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OutKick The Tailgate: Should Michigan Be Ranked Ahead Of Michigan State?

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No. 7 Michigan State is behind No. 6 Michigan in the College Football Playoff rankings, despite the Spartans defeating the Wolverines 37-33 two weeks ago.

That’s left OutKick’s Bobby Carpenter dumbfounded, who said he disagrees with the committee’s ranking during OutKick the Tailgate on Saturday morning.

“We’re supposed to believe that head-to-head matters and all these different things,” Carpenter said. “Then all of a sudden, it’s like it’s head-to-head if it’s close in proximity as far as the game, but wait a second, it was just like the last game that they won.

“And I understand that Michigan controlled it and Michigan State had to battle back, but to me, the TV show element of it comes into play in a huge way.”

OutKick’s Jonathan Hutton agreed with Carpenter, saying that Oregon shouldn’t be No. 3 if head-to-head doesn’t matter.

“This is BS, ok. But we all acknowledge that it is,” Hutton said. “Why is Oregon ranked where they are? Because they beat Ohio State. Head-to-head apparently matters there…Michigan State beats Michigan two weeks ago and the Wolverines are ranked ahead of them after one loss.”

OutKick the Tailgate is live every Saturday morning at the site of the biggest game in the SEC that week. Join Hutton, Jill Savage, Clay Travis and Chad Withrow every Saturday at OutKick.com and on OutKick’s official YouTube page.

Written by Nick Geddes

Nick is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Nick is a life-long sports fan who is proud to say he suffered through 15 years of Bucs futility to witness a Super Bowl victory in 2020. Nick has a passion for writing and is proud to represent OutKick. Follow me on Twitter @NickGeddesNews and on Instagram @nick.geddes.

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