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Cincinnati joins Georgia, Ohio State Alabama in College Football Playoff’s top 4

For the first time in the history of the CFP, a team from a Group of Five conference is in the top four.

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Cincinnati made history Tuesday night when it became the first team from a Group of Five conference to enter the College Football Playoff selection committee’s top four.

Oregon's 38-7 loss to then-No. 23 Utah allowed the Bearcats to move up a spot from No. 5, while Oregon is now ranked No. 11 and Utah is now ranked No. 19. Cincinnati is behind No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Alabama.

Michigan is ranked fifth heading into its pivotal game on Saturday against Ohio State. Notre Dame is sixth, while Oklahoma State, Baylor, Ole Miss and Oklahoma round out the top 10.

Mississippi State, which was ranked 25th in last week’s College Football Playoff rankings, dropped out of the rankings despite beating Tennessee State 55-10 on Saturday. The Bulldogs will be in action Thursday when they host rival Ole Miss in the annual Egg Bowl.

The final College Football Playoff rankings will be revealed Dec. 5 and the top four teams will play in the semifinals on Dec. 31 in the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl. The national championship game is scheduled for Jan. 10 in Indianapolis.

College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Georgia (11-0)

2. Ohio State (10-1)

3. Alabama (10-1)

4. Cincinnati (11-0)

5. Michigan (10-1)

6. Notre Dame (10-1)

7. Oklahoma State (10-1)

8. Baylor (9-2)

9. Ole Miss (9-2)

10. Oklahoma (10-1)

11. Oregon (9-2)

12. Michigan State (9-2)

13. Brigham Young (9-2)

14. Wisconsin (8-3)

15. Texas A&M (8-3)

16. Iowa (9-2)

17. Pittsburgh (9-2)

18. Wake Forest (9-2)

19. Utah (8-3)

20. North Carolina State (8-3)

21. San Diego State (10-1)

22. UTSA (11-0)

23. Clemson (8-3)

24. Houston (10-1)

25. Arkansas (7-4)