Michigan’s loss to TCU in the College Football Playoff semifinals is still stinging for the Wolverines, it also impacted the final rankings, too.
The Wolverines finished the season No. 3 in the final AP Poll and the Horned Frogs leapfrogged the Wolverines to take the No. 2 spots.
Of course, national champion Georgia retains the top spot after defeating TCU 65-7 in the national championship game Monday night.
According to the UM Twitter account, it’s the first time since 1947-48 that the program has finished in the top three in back-to-back seasons.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Ohio State finishes one spot behind the Wolverines at No. 4, who missed a last-second field goal that would have seen the Buckeyes upset the Bulldogs in the semifinals.
Rose Bowl winner Penn State finishes at No. 7 to round out the rest of the conference.
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