1. Florida State Seminoles | Threat Level: Extremely High
Ole Miss opens the season with the highest threat to the 2016 season. Florida State is the most talented team in the country. If you compared their roster to some recruiting sites, you would blush about how much talent Jimbo has gathered in Tallahassee.
ESPN gives Ole Miss a 29.5% chance to win this game.
The Seminoles return all 11 starters to their offense this year. They did lose 5 of their defensive starters though.
On offense, RS Freshman Deondre Francois will start against the Rebels. Sean Maguire has been sidelined with an injury.
Running back is the most proven position for FSU. Heisman hopeful Dalvin Cook is looking to lead the Seminoles back to the College Football Playoffs.
At wide receiver, the Noles return Travis Rudolph to the team. Rudolph is the player to watch against the Rebels.
Roderick Johnson is the offensive lineman to watch for the Seminoles. He is a returning junior with experience.
Florida State has become known for their defense, and this season is no different. Nearly every starter projects as a top-3 round pick in the NFL.
Led by Derwin James, the defense will be tasked with stopping the attack of Chad Kelly and the Rebels.
Josh Sweat, the former #1 recruit in the country, is looking to take a step forward on the defensive line. Sweat returned from a leg injury last season and had 41 tackles.
This game offers Ole Miss an opportunity to make a name for itself. While this game will not end the season for the Rebels or for the Seminoles, it could mean national bragging rights.
If Ole Miss does win this game, that September 17th matchup with Alabama will get a whole lot more important.