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NOW Is THE Time: Here are the Members of the College Football Playoff Committee – Politely Let ‘Em Know: UCF SHOULD BE FOURTH!

Earlier yesterday afternoon, I thought:  I will not write this post.  UCF Knights were behind (so was Alabama!) 24-7 to a tough Memphis and the Knights did not have their star QB.

It looked bleak.  I went to a church Christmas Party.  Found out UCF had made a game of it – 41-35 with Memphis still on top.  I commented to my friend, let’s call him Mark, at least they made a huge comeback.

But when I got home:  Here’s the score:  56-41 – Knights WIN!

WOW!  This summary from SBNation is compelling:

In fact, [Darriel] Mack had dominated the second half. The Knights scored five touchdowns in the second half, and Mack was involved in all of them. The first was a 54-yard touchdown pass to Otis Anderson to make it a 38-28 game.

After that, Mack had runs of four, two, two, and five yards. The last run made it a 56-41 game with 2:29 left. Memphis attempted to make a desperate push, but UCF sealed the game with an interception in the end zone by Brady White with 40 seconds.

So it is time:  Alabama, Clemson and ND are all undefeated and so is UCF.  Two convincing wins by a back up QB.  They should play the Crimson Tide in the 1-4 national semifinal.

Now here is the blog post from about ten days ago I wrote.  Here are the talking points:

Some revised talking points:

  • First, thank the committee for placing UCF above Ohio State in the November 20 poll
  • Four unbeaten teams would be a blockbuster Playoff; assures an undefeated team will be national champion
  • Not likely to have a split national championship – as what happened in 2017.
  • Both national champs from last year are in (Alabama and UCF)
  • Ratings boom:  David v Goliath – Alabama v. UCF.
  • The “undercard” is an awesome game in its own right:  Clemson v. ND
  • Including a worthy non-Power 5 team gives all the teams in the ten conference playoff system a chance and this strengthens the Playoff
  • If UCF is undefeated and not selected over a one-loss team after TWO perfect seasons, it raises fears that the game is rigged.

Now let’s bring some much-needed transparency and democracy to big-time sports!  Time to first email info [at] collegefootballplayoff.com.  (Yes I am writing this Sunday morning BEFORE church!  Don’t miss church to send the email in but remember to do it after church!)

Here is a list of the committee members.

Remember:  BE nice!  But BE persuasive.  One loss Oklahoma or OSU will not produce the excitement that four teams – no losses – would produce.  Only one will emerge still unbeaten!  And it is only fair:  UCF has played the game by the rules and been undefeated for TWO years.  They have the longest streak in major college football.  Beat Pitt.  Beat ranked Cincinnati.  Beat USF Bulls who were ranked two weeks in this season (week 8 and 9 – ranked 20th).

So go out there and flood the emails.  Also go on the CFP FB page!  How about a polite but forceful tweet!  That Insta-whatever thing is here!

But hurry:  The selection is Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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