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Bowl Projections after Championship Weekend: Where, who could FSU be playing?

SEC? Big 10? Pac-12? Who will Florida State Seminoles football face off against?

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No. 13 Florida State Seminoles football took down the Florida Gators (6-6, 3-5 SEC) in an offensive thriller to end the season, posting its best record since the 2016 season (9-3, 5-3 ACC).

FSU had an outside shot at an Orange Bowl bid, but a Clemson loss to South Carolina killed the Tigers’ playoff hopes and the Seminoles’ opportunity to sneak into a New Year’s Six game.

The Seminoles still have a chance to end the year with 10 wins, another potentially huge benchmark for FSU to reach in year three under head coach Mike Norvell.

With bowl destinations just hours from being solidified, we’re tracking where Florida State is projected to play in the postseason in national outlets — you can find that below.

Florida State Seminoles 2022-2023 bowl projections

Cheez-It Bowl

Camping World Stadium: Orlando, Florida

Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m.

vs. Texas Tech (Athlon Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports)

vs. Oklahoma Sooners (Action Network, ESPN, The Athletic, 247Sports, Bleacher Report)

vs. Texas Longhorns (USA Today)

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Bank of America Stadium: Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 30, 12 p.m.

vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, College Football News)

Our analysis and prediction

It’s interesting that national outlets have dropped the Gator Bowl from projections and have doubled down on the Duke’s Mayo Bowl as an alternative to the Cheez-It Bowl, with Notre Dame now the main name associated with the Jacksonville game.

The Cheez-It Bowl, as of now, seems like the most likely destination for Florida State — a trip there would mark FSU’s first game vs. a Big 12 opponent since its 2014 season opener vs. Oklahoma State. Things might shake out differently depending on how conference championship weekend goes, but despite national projections, a Gator Bowl seems more likely than a Duke’s Mayo Bowl bid, given North Carolina’s availability.

College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Georgia Bulldogs

2. Michigan Wolverines

3. TCU Horned Frogs

4. Ohio State Buckeyes

5. Alabama Crimson Tide

6. Tennessee Volunteers

7. Clemson Tigers

8. Utah Utes

9. Kansas State Wildcats

10. USC Trojans

11. Penn State Nittany Lions

12. Washington Huskies

13. Florida State Seminoles

14. Oregon State Beavers

15. Oregon Ducks

16. Tulane Green Wave

17. LSU Tigers

18. UCLA Bruins

19. South Carolina Gamecocks

20. Texas Longhorns

21. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

22. Mississippi State Bulldogs

23. NC State Wolfpack

24. Troy Trojans

25. UTSA Roadrunners