Michigan ranking at 6th draws negative reactions from fans

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:22pm

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.

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 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.