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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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CFB: (7) Miami at (3) Florida St.

Remember when this was one of the nation's top rivalries? Well, it's back. Florida State's torrid start to the year (example: The Noles led North Carolina State 35-0 after one quarter Saturday) has the Seminoles in the national title picture. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, still haven't lost, thanks to last week's scramble against Wake Forest. Who takes the game Saturday? Is this an ACC title game preview?

Which team will win Saturday's game at Florida State?

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  • What do you make of Florida State being favored by 21 points over Miami, the biggest ever point spread between two Top 10 teams?

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  • Will Florida State (Atlantic leader) and Miami (Coastal leader) play again in the ACC title game?

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  • Which is the toughest opponent left on the Florida State regular-season schedule?

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  • What do you think of Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher not voting the Seminoles No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll?

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  • Which of these teams should be No. 2 in the BCS standings?

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  • Who is the best quarterback in college football?

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  • Would you pick Florida State to beat Alabama on a neutral field?

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  • Which coach has done the better job this season?

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Did NCAA punish Miami fairly?

It took more than two years, but one of the NCAA's messier recent chapters is over now that college sports' governing body has punished Miami for recruiting violations connected to convicted swindler and former Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro. The discipline included scholarship losses in football and basketball and a five-game suspension for current Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith. But there's no bowl ban for the Hurricanes, who sat out two postseasons as self-punishment while awaiting a ruling.

What do you make of Miami avoiding a bowl ban but losing nine total scholarships over three years as a result of its connection to the Nevin Shapiro scandal?

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  • Which of these do you believe was the most troubling aspect of the Miami investigation?

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  • Will No. 7 Miami (6-0, 2-0 ACC Coastal) be invited to a BCS bowl game?

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  • How will the loss of nine scholarships affect the Miami football program?

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  • What impact will the loss of three scholarships have on Miami's basketball program?

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  • Missouri coach Frank Haith was suspended for five games as a result of the NCAA's probe into recruiting violations at Miami. What do you think of the penalty?

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The college football season is here, and we want to know which team tops your ACC Power Rankings. Is No. 8 Clemson the team to beat in the conference? How will No. 11 Florida State fare this season? Submit your rankings below! Pick at least FIVE teams to vote.

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2013 ACC football teams

Boston College

Boston College

2012 overall: 2-10
2012 ACC: 1-7

Clemson

Clemson

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 ACC: 7-1

Duke

Duke

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 ACC: 3-5

Florida State

Florida State

2012 overall: 12-2
2012 ACC: 7-1

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

2012 overall: 7-7
2012 ACC: 5-3

Maryland

Maryland

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 ACC: 2-6

Miami (FL)

Miami (FL)

2012 overall: 7-5
2012 ACC: 5-3

North Carolina

North Carolina

2012 overall: 8-4
2012 ACC: 5-3

NC State

NC State

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 ACC: 4-4

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 ACC: N/A (3-4 Big East)

Syracuse

Syracuse

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 ACC: N/A (5-2 Big East)

Virginia

Virginia

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 ACC: 2-6

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 ACC: 4-4

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 ACC: 3-5

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The Year of the Quarterback? Might be. But that doesn't mean the college football landscape is lacking for running backs; quite the contrary, as a number of ball carriers find themselves fighting for supremacy -- and perhaps even a spot at Heisman's grand table.

Rank 'Em: Heisman | Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers | Top 25

Rank: College football's best RBs

Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska
2012: 226 carries, 1,137 yards, 8 TDs

Dri Archer

Dri Archer

Kent State
2012: 159 carries, 1,429 yards, 16 TDs

Ka'Deem Carey

Ka'Deem Carey

Arizona
2012: 303 carries, 1,929 yards, 23 TDs

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

Georgia
2012: 222 carries, 1,385 yards, 17 TDs

Duke Johnson

Duke Johnson

Miami (FL)
2012: 139 carries, 917 yards, 10 TDs

Venric Mark

Venric Mark

Northwestern
2012: 226 carries, 1,366 yards, 12 TDs

Silas Redd

Silas Redd

USC
2012: 167 carries, 905 yards, 9 TDs

Bishop Sankey

Bishop Sankey

Washington
2012: 289 carries, 1,439 yards, 16 TDs

Lache Seastrunk

Lache Seastrunk

Baylor
2012: 131 carries, 1,012 yards, 7 TDs

De'Anthony Thomas

De'Anthony Thomas

Oregon
2012: 92 carries, 701 yards, 11 TDs

James White

James White

Wisconsin
2012: 125 carries, 806 yards, 12 TDs

T.J. Yeldon

T.J. Yeldon

Alabama
2012: 175 carries, 1,108 yards, 12 TDs

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