Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year

Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year

It was a odd year in Tallahassee, as the Florida State Seminoles kicked off the college football season as the No. 3 team in the nation, lost their starting quarterback in their first game, imploded their way to a 6-6 record, and saw head coach Jimbo Fisher leave for Texas A&M.

Stefan Nolet, the media relations director for the Independence Bowl, told the Sentinel, "This is a matter between the NCAA, Florida State and Delaware State".

But a Reddit user has taken a closer look at Florida State's bowl eligibility this year, and poked a big hole in it.

According to the statement, which was relayed by the Associated Press' Joe Reedy, FSU's athletic department announced it "has received confirmation from Delaware State that the 90 percent requirement is satisfied for the 2017 season, allowing the victory to be used in determining bowl eligibility".

FSU's 77-6 home win against Delaware State on November 18 should not have counted towards the Seminoles' bowl eligibility, according to a report from Reddit College Football.

The NCAA dictates FCS programs must meet that 90 percent threshold for a team to count towards bowl eligibility.

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And it turns out that Reddit report was correct, but it is too late to replace Florida State with a bowl-eligible team that was left out of bowl season. FSU's bowl streak would not reach 36.

"This monumental error should have been caught at three levels: the school, conference and NCAA", a bowl industry source told McMurphy. He further notes that most schools do not face this issue among their six bowl-eligible wins because it is usually as simple as "someone in compliance making a phone call".

Only athletic scholarships being factored into the math would explain how Florida State allegedly didn't hit the necessary 90 percent.

The NCAA has an option to extend a waiver to Florida State due to extenuating circumstances, if any action is to be taken at all.

Florida State should cruise to victory and head into the most hard three-game run of any team in college basketball high on confidence.

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