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10-2, 3rd in Big Ten - East

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan is rooting for Colorado to upset Washington tonight. Is the ghost of Jim Harbaugh present at Levi's Stadium, his former home for one year before taking over for the Wolverines?

Matt Barrie ESPN 

This is a look inside "Selection Central," in Grapevine, Texas where the College Football Playoff committee will deliberate, and make their Top 4 selections on Sunday.

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Hot Board recruiting predictions: Decommitment watch

It's that time of year. Coaching changes, indecision or cold feet have recruits on the verge of flipping their commits. That includes No. 3 Najee Harris. Will these elite players decommit?

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colorado, Michigan, and Ohio State pass defenses are tied for the national lead, allowing 5.4 yards per attempt.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Troll Move Of The Day: Pierce Cleaners in Columbus, Ohio

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Who really is the best in the Big Ten?

Penn State and Wisconsin will meet on Saturday in the Big Ten title game. But when you look at these numbers, you may find it odd that Michigan didn't make the cut.

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Who deserves a playoff berth?

Michigan's overall strength of schedule is only slightly better than Washington. But the Wolverines have three top-10 wins compared to the Huskies' two top-20 wins.

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Michigan lands three players in #CFBRank top 50

Jourdan Lewis rises 10 spots in our #CFBrank top 50 after the regular season. Previously unranked Jake Butt also makes the cut. Where is Jabrill Peppers ranked?

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Pac-12, Big Ten champs might sweat out final CFP rankings (0:51)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Combine Colorado's significantly better strength of record than Michigan with the fact that Buffs led the Wolverines on the road in the second half until shortly before starting QB Sefo Liufau got hurt. Those two nuggets will certainly be discussed in the playoff committee room this weekend if Colorado beats Washington.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Significant number that's gone under the radar: Colorado's strength of record percentage would be way ahead of Michigan's if the Buffs win this Friday. There would only be an 11% chance that an average top-25 team would post an 11-2 record versus Colorado's schedule, while there would be a 34% chance of a team going 10-2 against Michigan's. The Buffs' resume is very strong by this important metric, which the committee has been shown to value, so they are still on playoff life support.

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Which team has best shot to make CFP?

Alabama and Ohio State both have a 92 percent chance to make the College Football Playoff, according to FiveThirtyEight projections. Clemson has an 80 percent chance, and Washington's chances are at 60 percent. After those four, the numbers drop substantially.

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... So you're saying there's a chance?

FiveThirtyEight gives No. 5 Michigan just a 1 percent chance to make the College Football Playoff following last Saturday's double-overtime loss in Columbus. No. 2 Ohio State is virtually assured of making the playoff.

Team Stats

Passing Yards216.182nd
Rushing Yards223.330th
Points For40.813th
Points Against12.52nd

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