As I’ve said before, what UCF is doing is both hilarious and smart. They are creating a conversation about the legitimacy of non-P5 football and having a little fun while doing it. Like any joke, there comes a point where you get sick of hearing it. The shtick gets a bit old and the intelligence behind it starts to become annoying. We are slowly entering that area with UCF:
Having undefeated on a shirt? I’m fine with that. How could you not be? They ended their season 13-0, but having undisputed & undeniable on your national championship shirt? Yeah, that’s where I’m going to draw the line. I still haven’t heard a solid argument for UCF being the national champion outside of the lazy “THEY DIDN’T LOSE A GAME!!!!” take. Yes, UCF did receive four first-place votes in the final AP poll:
Two of them came from voters in Orlando and Nebraska, which should piss a lot of Journalists off about keeping their bias out of it (NO CHEERING IN THE PRESS BOX!). Another one came from a UConn beat reporter and the last one came from a salty Oklahoma beat reporter who still isn’t over the Rose Bowl.
UCF is claiming some championship from the “Colley Matrix:”
I’ve never heard of such thing, but smart move by UCF emphasizing this ranking because anytime I’ve heard of a “matrix” I automatically respect it.
Turns out this site looks like it’s straight out of 2003:
Nobody tell UCF this, but the Colley Matrix finished with Alabama at #1 last year and Notre Dame as #1 in 2012. Yes, Notre Dame was still #1 after Alabama proved that they had no backbone, chicken tenders.
The question now is if UCF got a shot against Alabama, what would the line be?
For reference, another bookmaker was asked last year about a line for Alabama against the Browns:
Don’t think I need to say much more.
P.s. If you want to buy a UCF shirt, don’t spend $29.99. Save some money and defend the stool in the process: