Media reacts harshly to Michigan football being ranked behind Clemson in the College Football Playoff rankings

The initial College Football Playoff rankings came out on Tuesday night, and they certainly surprised.

Tennessee came in ranked No. 1, which was less of a surprise than Michigan football being ranked No. 5, with Clemson coming in at No. 4.

The Wolverines did, indeed, have an easy nonconference schedule, however, since 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 who measure strength of schedule have the Tigers behind Michigan in that regard.

The media was shocked at the maize and blue being ranked behind Clemson.

They took to social media to express their confusion.

Fox Sports' Joel Klatt Joel Klatt:-  I thought  @UMichFootball would land at 4...However, to get them there the committee would need to be able to watch film and know what they're looking at...The Michigan non-con schedule was a joke https://twitter.com/joelklatt/status/1587588582898020352?s=20&t=V_8mB-n0D-xfCdwa7tLczw

The Athletic's Nick Baumgardner https://twitter.com/nickbaumgardner/status/1587588101496766464?s=20&t=ypjJZiI437jMvw6nKG-0uw

WTOL's Jordan Strack https://twitter.com/JordanStrack/status/1587585970089885697?s=20&t=QdVobK_dqcRt8byBG_SsFg

WDIV's Derick Hutchinson https://twitter.com/Derick_Hutch/status/1587586566351982594?s=20&t=js79fNbL_QHFGkz-JgEZGA

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg https://twitter.com/ESPNRittenberg/status/1587586013886615554?s=20&t=9Z_ofIVn7YAHgxEmUQ_dxQ

ESPN's Brandon Koretz https://twitter.com/BrandonKoretz/status/1587585321293778944?s=20&t=uqXzXaOJVJ2hEUoWmnROGQ

Shehan Jeyarajah Ohio State and Michigan have both played one half decent football team: Penn State. https://twitter.com/ShehanJeyarajah/status/1587585183293001729?s=20&t=lPWEnwrpROmlRmA14pyDkg

Scott Bell https://twitter.com/sbell021/status/1587584796355874816?s=20&t=fb6ozGZ-eFrSrtazfUX4Gg

Katie Stats https://twitter.com/kpondiscio/status/1587584588553109504?s=20&t=K5J1Z42P8RYKBIZ0yfBlMw

Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy Michigan 5? https://twitter.com/stoolpresidente/status/1587583959239897089?s=20&t=aO-rx1UftMjxCnah6qBZxQ

Fox Sports' RJ Young https://twitter.com/RJ_Young/status/1587586900482719744?s=20&t=H_RSD5ohIu_bplVNQQosDQ

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