FSU power rankings: Game 1

September, 4, 2013
One week in, and the top spot in the power rankings couldn't be more obvious.

1. Jameis Winston: The hype was for real. So what happens next for FSU's quarterback? Odds are Jimbo Fisher still manages to find room for improvement.

2. Lamarcus Joyner: First game back at corner? No problem. Joyner led the team in tackles and collected two sacks.

3. Rashad Greene: With three senior WRs gone, Greene showed he belongs among the elite receivers in the ACC. He hauled in eight passes for 126 yards -- his third career 100-yard game -- and a TD.

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Jeanine Leech/Icon SMIFSU tight end Nick O'Leary might be quiet off the field, but his play speak volumes about how hard he's worked to get better and better this season.
4. Telvin Smith: He delivered the pregame speech then delivered a stellar first half for the Seminoles, as the rest of the defense looked somewhat uncomfortable with the new scheme. Smith finished with eight tackles.

5. Timmy Jernigan: Four tackles, two for a loss and one sack. Yeah, he'll be just fine as a starter. By far FSU's most productive D-lineman on Monday.

6. Nick O'Leary: All of 2012, three TDs for O'Leary. First game of 2013, three TDs for O'Leary. Being Winston's favorite red-zone target has its privileges.

7. Christian Jones: An eight-tackle night wasn't bad, but Jones could've done more. He looked tentative at times coming off the edge, and FSU's D is going to need him to get more pressure when he lines up with his hand in the dirt.

8. Kenny Shaw: As quiet a four-catch, 94-yard performance as you'll see, but Shaw looked like a solid option in the slot to complement strong games from Greene and Kelvin Benjamin.

9. Terrence Brooks: Four tackles and an interception isn't too shabby, though Brooks will be the first to say it could've been more. He had a couple of passes thrown his way that could've been picked.

10. Devonta Freeman: Really, it's splitting hairs between Freeman and James Wilder Jr., who split reps just about evenly through most of the game. Freeman finished with nine carries for 52 yards and added two catches for 11 yards.

Honorable mentions: Wilder, Benjamin, CB Jalen Ramsey, C Bryan Stork, DT Eddie Goldman



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