Cincinnati moved up one spot to No. 4 in both major polls today, which is the highest ranking in school history but of course not good enough to play in the BCS title game.
Interestingly, the Bearcats received one first-place vote in the coaches' poll, which undoubtedly marks the first time that has ever happened. No. 3 TCU, it should be noted, did not receive any first-place votes.
The coaches' final ballots will be made public at some point, and I can't wait to find out which coach voted the Bearcats No. 1. Brian Kelly does have a vote. Would he have voted for his own team?
Other Big East coaches with a vote in the poll are Steve Kragthorpe, Jim Leavitt and Greg Schiano. Or perhaps it was just a coach who's a fan of the Bearcats' work in their 12-0 season.