Michigan ranked No. 7 in CFP, likely headed to Peach or Fiesta

By Brandon Justice ,

Football

Photo: Andy Shippy

On Sunday’s anything-but-necessary two-hour-long College Football Playoff selection show, the final rankings of the regular season placed Michigan at No. 7, the same as last week’s ranking.

The Wolverines stayed at No. 7 despite UCF’s 56-41 win in the American Athletic Conference Championship over Memphis.

As for the College Football Playoff, it’ll be (1) Alabama vs. (4) Oklahoma and (2) Clemson vs. (3) Notre Dame in the semifinals.

At 10-2 with an at-large bid, Michigan will likely head to either the Fiesta or Peach Bowl, against one of Florida, LSU, or UCF.

Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, who many consider the most accurate in bowl projections, has Michigan playing No. 10 Florida in the Peach Bowl. It would be the third time the two schools have played since 2015. Other potential opponents include LSU and UCF, with the Fiesta Bowl being the other possible bowl destination.

The Wolverines finished the regular season as the second-highest ranked team in the Big Ten, behind the conference champion, Ohio State (6), and ahead of Penn State (12) & Northwestern (22).

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