Michigan Football Week 10 Rooting Guide

Michigan Football Week 10 Rooting Guide

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Michigan Football Week 10 Rooting Guide

Michigan is ranked fifth in the first installment of the College Football Playoff rankings. Every game in the past mattered, but now wins and losses will be accounted for even more. Michigan has to deal with Penn State this week, but that doesn’t mean games around them won’t matter to them. Check out these three games that could help out the Wolverines.

Game 1: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 LSU

LSU returns to this series and instead of cheering for the upset, you’re going got want to go the opposite way here. If LSU beats Alabama, it will be a mess for the SEC and the CFP. LSU still has to play Texas A&M so an upset is possible but unlikely.

The same could be said about Alabama as they play Mississippi State next week. The thing is, LSU is two spots ahead of Michigan and a second loss, even to the number one team in the country, should knock them out of the top four and bump Notre Dame up to three and Michigan to four if everyone else wins. One loss Alabama vs. one loss Michigan to decide the fourth and final spot doesn’t look good in Michigan’s favor, so Alabama winning would be the best thing for Michigan.

Root for: No. 1 Alabama

Game 2: No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 9 Kentucky

The winner of this game most likely will win the SEC East. Both teams have beaten Florida, and now they have to play each other. Both teams also don’t have any games against ranked opponents left so either team could win out to finish the season off.

Whoever wins this division will most likely play Alabama in the SEC title game and lose, and Georgia could jump over Michigan if they win this game. Kentucky could sneak past the Wolverines, but it is unlikely. Knock the favored Bulldogs when you can.

Root for: No. 9 Kentucky

Game 3: No. 13 West Virginia vs. No. 17 Texas

Another pick, another interesting move where I am cheering for the higher seed, here’s why. Texas lost to Maryland, yes, but they beat Oklahoma. Beating them and West Virginia could boost them up into the top 10 possibly and suddenly can compete for a top-four spot.

West Virginia still has three tough games left, Texas, Oklahoma State, and No. 7 Oklahoma. Sure a high ranked WVU losing to Oklahoma helps the Sooner’s case, but WVU preventing a late Texas run is helpful as WVU could easily stumble in the next month.

Root for: No. 13 West Virginia
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