College Football Rankings 2023: Projected playoff Top 25 for Week 12

Nov 11, 2023; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Kendall Milton (2) reacts with offensive lineman Tate Ratledge (69) after scoring a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2023; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Kendall Milton (2) reacts with offensive lineman Tate Ratledge (69) after scoring a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 11, 2023; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) reacts while leaving the field following a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Michigan won 24-15. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2023; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) reacts while leaving the field following a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Michigan won 24-15. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports /

Michigan made a statement on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines went into Happy Valley to face a top-10 Penn State team without Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines and they picked up a 24-15 win.

Not too many teams could win a game like this with all of these distractions.

Michigan seems loaded on both sides of the ball and there’s a chance that Michigan moves up a spot in the rankings after beating the Nittany Lions but unfortunately for the Wolverines, Georgia, too, faced a top-10 opponent.

JJ McCarthy didn’t throw the ball a ton (eight times) and he had just 60 passing yards, but the rushing attack was the difference. The Wolverines rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns and Blake Corum sealed the deal with a clinching score with about five minutes left.

This team is scary-good.