There was guaranteed change among the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday after Oregon, ranked No. 3 last week, was blown out at Utah.
What was surprising was there was a change at No. 2 with Ohio State, fresh off its impressive defeat of Michigan State, jumping two places and supplanting Alabama, which slipped to No. 3 after Crimson Tide struggled against Arkansas at home.
Cincinnati moved up one spot to No. 4. The unbeaten Bearcats appear to be in solid shape in their bid to become the first Group of Five team to be selected for the semifinals if they can beat East Carolina next week and then Houston in the American Athletic title game.