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Your Thoughts Thursday: FSU Baseball’s Run of 42 Straight 40-Win Seasons is Noles’ Most Impressive Active Streak

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After the worst regular season under legendary head coach Mike Martin, Florida State baseball has righted the ship and made its way back to Omaha for the College World Series.

As the regular season ended and the ACC Tournament started off with a 7-4 loss to Wake Forest, there was real concern that some of the long-held streaks for the Seminoles would go by the wayside. After defeating NC State 11-0 in its second ACC Tournament game to aid in it being selected to the NCAA Tournament, FSU breezed through the Athens Regional before sweeping LSU in Baton Rouge Super Regional to eclipse the 40-win mark for the 42nd straight season.

In this week’s The Daily Nole Poll, the overwhelming majority said that was FSU’s most impressive active streak. It received 86 percent of our 177 total votes.

7 percent said FSU men’s hoops’ five straight wins over rival Florida — the most ever. 2 percent said FSU softball’s run of six straight ACC titles. 5 percent said other.

The only specification was FSU football’s current streak of three straight wins over rival Florida in Gainesville. That’s the most consecutive wins at Florida in program history.

Our Take
As usual, those who responded got it right.

FSU football had impressive streaks of 41 winning seasons and 36 straight bowl appearances unfortunately end this past season. To illustrate how impressive the current streak is for the baseball program, the streak exceeds those.

During the football streak, there were a handful of seasons where FSU reached a bowl by going 6-6 and some where the Seminoles finished 7-6 or 6-5. Of course, FSU did finish in the top 5 each season from 1987 to 2000, which may be the most impressive streak in the history of FSU athletics.

During FSU baseball’s streak of 42 straight 40-win seasons, the Seminoles have never finished fewer than 19 games under .500. The average number of victories over those 42 years? More than 50.

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