analytical – Florida It sits at 8-3 on the season and goes to the bowl for the first time under head coach Mike Norville and for the first time since the end of the 2019 season. The Seminoles are ranked No. 19 in last week’s Football Playoff rankings. The Seminoles are likely heading into this week’s edition after another weekend of college football turmoil.
Where FSU will go bowling is a bigger question though going into the final week of the regular season at this time.
The ACC has nine tournament-eligible teams as of today, with Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Pitt, Syracuse, and Wake Forest secured bowl eligibility. Miami (5-6) must win its next game to qualify for the tournament. Georgia Tech (5-6) must win its next game to earn a spot in a bowl. The ACC is tied for the most bowl teams among all conferences entering Week 12.
The ACC’s current bowl lineup through 2025 includes the Cheez-It Bowl, Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Wasabi Fenway Bowl, Military Bowl presented by Peraton, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, and Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. In addition, the ACC will send a team to the Outback Bowl If the league opponent in the Capital One non-semi-final match Orange Bowl from the Big Ten. The league will also send a team to the Gasparilla Bowl or Birmingham Bowl on an annual basis.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl are national semi-finalists for the 2022 season. There is no limit to the number of teams from one conference that can appear in the CFP. If the ACC Champion is in the top four of the final CFP rankings, he will play in one of the National Semifinals.
Additional ACC teams to the CFP or Goodyear Cotton Bowl may also be selected as at-large representatives.
If the ACC Champion is not in the top four of the final CFP rankings, it will appear in the Capital One Orange Bowl against the highest available non-champion team from the Big Ten or the SEC, or Notre Dame.
The ACC and its bowl partners will make team selections based on several factors, including geographic proximity, avoidance of repeat appearances and matchups, and regular season win-loss records.
Capital One Orange Bowl – The Capital One Orange Bowl will host the ACC champion (or the highest-ranked ACC team not ranked in the top four) against the highest-ranked available non-champion team from the Big Ten or the SEC.
Here’s a look at where as of now FSU is bidding to play in a bowl game:
247Sports.com Drop Bowl: TaxSlayer Crocodile Bowl
predictionSouth Carolina vs. Florida
The Gamecocks are back in the crosshairs for the Gator Bowl, and game organizers love getting the Seminoles too if they’re still on the plate. This South Carolina team appeared to be heading toward the end 6-6 before Saturday’s big win over fifth-ranked Tennessee changed the narrative heading toward the end in Clemson. Win there and the Gamecocks will surely lock in a top-tier SEC game outside of the New Year’s Championship Six.
Drop a CBSSports.com bowl: a bowl of mayo for the duke
prediction: Florida vs. Purdue
ProFootballNetwork.com Drop Bowl: San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
prediction: Florida vs. Oregon
ESPN.com pot predictions: San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl and TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Bonagura Projection: Florida State versus Utah in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Schlabach projection: Florida vs. Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
AthlonSports.com Bowl Predictions: San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
prediction: Florida vs Utah
This will be updated as more pot drops are released throughout the week.