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:
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:
- Miami has won five national championships and spent 68 weeks at No. 1 in the AP poll.
- Florida has won three national championships and spent 41 weeks at No. 1 in the AP poll.
- Florida State has won two national championships and spent 60 weeks at No. 1 in the AP poll.