By JOHN NESTOR
Florida State remains on top of the XN Sports college football rankings and can cement its hold on the top spot this weekend with a victory over Clemson in one of the biggest regular-season games on the ACC slate.
The Seminoles are coming off a bye and should be ready for the Tigers, who opened with a loss at Georgia. Last season, Florida State rocked Clemson, 51-14, in Death Valley and that victory was the beginning of a march that did not stop until the Seminoles outlasted Auburn for the national championship.
Auburn visits Kansas State on Thursday in the other marquee matchup of the week and the game will likely hinge on whether or not the Wildcats can keep the Tigers' vaunted rushing attack under control.
No team slipped out of the XN Sports Top 25 this week but Virginia Tech and UNC are in danger of falling out. The Hokies have to rebound from a loss to East Carolina and the Tar Heel have to avoid another loss to that same Pirates squad this week.