FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just about everything about this season has been a joyride for No. 2 Michigan, the first team to start unranked in the AP Top 25 and reach the College Football Playoff.
“We’re happy to be here, but not just happy to be here,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said.
Reaching the playoff in 2021 was always the expectation for No. 3 Georgia, and it seemed like a foregone conclusion by November as the Bulldogs rampaged through their schedule.
Not even a resounding loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game could keep Georgia out. But instead of bounding into the . . .