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9-3, 3rd in ACC - Atlantic

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dalvin Cook was always the lost man in the ACC's Heisman race. His 19 touchdowns, 2,046 total yards and rush yards after contact all ranked among the best in the nation, and he did while facing seven defenses ranked among the top 25 in ESPN's defensive efficiency.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

A year ago, Dalvin Cook rushed for 1,658 yards and 18 TDs and finished seventh in Heisman balloting. This year, he's just shy of that total with 1,620 yards on the ground, again with 18 TDs. He once again won't finish in the top five.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

No Heisman finalist nods for Dalvin Cook, D'Onta Foreman, Donnel Pumphrey or Jeremy McNichols. It's just the fourth time since 1992 that no running back has finished in the top five.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Heisman finalists: Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers, Deshaun Watson and Dede Westbrook. Two from the ACC and two from Oklahoma.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson, the No. 2 ranked prospect, confirmed he will be announcing his commitment on December 25. Wilson tweeted that a commitment might be coming and confirmed the decision on Monday. The 6-foot-7, 354-pound lineman will announce the finalists on Monday, December 11. Wilson has already taken visits to Michigan, Florida State and Alabama and will take his last visit to Georgia on December 9.

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No love lost on recruiting trail

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher got in an offseason tiff about satellite recruiting camps in Florida. That makes the Orange Bowl a meeting that could settle the score. Best, worst bowls

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Latest recruiting news for New Year's Six bowl teams

The final College Football Playoff rankings are out, and the New Year's Six bowl matchups are set. Here's all the recruiting news for the teams in the New Year's Six bowl games.


Can Michigan recover from 2OT downer?

The Wolverines will come off the disheartening loss at Ohio State. The Seminoles easily handled their rival, Florida. But Adam Rittenberg looks at the matchups and sees a Michigan win on Florida soil. Bowl predictions

Fair to expect Michigan to play angry against Florida State? (1:53)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Petrino doesn't have an issue with being passed in the rankings by FSU. "You've got to play well at the end of the year and we know we didn't finish the way we wanted to. We'll just have to live with how we performed late in the season."

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They're trying to milk Jimbo Fisher. Still trying to find Harbaugh. May still be on a flight, according to moderator.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimbo Fisher doubts Florida State star safety Derwin James will play against Michigan in the Capital One Orange Bowl, but he said he'll talk to James about playing soon.

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Jimbo Fisher on the line for Orange Bowl teleconference. Attempting to locate Harbaugh, according to moderator.

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Wolverines favored in Orange Bowl

No. 6 Michigan meets No. 11 Florida State on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN's FPI heavily favors the Wolverines, but the Seminoles seek their fifth straight 10-win season. Full bowl schedule

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Selection committee chair Kirby Hocutt explains why Florida State got the Capital One Orange Bowl bid over Louisville despite a 43-point head to head loss. "The selection committee felt like Florida State was the better football team at the end of this season ... We're looking at the full body of work and we're not basing our rankings and our decisions on one particular game." Hocutt said head to head is important but just one factor to consider.

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New Year's 6: CFP also-ran Penn State gets USC

The other New Year's Six matchups: Michigan-Florida State in the Orange Bowl, USC-Penn State in the Rose Bowl, Auburn-Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, Western Michigan-Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Committee clearly didn't care about head-to-head with Louisville and Florida State. Cardinals destroyed FSU and had two fewer ACC losses than the Noles yet is two slots lower than FSU because of losses to Houston and Kentucky at season's end. So FSU gets Capital One Orange Bowl. Strange

Who plays in Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl? (2:25)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville beat Florida State 63-20 in September, one of the most impressive wins anyone had this season. But despite that win, the Cards lost a spot in the Capital One Orange Bowl with consecutive losses to Houston and Kentucky to end the season. Louisville and FSU finished 9-3 but the committee was more impressed with the Noles' body of work.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan and Florida State have played twice in the past. Most recent matchup was a 1991 game between two teams ranked in the top three. The Seminoles won 51-31.

Team Stats

Passing Yards267.629th
Rushing Yards206.839th
Points For35.332nd
Points Against24.443rd

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