Nov 23, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats kicker Tony Miliano (14) is congratulated after making a field goal during the second quarter against the Houston Cougars at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Will Cincinnati Find Itself Ranked In The BCS Top-25?

The Cincinnati Bearcats got an impressive win over the Houston Cougars yesterday and have an opportunity to move back into the top-25 for the first time since 2012. Below are the current BCS rankings with updates from the games yesterday.

  • 20: Oklahoma (W – Kansas State, 41-31)
  • 21: Louisville (W – Memphis, 24-17)
  • 22: LSU (W – #12 Texas A&M, 34-10)
  • 23: USC (W – Colorado, 47-29)
  • 24: Ole Miss (L – #8 Missouri, 24-10)
  • 25: Minnesota (L – #19 Wisconsin, 20-7)
  • 26: Duke (W – Wake Forest, 28-21)
  • 27: Georgia (W – Kentucky, 59-17)
  • 28: Notre Dame (W – BYU, 23-13)
  • 29: Cincinnati (W – Houston, 27-24)
  • 30: Texas (BYE)
  • 31: Michigan (L – Iowa, 24-21)
  • 32: Miami (FL) (W – Virginia, 45-26)
  • 33: Louisiana-Lafayette (BYE)
  • 34: Ball State (BYE)
  • 35: Nebraska (W – Penn State, 23-20)

The good news is that two teams ahead of Cincinnati lost; Ole Miss and Minnesota. The bad news is that the Bearcats are four slots away from the top-25 and every other team won. So, those schools will conceivably move up or stay the same and unfortunately for Cincinnati it means they’ll probably be on the outside looking in. Had UC put up a more impressive win over the Cougars, something in the 30-40 margin range, we might be seeing the ‘Cats among the top 25 when the rankings are released. But that wasn’t the case.

Oh well, on to Louisville!

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