clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Where will Florida State football go bowling?

The latest Florida State football bowl projections.

Following the loss to Clemson on Saturday, Florida State still needs one more victory for bowl eligibility. However, when the season concludes, the ‘Noles should have a high enough resume for at least a mid-tier bowl. Here are the most feasible possibilities:

Russell Athletic Bowl: ACC vs. Big 12

Orlando, Florida

December 29, 2016

The Russell Athletic Bowl is positioned as the No. 2 ACC team, not in the College Football Playoff, making the bowl. Clemson is still on track to make the College Football Playoff, meaning Louisville would be left playing in the Orange Bowl, giving Florida State a shot in the Russell Athletic Bowl. SB Nation and CBS Sports both project the ‘Noles to Orlando, playing against West Virginia.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC

Orlando, Florida

December 31, 2016

If the team representing the ACC in the Capital One Orange Bowl is facing a team from the Big Ten conference, the ACC will get a team, more than likely Florida State, in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. If the opponent in the Orange Bowl is not from the Big Ten, the ACC will not have a represented team in this bowl.

Tax Slayer Bowl: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC

Jacksonville, Florida

December 31, 2016

If neither Clemson or Louisville make the College Football playoff and take the spots of the Orange and Russell Athletic Bowls, Florida State will more than likely end up in Jacksonville. There are numerous different considerations, such as the Pinstripe Bowl in New York or Belk Bowl in Charlotte, that could also be options. However, the bowl committees get to choose the participating teams. With Florida State being located close to Jacksonville, and the large number of alumni in the area, the committee will be more inclined as they can predict a high attendance from the school, as opposed to Florida State playing in another city previously mentioned.