College football team follows UCF model and declares itself ‘national champion’ after season 9-3
Adam spencer | 3 hours ago
A few years ago, the UCF Knights declared themselves National Champions after ending an unbeaten season with a Peach Bowl victory over Auburn.
Well, apparently you don’t have to go 13-0 like the Knights to declare yourself national champion.
As you can see below, Florida A&M was named National Champion for the 2021 HBCU season after finishing atop the HBCU power rankings on NCAA.com:
– Florida A&M Football (@FAMU_FB) December 19, 2021
Florida A&M lost to Jackson State, USF and Southeast Louisiana, the last of those 3 losses being in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
So, yes, it’s safe to say that fans had questions about the designation of “national champions”:
Someone who writes an article doesn’t make you a national champion https://t.co/alcCi93Ng3
– Jordan (@ JLew_5) December 19, 2021
It must be a Florida affair. Remember when UCF declared itself the national champion and bought rings in 2017. https://t.co/FhMgZm4mWl
– Ms. Jones (@SaxyladyinMD) December 19, 2021
“The Rattlers ended the season with a playoff loss to the FCS after winning eight straight games to get there. “
“National champion” https://t.co/ecGlodcWsd
– Garrett – President of the Hartman Truther Club (@ BOOSKER4) December 19, 2021
FAMU wasted no time waiting for one of the normal designation polls to place them number one before claiming a share of the HBCU stock.
– RedditFCS (@Reddit_FCS) December 19, 2021
– RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 19, 2021
It seems likely that other HBCU schools will have something to say about this bold statement from Florida A&M.