USF safety DeVontres Dukes (18) tackles Cincinnati wide receiver Tre Tucker (21) in the backfield for a loss during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Cincinnati won, 20-17. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

The University of Cincinnati football team dropped to No. 19 in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings released Monday evening.

The Bearcats, No. 17 last week, escaped the University of South Florida, 20-17, Saturday thanks to a game-winning field goal as time expired by senior kicker Sam Crosa.

UC (9-1, 6-0 American Athletic Conference) faces Temple University Saturday on senior day. Kick-off is 7 p.m. at Nippert Stadium.

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Huffmon is a fourth-year communications student from Tiffin, Ohio. He often covers UC athletics. He interned at the Kentucky Speedway in the summer of 2019 and has written for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Cincinnati Enquirer.