ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It's a very important Election Day in the state of Michigan, and it's also a big night for the Michigan football team.
Throughout the day, residents across the state will pack polling places to elect a new governor, vote on proposals and decide other critical races. Then, after the polls close, Michigan fans will turn their attention to the College Football Playoff committee's updated rankings.
Michigan figures to rise to No. 4 in the poll after LSU's loss to No. 1 Alabama. As one of the top four teams, Michigan controls its own destiny for the playoff, and that's thanks to an eight-game winning streak since the opening loss to Notre Dame.
In honor of Election Day, here are the races and candidates for the top Michigan football positions.
Clutch County clerk
Michigan hasn't had many close games this season, especially during the winning streak. In fact, only two games have been within 20 points.
But during those few clutch moments, who has risen to the occasion and helped keep Michigan's playoff hopes alive?