After Peach Bowl UCF is the real national champion

After Peach Bowl win over Auburn, UCF is the real national champion

We now present to you the real college football national champions — the UCF Knights.

Undefeated.

Untied.

Unbelievable.

UCF 34, Big, bad SEC powerhouse Auburn 27.

Afterward, as the confetti rained down and thousands of euphoric fans chanted, “Un-De-Feat-Ed! Un-De-Feat-Ed!” UCF’s players donned T-shirts declaring they are the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl champions. Actually, they are more than that.

Much, much more.

This unbelievable, inconceivable UCF team will not only go down as the greatest in school history with a perfect 13-0 record, they should go down as national champions, too.

Who cares what the College Football Playoff cartel, er, committee says? All they are is a kangaroo court for college football’s privileged and powerful who have somehow convinced the American public that there is a legitimate playoff going on that excludes the nation’s only unbeaten team.

“You can just go ahead and cancel the College Football Playoff,” UCF’s magical quarterback McKenzie Milton said after riddling Auburn’s vaunted defense on land and through air and leading the nation’s No. 1-ranked scoring offense to more points than the Tigers have given up all season.

“There’s no more teams left to beat,” defensive leader Shaquem Griffin said after the Knights forced Jarrett Stidham, Auburn’s All-SEC quarterback, into two game-changing interceptions. “To the College Football Playoff Committee: What more can we do?”

The Knights, even though they are one of the most dominant teams in the nation, were shamefully ranked No. 12 in the final College Football Playoff ranking — five spots behind a three-loss Auburn team. Yes, the same Auburn team that played three of four playoff teams this season, manhandling both Georgia (40-17) and Alabama (26-14) late in the season and barely losing to Clemson (14-6) early in the season.

“It wasn’t right — watching the Committee every week sitting in a room and deciding this two-loss team must be better than UCF or that three-loss team must be better than UCF,” obviously perturbed coach Scott Frost said. “It looked like a conscious effort [to keep UCF out of the playoff]. Our guys deserve everything they get, and they deserve more credit from the Committee than what they got.”

By the way, anybody still think Frost shouldn’t have coached UCF in the bowl game because he accepted the job at Nebraska a month ago? Anybody still want to lambaste him because he had the audacity to accept his dream job as the new coach at his alma mater?

Frost may have only been in Orlando for two years, but he gave UCF fans the memories of a lifetime. Move over, George O’Leary, and let’s get a statue commissioned for Frost, too. Any coach who can turn a winless, woebegone team into an unflappable, undefeated team in just two years deserves some sort of permanent commemoration.

As far as farewell scenes go, Frost’s may have been the greatest goodbye scene since Rhett Butler walked out on Scarlett O’Hara at the end of Gone With the Wind, leaving her with a parting shot: “Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!”

In contrast, Frost is “Gone with the Win” and essentially told the Power 5 propagandists and SEC snobs, “Frankly, Paul Finebaum, I don’t give a damn.”

It was Finebaum, the controversial commentator on the SEC Network, who said UCF was not “in the same league as Auburn” and said the Tigers would “dust” UCF in the Peach Bowl. This is the sort of elitist rhetoric UCF has had to endure all season long. The Knights, once and for all, shut up the naysayers and non-believers on this cold day in Hot ’Lanta.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/ucf-knights/os-sp-ucf-peach-bowl-mike-bianchi-0102-story.html

Nah 

I don't agree but I was happy to see them win. Good team no doubt

that Griffin dude has one hand and played out of his mind

lolno

mihow -

agreed, they beat the team that beat the teams playing for the championship

sucks about Frost tho

get your ass on the fantasy chat before you lose your picks

As long as it gets more hotties to the games, Go Knights! I can;t wait for women's volleyball season. I may get season tickets.

I'm glad they won their bowl game. I remember when Hawaii went undefeated and made the Sugar Bowl to get throttled by a two loss Georgia team for Matthew Staffords last game.

As a UCF Alumni I don't agree. We're in the AAC, which is a lame conference

DaveFu -


As long as it gets more hotties to the games, Go Knights! I can;t wait for women's volleyball season. I may get season tickets.

Been to a couple their volleyball matches or games or whatever the fuck you call them.

William H Macy - 
DaveFu -


As long as it gets more hotties to the games, Go Knights! I can;t wait for women's volleyball season. I may get season tickets.

Been to a couple their volleyball matches or games or whatever the fuck you call them.


The Ass Capades!

DaveFu -
William H Macy - 
DaveFu -


As long as it gets more hotties to the games, Go Knights! I can;t wait for women's volleyball season. I may get season tickets.

Been to a couple their volleyball matches or games or whatever the fuck you call them.


The Ass Capades!

Accurate as one can be.

KZTT_MMAfan55 -

As a UCF Alumni I don't agree. We're in the AAC, which is a lame conference

They did beat Auburn who beat the teams in the national champ game.

StankieEdgar -
KZTT_MMAfan55 -

As a UCF Alumni I don't agree. We're in the AAC, which is a lame conference

They did beat Auburn who beat the teams in the national champ game.
The question is could they compete in an SEC schedule for an entire year would they have losses I'm assuming so

StankieEdgar -
KZTT_MMAfan55 -

As a UCF Alumni I don't agree. We're in the AAC, which is a lame conference

They did beat Auburn who beat the teams in the national champ game.

3 other teams beat Auburn too.

KZTT_MMAfan55 -

As a UCF Alumni I don't agree. We're in the AAC, which is a lame conference

This. SEC schedule is a completely different animal than an AAC schedule. 

 

So by their math, if the Pats win the superbowl the Dolphins are the real champs. Riiiiigghhttt. 

TFK_UGCTT_Sk1tzO420 - 
KZTT_MMAfan55 -

As a UCF Alumni I don't agree. We're in the AAC, which is a lame conference

This. SEC schedule is a completely different animal than an AAC schedule. 

 

So by their math, if the Pats win the superbowl the Dolphins are the real champs. Riiiiigghhttt. 


Are the dolphins undefeated?

Isaac Fookin' Nootin -
StankieEdgar -
KZTT_MMAfan55 -

As a UCF Alumni I don't agree. We're in the AAC, which is a lame conference

They did beat Auburn who beat the teams in the national champ game.

3 other teams beat Auburn too.

I know. I'm saying they are one of the best teams in the country this year. Tournament should be expanded.

They have the smallest number on the right hand side of their win/loss column. That gives them the argument to be national champions.

There's a simple way to solve this, and that's by having a tourney that is the size of every other division in college football. The problem with that is that the good ole boy network in college football won't give up on their participation ribbon bowl games (which normally cost something like 2/3rds of the schools money).

Bowl games = participation ribbons. Not even participation trophies. Lower class. Ribbons. Congrats! You're one of the 15 teams that didn't have a winning record and played in a bowl this year. Or a couple years ago when multiple 5-7 teams made bowl games because there weren't enough at .500 or better.

10er 10ing -

If you want consideration for the top prize, it should be reflected in your strength of schedule.  

No it shouldn't, dummy. Tournament is the only way.