Well, obviously, I think college football is better when Florida State is good.
Having said that, a couple dozen schools think of themselves as giants and they can't all be great at the same time. When the Florida schools were trading national championships in the '90s, traditional powers like USC, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia and LSU weren't doing much. Now they're winning big and it's FSU, Miami, Nebraska, Michigan, Tennessee etc. trying to get back up there.
Originally Posted by Joseph
Some teams are just 'above' the others in the pecking order.
I think the perception of the pecking order is very generational and a little bit regional. To kids still in school, FSU is just another team that used to be good; to someone my dad's age, they're a Johnny-come-lately.