The Florida State Seminoles are the national champions — at least in the eyes of the state Senate.
The coronavirus outbreak put an end to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament before it could begin, prompting state Sen. Joe Gruters to introduce a resolution Thursday proclaiming the Noles “champions by default.”
Lawmakers voted 37-2 to pass the resolution late Friday.
Florida State went 26-5 and won the first Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in school history. The Seminoles were No. 4 in the most recent AP and coaches polls.
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