The American Athletic Conference released the league football opponents for the 2020 and 2021 seasons on Monday. This is of particular interest with UConn leaving the conference after the 2019 season, dropping it to 11 football members.
The conference’s new format will scrap the two divisions, but a procedure for selecting the two participants in the American Football Championship has not yet been determined, according to the conference’s release.
Instead, the league will retain its eight-game conference schedule, and each team will play every other team at least once every two seasons.
Previously, AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco had hinted at preserving rivalry match-ups for each school specifically pointing out the War on I-4 between the UCF Knights and USF Bulls as a prime example of an annual match-up the league would like to preserve, but no mention of this was made in Monday’s release.
UCF’s Conference Slate
The UCF Knights now know what their conference schedules will be in 2020 and 2021, with dates yet to be determined.
UCF’s 2020 and 2021 Opponents
|North Carolina||Boise State|
|at Georgia Tech||UConn|
|at ECU||at Cincinnati|
|at Houston||at Navy|
|at Memphis||at SMU|
|at South Florida||at Temple|
The Knights will not play Navy or SMU in 2020, nor will they play Houston or Tulsa in 2021.
Again, no word on whether UCF and South Florida may not play each other if this format continues into the future.