Tim Tebow did not mince words when talking about whether Wisconsin was deserving of the College Football Playoff on ESPN’s First Take on Friday morning.
Many pundits predict the Badgers will earn a spot in the four-team CFP if they beat Ohio State this weekend in the Big Ten championship game. But Tebow, the former Florida Gators and NFL quarterback, said he still didn’t think Wisconsin’s resume would be more impressive than Alabama’s, even with an Ohio State win.
“I’m not saying they should not go. I’m saying the committee is saying they should go. I’m saying they’re not one of the four best teams,” Tebow said, raising four fingers for emphasis.
Tebow then insisted Alabama would “beat the breaks” off of Wisconsin in a game.
Wisconsin currently sits at No. 4 in the CFP rankings, behind Clemson, Auburn and Oklahoma. Alabama (11-1), which lost to Auburn last week, sits just outside at No. 5, with its chances of cracking the top four looking unlikely barring a loss by one the top four.
The Badgers (12-0) have endured criticism all season long for a perceived weak schedule. Wisconsin can prove itself Saturday with a win over Ohio State, which has impressive wins over Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan, but in the eyes of some the Badgers would still look like a fluky CFP team.
Just ask Tebow.
“Let’s not say four best. Let’s say the four most deserving, or let’s say the four hottest, or the four with the best record. But don’t tell me four best. That’s where I get a problem, is they say four best, but Wisconsin’s in there.
“They’re just not.”
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