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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Cloud hanging over the Sunshine State

By Heather Dinich

Florida State and Miami are nowhere to be found in the Associated Press Top 25 this week. They're not alone, as Florida is missing, too. According to ESPN Stats & Information, it's the first time this has happened since Dec. 6, 1982. Back then, the very next season Miami went on to win the national championship, starting a run of unprecedented success in football in the state of Florida. Out of the past 29 years, 10 national champions have come from the state of Florida, the most of any state during that span:

Florida: 10
Nebraska: 3
Alabama: 3

Here's a look at what FSU, Miami and Florida have done since the last time none of them were ranked in the AP Poll, according to ESPN Stats & Information: