In the second installment of the Summer Stock series, KC Joyner previews the Florida State Seminoles' 2011 campaign. Talented quarterback EJ Manuel and a loaded defense have the Noles thinking big, but they have a tough schedule laid out before them.
Jeff Dooley uses the 'Eliminator' model -- basically, determining stats of value and applying them to game predictions -- for the Orange and Sugar bowls. OSU and Stanford seem to be slight favorites in these contests as a result.
Numbers and conventional wisdom are often at odds but, this season, they mostly agree on QBs. Football Outsiders uses their advanced points over expected metric to determine the most valuable signal callers in college football.