OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has had two weeks to get ready for its first game as a ranked team.
The 23rd-ranked Bobcats (7-0, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) moved into the Top 25 on Oct. 14, their first national football ranking since 1968. The Bobcats then had a bye week.
That long-awaited ranking is on the line Saturday when they visit rival Miami University (3-4, 2-1). Ohio has won the last six games in the series.
A win in Oxford would take the Bearcats to some very unaccustomed places. Ohio is trying to go 8-0 for the first time since 1968 and only the sixth time in school history. The Bobcats have won eight in a row since the final game of last season, tied for fourth-longest winning streak in school history.