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2016 Schedule
10-3, 3rd in ACC - Atlantic
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Deondre Francois primed for big 2017

Francois had a strong year in terms of production, with 3,350 passing yards and 20 touchdowns. His overall toughness and athleticism is icing on the QB cake. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)

Kiper has Fournette, Cook, McCaffrey in first round (2:15)

2017 Football Class Rankings

National signing day is rapidly approaching, and the combination of multiple commitments along with the release of the final ESPN 300 player rankings has spurred changes throughout the class rankings. Ranks 1-10 (Insider)

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Seminoles have two of the nation's best

Florida State has a pair of players ranked in the top 10 for the final #CFBrank of 2016. Dalvin Cook (RB) comes in at No. 4, while Demarcus Walker (DE) is No. 9. Final #CFBrank

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2dChris Low

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?

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Nyqwan Murray is on the rise

Look for Murray to become a household name in 2017, after his performance in the Capital One Orange Bowl; he may have had justd two receptions in the game, but both went for touchdowns. 10 bowl breakout stars (Insider)

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


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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7dMark Schlabach

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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8dAndrea Adelson

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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9dDavid M. Hale

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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