Michigan Makes Its Move in New College Football Playoff Ranking

Michigan Makes Its Move in New College Football Playoff Ranking

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Michigan Makes Its Move in New College Football Playoff Ranking

When it comes to the college football polls, the top four is where you want to be.

More specifically, that’s where you want to be in the College Football Playoff poll — the only poll that truly matters if you have machinations on contending for a championship.

The inaugural College Football Playoff rankings were released one week ago, and the Wolverines were just outside of that top four, behind Alabama, Clemson, LSU and the Notre Dame team that it lost to in Week One. But, with No. 3 LSU getting its second loss of the season at the hands of the Crimson Tide, and with No. 5 Michigan taking out No. 14 Penn State in spectacular fashion, the maize and blue, for the first time since 2016, found themselves in the company of the elite, being ranked No. 4 by the College Football Playoff committee.

There was some speculation that the Wolverines could be jumped by Georgia, who came in at No. 5 in the newest rankings. The Bulldogs have wins over Florida and most recently ranked Kentucky, but lost its sole game to now-two loss LSU — whereas Michigan now has wins over No. 20 Penn State and No. 18 Michigan State — with the sole loss being to No. 3 Notre Dame.

Michigan also has its season finale against No. 10 Ohio State looming on Nov. 24.

Here is a full College Football Playoff rankings after Week Ten:

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Notre Dame
4. MICHIGAN
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma
7. LSU
8. Washington State
9. West Virginia
10. Ohio State
11. Kentucky
12. UCF
13. Syracuse
14. NC State
15. Florida
16. Mississippi State
17. Boston College
18. Michigan State
19. Texas
20. Penn State
21. Iowa
22. Iowa State
23. Fresno State
24. Auburn
25. Washington

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