UCF Knights Preseason Ranked No. 23 In Coaches Poll, First Time in Program History
By Daniel Forcella, UCF Knights // August 2, 2018
UCF opens season at UCONN August 30
ABOVE VIDEO: Head Coach Josh Heupel, QB McKenzie Milton, DL Joey Connors, DB Brandon Moore and OL Jordan Johnson address the media after the first day of Fall Camp 2018. (UCF Video)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – The first Amway Coaches Poll of the 2018 season was announced Thursday, with UCF ranked 23rd in the nation.
It marked the first time in program history that the Knights have been ranked in the Top 25 to start a season.
UCF, which went 13-0, won the American Athletic Conference Championship and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl en route to a National Championship in 2017, opened up the 2018 Coaches Poll with 259 points.
Junior quarterback McKenzie Milton returns to lead the Knights in 2018 after being named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, the Archie Griffin National Player of the Year and Phil Steele All-America as a sophomore.
Since 2005, UCF has been ranked or receiving votes in 11 seasons, which includes Top 25 finishes in 2010, 2013 and 2017. The Knights ended last season ranked seventh in the Amway Coaches Poll with 1,202 points.
UCF, under the helm of new head coach Josh Heupel, began fall camp on Wednesday morning and will continue practicing through August in preparation of the season opener Aug. 30 at UConn.
The Knights’ home opener is scheduled for Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. against South Carolina State.
Season tickets are going fast for the highly anticipated 2018 campaign. Fans can purchase theirs today and learn about all their options by calling 407-823-1000 or visiting us online at https://ucfknights.co/18fbtix.
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