Michigan's loss to Ohio State in double-overtime all but sealed the Wolverines' fate when it comes to the College Football Playoff. Right?
Michigan didn't knock off Ohio State on Saturday, but if there's such thing as a "good" loss - well, the Wolverines have the best one of the season. Michigan went into Ohio Stadium and put up a fight for four quarters and two overtimes, losing in controversial fashion after a 4th-and-1 spot call went the Buckeyes' way. So, does it mean Michigan is out of the mix when it comes to the College Football Playoff?
It would seem that way, at least to most. But if it were up to ESPN College GameDay stats guru Chris "The Bear" Fallica, the Wolverines would still be in. Responding to a poll by Jim Weber, Fallica said he'd put Michigan in over both potential Pac-12 champ Washington and whichever team wins the Big Ten.
He also noted that Ohio State is in regardless.
Fallica's opinion will be popular among Wolverines fans, but it's hard to see him being right. The Wolverines lost two of their final three games and finished in third place in their own division. Even if they are one of the best four teams in the country, that's a lot to overcome.
Michigan's best shot? Chaos. If Colorado beats Washington, Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma, Virginia Tech beats Clemson and Penn State beats Wisconsin, there's a chance. But even with all that, it's still unlikely.