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If the Michigan Wolverines win the Big Ten Championship Game against Iowa on Saturday as expected, they’ll be headed to their third straight College Football Playoff.
Some other teams don’t have quite as clear of a path. The Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies play Friday night in a game that could be a de facto play-in game. Washington is currently the No. 3 team in the country and is undefeated, but the Ducks are favored by 9.5 points, according to DraftKings SportsBook. If the Huskies pull off the upset, they’ll very likely be the team that faces Michigan if Georgia beats Alabama in the SEC Championship.
If Oregon wins, perhaps Florida State jumps to No. 3. The Seminoles are wrapping up their undefeated regular season with a matchup against a tough 10-2 Louisville squad in the ACC Championship.
Then, there is the Georgia Bulldogs, who have been the No. 1 team in the country for a majority of the season and are trying to three-peat. Michigan lost to the Bulldogs in 2021, which has left a sour taste in the mouths of many Wolverines faithful. Likely, the only way these two meet in the semifinals is if Alabama wins the SEC Championship and both make the College Football Playoff.
Of those four teams, which would you like to see in the semifinals?
First things first is a Big Ten Championship against the Iowa Hawkeyes, who are No. 16 in the rankings and have the No. 1 defense in the country, per SP+. Still, the Wolverines are favored by 23 points.
Does Michigan cover the spread against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship?
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