2. What UCF Not Moving Means
What does UCF staying at 12 say?
It says the impossible dream is almost certainly dead. The CFP just isn’t all that impressed.
The College Football Playoff committee watched the Knight defense do absolutely nothing against Temple, and yeah, the schedule really is a problem.
Of course, these rankings are thrown out and started over next week, but if UCF was going to make some noise and get any attention, this would be it. Instead, it not only didn’t budge, but West Virginia blew past it to move up to No. 9.
The committee didn’t like Kentucky all that much last week, but even with the loss, the body of work and the good wins were enough to keep the 7-2 team one spot ahead of the unbeaten UCF.
Ohio State might not be playing like anything special, but it’s still two spots higher than the Knights, and forget about West Virginia, Washington State and LSU. Those last three were easily ahead.
By the time of the final rankings, UCF will move up a bit, but the losses this week by Houston and South Florida were devastating to the caught – there’s just nothing left for the Knights to do to move the needle.