With the first 3-0 start to the season since 2013, it’s only fitting that the UCF football team made its return to the Top 25 rankings Sunday, its first appearance in the Top 25 since the end of the 2013 campaign.
The Knights were ranked 25th in both the Associated Press Poll and the Coaches Poll in week six of the NCAA college football season.
The last time UCF was ranked in the Top 25 was after winning the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl to close out the 2013 season. The Knights finished 10th in the AP Poll and 12th in the Coaches Poll four years ago.
“I don’t really care where they rank us. I could care less,” UCF head coach Scott Frost said after Saturday night’s win over Memphis. “I told the team I want us to enjoy this win; we’re flushing it. We’re pretending these first three games never happened because we’ve got an 8-game season in front of us. If these guys play like they did tonight, we can accomplish whatever we want to accomplish.”
The Knights defeated visiting Memphis by a score of 40-13 in both teams’ American Athletic Conference opener Saturday night at Spectrum Stadium, handing the Tigers their first loss of the season. UCF opened the season winning 61-17 over FIU, before defeating Maryland 38-10 on the road last weekend.
UCF is set to begin preparing for next weekend’s game at Cincinnati. The Knights and the Bearcats are scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.