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FSU: Looking back

By BRIAN LANDMAN

© St. Petersburg Times, published August 25, 2000


Florida State deservedly earned the label "dynasty" from the NCAA for its mind-boggling numbers in the 1990s, a decade when decreasing scholarships and increasing television exposure supposedly leveled the playing field.

The Seminoles won two national titles (1993 and 1999) and extended their streak of Top 4 finishes in the AP poll to an unprecedented 13 straight years. They never failed to win at least 10 games and were 109-13-1, including bowl games. The 109 wins is the most by any team in any decade in NCAA history. They have won or shared the Atlantic Coast Conference title all eight years they've been in the league, dominating play with a 62-2 record.

So much for parity.

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