in cfb we always have some team media will try to build up. The goal is always expansion of the playoffs. They want more meaningful games because it makes them more money in their jobs. UCF is that team now. In the past it’s been the likes of Houston & Boise St. Don’t buy the hype. The starters at these schools were not wanted by the big schools. They play in weaker conferences. They play weaker schedules. Their bodies don’t get as wore out & damaged against weaker opponents. It’s that old argument. Could the best cfb news team beat the worst NFL team. Perhaps certain yrs in certain settings. But if they had to play a whole season they’d be taken seriously; beaten down; have to play their second string, & be exposed. There’s not a large separation between the best of the group of 5, & the worst of the power 5. We’ve already seen the Big 12 smacked around. I’ve had relatives choose slightly smaller schools for playing time or a major they wanted. Or to be closer to home. Growing up I was around future & current college athletes due to my relatives. Played some myself. No expert. But have my opinions. So let’s say UCF beats a team in the bowl. To me that means this. UCF poured selves into practice for game. The big school didn’t. The coaches were prepping next years players. The exiting players were protecting bodies for NFL. Many players were out at clubs. Chasing ladies. For many players this is their first big trip. If it’s not the playoffs you can never know what your going to get. With college players your lucky to get a team up for its best 2-3 times a year. Teams get at ramped up to prove selves against Clemson & Ohio State. Ohio State isn’t overly excited to play Western Michigan or Kansas. Think of this. Clemson can save plays; extra scheme; save players; avoid injuries & wear and tear much easier in the ACC than the Big 10, & certainly more than in the sec. This weird pandemic year the ACC protected Clemson with that schedule. The Big 10 protected Oh St. The PAC 12 will almost certainly protect its one name; USC; & its best current program; Oregon, even though I think Washington may be their best this season. The sec? It’s going to be fun. The are going to beat crap out of each other. I do laugh st their fans. I’ve heard they are getting 2-4 in. Had big 10 stayed out I could see 2 in it. It would take stuff like that bad Ok to K St loss happening in other games for that to happen now. I see Oh St in. If Mich or PSU win conference then they are in with one loss. Same for either Irish or Clemson. If they win ACC, they are in with one loss. So that’s two of four. If any PAC 12 goes undefeated in that weak 7 game schedule people will try to push them in. Then there’s a one loss Big 12 champ; be it OK or Tx. Let’s admit the truth. The Irish has always gotten special media attention. I like them. Great history. But it’s true. Let’s say they beat Clemson; then lose close in rematch, their will be huge push to put them in playoffs for playing ACC schedule. Sorry sec fans; you are the best conference recently; sometimes you have the best team, but no way do you get 3 teams in the playoffs. You will put loses on each other. It will take a lot of chaos to get 2 in. These leagues want money if we just put the best teams in you might get 3 in. I’d have to watch the season. But expect only the conference champ in. I see no way UCF gets in though. Even undefeated. Their biggest win would be over bad Georgia Tech. That doesn’t qualify you IMO. I’ll be straight up; the Big 12 has looked terrible. Had Tx Tech not made blunder after blunder; Texas would already have a loss too. Ark St beat K St. K St beat OK. With the other Big 12 losses to group of 5, their all Big 12 schedule now looks bad. But hey; that’s what’s fun about college football, talking trash. Any who doesn’t like my opinions can always say my Army team won’t teach the playoffs. Well that’s true. But if we beat Navy & Air Force then we rocked it. If all my kids join the Air Force do I have to root for them? Yes I will. I already root for all the service academies anyways.