UCF finishes No. 6 in AP Poll, receives four first-place votes


Thousands expected at downtown Orlando block party for unbeaten UCF Knights

Of course, a matchup between the "true" national champions and the Knights dreamers will never happen.

UCF athletic director Danny White and Gov. Rick Scott have proclaimed the Knights as national champions.

After a nail-biting National Championship game Monday, the Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 in overtime.

The Knights won the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on New Year's Day in a hard-fought battle against No. 7 Auburn, which beat both Alabama and Georgia during the regular season. So, they put up a billboard in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where the University of Alabama is located, asking Nick Saban and the Tide for a home-and-home series.

"Florida is home to the country's best college football, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they can beat any team".

Thirty-seven fans of the team raised $1,665 on a GoFundMe page to pay for a digital billboard ad that reads, "Congratulations Alabama".

UCF had been ranked No. 10 in the post-championship game AP Top 25.

UCF's 13-0 ideal season will culminate with the highest ranking in school history. If the Tide had beaten the Knights this year instead of trouncing Mercer 56-0, they wouldn't have been sweating the College Football Playoff committee's decision. A future meeting of the teams would do nothing to change the outcome of 2017, but it'd still be fun, and fun things are good.

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