Alright, the Seminoles’ postseason picture has become a little clearer. Just kidding. With college football’s regular season concluded, it’s still pretty much anyone’s guess as to where the ’Noles will be bowling.
Because conference title games could still affect the postseason landscape, there’s a decent amount of disagreement as to where FSU will be heading, and against whom.
College Football News still has the Seminoles returning to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, but instead of facing Memphis, that outlet now has Florida State playing the far-less interesting Western Kentucky.
But WKU would be a much more palatable opponent if Banner Society is correct: they have the Seminoles meeting the Hilltoppers in Jacksonville’s Gator Bowl, easily the best projection this week.
ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach also see the ’Noles drawing a G5 team: the Tulane Green Wave, in the Birmingham Bowl. As far as the ACC’s selection process goes, this is the worst projection of this sample set for Florida State.
And then there are a slew of varied forecasts that have the Seminoles matching up with myriad Big Ten teams in different locations.
247 Sports and CBS Sports each have FSU in Detroit’s Quick Lane Bowl, the former against Iowa, the latter vs. Michigan State. The Sporting News and SI.com see the Seminoles in NYC’s Pinstripe Bowl, matching up with Illinois and Indiana, respectively.
One additional wrinkle. There are 79 bowl-eligible teams, and just 78 spots available. So one 6-6 team is staying home. But don’t worry, a name like Florida State isn’t getting passed over.