Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is remaining tightlipped about who he voted No. 1 in the most recent Coaches poll.
Fisher was asked during Monday’s press conference if he was one of the three coaches who put FSU at No. 1 in the Coaches poll, a week after the Seminoles had no first-place votes.
“When it comes out, [we’ll] see where I voted us,” Fisher said, coyly. “It was nothing to do with me being the head coach at Florida State.”
While Fisher sidestepped a direct answer, he did go in-depth on the voting process. He also made some statements that seemed to draw parallels to FSU – which started the season outside of the top 10 in human polls – and Alabama, which has remained No. 1 since the preseason.
“Your job as a voter is to vote the best teams, who you think is the best team in the country,” Fisher said. “Not where they’re preseason ranked. Not where they were. …Your job is to vote the best teams and that’s what I do.”
You can see Fisher's entire press conference in the video below. Here are some more highlights:
--In regards to polls, Fisher compared his mindset on voting to Jalen Ramsey, a freshman who has started at CB and S for FSU. “Those other guys did nothing wrong. He was the best player, so he played. And that’s the way I vote.”
--Fisher spoke a lot about FSU’s offensive line and how the Seminoles have benefited from reps. This was a group that had a good deal of growing pains early in its career and has evolved into one of the nation’s best units.
--Fisher said that the team’s on-field success has opened doors with some highly-ranked recruits that were not necessarily legitimate targets before the season.
--Kelvin Benjamin, with his 6-5 frame, has a skill set that Fisher has never seen before.