UCF football is not backing away from its claim on the 2017 national championship.
UCF football knocked off Auburn in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day, 34-27. The win sealed a perfect 13-0 record on the season.
The Knights ran through a pretty strong American Athletic Conference. It knocked off a strong Memphis team in double overtime to capture the conference title. In the Peach Bowl, UCF's win over Auburn gave it a pretty interesting distinction. The win meant that the Knights had transitive wins over both teams in the College Football Playoff national championship: Alabama and Georgia.
UCF also finished with the only undefeated record in the country. National champion Alabama lost to Auburn in the Iron Bowl before making the playoff as an at-large, and beating Clemson and Georgia for the title.
Obviously, most fans consider Alabama as the national champion. That hasn't stopped UCF though.
Now, UCF has started putting up signage to show off the new "title." Today, it showed off new wrap around the team's practice field.
The wrap says "National Champions" in very large font. It also mentions that the Knights were the last undefeated team this season.
The 2017 conference championship has also been added to that section of the design. You may think this is silly, but know that new head coach Josh Huepel is going to sell the heck out of it on the recruiting trail.