Cincinnati Football: Pro Football Focus reveals preseason Big 12 Conference power rankings

Cincinnati Bearcats during game against the East Carolina Pirates at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats during game against the East Carolina Pirates at Nippert Stadium. /
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Pro Football Focus recently released the preseason Big 12 Conference power rankings with Cincinnati slotted as the 8th highest rated team.

Scott Satterfield’s staff is hoping to find success in the inaugural Big 12 campaign but there are several opponents that could create a challenge.

The Bearcats defense has been a formidable force for years but they will face new obstacles in a conference that is known for explosive offenses.

With the regular season opener quickly approaching, Cincinnati should feel confident but can’t be complacent while preparing to enter the Big 12.

Cincinnati Football: Pro Football Focus reveals preseason Big 12 Conference power rankings

  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. TCU
  4. Kansas State
  5. Baylor
  6. UCF
  7. Houston
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. BYU
  11. Texas Tech
  12. Iowa State
  13. West Virginia
  14. Kansas

Bearcats veterans Jowon Briggs, Dontay Corleone, Emory Jones and Deshawn Pace will represent the program at Big 12 Media Day this month.

Check out our expectations for the upcoming regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, September 2 at Nippert Stadium.

Make sure to look ahead to the Bearcats inaugural Big 12 campaign with a break down of the conference schedule and regular season opener!

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats officially enter Big 12 Conference ahead of upcoming campaign

After spending nearly a decade in the American Athletic Conference, the Bearcats were formally welcomed into the Big 12 Conference this weekend!

Moving to a new conference with a first-year head coach could be difficult and will require patience as the program adjusts to Big 12 play.

The jump to the Big 12 represents a significant step forward for Cincinnati as they formally joined one of the nation’s premier conferences.

With a determined roster in place, the Bearcats have a chance to make noise in the Big 12 and secure bowl eligibility for a sixth straight season.

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