Central Michigan picked up a win over Ohio this week in some Tuesday night MACtion.
The win pushes the Chippewas to bowl eligibility at 6-5 and makes them the fourth bowl eligible FBS team from the state of Michigan.
The Michigan Wolverines, of course, are 9-1 and No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings. No. 21 Western Michigan is 10-0 and is one of two unbeaten FBS teams in the country (Alabama is the other).
Even Eastern Michigan has hit the six-win mark. At 6-4, the Eagles are bowl eligible for the first time since 2011 and have a chance to get to seven wins for the first time since 1989.
But that is not the biggest college football surprise this season in Michigan. No, that title belongs to Michigan State and its 3-7 record.
The Spartans are the only FBS team in Michigan that will not be bowl eligible this season, which was first pointed out on Reddit last night. Michigan State can still play spoiler to teams with College Football Playoff dreams in the next two weeks (Ohio State and Penn State).
But unlike their directional neighbors and in-state rival, the Spartans won’t have a December or January trip ahead of them.