The University of Central Florida is trying its darnedest to prove it should have been in the College Football Playoff, and its case was strengthened by a Reddit user.
It certainly isn’t an exception to playing an actual game, but given UCF is claiming it’s the national champion, the school can use all the support they can get.
The transitive property utilized in a way “proves” the Golden Knights are better than the 129 other FBS teams. And that’s due in large part to them beating Auburn University in the Peach Bowl, who knocked off both Alabama and Georgia, the two remaining playoff teams.
So here’s an example of how it works:
- UCF > Auburn > Georgia
- UCF > Auburn > Georgia > Oklahoma
- UCF > Auburn > Georgia > Notre Dame > Boston College
You get the point.
Is it unreasonable? Yes, absolutely. However, if you really, really want to make the case that UCF is the best team in the NCAA, that certainly is one way you can do it.
And hats off to the Reddit user who took the time to work all of that out.
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