With the college football season now officially over, betting experts are beginning to weigh in on a hypothetical matchup between Alabama and UCF.
UCF has infamously claimed ownership of the national championship after completing a perfect 13-0 season and knocking off Auburn in the Peach Bowl last week. Of course, Alabama defeated Georgia on Monday night to win the College Football Playoff title, but that hasn’t stopped some from debating how an actual matchup between the two schools would go.
According to the “Bet the Board” podcast, Alabama would be a 21-point favorite in a hypothetical showdown with UCF.
UCF has argued for most of the season that they felt it was a concerted effort by the College Football Playoff Committee to keep the Knights out of the playoff based on the conference that they play in. The Knights finished the regular season ranked 12th in the Playoff and the team felt as though their undefeated season should have warranted a higher ranking.
The school has gained a lot of attention since claiming the national title last week after defeating Auburn. The team held two different championship parades in Orlando in recent days and they were even officially recognized as the national champions by Florida governor Rick Scott. Despite the team’s view of the national title, the CFB Playoff director defended their decision to leave UCF out of the Playoff.
It’s obviously unclear how a potential game between the self-proclaimed champions and actual champions would go down, but it will surely provide a lot of debate on social media.