Social Media Expresses their Thoughts on Florida State's Controversial "13-0" Rings

The Florida State Seminoles were undefeated in the regular season and went on to win the ACC championship with their third string quarterback. Despite this, they were left out of the college football playoff at the discretion of the college football committee. Uproar began and has lasted into the off season as the Seminoles awared their players with rings eluding to a perfect season. Many gave their thoughts on social media on the rings. And many outside of Tallahassee were not happy.
Mar 9, 2024; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles head football coach Mike Norvell
Mar 9, 2024; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles head football coach Mike Norvell / Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
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The Florida State Seminoles finished the 2023 regular season 13-0 after winning their conference championship game.

However, due to their starting quarterback, Jordan Travis being injured late in the season, the college football playoff committee exercised their right to evaluate a team based on injuries or coaching changes that may effect the teams performance, and therefore elected to not select the Seminoles for the college football playoff, despite going undefeated in a power five conference.

The Seminoles would go on to lose the Orange Bowl to the Georgia Bulldogs 63-3. With many of the Seminoles starters sitting out the contest, this only kept the debate going as to whether or not the Seminoles should have been selected into the college football playoff.

Fast forward to 2024 and the off season is well underway. The Seminoles just provided their players with rings that say “unconquered” and commemorate the teams ACC Championship.

The debate again was on. The discussion this time was around whether or not this was fair to be awarded seeing as the Seminoles lost their game to Georgia.

While personally I am on the side that it is more than acceptable per the purpose, I posed the question on X (formerly known as Twitter) to SEC fans and beyond to see what they thought.

Here is what Fans on Social Media were Saying about Florida State’s ACC Championship Rings that Promoted their 13-0 Record

The UCF Comparison

For context around this one, in 2017 the UCF Knights self-proclaimed a national championship posting a billboard stating so within the state of Florida after they capped an undefeated season defeating the Auburn Tigers in the Peach Bowl.

Although this was a new years six win for the Knights, it was not the national championship, but they proclaimed themselves so regardless due to going undefeated, much to the debate of college football fans across the SEC and beyond.