Florida State football has seen a ton of success over the years. The Seminoles have won national championships, conference championships, and have had 288 players selected in the NFL/AFL Draft. This list ranks the top 5 Florida State teams of all-time.
5. 1997 11-1 (Sugar Bowl – W)
Bobby Bowden led the Seminoles to a 11-1 record in the 1997 season. The team was led by Travis Minor, Peter Warrick, E.G. Green, Laveranues Coles, and Andre Wadsworth. In week 11 the Noles lost a 32-29 heartbreaker to Florida, but ended the season on a high note beating Ohio State 31-14 in the Sugar Bowl. The Seminoles finished the year ranked #3 in the final AP Poll.
4. 1987 11-1 (Fiesta Bowl – W)
Number 4 belongs to the 1987 Seminoles. FSU was 1 point away from being the National Champion after a 26-25 loss to Miami in week 5. On the year, Sammie Smith rushed for 1230 yards and Deion Sanders had 4 interceptions. The Seminoles ended the season ranked #2 in the final AP Poll.
3. 1993 12-1 (Orange Bowl – W)
The number 3 spot belongs to the 1993 Seminoles. This team was dominant as they averaged 41.2 points per game while giving up only 9.9 points per game. These statistics were both 1st out of all NCAA teams. On offense Charlie Ward and Warrick Dunn led the Seminoles. Corey Sawyer had an impressive year on defense totaling 6 interceptions. The one loss came in week 10 to Notre Dame. However, the Noles won the Orange Bowl 18-16 against Nebraska and finished the year ranked #1 in the final AP Poll.
2. 2013 14-0 (BCS Championship)
The 2013 FSU team was led by Heisman Winner Jameis Winston. Winston finished the season with 44 total touchdowns. On defense Telvin Smith had 90 tackles and 3 interceptions. The Noles beat Duke in the ACC Title Game 45-7 and then defeated Auburn 34-31 in the BCS Championship Game.
1. 1999 12-0 (Sugar Bowl – W)
At the top spot we have the 1999 team. This team was the first team in NCAA history to be ranked #1 every week, from the pre-season polls to the final polls. The team featured Chris Weinke, Travis Minor, Peter Warrick, Anquan Boldin, and Sebastian Janikowski. The Seminoles beat Virginia Tech 46-29 in the Sugar Bowl.