Although Florida State is still four wins away from reaching bowl eligibility, we have been used to getting there. Currently FSU owns the the most active appearances to a bowl game consecutively at 35 bowl games. If there is a failure to reach that six win mark, Jimbo Fisher’s seat will feel like Hell on Earth for the next season. If FSU is considered to be out of the ACC Championship game in the next couple of weeks, do not be surprised for them to reschedule the ULM game for December 2. That way a 5-6 mark will not prohibit them from the post season. Below is the bowl projections that we have for FSU and other ACC teams for this week, but first read the ACC bowl tie in information from wikipedia. Reminder that the bowls do not always have to pick according to the ACC Standings.
ACC Bowl Tie-ins
#1 College Football Playoff. ACC Champion (or best available team if champ in College Football Playoff) goes to Capital One Orange Bowl. The ACC plays the highest ranked non-champion team among the Big Ten (at least three years), SEC (at least three years), and Notre Dame (no more than twice). If it is the Big Ten, the ACC will take Big Ten’s spot in the Citrus Bowl.
#2 The Citrus Bowl only if Big Ten is selected for the Orange Bowl
#3 The Camping World Bowl versus Big 12
Tier #1 (selections made with schools, bowls, and conference office)
- The Music City Bowl or the TaxSlayer Bowl versus SEC. From 2014-19, the Music City and Taxslayer will each get ACC team three times. TaxSlayer has ACC priority this year, if both bowls desire ACC team, after Music City used ACC in 2014 and 2015.
- The Belk Bowl versus SEC
- The Hyundai Sun versus Pac-12 #5
- The New Era Pinstripe Bowl versus Big Ten
Tier #2 (selections still shared, order in place in case of insufficient number of bowl-eligible teams)
- #7 The Military Bowl versus American
- #8 The Independence Bowl versus SEC #9
- #9 The Quick Lane Bowl versus Big Ten #8
The Gasparilla Bowl if either the American or C-USA cannot fill their slots
The Birmingham Bowl if either the American or SEC cannot fill their slots.
ACC Bowl Projections
Orange Bowl: North Carolina State
Cotton Bowl: Clemson
Camping World Bowl: Miami
Tax Slayer Bowl: Florida State
Music City Bowl: Virginia Tech
Belk Bowl: Virginia
Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech
Pinstripe Bowl: Louisville
Military Bowl: Wake Forest
Independence Bowl: Duke
Quick Lane Bowl: Syracuse