COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Aside from the ever-popular "Will the Seminoles beat the Gators?" the most-asked question in Tallahassee this week will go a little something like this: "Who would Florida State rather play in the ACC Championship?"
Yes, this is a strange week for the Seminoles and their fans and several other teams that have already clinched conference title-game berths.
On the one hand, it is rivalry week. Regardless the year, regardless the circumstances, when it's Florida Week, FSU fans believe the Gators deserve their team's complete attention. As Jimbo Fisher said Saturday afternoon, even if both teams are "1-10, it still would be a very important game."
Seeing that comment, the good people of Tallahassee and Gainesville are now rejoicing with refrains of "Amen, brother" and "couldn't have said it better."
The fact of the matter is, though, the Seminoles and Gators both are 10-1 and have much to play for when they meet at Doak Campbell Stadium this Saturday.
After claiming this latest win over Maryland and earning their fifth straight victory, the Seminoles are hopeful a win over the Gators would give them much-needed momentum and BCS rankings respect as they prepare for the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C. the week later.
So, while there is much to play for this week, pardon us for taking a peek ahead 13 days to the conference title tilt. As of now, the Seminoles have no opponent. The Coastal Division has not yet crowned a winner and won't do so until Duke and Miami play next weekend, and/or if the Hurricanes announce they are self-imposing a postseason ban.
Of the three still surviving Coastal Division teams -- Georgia Tech, Duke and Miami -- which one would FSU least want to face? Watch the video interview below featuring yours truly and CineSport's Justin Shackil, and let the debate begin.