Nov. 30, 2008
The University of Cincinnati football team earned its highest ever Bowl Championship Series ranking Sunday as the BIG EAST Champion Bearcats check in at No. 13 in the latest standings.
UC, ranked No. 13 in the latest Associated Press poll, tied its highest ever ranking in the AP poll, dating back to Nov. 1, 1954. The Bearcats No. 12 standing in the latest USA Today poll tops its best mark of No. 16, achieved a week ago.
Cincinnati (10-2, 6-1 BIG EAST) won its first outright conference championship since 1964 after knocking off Syracuse 30-10 in front of 34,603 fans at Nippert Stadium Saturday.
The Bearcats tied the school record for wins and earned the first back-to-back 10-win season in program history.
UC has earned the BIG EAST's automatic bid to the BCS and will learn its postseason destination on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. during the BCS Selection Show on FOX.
The Bearcats close out the regular season on Dec. 6, heading to Hawai'i to take on the Warriors in Aloha Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. EST and the game will air on ESPN2.