Michigan football fans aren’t thrilled about the idea of facing Florida in a bowl game but it looks like the Gators and Wolverines might meet again.
The final College Football Playoff rankings will be released Sunday at Noon EST and soon after that Michigan football will know when and where it will be playing its bowl game.
Most importantly, the Wolverines will find out who their opponent is for what will be either the Peach or the Fiesta. Both games are part of the New Year’s Six, which is a good thing for Michigan football. It will be UM’s second NY6 game in three years.
The previous game was against Florida State in the Orange Bowl and according to the bowl projections, the Wolverines could be playing Florida this time around. While the Gators are a good team, one ranked in the top 10, it would be the third meeting in four years between the two teams and it’s not something Michigan football fans seem thrilled about.
Just curious who does everyone want to see Michigan play in the bowl game?
— GBM Wolverine (@GBM_Wolverine) December 2, 2018
In an impromptu poll on Twitter, we asked fans who they would like to see a majority (59 percent) said they would like to see Michigan football take on LSU. The second would is Central Florida (30 percent), which won the American Conference Saturday and wrapped up another undefeated regular season. Only 11 percent want to see Florida and Michigan play again.
Not only did Michigan and Florida meet last season in a season-opening game won by UM, 33-17. But they also met in the Citrus Bowl after the 2015 season, another game won by the Wolverines.
That more than anything else is probably why Michigan football fans don’t want to see Florida. The Gators didn’t put up much fight in the other matchups and while things could be a lot different this time, it would be fun to see the Wolverines take on LSU for the first time ever or UCF in a battle of offense vs defense.
Unfortunately, that might not happen, although it would seem silly for the committee to pass on a Florida vs UCF matchup in the Peach Bowl. That would leave the Fiesta Bowl open for LSU and Michigan.
Yet, even though people don’t seem to want it, the projections seem to have Michigan and Florida on a collision course. We will find out in a few hours is those picks are right.