Boo Corrigan explains committee's thinking behind Michigan, Ohio State's rankings
Boo Corrigan spoke with ESPN’s Rece Davis after the 2nd-to-last College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Tuesday. One of the main talking points for the CFP chairman was why Michigan was ranked at No. 2 instead of No. 1 despite an impressive win at Ohio State.
On top of that, No. 1 Georgia only led Georgia Tech 10-7 before pulling away for a 37-14 win. But the Bulldogs remained at No. 1 as the Wolverines slid up a slot to No. 2.
“As we looked at it, Georgia, there was nothing they did last weekend against Georgia Tech to really diminish it. They’re 4-0 against ranked teams in our top 25,” Corrigan told Davis. “Michigan, huge win, particularly in the second half against Ohio State. 2-0 against teams in the top 25. Again, we didn’t see any reason to move Georgia out of the top spot.”
At No. 5 was Ohio State, and behind it was No. 6 Alabama. There still may be a possibility that the Buckeyes make the Playoff after all, possibly giving the B1G 2 teams in the field.
“Coming out of this week, as we looked at Ohio State, and the wins that they have over Notre Dame and Penn State, you look at Alabama and their big wins are over Texas and Mississippi State,” Corrigan said. “They had a couple games they also played close, 2 close losses. Again, in the minds of the committee we came back to Ohio State at 5 and Alabama at 6.”