The UCF Knights recently completed their best season in school history, finishing 13-0 with a win over Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
UCF also claimed themselves as national champions following their undefeated 2017 season. No poll named the Knights champions, but a former BCS component, the Colley Matrix, did list UCF number one.
Alabama, who defeated Georgia 26-23 in overtime, claimed the College Football National Championship and were ranked first in the final AP and USA Today Coaches polls.
While Alabama and UCF can’t settle it on the field this season, a group of UCF fans have paid for a billboard asking the Crimson Tide to play the Knights in a home-and-home football series.
— Travis Reier (@travisreier) January 10, 2018
Alabama hasn’t played a non-conference home-and-home series since facing off with Penn State in 2010 and 2011. Instead, the Crimson Tide under Nick Saban have shifted to playing marquee season-opening non-conference games at neutral sites.
So it’s unlikely that Alabama will all of a sudden grant a random “We Want Bama” request to play UCF in a home-and-home series. Instead, UCF might have better luck scheduling a neutral-site game against Alabama.
How about 2020 in Tampa? Both teams need a week one opponent that season, and Alabama has proven that they will schedule a good opponent in Florida. The Crimson Tide are set to open the 2018 season in Orlando vs. Louisville.