Four teams from the American Athletic Conference were included in the first edition of the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the 2019 season.
Cincinnati was the highest ranked of The American's quartet at No. 20. Memphis was one spot back at No. 21, while Navy was No. 24 and SMU No. 25.
Among the 10 FBS conferences, only the Big Ten (six) and SEC (five) had more ranked teams than The American. The Big 12 also had four ranked teams, while the ACC and Pac-12 had two each.
The initial 2019 announcement marks the second time that The American has had four teams in a CFP ranking.