8. Florida State
The 2022 season marks a big one for Mike Norvell, who enters Year 3 with Florida State. Norvell has posted back-to-back losing seasons; FSU hasn’t played in a bowl game since the 2019 season, which still feels stunning. In fact, FSU hasn’t had a winning season since 2017.
Moreover, Norvell has experienced some tough breaks on the recruiting trail as well, including the de-commitment of 5-star cornerback Travis Hunter, who will instead play for Deion Sanders at Jackson State.
Despite the struggles, FSU showed signs of progress in 2021. With the return of quarterback Jordan Travis, Florida State features an intriguing running back, thanks in part to a talented backfield of Treshaun Ward, Lawrance Toafili and Oregon transfer Trey Benson.