TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State's season now is all about regaining some respect.
And the Seminoles have a lot of skeptics to persuade starting with Saturday's visit by North Carolina State (4-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
For a second straight week the Seminoles are an 18-point favorite for an ACC home game. But wins over Duke and Maryland to get the Seminoles back over .500 haven't been enough to for poll voters who only a few weeks ago had them ranked fifth nationally.
North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien sees a Florida State team playing like it was expected to in the preseason.
O'Brien said the Seminoles are playing like they're top 10 again and that for the Wolfpack to win everybody on the football team will have to have their best day.