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FSU Named Top CFB Program In Florida By The AP

Florida State was named one the top college football program in Florida by the Associated Press.

The Associated Press released their Top-100 programs in the 80 year history of the AP Poll, and Florida State came in at No. 9. The list was made by how many times a team was voted into the AP Poll, and the ranking they received. The Seminoles, whose program restarted in 1947, is the only program inside the Top-25 to make their first appearance in the AP Poll after 1950. The Seminoles received 714 points, which was just under 400 points behind Ohio State at 1,112. The Buckeyes are the No. 1 program on the list. 

Florida State came in ahead of in state rivals Florida and Miami despite restarting their program 40 years after the Gators and 20 years after the Hurricanes. The Gators are right behind the Seminoles at No. 10, while Miami comes in at No. 13. The Seminoles have been ranked No. 1 by the AP Poll 72 times. Miami is close behind at 64 No. 1 rankings. Florida lags behind the other two with just 41 No. 1 rankings.

The Seminoles worst decade is listed as the 1950s, and their best was the 1990s. They did not make any of the AP Polls during the 1950s, but appeared in every AP Poll during the 1990s. From November 11, 1990 to September 9, 2001 Florida State was never lower that 11th in the AP Poll.

Every ACC school made the list. Clemson is the next highest at No. 22 with 411 points. Pittsburgh landed right behind them at No. 23 with 356 points. Georgia Tech came in just outside the Top-25 at No. 26 with 320 points. Every ACC school made the list. Virginia Tech (31), North Carolina (38), Syracuse (41), Virginia (52), Duke (53), NC State (56), Boston College (57), Louisville (62), Wake Forest (80) complete the list for the conference.

South Florida is the only other Florida program to make the list. The Bulls come in at No. 94. For the full Top-100 click here.

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