Michigan Football Week 7 Rooting Guide

Michigan Football Week 7 Rooting Guide

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Michigan Football Week 7 Rooting Guide

Last week went better than the week before. Week five I was 0-3 in who to root for and last week I was 2-1 and Michigan moved up from 15 to 12 in the rankings with the losses from Oklahoma and LSU.

This week there aren’t any Big Ten games again to focus on and only two that are noteworthy for the Wolverines. A win over Wisconsin can bump Michigan up a spot possibly, but with these two teams losing it could move Michigan into the top 10.

Game 1: No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 13 LSU

I told you to root for Florida last week against LSU, and now I’m telling you to flip and cheer for LSU. Yes, a win over the number two team can boost LSU past the Wolverines, but LSU winning can bring madness to the SEC and bring Georgia down a level as they will now have a loss for the first time this season.

Georgia has a tough road ahead of them as if they beat LSU, they still have No. 14 Florida, AT No. 18 Kentucky, and No. 21 Auburn, four ranked opponents in a row, Georgia could slip at any of those if LSU doesn’t win and if LSU does win, a loss to one of those three teams could knock Georgia out. LSU still has No. 24 Mississippi State next week, then No. 1 Alabama and they close out the season AT No. 22 Texas A&M. LSU could fall again later, but we need them to win this week.

Root for: No. 13 LSU

Game 1: No. 7 Washington vs. No. 17 Oregon

Washington has to travel to Oregon this week then host No. 19 Colorado next week, and they still have Stanford on their schedule. Washington could lose at any moment, but Oregon needs to bring them down to Michigan’s level with a loss finally in the column.

Oregon has an easy path for the rest of the season with no games against ranked opponents, but the loss to Stanford could hurt them if Stanford wins out as they could go to the PAC-12 title game over the Ducks and Oregon could be on the outside with them needing help to get into the playoff field. Oregon knocking off Washington can help the Wolverines in the long run, that is what matters the most.

Root for: No. 17 Oregon
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