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1993 NCAA Division I-A football season

1993 NCAA Division I-A season
Number of teams 106[1]
Preseason AP #1 Florida State Seminoles[2]
Post-season
Bowl games 19
Heisman Trophy Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB
Championship bowl game
1994 Orange Bowl
Site Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Winner Florida State Seminoles
Division I-A football seasons
← 1992
1994 →

The 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season saw Florida State crowned national champions, in both the AP and Coaches poll.

Under the Bowl Coalition, undefeated Big 8 champ and #2 ranked Nebraska hosted ACC champ and #1 ranked Florida State in the Orange Bowl. This produced a clear champion in the Coaches Poll and the AP poll, despite Florida State's loss to Notre Dame 31–24 during the regular season, in a game known by many as the "Game of the Century". This much hyped clash between #1 and #2 was the site of the first ever "live" broadcast of the ESPN College GameDay show and did not fail to live up to expectations as Irish defensive back Shawn Wooden batted down a Charlie Ward pass in the end zone with three seconds left to play. Despite the win over Florida State, Notre Dame's title chances ended the very next week when the Fighting Irish lost to #17 [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]]. Further controversy surrounded the inclusion of one-loss Florida State in the national title game over undefeated West Virginia, who was ranked #2 (ahead of Florida State) by the final regular season coaches' poll but not the AP (Nebraska was #2 in the AP).

Despite beating Florida State in the regular season, Notre Dame finished #2 in the two major polls. Florida State, during the 1993 regular season played #2 Notre Dame, #2 Nebraska, #3 Miami, #7 Florida, #13 North Carolina, #15 Virginia, and #17 Clemson. FSU went 3–1 vs top 7 teams while playing only 1 home game in the 4 contests.

Florida State's Charlie Ward threw for 3,032 yards, completed 70 percent of his passes and became the first player to win the Heisman Trophy and the national championship in the same season since Pittsburgh's Tony Dorsett in 1976.

Penn State also played their first year as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Another Big West member and Cal State school dropped football, this time Cal State Fullerton, dropping the total number of Division 1-A schools to 106. The league picked up four other teams; Southwest Louisiana (later Louisiana-Lafayette) and Arkansas State which had just made the jump to Division I-A in 1990, and former independents Northern Illinois and Louisiana Tech.

The Alamo Bowl played its inaugural game.

The Sunshine Classic was no longer sponsored by Blockbuster Entertainment, and was now known as the Carquest Bowl.

Rule changes

  • The distance between the hashmarks was narrowed from 53 feet, 4 inches (the same as high school football) to 40 feet (the standard used by the National Football League through the 1971 season). This cut down on severe angles for kickers who attempted short field goals, although angles would still be far greater than those encountered by kickers in the NFL, where the hashmarks are the same width as the goalposts, 18 feet, 6 inches.
  • The "fumblerooski" play is outlawed as intentional fumbles are now illegal.
  • Players who are bleeding or have open wounds are required to leave the game until the bleeding is stopped and the wound treated.

Conference standings

1993 ACC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #19 [[North Carolina Tar Heels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. #23 Clemson
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This page is a soft redirect.Virginia]]
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This page is a soft redirect. NC State
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This page is a soft redirect.Georgia Tech]]
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This page is a soft redirect.Duke]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Maryland
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This page is a soft redirect. Wake Forest
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Big East football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #7 West Virginia
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This page is a soft redirect. #15 Miami (FL)
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This page is a soft redirect. #13 [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]]
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This page is a soft redirect. #22 Virginia Tech
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This page is a soft redirect. Pittsburgh
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Temple Owls football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Temple]]
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Big 8 football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #3 Nebraska
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This page is a soft redirect. #16 Colorado
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This page is a soft redirect. #20 Kansas State
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This page is a soft redirect. Oklahoma State
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Big Ten football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #21 Michigan
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This page is a soft redirect. Purdue
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Big West Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. [[UNLV Rebels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. Louisiana Tech
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Arkansas State Indians football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Mid-American Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Ball State Cardinals football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Ball State]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Western Michigan Broncos football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Bowling Green Falcons football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Bowling Green]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Central Michigan Chippewas football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Central Michigan]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Akron Zips football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Ohio Bobcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Eastern Michigan Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Toledo Rockets football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Miami RedHawks football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Kent State Golden Flashes football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Kent State]]
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† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Pacific-10 football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #10 Arizona §
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This page is a soft redirect. USC §
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This page is a soft redirect. Washington
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This page is a soft redirect. #25 [[California Golden Bears football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.California]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Arizona State
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Washington State Cougars football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Washington State]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Oregon
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This page is a soft redirect. Stanford
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Oregon State Beavers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Oregon State]]
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 SEC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. Eastern Division
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This page is a soft redirect. #5 Florida x
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This page is a soft redirect. #12 Tennessee
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This page is a soft redirect. Kentucky
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This page is a soft redirect. South Carolina
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This page is a soft redirect. Georgia
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Vanderbilt Commodores football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Vanderbilt]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Western Division
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This page is a soft redirect. #4 Auburn
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This page is a soft redirect. #14 Alabama x
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This page is a soft redirect. Arkansas
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This page is a soft redirect. LSU
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Ole Miss Rebels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. Mississippi State
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This page is a soft redirect.Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Auburn had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation. Alabama later forfeited all 1993 regular season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Southwest Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #9 Texas A&M
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This page is a soft redirect. Texas Tech
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Rice Owls football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. Baylor
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This page is a soft redirect. [[TCU Horned Frogs football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. SMU
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Houston Cougars football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Houston]]
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 WAC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. Utah
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This page is a soft redirect. [[New Mexico Lobos football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. San Diego State
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Air Force Falcons football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Rankings from AP Poll
1993 Division I-A independents football records
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This page is a soft redirect. #2 Notre Dame
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Rankings from AP Poll

#1 and #2 progress

Florida State's Seminoles were the unanimous choice for #1 beginning with the October 19 poll and the three after that, receiving all 62 votes. After Notre Dame's 31-24 defeat of Florida State on November 13, Notre Dame got all 62 first place votes in the next poll.

WEEKS #1 #2 Event Date
PRE - 7 Florida State Alabama Tennessee 17, Alabama 17 Oct 16
8 - 11 Florida State Notre Dame Notre Dame 31, Florida St. 24 Nov 13
12 Notre Dame Florida State [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]] 41, Notre Dame 39
Nov 20
13-15 Florida State Nebraska Florida State 18, Nebraska 16 Jan 1

Bowl games

Final rankings

Final AP Poll

  1. Florida State
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Nebraska
  4. Auburn
  5. Florida
  6. Wisconsin
  7. West Virginia
  8. Penn State
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Arizona
  11. Ohio State
  12. Tennessee
  13. [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]]
  14. Alabama
  15. Miami (FL)
  16. Colorado
  17. Oklahoma
  18. UCLA
  19. [[North Carolina Tar Heels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.North Carolina]]
  20. Kansas State
  21. Michigan
  22. Virginia Tech
  23. Clemson
  24. Louisville
  25. [[California Golden Bears football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.California]]

Final Coaches Poll

  1. Florida St.
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Nebraska
  4. Florida
  5. Wisconsin
  6. West Virginia
  7. Penn St.
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Arizona
  10. Ohio St.
  11. Tennessee
  12. [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]]
  13. Alabama
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Miami (FL)
  16. Colorado
  17. UCLA
  18. Kansas St.
  19. Michigan
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. [[North Carolina Tar Heels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.North Carolina]]
  22. Clemson
  23. Louisville
  24. [[California Golden Bears football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.California]]
  25. Southern California

Awards and honors

Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is given to the Most Outstanding Player of the year

Winner: Charlie Ward, Florida State, Quarterback (2310 votes)

Other major awards

Coaching changes

Preseason and in-season

School Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement
Houston John Jenkins April 30 resigned [3] Kim Helton
NC State Dick Sheridan June 29 resigned [4] Mike O'Cain
Washington Don James August 22 resigned [5] Jim Lambright
UTEP David Lee October 17 fired [6] Charlie Bailey

References

  1. http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1993.htm
  2. http://www.appollarchive.com/football/ap/seasons.cfm?appollid=718
  3. Associated Press (May 2, 1993). "Houston Football Coach Resigns". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  4. Chuck Carree (June 30, 1993). "Sheridan's resignation stuns, worries local Wolfpack fans". Star-News. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  5. Mike Downey (August 23, 1993). "Too-Harsh Penalties Don't Fit the Crimes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  6. Associated Press (October 18, 1993). "UTEP fires coach after loss to Utah". Deseret News. Retrieved December 11, 2013.