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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU is headed to the Orange Bowl

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The Noles take on the Wolverines to kick off the New Year’s Six

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Football:

Florida State will take on the Michigan Wolverines in this year’s Orange Bowl down in Miami. Commissioner Hocutt had this to say about FSU being picked over Louisville.

"The selection committee felt like Florida State was the better football team at the end of this season ... We're looking at the full body of work and we're not basing our rankings and our decisions on one particular game."

Michigan open as touchdown favorite in Vegas; while ESPN’s FPI gives Michigan a 62% chance of winning the match-up.

Big Ten East vs ACC Atlantic; it seems as if the ACC has to prove its mettle once again.

Here’s a look at all six New Year’s Six match-ups.

A year in review, Michigan vs Florida State.

It’s the last set of rankings before the end of bowl season. Florida State is 10th in both the Coaches & the AP Poll & 11th in the College Football Playoff Rankings

Don’t think FSU fans will be too fond of this scouting report from the Detroit Free Press.

Derwin James riled up the masses with speculative bowl game tweet but Coach Fisher is skeptical:

Jameis Winston asked a very good question in his post-game conference following the victory over the chargers:

41 bowl games, 42 predictions.

Tarvarus Mcfadden received the Jack Tatum Award; given to the nation’s top defensive back from the Touchdown Club of Columbus.

Now that the field is set, who’s winning?

Recruiting:

FSU hosted 5-star Wide Receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones on an official visit this past weekend.

FSU is also in the top 7 for the top DE prospect in the class of 2018, Xavier Thomas.

Other Sports:

FSU beat George Washington by double digits despite the absence of Jonathan Isaac who missed the game with a minor hip injury.

The Women’s Basketball team routed Western Carolina.

Volleyball staged a tremendous comeback after being down 2 sets to none to defeat Florida 3 sets to 2 in Gainesville to advance to the Sweet 16; tremendous victory for the Volleyball team.

Alumni:

Jameis Winston has the once hapless Buccaneers in the thick of a playoff race; tied for first place with the Atlanta Falcons.