In case you’ve been living under a rock, FSU’s softball team won the national championship. And that in a convincing manner – sweeping Washington in back-to-back games for their first ever title.
Well, fairly convincing.
FSU finished first overall in the Coaches Poll with 30 of 32 first place votes. That in and of itself is not unusual. If you look at the Football Bowl Series (FBS) Coaches Poll, you’ll find that as recently as 2010 a non-national champion team (TCU – 1) receiving a first place vote – but none since the invention of the playoff, which is where you play multiple games at the end of a season against a group of other teams considered the best until you find out which team is actually the best by their virtue of beating the other teams once thought to be the best.