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SEC -- Missouri vs. Auburn

If you claim to have predicted before the season started that it would be Auburn vs. Missouri in the SEC championship game, you either love tigers and hate LSU, or you're trying to be funny. Because this game, in the land of Alabama and Georgia and South Carolina, came out of nowhere. But it's here, and it could send a team to the BCS National Championship, if all things fall just right. Who gets it done in Atlanta?

Which team will win the SEC championship game in Atlanta?

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  • Who is the better quarterback?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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  • Which team is having the more surprising season?

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  • Which team would win on a neutral field?

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  • What was the more improbable ending for Auburn?

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When the clock hit zeroes Saturday in Auburn, Ala., it seemed the Crimson Tide had the best chance to win the Iron Bowl and reach the SEC championship game. Then ... well, we all know what happened. The question is: Where does Chris Davis' field goal return rank among the best college football endings -- meaning, the game's final play -- of all time? Click on the images below to set your list!

College football finishes

Holiday Bowl (1980)

Holiday Bowl (1980)

BYU's Jim McMahon hit Clay Brown for a 41-yard Hail Mary TD to tie SMU; the extra point gave BYU a 46-45 win after trailing 45-25 with four minutes left.

The Play (1982)

The Play (1982)

With four seconds left and a 20-19 lead, Stanford kicked off to California; the Stanford band came on the field during the multiple-lateral return, which was scored by Kevin Moen for a 25-20 win.

Hail Flutie (1984)

Hail Flutie (1984)

Boston College QB Doug Flutie hit WR Gerard Phelan on a 48-yard, against-the-wind Hail Mary to win at Miami 47-45.

The Fifth Down (1990)

The Fifth Down (1990)

With Colorado down 31-27 and near the Missouri goal line, the officiating crew accidentally forgot to flip the down marker, ultimately giving the Buffaloes a fifth down -- on which QB Charles Johnson scored a 1-yard TD to win 33-31.

The Miracle at Michigan (1994)

The Miracle at Michigan (1994)

Colorado again -- this time with Kordell Stewart hitting Michael Westbrook on a tipped 64-yard Hail Mary to give the Buffaloes a 27-26 win over host Michigan.

The Bluegrass Miracle (2002)

The Bluegrass Miracle (2002)

Another tipped Hail Mary -- this one from LSU's Marcus Randall to Devery Henderson for a 74-yard TD and 33-30 win over Kentucky (which had doused coach Guy Morriss with Gatorade seconds earlier).

Fiesta Bowl (2003)

Fiesta Bowl (2003)

After being given new life thanks to a pass interference penalty in the first OT and then taking a 31-24 lead in the second, Ohio State forced an incomplete pass from Miami on fourth-and-goal at the 1 to win the BCS National Championship.

Capital One Bowl (2005)

Capital One Bowl (2005)

After letting LSU rally from 12 points down, Iowa scrambled to get to the 44-yard line, from which Drew Tate hit Warren Holloway for a 56-yard TD to give the Hawkeyes a 30-25 win.

Statue Left (2007)

Statue Left (2007)

After fighting to get to overtime, underdog Boise State fell behind Oklahoma 42-35 in the first extra frame, scored a touchdown, then pulled a "Statue of Liberty" handoff to Ian Johnson for the game-winning two-point conversion.

Iron Bowl (2013)

Iron Bowl (2013)

A 57-yard, last-second field goal attempt for Alabama in a 28-28 game fell short and into the hands of Chris Davis, who returned the ball 109 yards for a 34-28 Auburn win.

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BCS Mixing Bowl

With an improbable 100-yard return of a missed field goal, Auburn certainly put a wrinkle into this year's college football postseason. That unlikeliest of endings vaulted Florida State and Ohio State into the driver's seat for the two spots in the BCS championship game. With only conference championship games remaining, Florida State, Ohio State, Auburn, Missouri have one last shot to make their case for a title chance.

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  • Does FSU deserve to play in the national championship if it wins the ACC title game and regardless of what happens with Auburn and Ohio State?

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  • Which of these potential national championship matchups would you most like to see?

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  • Which team would win on a neutral field?

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  • Which team will win the BCS national championship?

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CFB: (8) Mizzou at (24) Ole Miss

Even if Alabama beats Auburn in the Iron Bowl, its work isn't done. The Crimson Tide then must play in the SEC Championship Game, against an SEC East winner that just might be Missouri. But the Tigers have a lot of work to do to get to Atlanta, starting Saturday at Ole Miss and, if they beat the Rebels, ending next week at home against Texas A&M. James Franklin returns from injury to retake his spot under center. Will he lead the Tigers to the two wins they need?

Which team will win Saturday's game at Ole Miss?

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  • What will Missouri's record be in its final two games (at Ole Miss, vs. Texas A&M)?

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  • Which matchup will we see in the SEC Championship Game?

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  • Who should start at quarterback for Missouri the last two games?

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  • Which team is more likely to contend in 2014?

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CFB: (5) Missouri vs. (21) S. Carolina

Everything has been breaking right for Missouri. A perfect 7-0 record and back-to-back wins over slumping Florida and Georgia teams have the Tigers sitting pretty in the SEC East. Two ranked teams remain on the schedule, starting with Steve Spurrier's South Carolina team that is coming off a disappointing loss to Tennessee. Do you believe in the Tigers, or are they simply benefiting from good timing? Should they meet Alabama in the SEC championship game, could they hold their own?

Which team will win Saturday's game at Missouri?

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  • What will you credit more if Missouri wins the SEC East?

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  • Which of these top-six teams is in the most danger of losing on Saturday?

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  • Is Missouri a legitimate BCS championship contender?

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  • Which team would win a Missouri-Alabama game on a neutral field right now?

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