as it heads into the final month of the season as a national championship contender is not affecting the CollegeFootball Playoff selection committee’s assessment of the Wolverines.
Selection committee chairman Boo Corrigan, who is the North Carolina State athletic director, said the allegations against Michigan were not part of the debate about where the Wolverines should be ranked.“Fact of the matter is no one knows what happened,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. “The NCAA is dealing right now with allegations only. The committee’s judgments are based on what happened on the field. And clearly Michigan has been a dominant team.
The Buckeyes (8-0) are No. 1 in for the fourth time in the 10-year history of the CFP, and the first time since 2019. Two-time defending champion Georgia (8-0) and Michigan (8-0) have been Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press collegefootball poll since the preseason, but schedules light on big-time competition to this point worked against them with the 13-member selection committee.Washington (8-0) beat Oregon (7-1) earlier this season and both still have ranked USC and Oregon State left on the schedule as the Pac-12 tries to snap a six-year playoff drought. headtopics.com
The first of six rankings sets the table for a month of scrutiny on the top teams and their performances. Overall, 21 of the 36 teams (58%) that have appeared in the first CFP rankings of a season have made the playoff.The longest climb to the CFP was Ohio State in 2014, when the Buckeyes were 16th in the committee’s first ranking. Oklahoma was No. 15 in the first rankings in 2015 and made the playoff.
Central Michigan investigating whether Michigan staffer was on its sideline scouting Michigan StateCentral Michigan is investigating whether Michigan football staffer Connor Stalions was on its sideline scoping out Michigan State during the Chippewas’ season opener in September. Photos circulating on the internet suggest that Stalions was on the sideline during the game. Read more ⮕
Central Michigan investigating whether Michigan staffer was on its sideline scouting Michigan StateCentral Michigan said Tuesday it is investigating whether Michigan football staffer Connor Stalions was on its sideline scoping out Michigan State during its season opener in September. Read more ⮕
Boo Corrigan Says Michigan’s Sign-Stealing Scandal Does Not Impact the Wolverines’ CFP Ranking: “It’s an NCAA Issue, Not a CFP Issue”CFP selection committee chairman Boo Corrigan says Michigan’s sign-stealing scandal does not impact how the committee viewed the Wolverines in the ranking process. Read more ⮕
Ohio St., Georgia, Michigan, Florida St. atop CFP rankingsCoach Ryan Day and Ohio State, fresh off a win over Wisconsin last Saturday, took the No. 1 spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night, while two-time defending national champion Georgia is right behind at No. 2. Read more ⮕
Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan and Florida State top first CFP rankingsThe four teams that are atop the final set of rankings Dec. 3 will meet in the national semifinals in January. Read more ⮕
First CFP rankings out Tuesday; will OSU check in ahead of Michigan?Tuesday will bring tricks for some college football fan bases and treats for others.The College Football Playoff Committee will unveil its first rankings Tuesda Read more ⮕