Michigan football remains No. 3 in playoff rankings despite loss to Iowa

Wolverines ranked behind Alabama, Ohio State


Michigan football remained No. 3 in the third College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday despite suffering its first loss of the season Saturday in Iowa.

The Wolverines are ranked behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State.

Michigan watched its winning streak come to an end Saturday as the offense struggled to put anything together in a 14-13 loss to unranked Iowa.

Michigan jumped No. 4 Clemson, which lost at home to unranked Pittsburgh after being ranked No. 2 in the first two rankings.

Despite the loss, Michigan has a strong resume, with three wins over top-10 teams: No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 8 Penn State and No. 10 Colorado. No other team in the country has as many top-10 victories.

Michigan will play its final home game of the season Saturday against Indiana before finishing up on the road against Ohio State. The Wolverines have to win both games to have any chance at the playoff.

Here are the full rankings:

  • Alabama
  • Ohio State
  • Michigan
  • Clemson
  • Louisville
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Penn State
  • Oklahoma
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma State
  • Utah
  • USC
  • West Virginia
  • Auburn
  • LSU
  • Florida State
  • Nebraska
  • Tennessee
  • Boise State
  • Western Michigan
  • Washington State
  • Florida
  • Stanford
  • Texas A&M