† – BCS representative as champion Rankings from AP Poll
The 2000 Florida State Seminoles football team was the champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team finished with a 11–2 record, and lost in the 2001 BCS National Title Game to the Oklahoma Sooners. They reached the Title game despite finishing 3rd in both the Coaches and AP polls.
As a senior in 2000, Chris Weinke led the nation in passing with 4,167 yards and won the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's best player, as well as the Davey O'Brien Award and the Johnny Unitas Award. He also led the Seminoles to the Orange Bowl for their third title game in as many years, where they lost 13–2 to the Oklahoma Sooners. At the age of 28, Weinke was the oldest player in history to win the Heisman Trophy. He finished his Florida State career with a 32–3 record and held numerous FSU records including most passing yards in a career and most career touchdown passes.