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Bearcats Box Lunch: Crosstown Shootout, Bracketology and College Football Recruiting Reform

UC moves past Xavier in the AP poll and fits into the Midwest region according to SB Nation’s bracketology.

NCAA Basketball: Creighton at Xavier Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

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Not only did UC break into the top 20 of the AP poll on Monday, it moved past Xavier in the process, with just over a week left until the Crosstown Shootout. (Ben Goldschmidt; Cincinnati Enquirer)

XU has been moving backward, but its largely just been losing to good teams. There’s no shame in that, right? (Paul Daugherty: Cincinnati Enquirer)

Down the Drive’s official response:

Cincinnati is a No. 5 seed in the Midwest region and would play No. 12 Valparaiso in SB Nation’s latest bracketology. (Chris Dobbertean; SB Nation)

Coaches have been vocal about the need for college football recruiting reform, but what about the players? (Jeremy Crabtree; ESPN)

Three Oregon football players were hospitalized following “grueling workouts.” (Andrew Greif; The Oregonian)