The latest College Football Playoff rankings came out on Tuesday night and the Big 12 landed three teams in the Top 10 with the Oklahoma State Cowboys moving up two spots to No. 7, the Baylor Bears moved up three places to No. 8 and Oklahoma cracked the Top 10 at No. 10 after also sliding up three places.
The other big news involves a future Big 12 team in Cincinnati. For the first time in the eight-year history of the College Football Playoff, a team from a Group of 5 conference has been ranked in the top four. Cincinnati, one of just three undefeated teams left in the FBS, is No. 4 in the latest rankings that were released Tuesday night, behind No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Alabama.
The Bearcats rolled SMU 48-14 and jumped one spot after Oregon, which was No. 3 in last week’s rankings, lost 38-7 at Utah on Saturday.
Here’s a look at the Top 25.
This sets up Saturday’s Top 10 match up between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. If Oklahoma State wins, and Baylor wins, those two teams will play next week in the Big 12 Championship Game. If Oklahoma wins Bedlam, then it’s a re-match between the two schools at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.