Michigan might not be the No. 1 team in the country when the AP poll comes out Sunday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the best team in the country.
The NCAA Football S&P+ rankings came out on Sunday and show that Michigan is the best team in college football. The Wolverines defeated Illinois and saw an eight-quarter streak of not allowing a point come to an end. After Michigan is No. 2 Louisville, one spot ahead of Alabama, who is the No. 1 team in the AP poll.
The S&P+ rankings are derived from play-by-play and drive data from all 800-plus of a season’s FBS college football games, according to its website.
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Ohio State is No. 5 in the rankings after its loss on Saturday to Penn State. Wisconsin is No. 10 after a win against Iowa. The Nittany Lions are No. 16.