150 Greatest National Champions: 7
7. 2013 Florida State (14-0)
All-Time Season Score: 30.2800
Key Season Score Element: 723 points (most by any of the national champions)
Best Win: Florida State 34, Auburn 31 (BCS Championship)
Worst Game: Florida State 48, at Boston College 34
In terms of modern day total dominance, it’s hard to beat 2013 Florida State …
At least before the last BCS Championship ever.
It all started with a Monday night 41-13 win destruction over Pitt – coming with the official national introduction to eventual Heisman winner Jameis Winston. There wasn’t so much as a hiccup before getting to Pasadena.
Clemson was supposed to come out rocking at home, and it got its doors blown off 51-14.
Miami was in the midst of a decent season … 41-14.
In all, Florida State ended up whacking around eight teams that finished with winning records, the defense allowed seven points or fewer seven times, and the ACC Championship against Duke was a mere formality in a 45-7 blowout.
It took a fantastic comeback in the final moments to get by Auburn 34-31 to win the national title, but the 14 wins and 723 points – the next highest scoring all-time national champion was 1888 Yale with 694, and only 11 teams total scored more than 600 – made this the greatest season of the BCS era.
Wins (14): at Pitt (41-13), Nevada (62-7), Bethune-Cookman (54-6), at Boston College (48-34), Maryland (63-0), at Clemson (51-14), NC State (49-17), Miami (41-14), at Wake Forest (59-3), Syracuse (59-3), Idaho (80-14), at Florida (37-7), Duke (45-7, ACC Championship), Auburn (34-31, BCS Championship)
Losses (0): None
Quality Wins (8): at Pitt, at Boston College, Maryland, at Clemson, Miami, Syracuse, Duke, Auburn
Elite Wins (2.5): at Clemson, Auburn
Bad Wins (3): Bethune-Cookman, NC State, Idaho
Points For: 723
Points Against: 170
150 Greatest College Football National Champions
CFN 2021 Final Rankings | No. 1 | No. 2 | No. 3 | No. 4
No. 5 | No. 6 | No. 7 | No. 8 | No. 9 | No. 10 | 11-25 | 26-50
51-75 | 76-100 | 101-125 | 126-150 | Just Missed
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