NCAA Football

Alabama-Cincy, Michigan-Georgia in CFP

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IRVING, Texas (AP) As college football's postseason evolved from disconnected bowls to the BCS to the current four-team playoff, it never truly embraced the underdog the way the NCAA basketball tournament does.

From Tulane to Utah, Boise State to TCU and then UCF, the upstarts occasionally got a chance to play a blue blood in a big bowl game, but they never entered the postseason with a legitimate opportunity to win a national championship.

College football finally has its first Cinderella team: Cincinnati has broken the glass ceiling.

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AP Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (12-1)
2 Michigan (12-1)
3 Georgia (12-1)
4 Cincinnati (13-0)
5 Notre Dame (11-1)
6 Baylor (11-2)
7 Ohio State (10-2)
8 Ole Miss (10-2)
9 Oklahoma State (11-2)
10 Utah (10-3)
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Coaches Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (12-1)
2 Michigan (12-1)
3 Georgia (12-1)
4 Cincinnati (13-0)
5 Notre Dame (11-1)
6 Baylor (11-2)
7 Ohio State (10-2)
8 Ole Miss (10-2)
9 Oklahoma State (11-2)
10 Michigan State (10-2)
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