College Football Playoff rankings: Michigan still unranked

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan is unranked in the second College Football Playoff rankings, released Tuesday night.

The College Football Playoff ranks the top 25 teams, and selects the top four teams in the nation, who will play for the national championship.

The CFP committee considers a team’s wins and losses, its strength of schedule, head-to-head competition, outcomes against common opponents and factors such as injuries that could affect a team’s performance.

 

Michigan is not ranked, primarily on account of its lack of quality wins.

What hurt the Wolverines’ case was its only win against a ranked opponent came Sept. 2 against Florida, a team that has since dropped out of the national rankings.

Being taken to overtime by Indiana (3-5, 0-5 in the Big Ten) also didn’t help Michigan’s case to make the initial College Football Playoff top 25. It would have been helpful had the Wolverines simply converted a first-down play in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter to wrap up a win in regulation.

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FiveThirtyEight.com projected the Wolverines at No. 20 in its playoff rankings projection Tuesday.

Michigan faces Maryland at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Md.

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