Michigan lands at No. 2 in College Football Playoff and fans think the fix is in

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It seems there was nothing Michigan football could do to rise from No. 2 to No. 1 in the decisive College Football Playoff rankings.

The CFP committee on Sunday ranked Alabama No. 1, Michigan No. 2, Georgia No. 3 and Cincinnati No. 4 (Notre Dame and Ohio State, respectively, followed up in the close-but-no-cigar tier at Nos. 5 and 6). Bama will play Cincy in the Cotton Bowl and Michigan and Georgia will meet in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31 (7:30 p.m.).

There’s a good case to be made for the Crimson Tide to be No. 1; it played one of the toughest schedules in the nation and beat the previously ranked top team, Georgia, handily to win the SEC title.

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But many college football followers are suspicious. U-M did everything it was supposed to after its lone loss to Michigan State, beating Ohio State and Iowa in one-sided affairs. Winning the Big Ten championship game by 39 points didn’t sway the group led by CFP chair Gary Barta, who watched his Hawkeyes get embarrassed in Indianapolis.

On-air personalities and fans wondered if the rankings were simply be manipulated to avoid a Bama-Georgia rematch in the semifinals. Others rolled their eyes at the idea of an all-SEC national title game.

These aren’t even Michigan fans… one dude is a Buckeye!

Suddenly everyone hates the SEC.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan is No. 2 in College Football Playoff, fans don’t get it



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