CFP Rankings: Cincy Into Top Four; First Non-Power 5 School To Make It

Jonathan Grant | November 24th, 2021

History has been made in college football. And finally. The Cincinnati Bearcats have made their way into the College Football Playoff’s top four spots, and as a result, are the first ‘group of five schools to have crashed the power five conferences’ party. The rankings have Georgia still on top, well clear of everyone else, while Ohio State was able to leapfrog Alabama into the second spot.

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The Crimson Tide is third while Cincy, still unbeaten like Georgia, is now fourth following Oregon’s slip up. Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma complete the current top-ten teams, but most few as if only the first eight have a shot at making it in a couple of weeks’ time when the official four are chosen. This week’s biggest game will pit the #2 Buckeyes against the #5 Wolverines, and most feel that’s a de facto playoff game. We’ll have to wait and see if Cincy hangs on, but at least this does give hope for quality teams that aren’t in your typically strong conferences.

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