The Gould Standard: No. 14 UCF

Central Florida eyes return to title in competitive AAC
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The Big Ten and Pac-12 believe it’s not safe to play. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC say, “Play on.’’ And here at TMG we say, “Write on.’’ And so, we present our fifth annual Sweet 16 Countdown to the college football season, 2020 edition.

After going an eye-popping 13-0 and 12-1 in 2017-18 and playing in back-to-back New Year’s Six bowls, Central Florida came back to earth last season. 

The Knights went 10-3 with three road losses by a combined seven points.

With eight starters back on each side of the ball, Josh Heupel, who’s 22-4 in two years at UCF since he succeeded Scott Frost, has all the ingredients to have Central Florida come out on top in what figures to be a very competitive AAC.