Alabama tops final AP poll; UCF 6th with 4 first-place votes

12 January, 2018, 03:17 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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The Knights finished the year 13-0 and defeated the only team to have beaten Alabama this season (as well as the only team to beat Georgia in the regular season), so they're calling themselves national champs. UCF was crowned National Champions by the Colley Matrix.

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

A group of UCF fans have purchased a billboard in Tuscaloosa and installed a special message for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Murphy challenged Rogers to a bet over the UCF-Auburn Peach Bowl football game. All of this was established before the Knights went out and beat the Auburn Tigers, staking a legitimate claim to the title.


But after watching Alabama beat Georgia in overtime on Monday, it's clear the Crimson Tide would have a significant talent advantage. The billboard read: "Congratulations Alabama!"

Alabama hasn't played a non-conference home-and-home series since facing off with Penn State in 2010 and 2011.

But before you dismiss UCF and Bama outright, believe it or not, they've played before. A big part of the reason UCF was ranked No. 12 in the final College Football Playoff rankings (UCF moved up to No. 6 in the final AP rankings) was its schedule. 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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