Oct. 4, 2011
FLORIDA STATE – THE NATION’S TOP DEFENSIVE TEAM
Florida State, the nation’s top defensive team, enters the 2011-12 season looking to become the first team since Georgetown (in 1989, 1990 and 1991) and only the third team in NCAA history (also Wyoming in 1981, 1982 and 1983) to lead the nation in the most telling of all defensive statistics – defensive field goal percentage in three consecutive seasons. The Seminoles are already one of only five teams in NCAA history to lead the nation in multiple consecutive seasons and the first since Marquette in 1993 and 1994. Florida State has limited its last 69 opponents in the last two seasons to a combined shooting percentage of .3695 (1,356 of 3,670). The Seminoles combined field goal percentage defense in the last two seasons is the second lowest for a two year period recorded NCAA history and is rivaled by only Georgetown during the 1990 and 1991 seasons when the Hoyas limited their opponents to a .3689 mark (1,393 of 3,776).
Three-Time NCAA Field Goal Percentage Defense Champions Years Team Pct. Years Team Pct. 1981 Wyoming .401 1989 Georgetown .399 1982 Wyoming .397 1990 Georgetown .370 1983 Wyoming .416 1991 Georgetown .368