It’s not happening.
Despite 25 wins in a row - two consecutive undefeated seasons - the UCF Knights will not be in the 2018 College Football Playoff.
In an all-time kick-them-while-they’re-down moment, UCF didn’t even make the top six in the final CFP Committee rankings:
The #CFBPlayoff top 6️⃣:— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2018
1️⃣. Alabama // @AlabamaFTBL // #RollTide
2️⃣. Clemson // @ClemsonFB // #AllIn
3️⃣. Notre Dame // @NDFootball // #GoIrish
4️⃣. Oklahoma // @OU_Football // #BoomerSooner
5️⃣. Georgia // @FootballUGA // #GoDawgs
6️⃣. Ohio State // @OhioStateFB // #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/mbzqBXnQl7
UCF’s official reaction:
tHeRe Is A pAtH fOr UcF pic.twitter.com/ijSWxvHm3N— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) December 2, 2018
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
The message is clear:
Folks, it’s over. There can be no argument about this anymore.— Jeff Sharon (@Jeff_Sharon) December 2, 2018
If you are one of the 60 teams in the @American_Conf, @MountainWest, @MACSports, @ConferenceUSA, or @SunBelt, there is officially no way on Earth you can make the #CFBPlayoff.
That’s a broken system.