Daily Five: Group Of Five Teams In New Year's Six Bowl Race

Daily Five: Group Of Five Teams In New Year's Six Bowl Race

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Daily Five: Group Of Five Teams In New Year's Six Bowl Race

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1. UCF Knights (8-0)

It’ll feel empty, but this is the likely hard ceiling the program will hit.

Even if it goes 12-0 with an American Athletic title, it’s not getting into the College Football Playoff with a schedule that’s missing anything amazing – including the blowout win over Pitt.

It can get close to the top four, but it would need to take a total meltdown – like the West winning the Big Ten title, and Notre Dame losing, and a few other two-loss Power Five champs, and … even then, it’ll be tough.

But first, UCF has to get past Navy this week, beat Cincinnati, and take down USF in Tampa. It’s good enough with this offense to do that with ease.

And then, get by Houston – or whatever comes out of the West – and the case will be made to get into the top four.

But if the road ends with another New Year’s Six game against an SEC team, the chance will be there to make another national statement.

Even if the program isn’t playing in the game it thinks it deserves.

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