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Perhaps the AAC should claim the National Football Championship for the conference on its Wiki page like UCF has done. LOL

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/sports/central-florida-claims-a-national-title-want-to-fight-about-it.html

By Wednesday, Wikipedia — perhaps the only factual authority still widely accepted in 2018 — identified Central Florida’s claimed national title.

 

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1 hour ago, Mama_Bull said:

Perhaps the AAC should claim the National Football Championship for the conference on its Wiki page like UCF has done. LOL

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/sports/central-florida-claims-a-national-title-want-to-fight-about-it.html

By Wednesday, Wikipedia — perhaps the only factual authority still widely accepted in 2018 — identified Central Florida’s claimed national title.

 

The WikiBowl May be next year LOL 

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Sports 56 Middays Interview: Mike Aresco

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The commissioner of the American Athletic Conference Mike Aresco joins Greg and Eli to discuss UCF claiming a national championship, perception of the American Athletic Conference, and more.

 

http://sports56whbq.com/shows/sports-56-middays/174-sports-56-middays-interview-mike-aresco

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  American (‘13-17)                                 Big East (‘08-12)
  Group of Five (G5)      Moniker / Qualifier      BCS Auto Qualifier
3 of 3 (‘13, ‘15, ‘17)      Major Bowl Wins*       2 of 5 (‘11*, ‘12)
   3   (‘13, ‘15, ‘17)      AP Final Top 10           1   (‘09)
   9   (2, 2, 2, 1, 2)      AP Final Top 25           9   (2, 3, 0, 2, 2)

*American: 3 of 3 (v. top 10) – Big East: 1 of 2 (v. top 10), 1 of 3 (v. top 25)

DISCLAIMER: The nine (9) total and two (2) top 25 teams in '17 assume Memphis drops out, and Navy isn't re-ranked (could be 10 and 3, respectively).

Take-away: The Big East teams were overranked (had trouble beating even non-top 10 teams in BCS bowls) while the American teams continue to get under ranked (let alone by the CFP).

 

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 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation declaring the University of Central Florida Knights football team as national champions in Florida after their undefeated, 13-0 season. The UCF Knights beat the Auburn Tigers 34-27 in the Peach Bowl on New Years Day. This season, the Auburn Tigers beat both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are playing in the last game of the College Football Playoff. To view the proclamation, see below or click HERE.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida is home to the country’s best college football, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they can beat any team. By having a perfect season and beating the only team that defeated both Alabama and Georgia this season, the UCF Knights are clearly champions. I wish both teams good luck tonight in Atlanta. Charge On.”

NATIONAL CHAMPION UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS

WHEREAS, Florida is home to the country’s best college football, having claimed 11 national championships between the University of Florida, the University of Miami and Florida State University; and

WHEREAS, the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights won the American Athletic Conference Championship by beating the Memphis Tigers, 62-55, on December 2, 2017; and

WHEREAS, on January 1, 2018, the UCF Knights completed an undefeated football season by beating the Auburn Tigers in the Peach Bowl, 34-27; and

WHEREAS, the UCF Knights are the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I football this season; and

WHEREAS, on November 11, 2017, the Auburn Tigers, who lost to the UCF Knights, beat the Georgia Bulldogs, 40-17; and

WHEREAS, on November 25, 2017, the Auburn Tigers, who lost to the UCF Knights, beat the Alabama Crimson Tide, 26-14; and

WHEREAS, the College Football Playoff final on Monday, January 8, 2018, is between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs, who both lost to the Auburn Tigers, who lost to the UCF Knights;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby proclaim that the UCF Knights are this season’s best college football team and will be recognized as the 2017 College Football National Champions in Florida.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 8th day of January, in the year two thousand eighteen.

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Governor

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If you want to the AAC to be part of a P6 then the league needs to expand and raid the best of the G5. You close the gap with the P5 by widening the gap between the AAC and the rest of the G5.

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From their wiki page. 

The No. 12 ranked Knights faced No. 7 ranked Auburn, and defeated them 34–27 to close out their undefeated season with a 13–0 record. After the win, UCF athletic director Danny White proclaimed UCF to be the NCAA FBS Division Football national champion. The claim sparked considerable controversy and debate over whether the College Football Playoff should be expanded.

What are we calling considerable? From what I can tell, most analysts just gave this one thirty minute segment (if that), decided that this would have no weight in the expansion discussion and moved on.

Its like they are reaching for apples to make this seem like a good idea. 

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Not much of a chance for the AAC or G5.  After an AAC team goes 13-0 and does not get in then the odds seem about right.  Where is the access outside of the P5?  

Next year’s @CFBPlayoff title odds via @LVSuperBook: Bama 5/2 Clem 6/1 UGA, OhSt 8/1 Mich 10/1 PSU 12/1 OU 18/1 Aub, Miami, MichSt, Tex, Wis 25/1 LSU, Wash 30/1 FSU, ND, Stan, USC, VT, WVU 40/1 A&M 50/1 UF, Ore, TCU 60/1 Ariz, Boise, KSU Mizzou, NCSt, OkSt, UCLA, Utah, Wake 100/1

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6 minutes ago, 86atlbull said:

Not much of a chance for the AAC or G5.  After an AAC team goes 13-0 and does not get in then the odds seem about right.  Where is the access outside of the P5?  

Next year’s @CFBPlayoff title odds via @LVSuperBook: Bama 5/2 Clem 6/1 UGA, OhSt 8/1 Mich 10/1 PSU 12/1 OU 18/1 Aub, Miami, MichSt, Tex, Wis 25/1 LSU, Wash 30/1 FSU, ND, Stan, USC, VT, WVU 40/1 A&M 50/1 UF, Ore, TCU 60/1 Ariz, Boise, KSU Mizzou, NCSt, OkSt, UCLA, Utah, Wake 100/1

Odds are not a prediction of outcome. They're designed to suck bettors in and Boise is the only non-P5 team the casual bettor knows and/or cares about. That being said, even if there were a prediction of chance a particular team wins the national title, I still wouldn't see the problem in Boise being the only non-P5 team on the list. 

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