There has been a debate over whether or not the Clemson Tigers deserve to be in the conversation for the College Football Playoff. Even though Dabo Swinney's program is undefeated this season, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow isn't sold on his team.
Tebow appeared on ESPN's First Take to discuss the latest topics in college football. During his appearance, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman asked Tebow where he ranks Clemson.
Much to the Smith's surprise, the former Florida quarterback put Clemson at No. 5 in the country. He ranks Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma above the defending champions.
When asked about why he doesn't think Clemson is a playoff-caliber team at the moment, Tebow said it's because the Tigers are receiving too much credit for last year's success.
"We got to cut off last year at last year. This year's Clemson team is not last year's Clemson team. Ask all the first-round draft picks that are now playing in the NFL. So, we can't just say 'What you did last year counts this year.' It's a brand-new team and a brand-new defense. I don't think it's fair or right to look at last year and give them credit this year."
You can listen to Tebow's full explanation here:
Clemson isn't nearly as dominant right now as it was during last season. However, the Tigers are undefeated through the first seven weeks of the season.
Tebow isn't the only analyst on ESPN to keep Clemson out of his playoff picture. Paul Finebaum has also taken shots at the defending champions in the past.
Do you think Tebow's ranking for Clemson is fair or foul?