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Michigan in Final for College Football?

upstatenyg : 11/27/2023 11:47 am
I don't follow the process as much as i do with NFL, but my brother in law wants to make plans to fly down to Houston for the 1/8 game (Monday College Bowl Final) if Michigan makes it.

Any College fans here can shed any insight into process, like do they wait until Bowl games are played or is this known in advance or when?

AZ Blue : 11/27/2023 11:55 am : link
Have to win a playoff game before reaching the championship game
Gotta win  
GiantsRage2007 : 11/27/2023 12:02 pm : link
The b10 Championship game first as well
Nobody will know for sure  
Mike from Ohio : 11/27/2023 12:15 pm : link
who is in the game until the evening of January 1. That is the date when the two semi-final games are played. Nobody is guaranteed a spot until they win on Jan. 1.
They will have to open up their offense more  
RetroJint : 11/27/2023 2:37 pm : link
They have beaten Ohio St with a run-centric offense that has worked in the Big Ten because offenses in the conference have forgotten how to run the ball . Even Minnesota & Wisconsin , which sought to “open up” their playbooks by calling for much more passing . But it will be different in the Final Four . They will have to pass for more than 175 yards to win .

The other area of concern will be when passing how do their offensive tackles hold up ? Their main 3 in the defensive line are bedrock . They have an excellent secondary so they should be able to hold up reasonably well playing the 2 west coast teams if it comes to that . I have a feeling Alabama is going to beat Georgia . That would really jam up the pecking order . There are some weird scenarios if Texas beats Oklahoma St and Louisville beats Florida St.

America’s team is going . Iowa couldn’t beat them at Kinnock.
Love that Harbaugh is back  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 11/27/2023 2:41 pm : link
Funny, where are the daily "MiChIgaN aRe ChEaTeRs" threads?

They manned up, faced the penalties without concrete proof and still went out and handled business against 2 Top 10 teams. Oh, and they did this without Jimmy Football at the helm.

LawrenceTaylor56 : 11/27/2023 2:44 pm : link
If you are a gambler,  
Pete in MD : 11/27/2023 2:56 pm : link
you can buy them now and sell them if Michigan doesn't make it. You might make a profit or at least break even. If not, you can say you went to the Championship game. Tix are pricey though.
This weekend are the conference championships  
PA Aggie : 11/28/2023 8:04 am : link
The biggies:

Oregon(6) vs Washington(4) (on friday)
Okl St(20) vs Texas(7)
Georgia(1) vs Alabama(8)
Louisville(10) vs Florida St(4)
Iowa(17) vs Michigan(3)

I see Texas, Georgia, Florida St, and Michigan winning. Oregon/Washington is a toss-up.

As long as there are no upsets (and whoever wins Oregon/Washington), the decision committee will have to decide who the four of these five will go. Someone will get left out. So the committee is hoping for one upset to make their decision easy.

I think Fl St has the greatest possibility of an upset. If Alabama beats Georgia, yes, an upset, but Alabama will be selected IMO. If Louisville, Ok St, or Iowa win, I don't see them being selected for playoff. Then if more than one upset occurs, Ohio St could slip in?
My dream scenario  
JT039 : 11/28/2023 9:00 am : link
Bama, FSU, Michigan and either PAC 12 team wins.

Then what do you do with Georgia. They have to be out. Right?
RE: Gotta win  
Bramton1 : 11/28/2023 12:25 pm : link
In comment 16304527 GiantsRage2007 said:
The b10 Championship game first as well

That's a foregone conclusion. The Big Ten west is terrible. Iowa has a horrible offense and Michigan has a dominant defense. Iowa probably gets shut out.
Jimmy Football  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 11/28/2023 1:26 pm : link
is back on the sidelines now. Wooo!!

As B in ALB used to say... "HAIL".
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