Michigan and head coach Jim Harbaugh had his best chance yet to advance further for a B1G East title and a spot in the College Football Playoff on Saturday. The Wolverines were set to took on  rival Michigan State on the road.

While Michigan lead through the majority of the game and lead as much as 30-14, Harbaugh was not able to secure the win for his team.

This loss to a highly-ranked Michigan State is another example of the close, but losing record against some of the top-ranked programs in the nation. Michigan, under Harbaugh, is 2-13 versus top ten ranked teams, but they are 54-10 versus teams outside the top ten. Against Michigan’s rivals in Ohio State and Michigan State, Harbaugh is 3-9.

ESPN College Football analyst Paul Finebaum did hold back when it came to the disappointing records against Michigan’s rivals and top ten teams.

“Well, what’s so remarkable about this story is that when he was hired from the NFL to be the head coach at Michigan, many of us thought he would become one of the top coaches in the entire country,” Finebaum said laughing. “Now, today, after what happened yesterday in East Lansing, he’s not even the best college football coach in the state of Michigan. That’s how far he has fallen. Nobody in college football history has ever blown more big games than Jim Harbaugh, but he’s still employed, and Michigan is stuck with him for now.”

Michigan is still alive in the B1G East and College Football Playoff race with just 1 loss. But the Wolverines certainly have some ground to make up over the next month.