After taking down Auburn in the Peach Bowl to finish undefeated, the UCF Knights have famously declared themselves national champions. Apparently, that struck a nerve with Tulane, which accomplished a similar feat in 1998, going undefeated after beating BYU in the Liberty Bowl that year.
We really appreciate this writeup on CFT but we just need to clarify that we are NOT affiliated with the school. We are an alumni-owned store just blocks from campus. #rollwave #nationalchamps98 https://t.co/80rOf2o2pl
— CampusConnection?? (@TulaneShop) January 5, 2018
Additionally, as Kevin McGuire of CFT pointed out, there’s now a note on the 1998 Tulane Green Wave football Wikipedia page to note that team is a “National champion.”
Has this always been on Wikipedia, or is this new in light of t-shirts being sold at Tulane? pic.twitter.com/8XH6zEu41j
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 5, 2018
It’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, but Tulane does make a solid, if not unintentional, point here.
As much as it stinks UCF didn’t get a fair shake by the CFP selection committee, the whole notion that the Knights are national champions is a bit too far out there.
Unless you’re a fan of the Green Wave and/or the Knights, of course.