Michigan ranking at 6th draws negative reactions from fans
College Football Playoff’s final rankings were released today, dashing the hopes of Wolverines fans still clinging to the idea that Michigan would be in the playoffs. Michigan ultimately came in at No. 6, with the University of Michigan ranked below Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington and Penn State.
#CFBPlayoff Selection Day:
3. Ohio State
5. Penn State
6. Michigan pic.twitter.com/zSopZBmm3P
— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 4, 2016
Despite beating Penn State 49-10 on Sept. 24, Michigan ended up falling behind the Nittany Lions after they won the Big Ten Championship on Saturday night. Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment with the polls throughout the weekend.
Michigan beat Big 10 champ Penn State 49-10 and took OhioSt to 2 OTs at OhioSt. Michigan is one of the four best teams in the country.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 4, 2016
we beat penn state 49-10
— Steven (@zCrowns) December 4, 2016
Michigan kicked off the year with a strong start, winning nine consecutive games before losing to Iowa on Nov. 12 in a 14-13 game.
The team fumbled again during Thanksgiving break in a close game to long-time rival Ohio State. Coach Jim Harbaugh stated he was “bitterly disappointed” with the officiating of the game, leading him to receive a $10,000 fine for unsportsmanlike behavior by the Big Ten office.
Michigan’s final record at the end of the football season is 10 wins and two losses. The Wolverines will head to the Orange Bowl to play Florida State later this month.