3. Michigan football belongs at number 1
With Georgia’s loss on Saturday, it’s pretty clear that the Wolverines are the top team in the country. Washington has a case, but they haven’t dominated for three years like Michigan football has done now.
Throw in the fact that the Pac-12 is officially dead, it should make it an easier decision as well. The committee gets the ultimate say and I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes with figuring out who is going to be left out of the playoff this year.
Historically speaking the SEC gets the precedent and the Big Ten is usually right behind them in the rankings as the second-best conference. That’s not the case this time around with three undefeated teams and none of them are from the mighty SEC. It would be unprecedented to leave them out, but someone is going to be left out in the cold of this ever-precious opportunity.
On January 1st the winged helmets will either play Florida State, Texas, or Alabama most likely in the Rose Bowl to get to January 8th. This will undoubtedly be Michigan’s most realistic shot at winning the elusive national championship that has evaded them for decades.