The first College Football Playoff rankings came out on Tuesday night, and they really surprised.
Tennessee came in ranked No. 1, which was less surprising than Michigan football being ranked No. 5, with Clemson at No. 4.
The Wolverines certainly had an easy nonconference schedule, but as the maize and blue have gone out and won the games on the schedule convincingly, which includes a win over ranked Penn State. Clemson has three-ranked wins, but those measuring strength of schedule have the Tigers behind Michigan in that regard.
The media was shocked that the Maize and Blue were ranked behind Clemson. They took to social media to express their confusion.
MGoBlog’s Patrick Barron
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Fox Sports Joel Klatt
Athletics Nicole Auerbach
The Athletics’ Nick Baumgardner
WTOL’s Jordan Strack
WDIV’s Derick Hutchinson
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg
ESPN’s Brandon Koretz
Barstool Sports Dave Portnoy
Athletics Stewart Mandel
USA TODAY Sports Dan Wolken
Columbus Dispatch’s Bill Rabinowitz
Fox Sports RJ Young
ESPN’s Bill Connelly
Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire