The Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs will play in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, but don't tell that to Central Florida athletic director Danny White, who announced the program will hang a championship banner at Spectrum Stadium.
After a 34-27 Peach Bowl win over Auburn, White looked into the camera and said, "national champs, undefeated."
After the game, Scott Frost, who coached for the last time with the Knights before turning his focus toward head coaching duties at Nebraska, made a strong statement about the CFP selection committee's rankings:
"It looked like a conscious effort to me to make sure that they didn't have a problem if they put us too high and a couple teams ahead of us lost. And oh, no, now we have to put them in a playoff. But we just beat a team that beat two playoff teams and lost to another one by six points and we beat them by seven."
UCF doesn't play in a Power Five conference, so its undefeated season doesn't carry the same weight in the selection committee's eyes.
However, the American Athletic program went 13-0 and deservedly feels snubbed in the college football rankings. The 11 teams ahead of UCF in the final poll have at least one loss.
To ease the angst, the Knights also plan on having a parade, as White told The Dan Le Batard Show. If Alabama wins the championship game, prepare for a "we want Bama" tweet from UCF's official Twitter handle.
[Twitter, The Dan Le Batard Show]