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Michigan participates in the top four of the University Football Playoff rankings

Michigan participates in the top four of the University Football Playoff rankings

The loss of LSU was Michigan's profit.

The Wolverines entered the top four after LSU lost from Nr. 1 Alabama in the second edition of the Playoff rankings of University Football Tuesday. Alabama remained number 1, Clemson is number 2 and Notre Dame is number 3. The Irish beat Michigan in week 1. The Wolverines are number 4. CFP committee chairman Rob Mullens called the defense of Michigan the best in the country.

LSU fell from No. 3 to No. 7 after the loss of 29-0. Georgia, which lost at LSU, now stands at number 5, while Oklahoma is number 6. The Tigers remained the state of Washington despite a 7-2 record on the 8-1 record of Washington State.

The chances of the SEC to be two in the playoff again

LSU is curious about the Cougars, who landed late on Saturday to beat Cal. Washington's non-conference force of Washington State is clearly a problem. LSU played Miami to open the season while Washington's heaviest non-Pac-12 opponent this season is Wyoming.

The Tigers are probably not going to the play-off. But if chaos takes place and there are a bunch of teams with two losses, then LSU does not count. This ranking in combination with the relative weakness of the Pac-12 means that LSU can stay ahead of the state of Washington, even if it wins and takes the Pac-12.

Another scenario in which the SEC has two playoff teams: Georgia wins. If UGA beats a now-ranked Auburn team this weekend, beats UMass and rival Georgia Tech and then somehow defeats an undefeated Alabama team in the SEC title game, the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide would top four can crack again, possibly at the expense of Michigan.

UCF's play-off hope is caper

Undefeated Central Florida still does not get any love from the committee. UCF passed a few meters to Temple last week and remained at number 12 behind Kentucky, which was dominated by Georgia. UCF is 8-0 behind two teams with two losses already. It seems impossible for the knights to make a reasonable run to the top four in the rankings. Cincinnati and South Florida are still on the schedule, but there is no victory at any of those teams that UCF would enter at a conspicuous distance from the top four to enter the championship weekend.

West Virginia and Ohio State complete the top 10. The Buckeyes are the lowest ranked team with one loss after defeating Nebraska. West Virginia pulled Texas 42-41 down. The Longhorns fell to No. 19 with the loss.

RANKINGS

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Michigan is happy to be in the top four. (AP Photo / Carlos Osorio)

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