Reactions: Cincinnati Bearcats remain No. 4 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

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University of Cincinnati's wide receiver Chris Scott (80) and head coach Luke Fickell, and quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) celebrate the Bearcats' first touchdown of the game over Tulane University at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans Saturday, October 30, 2021.
University of Cincinnati's wide receiver Chris Scott (80) and head coach Luke Fickell, and quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) celebrate the Bearcats' first touchdown of the game over Tulane University at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans Saturday, October 30, 2021.

As Sunday's final College Football Playoff rankings show - which will reveal the four participants in the CFP semifinals Dec. 31 - approaches, the Cincinnati Bearcats remain No. 4 in the CFP selection committee's latest rankings release.

With 12-0 Georgia, 11-1 Michigan and 11-1 Alabama ahead of them, the Bearcats are looking to become the first Group of Five team ever invited to the semifinals.

UC does have unfinished business ahead of the final rankings release with an American Athletic Conference title-game showdown against Houston scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m. at Nippert Stadium.

On ESPN's "SportsCenter" late Tuesday, Scott Van Pelt asked Rece Davis whether he thought the semifinalists would be Georgia, Michigan, Cincinnati and Oklahoma State if UGA beats Alabama, the Wolverines beat Iowa, UC beats Houston and the Cowboys beat Baylor.

"I don't see any scenario of anything that would change that. Notre Dame's not going to jump them. Alabama's not going to stay in the top four if they lose to Georgia. So I do think it's absolutely just as simple as you said in that scenario," Davis said.

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Bearcats remain No. 4 in College Football Playoff rankings

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