Virginia Tech is hanging in with Clemson, down 21-14. The Hokies have the support of many Michigan fans right now.
Last night, Michigan fans threw their support behind Colorado, hoping the Buffaloes, who the Wolverines beat in September, would knock Washington out of the College Football Playoff race. That didn't work out. Washington crushed Colorado 41-10, likely stamping its Playoff ticket in the process.
Now, the hopes of the maize and blue fall on the Virginia Tech Hokies, a significant underdog to last year's national runner-up Clemson in the ACC Championship in Orlando. With a win, Clemson would likely be out, opening up a spot in the field. Of course, Wisconsin or Penn State could jump Michigan with a Big Ten championship, but Michigan is currently ahead of each of those teams in the rankings, and holds a head-to-head win over both. After the rankings release on Tuesday, selection committee chair Kirby Holcutt said that the debate between No. 4 Washington and No. 5 Michigan was the most contentious thing the committee discussed, and the margin between the two was extremely thin.
If true, there seems to be a shot of Michigan, and not the Big Ten champion, taking the last spot, but that is still contingent on Virginia Tech pulling the upset. Former Michigan center Elliott Mealer is all-in on Justin Fuente's squad.
Michigan fans on Twitter are cheering on the Hokies as well.
The College Football Playoff turns fan bases into very strange bedfellows.