Sporting News has ranked the top twenty college football programs of the last decade ranked the Florida State Seminoles at number four, behind only Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State. Per Sporting News:
When the College Football Playoff era started, FSU would have been No. 2 on this list. The Seminoles have produced 12 All-Americans this decade, and Jimbo Fisher had a powerhouse that was good enough to put together the decade's longest win streak at 29 games with Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. It's on Willie Taggart to bring that back - or this program could slip out of the top five. - Bill Bender, Sporting News
Florida State went 5-7 last year under first year head coach Willie Taggart and missed out on a bowl game for the first time in 37 years.