It doesn't seem like that long ago that the Florida State Seminoles were setting an NCAA record with 14 consecutive top five finishes in the AP football poll. However, their final placement in the top five AP rankings was in 2000.
During that 14 year span, the Seminoles had a combined record of 152-19-1, for an average record of 11 wins and only one defeat per season.
Since the conclusion of that 2000 season, however, Florida State have been a shell of the former self and a model of inconsistency. Over the past 12 seasons, the Seminoles have had complied a mediocre record of 105-52 and zero top five AP rankings.
With that said, the Seminoles appear to be getting back on track and could be close to ascending back to the elite of college football. Last season, head coach Jimbo Fisher led the Seminoles to a 12-2 record, a conference championship and an Orange Bowl victory.
Make no mistake about it—the Seminoles are at a cross roads. Will they take the next step in becoming a national powerhouse again? Or, will the turnover, both on the roster and coaching staff, lead to an extended stay in the land of mediocrity?
The college football world has been looking for the return of the mighty Seminoles since their surprising departure from the elite in 2001.