Michigan was off this weekend, but closed the gap on Alabama in FootballOutsiders/SB Nation’s S&P+ rankings.
The Wolverines have long been considered one of the best teams in the country by Bill Connelly’s metrics, which weigh play-by-play data and success more heavily than points.
Ohio State comes in at No. 3, well behind Michigan and Alabama, but well clear of No. 4 Clemson.
Penn State is No. 12, dropping from No. 11 last week. Wisconsin fell from No. 10 to No. 16.
— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) December 4, 2016
Here are the full Big Ten rankings.
3. Ohio State
12. Penn State
54. Michigan State