For the second consecutive year, the UCF Knights went undefeated through the regular season and conference championship. However, the AAC powerhouse will find itself without an invitation to the College Football Playoff.
Of course, the main argument against the Knights is the lack of strong opponents. Yet, it’s hard to overlook a program that has won 25 straight games.
There was definitely outrage expected after the Knights were snubbed again, and this time it came from the Director of Athletics at UCF. In a fiery post on Twitter, Danny White made it obvious that he’s not happy with the committee’s decision.
It’s not a playoff. It’s an invitational. I’m excited to see what invitational we get to be a part of, and once again show what our team is capable of, ON THE FIELD! Proud of our team. Can’t wait to go bowling with #KnightNation!!!
— Danny White (@UCFDannyWhite) December 2, 2018
White clearly feels his team deserves the opportunity to compete for a national championship.
If the Knights want to really prove they belong with the elite programs, defeating another prestigious team in their bowl game might do the trick. Last season, UCF defeated Auburn in the Peach Bowl, but didn’t get enough respect for the victory.
It’ll be interesting to see how UCF schedules its future seasons knowing that its current format doesn’t work in its favor.