Yes, you’ve read that correctly. The University of Central Florida’s football team and athletic director are claiming their Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Auburn (who beat both Alabama and Georgia, the teams in the College Football Playoff National Championship), and their undefeated season warrants them to claim themselves the National Champions. Claiming this is extremely controversial as they weren’t part of the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Regardless, UCF is putting their money where their mouth is. UCF athletic director Danny White has given the coaches the bonuses they receive for winning the national title, the school will be raising a National Champions banner, and the school will be hosting a championship parade in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World! That’s right; on Sunday, January 7 at 4:30 p.m. the Knights of UCF will parade down Main Street U.S.A. to celebrate! Season ticket holders of UCF football will receive a special priced admission to the park that day to see the parade, and details on that pricing will be sent directly through email to those eligible.
— 2017 National Champions (@UCF_Football) January 3, 2018