The fourth and penultimate edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings was released Tuesday night with Georgia remaining the No. 1 team in the nation. The rest of the top four saw a shakeup, however, with Ohio State jumping two spots to No. 2 and Alabama sliding down one to No. 3. With Oregon being blasted at Utah on Saturday, the Ducks fell out of the top four entirely with Cincinnati finally breaking through in the last slot.
The Bearcats, at 11-0 with two Power Five wins, became the first Group of Five program to be placed among the top four in the CFP Rankings. Cincinnati has made history all season as the highest-ranked Group of Five program in the process but now appear to have a legitimate opportunity to make the playoff.
College Football Playoff Rankings, Nov. 23
Ohio State (10-1)
Notre Dame (10-1)
Oklahoma State (7-1)
Ole Miss (9-2)
Michigan State (9-2)
Texas A&M (8-3)
Wake Forest (9-2)
NC State (8-3)
San Diego State (10-1)
Cincinnati ranks 4th in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 24, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: The Cincinnati Bearcats are ranked #4 in this weeks college football playoff rankings
— #4 Barstool Cincinnati (@UCBarstool) November 24, 2021