Best Of 2022

Best College Playoff Run

While the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team didn’t come away with a victory, making the College Football Playoff in 2021 was still a historic feat. Ending the season with an undefeated record, this was UC’s first trip to the playoffs — and the first time a team from a non-Power Five conference had attended. The Bearcats ended the season with star quarterback Desmond Ridder having over 3,000 passing yards and a total of 30 touchdowns. They then took on the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on New Year’s Eve, which sadly ended in a 27-6 loss. While a win would have been great, in true Cincinnati fashion, we were just happy to be there. gobearcats.com.