With uncertainty bordering COVID and the Omicron variant rising by the day (glimpse no further more than previous night’s cancellation of the men’s basketball recreation), the Higher education Football Playoff Administration Committee introduced new policies and strategies for collaborating teams.
Teams now have the selection of arriving for their bowl recreation two days prior, as an alternative of the customary five days. Michigan was established to fly to Miami on Christmas working day no matter whether they will use the alternative to arrive as an alternative on December 29 was unclear at the time of publication.
The moment in Miami, Michigan university student-athletes, staff, band members, and spirit squad will have the possibility to not show up at any occasions linked with the activity. All entry to coaches, pupil-athletes, and team for media will be granted nearly.
The Management Committee is also limiting sideline access, making it possible for only vital staff entry to the playing industry. Anybody granted obtain to the taking part in industry must possibly have a adverse COVID check in the previous 72 hrs or be vaccinated. Tests will be executed according to each individual team’s regular season protocol.
As for Michigan’s route ahead, in this article are a search at every situation per the committee’s new rules:
If either Michigan or Ga are unavailable to enjoy: the unavailable staff forfeits, and the other staff moves on to the national championship match.
If both equally Michigan and Georgia are unavailable to perform: the Orange Bowl is declared “no contest” and the winner of the Cotton Bowl is named the CFP countrywide champion.
If Michigan, Georgia, and just one of Alabama or Cincinnati are unavailable to participate in: the Orange Bowl is declared “no contest,” the team unavailable in the Cotton Bowl forfeits, and the past group standing is declared the CFP countrywide champion.
If Michigan defeats Ga, moves on to the CFP countrywide championship sport, then is unavailable to perform: the national title activity can be rescheduled, but to no afterwards than Friday, January 14. If one workforce is unavailable and the match can no for a longer time be rescheduled, the unavailable staff forfeits and the other crew is declared the CFP countrywide winner. If each groups are unavailable to engage in and the recreation can’t be rescheduled, the title recreation is declared “no contest” and the championship is vacated.
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