UCF as National Champs

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UCF as National Champs

Post by Mars » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:36 pm

I'm curious what everyone's thoughts are.

To me, the system excluded undefeated UCF on purpose, which proved the system to be a sham. The winner of this Alabama-Georgia game is just another mythical national champ. I'll support UCF as #1.
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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by coachK » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:45 pm

I'd consider them NC. IIRC They won their bowl by beating a team that beat both teams playing for the supposed title tonight.

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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by ABYUFAN » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:08 pm

I would love to see more people outraged over this

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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by snoscythe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:15 pm

The "National Championship Bowl Game" tonight is not officially sanctioned by the NCAA, so UCF's claim is just as legitimate as the winner tonight.

Here's some fun reading from Dennis Dodd from four years ago praising the end of disputed championships:

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footb ... al-titles/

...and here's is an update after this season:

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footb ... ights-out/

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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by hawkwing » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:20 pm

UCF is the National Championship team.

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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by scott715 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:26 pm

I'm with you all.

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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by KingCoug » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:31 pm

+1 to all the posts above.
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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by Jarhead » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:23 pm

KingCoug wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:31 pm
+1 to all the posts above.
+2

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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by frdbtr » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:32 pm

When your eventual "national champion" took 3rd place in its conference, it opens up this kind of thing. This is ridiculous. I know that Alabama fans will point out that non conference champions win the NCAA basketball tourney but that tournament includes all champions in its playoff. Until football does this, a team that didn't win its conference should never be in the playoff. This year was a sham, even though Alabama probably did have the most talented team.

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Re: UCF as National Champs

Post by Jarhead » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:55 pm

The argument that the regular season games "mean more" under the current football system, is a total bogus argument, and this year proves that yet again. That argument is used all the time to justify why there should not be a traditional playoff.

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