FSU's best, worst title matchups

How the Seminoles would stack up against Ohio State, Auburn and Missouri

Updated: December 2, 2013, 1:09 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Braxton Miller, Nick Marshall, and James Franklin AP Photo, USA Today Sports ImagesHow would FSU fare against OSU's Braxton Miller, Auburn's Nick Marshall and Mizzou's James Franklin?

There are still a number of uncertainties to be sorted out in determining the final BCS standings, but one item that looks to be fairly certain is that the Florida State Seminoles should be able to live up to their 29-point-favorite status and beat the Duke Blue Devils in the ACC championship game to clinch one of the two spots in the BCS title contest.

Assuming this occurs, it leads to the question of how the Seminoles would fare in the national championship tilt.

To answer that, let's take a look at how the Seminoles match up against the three teams they are most likely to face in the BCS Championship Game -- the Ohio State Buckeyes, Auburn Tigers and Missouri Tigers.

Here's an examination of how FSU stacks up on both sides of the ball against each, in order to determine FSU's best and worst potential BCS title game matchups.


Florida State versus Ohio State


FSU offense versus OSU defense

Passing offense may be the Seminoles' strongest suit. Florida State leads the nation in Total QBR (89.3) and Adjusted Total QBR (90.1 -- which adds a schedule strength component to Total QBR) and ranks third in yards per pass attempt (10.28).