13, 14, 15 and 17 all lost to unranked teams
18 struggling to win against unranked in the 4th
Michigan at 19 may leap frog UCF but that’s it. So UCF gets a huge jump to probably 14th in the rankings with a home game against 2-2 Pitt up next.
The reason this is huge is if they can break top 10 before week 10, they either break the glass ceiling in the CFP rankings or become such a huge conspiracy, the NCAA will have to step in before congress does.
If UCF goes undefeated again this season and doesnt get into the CFP then the system is completely broken. The reason for switching from the BCS to the CFP was to allow teams deserving of a National Championship opportunity to compete. How a team going undefeated for 2 straight season isn’t deserving is beyond me.
Agree but we already know the system is broken. I don’t think that any G5 will make the playoff unless it goes undefeated, beats at least 2 ranked P5s and 3 of the 5 P5 conference champs have at least 2 losses to unranked opponents. Playoffs is a pipe dream for G5. Even UH.
More and more I think that it will take a year in which five or more P5 schools, including ND, are undefeated and one or more left out the the “Invitational” to prove to people that the system is broken.
As for congress stepping in, I don’t think that will happen nor will a lawsuit because no one has the nerve to file such a suit against the corrupt NCAA. The NCAA would simply “investigate” the plaintiff schools, find violations with which they can justify hamstringing the program (like G5s need anymore impediments to success). All under the auspices of the P5-loving NCAA board.
Having to agree with RedDeath. The NCAA did not implement the CFP. Which is why I was saying that maybe the NCAA will finally step in if UCF finishes undefeated and left out of the playoff picture once again. Especially if a majority of the polls have UCF in the top 4.
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Bulls-eye! One of the NCAA’s governing principles is fairness. I have advocated suing the NCAA for not upholding one of their own core principles. I don’t think any school will do it or any collection of schools because it would be suicide for the football program.