Michigan Wins But Does Not Advance in the College Football Playoff Rankings

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Fenton, MI — November 27th, 2019

This week’s release of the 2019 College Football Playoff Rankings was somewhat of a disappointment for Michigan Wolverine fans. There was also a change in the Top 5. After Ohio State topped Penn State 28-17, the Buckeyes vaulted over LSU to become the #1 ranked team in the country.

Top 5

Clemson, Georgia, and Alabama retained their third, fourth and fifth place rankings. Entering the final weekend of the regular-season conference championship matchups are still to be determined. The outcome of which will determine the playoff teams and New Year’s Six Bowl opponents.

Michigan Wins Big

The Wolverines traveled to Indiana for a potentially difficult matchup with the Hoosiers. Michigan’s 39-14 victory should have resonated with the selection committee. But, Coach Harbaugh’s squad will enter their matchup with Ohio State ranked 13th.

Still, a win over the top-ranked Buckeyes will put Michigan in the Big 10 title game and keep alive the possibility of a playoff invitation.

Quarterback Shea Patterson had another stellar game throwing for 366 yards and 5 touchdowns.

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The Rankings

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

PREVIOUS

1 Ohio State 11-0 2
2 LSU 11-0 1
3 Clemson 11-0 3
4 Georgia 10-1 4
5 Alabama 10-1 5
6 Utah 10-1 6
7 Oklahoma 10-1 9
8 Minnesota 10-1 10
9 Baylor 10-1 14
10 Penn State 9-2 8
11 Florida 9-2 11
12 Wisconsin 9-2 12
13 Michigan 9-2 13
14 Oregon 9-2 6
15 Auburn 8-3 15
16 Notre Dame 9-2 16
17 Iowa 8-3 17
18 Memphis 10-1 18
19 Cincinnati 10-1 19
20 Boise State 10-1 20
21 Oklahoma State 8-3 21
22 Southern California 8-4 23
23 Iowa State 7-4 22
24 Virginia Tech 8-3 NR
25 Appalachian State 10-1 24