Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from Maryland win

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2. Michigan football deserves to bypass Cincinnati in the playoff rankings

This is still an overreaction that may or may not come to fruition on Tuesday night, but for now it really doesn’t matter for another two weeks. Being in the top four of the rankings is swell, but it doesn’t mean anything until December comes calling. That’s where and when Michigan has yearned to be since the inception of the playoff process.

The Bearcats are coming off one of their more impressive wins of the season. They downed SMU 48-14 and could have a trap game on their hands this coming Saturday when they take their show to East Carolina. A week later they will be in the American Athletic Conference championship game in a must-see matchup against Houston, who will be looking to knock them from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Michigan, on the other hand, has everything in its sights. Their best win is at Wisconsin, who hasn’t lost since they played each other in early October. That can certainly change though if Michigan can upset goliath on its home field. That will undoubtedly trump anything that Cincinnati has done and can do moving along.