The College Football Playoff committee released their first rankings tonight with the Ohio State Buckeyes listed as the No. 1 team in the country. They were followed by No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Penn State. The second and third-ranked teams in the country meet this weekend.
Clemson and Georgia were ranked No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
Michigan is at a familiar spot that also is where they are ranked in the AP poll.
In the first @CFBPlayoff rankings of the season, Michigan sits at No. 1️⃣4️⃣.#GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/12jCQNlCjG— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) November 6, 2019
Big Ten in the first CFP rankings:
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 4 Penn State
No. 13 Wisconsin
No. 14 Michigan
No. 16 Minnesota
No. 18 Iowa
The AP and Coaches polls are somewhat useful, but once the College Football Playoff rankings are released, that is the only one that matters moving forward. Here is a breakdown of how Michigan has performed under Jim Harbaugh.
Since Jim Harbaugh got to Michigan, there have been 24 weeks of College Football Playoff rankings.— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) November 5, 2019
-Michigan has been ranked in 19 of 24 weeks.
-Michigan has been top 15 in 18 of 24 weeks.
-Michigan has been top 10 in 13 of 24 weeks.
-Michigan has been top 5 in 9 of 24 weeks.
This month, all the dust will settle with several marquee matchups that will decide each conference championship and makes the cut of the top four teams to play for the National Championship.
What do you think about the first rankings, especially where Michigan is ranked with the College Football Playoff committee?