Cincinnati Bearcats (6-0)
Remaining Schedule: at Temple | at SMU | vs. Navy | vs. South Florida | at UCF | vs. East Carolina
Of the remaining undefeated teams in college football, the Cincinnati Bearcats feel like the one that’s flying way under the radar. They sit at 6-0 right now and, for the most part, haven’t been that close to losing yet this season. In fact, you could make the argument that only one outcome has even been in question for the Bearcats through their first six games of the season.
Some may argue that Cincinnati was at least thinking about a loss in their season-opener against Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins. However, after falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter, I would argue that the Bearcats took complete control of the game, even if the Bruins tied it up in the third quarter. With that said, they were close to losing to the Ohio Bobcats.
Against the Bobcats, Cincinnati appeared to be in major trouble. They went down 21-0 early in the second quarter and went into halftime trailing 24-7. What’s more, they were down 27-14 midway through the third quarter and appeared to be in a tough spot. Of course, the Bearcats were ultimately able to claw their way back and pick up the win, but against an Ohio team that’s a mere 3-3 n the season with no quality wins, it wasn’t a good look.
Because of that game and their overall lack of competition though, it’s hard to not think that this undefeated Cincinnati start might be a bit of fool’s gold. As such, when they go to play UCF on the road late in the season, I think that they struggle mightily to compete and finally take a loss.
First Loss: Nov. 17 at UCF