Monday, 25 June, 2018

Thousands expected at downtown Orlando block party for unbeaten UCF Knights

The pilot of the aircraft carrying the Alabama team home after winning the college football national championship game in Atlanta gives a thumbs up to fans at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in Tuscaloosa Ala. on Tuesday morning. (Jake Arthur  The Tuscal SEC commissioner Greg Sankey says UCFs have a Playoff path, but…
Melody Ballard | 12 January, 2018, 03:20

The party, which will include a pep rally for the self-proclaimed national champions, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and is expected to last three hours.

The team finished its season with a flawless record, unlike Alabama, but because its opponents were deemed too weak, the school missed the playoff to decide the official national champion. A billboard has gone up in Tuscaloosa, allegedly paid for by UCF fans and it's sure to be noticed. UCF held down Auburn's offense from start to finish in the 50th Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl while McKenzie Milton and crew outpaced Stidham and the Tigers to claim victory.

The Knights felt left out of the College Football Playoff picture, a picture that eventually developed into Alabama winning the national championship for the 17th time, and the fifth time in the Saban era.

Soren Petro, a radio show host in Kansas City, inexplicably gave UCF their lowest ranking at No. 10 behind teams such as Auburn (which UCF obviously beat head-to-head) and Miami (which lost their home bowl game).

The billboard reads: "Congratulations Alabama!"

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UCF's 13-0 ideal season will culminate with the highest ranking in school history.

The Tide are legit champions, but their resume isn't that different than UCF's.

But before you dismiss UCF and Bama outright, believe it or not, they've played before.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott even signed a proclamation Monday before the College Football Playoff National Championship, declaring UCF the national champions. 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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