Did UCF deserve a spot in the College Football Playoff?
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Did UCF deserve a spot in the College Football Playoff?

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The University of Central Florida finished its season on a high note, defeating the Auburn Tigers in the Peach Bowl to finish the year undefeated. However, UCF will not be competing for a national championship—despite being the only team to finish with a perfect record. Many believe the Knights should have been in the College Football Playoff on the strength of their record. Still, pundits argue UCF played a weaker schedule and is too untested to be included in the CFP. What do you think? 🏈

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UCF was severely overlooked by the College Football Playoff selection committee. Just look at the game tape. The Knights were able to move the ball and score against an Auburn team that beat the two teams in the National Championship Game. Their top-rated offense had no trouble carving up the Tigers, running the ball effectively and throwing the ball well in the second half when it counted. 

UCF's defense also stepped up, stuffing second-team All-American Kerryon Johnson and getting consistent pressure on Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham. This team deserved to be in the playoffs.

No disrespect to UCF, but one win doesn't automatically entitle a college program to a playoff berth. Compared to the rest of the country, UCF had one of the weakest schedules, pumping up wins against teams like East Carolina and Cincinnati. 

As good as the Knights looked against Auburn, there is no way of knowing how UFC would fare against a team in the Power 5 Conferences (especially since their non-conference schedule was nothing to write home about). UCF was good this year, but it didn't deserve a spot in the CFP.

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