A year of milestones for the UCF football program continued early Tuesday morning with the release of the final national Top 25 polls, rankings which include the Knights for the first time ever.

On the heels of winning a school-record 11 games, capturing the Conference USA championship and recording the program’s first bowl win, a 10-6 defeat of Georgia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, the Knights moved up to No. 20 in the final USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 21 in the final AP Poll. Not only are both the first final rankings in school history but they are also historic high-water marks for the Knights at any point in a season.