BCS Standings Are Out, Bearcats Not In Top 25

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Harris Poll excluding the Bearcats from the top 25 sealed that deal.

So, unless the Bearcats beat Louisville, this will be the first time since 2010 the Bearcats won't make an appearance in the BCS standings at any point. This is not an entirely surprising development. Given the paucity of quality opponents, and the Bearcats inability to win out against a hilariously inept slate of games for the first two months of the season none of this is surprising.

That being said the quality of play during the 6 game winning streak has risen so markedly that there is an arguement to be made that the Bearcats are playing as well as a top 25 team should play, unlike a squad of the walking wounded like say, Georgia. What these standings mean is simple, even if UC beats Louisville and UCF loses to a Garrett Gilbert-less SMU team the Bearcats won't be going to the BCS. The computers probably won't let that happen, and the computers hate the Bearcats.

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