Paul Finebaum crushes UCF, its fans and AD ahead of College Football Playoff Rankings
It’s another season, and another decision about where to rank UCF in the upcoming College Football Playoff poll, set to be released this week.
In his weekly appearance on WJOX, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said he’s most interested in seeing where UCF is in the CFP rankings.
UCF is 7-0 and coming off a 37-10 win over East Carolina. It also has wins over Florida Atlantic (56-36) and Pitt (45-14). The common debate around the Knights is schedule strength, and how it would measure up in a conference like the SEC.
“The one thing I’m probably fascinated by is UCF,” Finebaum said. “I want to see if UCF — I want to see if the committee listens to the noise, plays the political correctness game and ranks UCF ahead of a school like Kentucky who has done something this year — who has gone on the road and beat a good Florida team; who has gone to A&M and played to an overtime game. And if they do that, then this committee should lose all credibility, because UCF shouldn’t be in the top 10. They shouldn’t be anywhere near the top 10.”
UCF is ranked No. 10 in this week’s Associated Press poll, but some fans have grown tired with the arguments and publicity they’ve received over the last year about how they should be viewed nationally.
“The only thing UCF has going for them is a grandstanding athletic director who just can’t keep his mouth shut — but also can’t schedule a decent opponent, and a fan base that is delusional,” Finebaum said.