Originally Posted by Saul Good
Not a chance. FSU isn't even the premier program in it's home state. There's a reason that the SEC and B1G are competing for UNC while FSU is lobbying (and failing) to get in.
This isn't Miss America where first you must win your state before going on to nationals and even if you are the 3rd-best in the country if #1 is also in your state too bad, we compare teams on their own merits.
All things being equal, FSU would obviously get the nod over UNC. All things aren't equal because UF/UGA/SC will block. Hypothetically, if UF did not exist, FSU would have been a member of the SEC years ago.