This just in — UCF won’t give up on its self-proclaimed “national championship.”
On Saturday, the Knights held their spring game at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, playing in front of their fans for the first time since going 13-0 in 2017 and arguing that — despite having not been included in the College Football Playoff — they were, in fact, national champions instead of Alabama.
Apparently, UCF is still holding on to that claim, having unveiled a “2017 National Champions” sign during the spring game.
To the Knights’ credit, they did defeat Auburn — the only team to beat Alabama in 2017 — in the Peach Bowl. However, UCF played through an inferior conference schedule to go undefeated before finally being tested by Memphis in the AAC Championship Game, as well as the Tigers in Atlanta.
That’s slightly different than playing through an SEC schedule and resulting with a one-loss record, which both Alabama and Georgia did leading up to Selection Sunday.
Nothing says “inferiority complex” like claiming a non-existent national championship. It will be interesting to see how the Knights do in the post-Scott Frost era, but if the unveiling was any indication, false “glory days” will surely pass them by.
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) April 21, 2018