hit, putting Danny O'Brien in the game, the quarterback Brown replaced a week earlier. O'Brien threw for 180 yards and a late touchdown, but the majority of his yardage was in mop up duty when the game was out of hand.

For more on the Seminoles, visit Tomahawk NationTerps, fans can make their way toTestudo Times. Also visit SB Nation Tampa for more info.

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Maryland Vs. Florida State Odds And Ends

Who: Florida State Seminoles (3-3, 1-2) Vs. Maryland Terrapins (2-4, 1-2)

Where: Doak Campbell Stadium

When: 3:30 EST

TV Information: Mike Patrick and Craig James have the call on ABC/ESPN2.

Spread: Florida State by 17.5.

Last game: Florida State beat Duke 41-16. Maryland surrendered an 18-point second half lead to Clemson, losing 56-45 despite QB C.J. Brown's antics.

Last season: The Seminoles beat the Terrapins 30-16 last year en route to an ACC Championship game appearance, beating up Maryland freshman QB phenom of a year ago Danny O'Brien.

Key absences: The Seminoles will be weak along the front line, which has struggled running the ball. It will not help that they will also be without the services of RB Chris Thompson. WR Willie Haulstead will also be absent. The Terrapins should be getting a boost, as top defensive player Kenny Tate, who is listed as probable, should be returning to the lineup after missing several games. The Terps are also without key offensive lineman Andrew Gorrella, who has been lost for the season with a leg injury.

For more on the Seminoles, visit Tomahawk Nation. Terps, fans can make their way to Testudo Times. Also visit SB Nation Tampa for more info.

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Florida State Vs. Maryland: Can The Seminoles Get Over .500 Against The Terrapins?

In their quest to get back over .500, the Florida State Seminoles will host the Maryland Terrapins this weekend.

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