Brad Mills - USA Today

Michigan holds at No. 3 in CFP rankings

Michigan stands still at No. 3 in the third week of the College Football Playoff rankings.

Even with an upset loss to Iowa, the Wolverines aren't going anywhere in the College Football Playoff rankings just yet.

Announced on Tuesday, Michigan stays at No. 3 in the playoff rankings despite a 14-13 loss to Iowa on Saturday.

With a crazy weekend full of upsets, it was perhaps the best time to have a loss for the Wolverines' sake as the second, third and fourth teams all lost. During the shake-up, Ohio State leapfrogged U-M to number two, setting up an epic showdown next week if U-M are able to beat Indiana.

Alabama, a mainstay and one of two undefeated teams left in college football, remains number one overall. Clemson currently claims the fourth spot.

U-M can also claim it has beaten three top-10 schools this season, with Wisconsin (7), Penn State (8) and Colorado (10) all making the cut.


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