Jan. 9, 2013
The University of Cincinnati football team, on the strength of a win over Duke in the Belk Bowl, closed out the 2012 season with a final ranking of No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
The Bearcats (10-3) also received votes in the Associated Press Top-25, three spots from the final Top-25. UC has been ranked to end the season in four of the past five years.
UC has won two straight postseason games and moves to 8-6 all-time in bowl games. The Bearcats are the only NCAA FBS AQ team to have won their conference crown four times in the past five seasons.
UC closed out its sixth 10-win season in 125 years of football. The Bearcats are one of only four NCAA FBS AQ programs to have won 10 games in five of the past six seasons, joining Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon as teams who have achieved the mark.
UC has won 65 games and four league titles over the past seven seasons, the most among the current membership of the BIG EAST Conference.
Over the past two years, UC has gone 20-6, won a pair of BIG EAST titles and has won two bowl games, the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl and 2012 Belk Bowl.
UC will enter a new era in 2013, with head coach Tommy Tuberville taking the reins of the program. Tuberville, a 17-year head coaching veteran, was named UC's head coach in mid-December.
Fans interested in purchasing 2013 football season tickets can visit CATSTIX.com or call 1-877-CATS-TIX to make deposits. Please note this is for new season ticket accounts only. Existing season ticket renewals for 2012 customers will go out in February.