Saturday's win over Miami offered few performances that were particularly pretty, but it was a gritty, physical game on both sides of the football, which might have offered far more insight into the psyche of this Florida State team than any blowout win could have.
With the 33-20 victory, FSU has now defeated Miami three straight times and is officially bowl eligible. So with two-thirds of the season now in the books, here's how the Seminoles' power rankings stand:
(Last week's rank in parentheses.)
1. Chris Thompson, RB (1)
After Saturday's game, players were optimistic Thompson's knee injury wouldn't be severe, but an MRI won't be completed until Monday, and the senior tailback was on crutches after the game. That injury would be huge if Thompson misses significant time. At the time of the injury Saturday, Thompson had accounted for 94 of Florida State's 112 yards of total offense, and he remains on pace to become FSU's first 1,000-yard back since 1996.