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The Prince George Journal of Prince George, Va., has named the University of Central Florida Knights national champions by virtue of their undefeated record and 34-27 Peach Bowl Victory over Auburn on Jan. 1.
The Journal is the first publication of record to name the Knights national champions, which flies in the face of the NCAA’s College Football Playoff system. Alabama and Georgia will square off in the National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 8 in Atlanta.
However, due to Auburn’s regular season victories over both Alabama (12-1) and Georgia (13-1), and Central Florida’s subsequent victory over Auburn (10-4) to go along with a perfect 13-0 record, the editorial board at the Journal saw fit to declare the Knights national champions.
“With an undefeated record and a win over a top-10 team in the Peach Bowl, we were left no other choice but to name them national champs,” said Richard Ingram, President of Womack Publishing Company. “It’s a testament to the work they put in, and the chance they were never given by the Bowl Selection Committee.” Leading up to the game, UCF head coach Scott Frost mostly deflected questions regarding whether or not he felt his team deserved a chance to play in the College Football Playoff. After beating Auburn, he spoke up on behalf of his players.
Catch our interview with publisher Chad Harrison.