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ESPN’s Chris Low and Adam Rittenberg put two FSU games in their list of the ten 2017 matchups with the highest stakes.

8. Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers, Nov. 11

What's at stake: Few annual games on the college football calendar carry more weight than Seminoles-Tigers, which has become the de facto ACC championship game. The teams have combined for two of the past four national championships, elevating the ACC into the conversation for top conference. Florida State can lose to Alabama in the season opener. A loss to Clemson, meanwhile, would almost certainly take the Seminoles out of the title chase. It also would mark their third straight loss to the Tigers, a drought that has happened only once (2005 to 2007) since the teams began playing annually in 1992. Clemson has been virtually unbeatable in Death Valley lately, and the Tigers can show they will be fine without QB Deshaun Watson if they can take down FSU again. Although both teams play SEC schools from Alabama early on, this is the game that has the most at stake.

2. Florida State Seminoles at Florida Gators, Nov. 25

What's at stake: FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has owned the state of Florida since taking over in Tallahassee in 2010. He's 17-1 against in-state opponents, including a 13-1 mark against Florida and Miami. The Seminoles have beaten the Gators four straight times, and the last two were by a combined 43 points. Even with back-to-back SEC East Division championships, the last thing Florida's Jim McElwain needs is another beatdown at The Swamp at the hands of the Seminoles. Everybody in the state of Florida is chasing FSU right now, and the Seminoles' recruiting speaks for itself. The only way to slow down that runaway train is to start beating them on the field.2. Florida State Seminoles at Florida Gators, Nov. 25

Florida State center Alec Eberle was named to the Rimington Award Watch List which was announced on Monday.

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Miami lost a veteran offensive lineman to transfer as Sunny Odogwu announced that he is leaving the program.

Recruiting

FSU was included in the newly unveiled top two for top 2018 linebacker Teradja Mitchell, who also announced a commitment date in the near future.

Florida State landed a verbal pledge from 2018 three-star running back Jashaun Corbin on Monday.

Bud Elliott asked a tough question which is a lot of fanbases, but not so much for FSU: Do current recruits remember your team’s last national title win?

Recruits were not born when Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, or Tennessee last won a national title.

Alumni

Former Florida State gunslinger Jameis Winston made his debut in the NFL Top 100 after a breakout sophomore season.

Other Sports

FSU pitcher Tyler Holton continued his tear through the ACC last weekend at Louisville as was rewarded with another weekly honor.

For more on the baseball team, their ACC Tournament schedule was announced over the weekend, with the Seminoles beginning their pursuit of another ACC title on Wednesday.

We now know the days and times when the FSU softball team will be hosting LSU this weekend with a trip to the Women’s College World Series on the line.

The Florida State women’s basketball team landed a transfer commitment from a former top-25 recruit on Monday.