We’ll see what the College Football Playoff selection committee does but Michigan football wasn’t punished by the AP or Coaches Polls.
There have been plenty of questions about what the College Football Playoff selection committee will do with Michigan football in their rankings this week.
Some college football fans are hoping that the committee will punish the Wolverines due to them being under investigation by the NCAA for in-person scouting.
However, the latest AP and Coaches Polls kept Michigan football at No. 2, right behind Georgia which is where the Wolverines should be ranked right now.
I understand that Michigan football hasn’t beaten anyone ranked right now. However, Rutgers is a 6-2 football team. Minnesota and Nebraska are 5-3 and tied for first in the Big Ten West, while UNLV also has a 6-2 record.
Michigan football holds firm in AP and Coaches’ Polls
So even though the schedule wasn’t terribly difficult, there have been some quality opponents. Michigan football will have plenty of chances to improve its resume down the stretch too with a road game against Penn State, as well as the annual game against Ohio State.
That’s setting up to be pretty interesting, especially as it’s looking more and more like Ohio State had something to do with this NCAA probe getting started and his “private firm” that has been talked about a lot since the Washington Post article came out last week.
Michigan football had a bye week this week. Yet, the Wolverines are still ranked second. Ohio State is ranked third in the AP poll followed by Florida State in fourth.
It’s clear that the Wolverines and Buckeyes control their own destiny and that the winner of that game will likely be headed back to the playoff once again.