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Who's the real NCAA football national champion: Alabama or UCF?

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Georgia to win its sixth national championship in nine years. But are they really national champions? The UCF Knights finished the year undefeated, beating an Auburn team that was victorious over Alabama and Georgia—and both played in the national title game. Alabama may have lifted the trophy, but many feel UCF is the true champion of NCAA football. What do you think? 🏈

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Alabama won the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP game. The only national championship game in NCAA football. Unless UCF played in a secret national title game, there is no way it can claim to be the best team in the country, no matter how many parades it throws.

Alabama earned its way there by playing a more difficult schedule than UCF and facing opponents in the ACC, SEC, and Mountain West. Even a slightly weaker SEC conference has more talent overall than the American Athletic Conference, where UCF plays. The Crimson Tide would make mincemeat out of the teams on the Knights' schedule. 

Alabama earned its national championship. UCF didn't.

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UCF had a perfect season, won its division and conference championships. Alabama did none of those. The Crimson Tide can celebrate their wins against Clemson and Georgia all they want, but they know in their heart of hearts they didn't really earn their way there. How can anyone have Mercer on their schedule and think they played a "stronger" schedule? 

UCF beat undefeated South Florida and a hot Memphis team before dispatching Auburn at the Peach Bowl. The same Auburn team that beat both Alabama and Georgia. No one wants to give the Knights credit because they underrate the AAC and the athletes that play in it. UCF deserved to be in the playoffs and would have run through to a national title.

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Who's the real NCAA football national champion: Alabama or UCF?
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