While it can be argued that TCU or Baylor should have received the four seed in this year’s College Football Playoff, it is impossible to deny that Ohio State’s dominant 59-0 Big Ten Championship win over Wisconsin was incredibly impressive. Impossible, unless you subscribe to the theory that the Badgers threw the game to help its conference-mate vault into the last spot. While it seems ridiculous that a bunch of proud, unpaid college athletes would do something like that, there are plenty on Twitter who buy in to the conspiracy.
Beginning to suspect conspiracy to get a B1G team into the College Football Playoff. Never seen Wisconsin play this horribly in my life.
— Andrew Yde (@TheRealYdinho) December 7, 2014
— michael hill (@MiKuS_31) December 7, 2014
Conspiracy theory: Wisconsin purposely loses so Ohio state goes to the playoffs and it betters the big ten
— Ryan Black (@Ryan_Black4) December 7, 2014
Conspiracy… Wisconsin cosigning for OSU smh there’s no way some like this go down lol
— GRU (@BigSEAN_B) December 7, 2014
Conspiracy theory: Delaney told Wisconsin to tank to get OSU into playoff. @starkweather77
— J.H.Scramble (@JHScramble) December 7, 2014
Interesting conspiracy theory. Barry Alvarez could’ve told Wisconsin to throw this game this badly so that a Big Ten team makes the playoff
— AJ Blehschmidt (@AJBlehschmidt) December 7, 2014
— Ty Richert (@tyrichert85) December 7, 2014
Conspiracy theory: Did Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen lay down to his former mentor Urban Meyer for the good of the Big 10+4?
— Ryan Ojibway (@ryanojibway) December 7, 2014
The Ohio St. Wisconsin score seems awfully fishy. 3rd string QB playing and Wis can’t score. Conspiracy to get the Big 10 in the playoffs.
— rusty shepperd (@rtlm5) December 7, 2014
Has the “Wisconsin is throwing the game to get a Big 10 team in the playoff” conspiracy theory circulating yet? Down 45-0 to third string QB
— Bobcats HQ (@BobcatsHQ) December 7, 2014
— Snoop (@c_pain765) December 7, 2014
@jwoody32 I have a conspiracy theory: BiG10 paying Wisconsin $$$ to take a dive for the conference and get OSU in.
— Julie Suby (@JJSuby) December 7, 2014
Wisconsin is losing by 52 and Barry is in Texas…coincidence or conspiracy.
— Sara (@slg0415) December 7, 2014
I’m not one to call conspiracy (yes I am…) but it sure seems like Wisconsin is taking a dive for the conference to get Ohio St in.
— Matthew Wells (@MrMWellsArt) December 7, 2014
— James Brian Steadman (@jbriansteadman) December 7, 2014
Conspiracy theory: Wisconsin was in on making Ohio State look very good so a Big 10 team couldn’t be left out of the playoffs
— Preston Yaggie (@pyaggie43) December 7, 2014
— Cal Bears Enthusiast (@CalCrist) December 7, 2014
Wisconsin is on the conspiracy! If they even keep that game close Ohio St isn’t in the conversation right now!
— Bobby Wooldridge (@BobbyWooSD) December 7, 2014
Conspiracy Theory: Jim Delaney made some sort of under the table deal with Wisconsin to roll over to give conference best chance to make F4.
— Steven Sullivan (@HoosierSully16) December 7, 2014
The #conspiracy in me says Wisconsin got a hefty sum of cash from the Big Ten conference for last night
— Eric Pynnonen (@mrpynhead) December 7, 2014
I really hate to be “that” conspiracy nutjob guy, but I feel Wisconsin laid down yesterday. The Buckeyes aren’t 59 points better. #Badgers
— Matt (@MShadows17) December 7, 2014
Conspiracy-Wisconsin tanks caz that’s the only way big10 gets reped in the playoff. For the integrity of the conference Barry pulled strings
— Colin (@cstein0120) December 7, 2014
— Corey Jones (@__iamCorey) December 7, 2014
Wisconsin fans believe the conspiracy that Gary Anderson let Urban win because they are old friends.
— Tim O’Neil (@TimONeil12) December 8, 2014
Top 5 conspiracy theories 1 JFK ASSA 2 Sept 11 3 Moon Landings 4 Secret Societies 5 Wisconsin throwing the OSU football game
— inurmindseye (@inurmindseye) December 8, 2014
Never change, internet, never change.