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NCAAF: Will Michigan Make the 2023-24 Playoffs?

By · July 6, 2023
  • Michigan came up short in last year’s CFP semifinals against TCU.
  • Starting QB J.J. McCarthy will be returning for his 3rd year with the team.
  • The Wolverines are once again set up well to make a deep run this season.

As the 2023-24 college football season quickly approaches, let’s take a look at Michigan’s outlook and chances to make the College Football Playoff this year. They are expected to rank near the top again.


CFP Odds

Team Odds
No -155
Yes +125

Team News

Michigan enters this season as the favorite to win the Big-10, after making the CFP for the 2nd straight season. After struggling to overcome their rivals, Ohio State, and crack the CFP field for the first several seasons under Jim Harbaugh, the Wolverines finally took the next step with QB J.J. McCarthy. Returning for another season, McCarthy gives Michigan an excellent chance at making the CFP once again in 2023.

If McCarthy improves even further on his level of play from last year as he gets more experienced, the Wolverines could even make a run for the title game. It eluded them over the past two seasons, but they’ll benefit from being one of the few teams that kept the majority of their offensive playmakers from 2022-23. With McCarthy at the helm and both Corum and Edwards in the backfield, they’ll be tough to beat.


Prediction

After finally cracking the CFP field in 2021, Michigan made their return in 2022, but once again failed to win in the semifinals. They have their sights set on the title game this season. If they can overcome some losses on the defensive side, the Wolverines should have a good chance to make their 3rd straight CFP.

Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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