Football Moves Up In Rankings After Victory Bell Win At Miami (OH)

Oct. 5, 2009

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CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati football team continued its climb in the national rankings, moving to No. 8 in the Associated Press poll and No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Both rankings are the highest in school history.

The Bearcats (5-0, 1-0 BIG EAST) knocked off rival Miami (OH) Saturday by a 37-13 margin in the 114th Battle for the Victory Bell, the nation's longest-running non-conference rivalry.

UC leapfrogged Ohio State in the AP poll, marking the first time since Nov. 21, 1951 that the Bearcats have ranked above the Buckeyes. UC is also the first team since 2004 (Bowling Green) to be ranked ahead of Ohio State.

Cincinnati is off this week in advance of an Oct. 15 matchup with USF at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

Tickets for UC's remaining home matchups against Louisville (Oct. 24), Connecticut (Nov. 7), and Illinois (Nov. 27) at Nippert Stadium are still available by calling the UC Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-CATS TIX or visiting The UC-West Virginia game on Nov. 13 is sold out.