Former UCF coach Scott Frost said Saturday that his team was "insulted" by its final No. 12 ranking from the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

In what was at times a blistering attack on the system that left UCF out of the playoff, Nebraska's new coach said there was a "concerted effort" to keep the Knights out of the top four.

Scott made these comments in Atlanta after accepting the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, presented by the Football Writers Association of America on Saturday.

UCF finished as the only undefeated team in the FBS at 13-0.

"I didn't want to talk about it during the season," Frost said. "But I understand the argument of whether or not UCF should have been in the championship, but I know a lot of people in our program, myself included, felt insulted by the rankings."

UCF started No. 18 in the CFP Rankings, rising only six spots. The Knights completed a 13-0 season last week defeating No. 7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl.