After a sluggish start in Piscataway, Michigan put the rout on Rutgers 52-17 as they improve to 9-0 on the season. The Wolverines are No. 3 in the latest CFP rankings, while the whole country awaits The Game against No. 2 Ohio State at the end of November.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh appeared on his weekly radio spot and came with a substantial statement.

The Wolverines face Nebraska before finishing the season with two ranked opponents at home vs. No. 21 Illinois and the big one against No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus, which the Buckeyes have been waiting for an entire year.

Michigan would likely also face one more ranked opponent of whoever comes out of the B1G West.

If Michigan ends up losing to Ohio State and finishes the season 11-1 it will be interesting to see how much help they would need to get into the exclusively four team playoff.

Michigan is looking to return to the CFP in back-to-back years. U-M faced No. 1 Georgia last season in the CFP Semifinal and were blown out 34-11.

Michigan plays host to Nebraska at 3:30 ET on ABC.