The Florida State Seminoles were a perfect 14-0 SU and 11-3 ATS in 2013 en route to the final BCS National Championship.
The Seminoles are an 11/2 favorite to defend their title in 2014 with Heisman favorite Jameis Winston leading the way.
Florida State completely dominated the 2013 season on both sides of the ball. On offense, the Seminoles finished second only to Baylor in scoring with 52.4 points per game. On defense, the team allowed a nation-low 12.1 points per game. That translates to an average margin of victory of over 40 points per game.
The offense was led by breakout freshman sensation Jameis Winston, who cruised to a lopsided Heisman Trophy win after passing for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns while leading his team to an undefeated season and an ACC title.
Winston is the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy again this year, going off at 4/1 to do so.
The Seminoles are a big chalk play to win the ACC championship at 4/11, with the next closest teams in the division going off at 10/1 in Clemson, Louisville and UNC. To win the ACC Atlantic Division, Florida State is an even bigger favorite at 1/6.
The ACC had no answers for Florida State in 2013, and with most of the team returning, there doesn't appear to be much reason to expect otherwise this year.
No matter how many points bookmakers gave to Florida State's opponents, the Seminoles kept covering the spread. Florida State was a favorite of 30 points or more seven times last season and went 6-1 ATS in those games.
The Seminoles even covered as a 58-point favorite against Idaho, stomping the Vandals 80-14. Florida State didn't cover the spread against Auburn, but it did end the SEC's run of seven straight national championships in the 34-31 win.
It is hard to foresee a scenario in which this Florida State team isn't in the four-team playoff at the end of the year. At that point, Jameis Winston would have the chance to add to his legacy against two of the best teams in college football.