"I understand the argument of whether or not UCF should have been in the championship", he told CBS Sports.com, "but I know a lot of people in our program, myself included, felt insulted by the rankings". "And the winner of that game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama will be the national champion". "No one commented on the impact on the sport when we had South Carolina and Mississippi State playing in the Women's Final Four", Sankey said.
"I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby proclaim that the UCF Knights are this season's best college football team and will be recognized as the 2017 College Football National Champions in Florida".
But that hasn't stopped those around UCF, who finished as the only undefeated team in college football's top level - the Football Bowl Subdivision - from saying they deserve to be champions after a 34-27 win over Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Jan. 1. The Knights were the only undefeated team in the country and the highest-scoring team in the nation and yet they were ignored by the College Football Playoff Cartel, er, Committee.
We can't find the odds, but our pick for the traditional Gatorade bath is "Other", equivalent to betting the field in horse racing.
White said the school is doling out national championship bonuses that's called for in the contracts of the football staff.
But despite the public reproach, Hancock said he doesn't foresee the playoff expanding past its current four-team model. No. Then the Tide doesn't belong in the playoffs.
And college football's national champion is... UCF? Murray's desperation pass to the end zone on fourth down was batted down as time expired. Can you imagine if the NFL eliminated the Jacksonville Jaguars from a chance at competing for the Super Bowl because they don't have the history, tradition or fan base of the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New England Patriots? Georgia may hit the over on its own.
Security was tightened in anticipation of the arrival of President Trump, who was expected to be in attendance for the game.
The Bulldogs were having a down year in Mark Richt's 10th season in Athens - in fact, it was his worst regular season finish as Georgia's head coach, going 6-6.
A playoff representative eventually cleared up the matter and escorted Frost inside.
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