November is always the critical month in college football - rivalry games, jockeying for playoff and bowl positioning, and often the fate of household name coaches is determined. Michigan is highly unlikely to factor into the CFP this year, but as Michigan and college football fans, there are a handful of key games/teams that bear close watching this year. Which of the 3 possibilities below are you most eager to see, and what are the chances:
1) OSU loses 3 of 4 in November (Iowa, MSU, and UM)
- Reason to be excited: Freaks out the entire state of Ohio, casts doubt in the minds of recruits about the coaching genius and staying power of Urban Meyer.
2) The Auburn Tigers pin losses on UGA (Sat) and Bama (Nov 25), as the road to the SEC Championship runs straight through Jordan-Hare Stadium
- Reason to be excited: All those smug SEC fans currently counting on 2 CFP bids face the prospect of none (or 1 max), as Auburn would have the opportunity under this scenario to beat UGA again in the SEC championship game
3) ND gets all the way to the last weekend as a top 3 team, only to have Stanford go all Bryce Love on them and dash their CFP hopes
- Reason to be excited: It's been too log since we've seen ol' Purple Face in his natural state, and yeah, F ND