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10-3, 3rd in ACC - Atlantic
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Let the countdown to 2017 opening weekend begin

Are we there yet? The confetti has barely been cleared from Clemson's championship celebration, but we're already excited about the opening weekend of 2017. Florida State vs. Alabama, anyone?

Countdown to 2017 begins

The Crimson Tide are No. 1 and the Seminoles No. 2 in Mark Schlabach's Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2017. Imagine if this matchup is just a precursor to a second Alabama-Florida State clash in the College Football Playoff. Top games to watch

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How the fruits of recruiting spell T-I-T-L-E

Luginbill, Haubert & Schick examine how recruiting led to Clemson's title, teams to watch before Signing Day & Paul Biancardi talks Hoophall Classic, featuring ESPN100s top 5.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State must replace its top running back and top receiver headed into 2017 as both Dalvin Cook and Travis Rudolph are headed to the NFL draft. The two combined for just over half of the team's total offense. There are options: Jacques Patrick and early enrollee Cam Akers at RB and Noonie Murray at WR are three players to watch.

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The 2016-17 All-Bowl team

From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.

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FSU receiver Rudolph leaving early for NFL draft

Travis Rudolph, the wide receiver who led Florida State in receiving the past two seasons, will forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The sportsbook at the South Point casino in Las Vegas has opened Alabama as a 3.5-point favorite over Florida State in a Week 1 matchup in Atlanta to open the 2017 season.

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West Virginia, FSU rising to 2 seed

West Virginia is coming off a blowout win over Baylor, while Florida State cruised by Duke. All three join Gonzaga on the two line in Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology. Bracketology

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Cook moves into top five on draft board

Dalvin Cook has exploded up Mel Kiper's Big Board, with the running back's combination of production and explosiveness making him an attractive commodity. Big Board (Insider)

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Positions of need: Florida State Seminoles

Finding a replacement for star tailback Dalvin Cook and fortifying the offensive line and linbackers will be offseason priorities for the Seminoles.

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Noles rise to No. 8 in final rankings

Florida State climbs three spots following its Orange Bowl victory. That long September afternoon at Louisville seemed like a year ago following the win over Michigan. Power Rankings

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FSU's comeback is still the best

Clemson overcame a 14-point differential to beat Alabama in the national championship, but Florida State's 18-point comeback vs. Auburn remains the best in a title game.

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Clemson's stars highlight ACC All-Bowl team

It's certainly not the biggest prize they've won this week, but members of national champion Clemson dominate the bowl season All-ACC team.

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National title odds for next season

Alabama enters as the favorite at 3-1, while the defending champs open at 18-1. Texas rounds out the top-10 best odds at 25-1 in Tom Herman's first season.

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7dAndrea Adelson

Dabo: ACC 'best conference in college football'

The ACC is "the best conference in college football," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said after his team's victory over SEC power Alabama in the national championship game.

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Alabama, Florida State lead Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25

Alabama loses the bulk of its menacing defense, but there's plenty of talent waiting in the wings. Expect Florida State to return to the ACC summit, but Michigan might slide in the Big Ten.

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Final AP Poll: Seminoles finish at No. 8

Florida State (10-3) closed the season with a convincing 31-13 win over in-state rival Florida and then a 33-32 win over Michigan in the Orange Bowl. Final AP Poll

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