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Predictions have FSU returning to the college national playoffs

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Florida State is going back to the college football playoffs.

At least, Bleacher Report says it is.

According to the site, FSU and running back Dalvin Cook will play Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl in the first round of the playoffs, which will conclude in Tampa. The other playoff, the website predicts, will be Alabama vs. Michigan.

That’s the biggest matchup, but it’s hardly the only interesting one the website foresees for college football in the state.

For instance, it predicts a Miami vs. Georgia matchup in the Music City Bowl. That would be fascinating, since new UM coach Mark Richt was previously at Georgia.

Florida is predicted to play against Iowa, which was 12-0 in last regular season before losing in the Big 10 title game. The matchup is supposed to be held in the Outback Bowl.

USF is predicted to play against Kentucky of the SEC in the Birmingham Bowl.

No, it isn’t likely to fall that way. But that’s the fun of preseason. You get to guess.


Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit [email protected]

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