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This week has featured an endless cycle of playoff breakdowns and speculation. The various scenarios are seemingly endless, yet that doesn’t stop fans from passionately proclaiming their takes.
Right now, Alabama is sitting outside the College Football Playoff mix at No. 5 in the second-to-last ranking. They’ll need some help to slip into the top 5 as they won’t have a chance to earn their way in through the SEC Championship game. That privilege belongs to No. 6 Georgia who will seek to knock off No. 2 Auburn.
It’s not too much to think that Alabama would need both Ohio State to beat Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship as well as TCU to take down Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game.
On ESPN’s First Take, SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow gave his take on the playoffs. Specifically, he was very critical of the inclusion of the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers in the top four.
“I’m not saying they should not go, I’m saying they are not one of the four best teams,” Tebow said Friday. “If you’re telling me, it’s the four best team, then it can’t be who’s more deserving, who’s undefeated. It has to be the four best teams.
“You and me both know right here in the Mercedes-Benz Dome, if Alabama played Wisconsin, they’d probably beat the brakes off of them.”
Obviously, the debate could go on forever, analyzing various inclusion factors. However, Tebow’s main take away is that the Badgers don’t quite match up to the level of the other teams.
“When you say the four best teams, they don’t say undefeated, deserving, strength of schedule,” Tebow said. “Don’t say strength of record. It’s not the four best.
“You look at film, they are not one of the four best teams.”
You can check out his full comments below:
— ESPN (@espn) December 1, 2017