17 Facts About Florida State Seminoles

1. In 1962, as the Florida State Seminoles completed their Thursday practice in preparation to face Georgia at Sanford Stadium, Dean Coyle Moore—a long-time professor and member of FSU's athletic board—issued a challenge: "Bring back some sod from between the hedges at Georgia.

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2. Florida State Seminoles have made one appearance in the College Football Playoff.

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3. Florida State Seminoles originally played their home games at Centennial Field until 1950.

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4. Florida State Seminoles entered 1993 with a number one ranking and were led by quarterback and eventual Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward.

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5. The Florida State Seminoles won, extending their bowl streak to an NCAA record 36 seasons.

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6. The Florida State Seminoles played in five national championship games between 1993 and 2000, and claimed the championship twice, in 1993 and 1999.

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7. The Florida State Seminoles would not repeat this feat again until the ninth season of the Bobby Bowden era.

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8. Florida State Seminoles have the tenth-highest winning percentage among all college football programs in Division I FBS history with over 500 victories.

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9. The Florida State Seminoles won the conference championship in 2012, defeating the University of Central Florida.

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10. The Florida State Seminoles have made eight AIWA tournament appearances, twenty-four NCAA tournament appearances including ten national championship appearances and twenty-one regionals.

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11. The Florida State Seminoles have appeared in twelve straight NCAA tournaments and were the top seed in the 2015 tournament, a year in which they won a school record four straight in-season tournaments.

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12. The Florida State Seminoles have made thirty-four NCAA tournament appearances including twenty-four national championship appearances and sixteen regionals.

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13. The Florida State Seminoles were the first college football team in history to go wire-to-wire since the AP began releasing preseason rankings in 1936.

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14. The Florida State Seminoles played in five national championship games between 1993 and 2001, and have claimed the championship three times, in 1993, 1999, and 2013.

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15. In 2010, the Florida State Seminoles made it to the Elite Eight round, the deepest advance in the tournament in program history, matching that run in 2015 and again in 2017.

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16. The Florida State Seminoles won the ACC regular season titles in 2009 and 2010.

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17. Florida State Seminoles are the athletic teams representing Florida State University located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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