The Florida State Seminoles won the 2013 BCS National Championship, and they started off their 2014 season with a victory over Oklahoma State, but teams are aching to dethrone them.
The Florida State Seminoles made an incredible comeback in the 2014 BCS title game after facing a 21-3 deficit to beat the Auburn Tigers 34-31 and claim the BCS national championship.
Quarterback Jameis Winston also won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman. The Seminoles opened their 2014 season on the road against Oklahoma State, and they came away with a 37-31 victory.
This showed that while the Seminoles can find ways to win, they are not invincible and other teams are gunning for them since they’re the defending national champions.
Here are five reasons why Florida State will not defend their national title.
5. Difficult to repeat
This is an obvious and cliche reason, but even though there have been repeat champions such as the 2004 USC Trojans and 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida State will have a giant target on their backs. Plus, there are other up-and-coming teams in college football who may very well be the next Florida State or Auburn. Winston will also face intense pressure in trying to live up to his freshman season and vying to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.