And say Missouri beats Auburn for the SEC championship. Missouri would get the 3rd spot but who would get the 4th and final playoff spot? Would Bama get it even though Auburn beat them? I think so. Just goes to show that the playoff will not end all the controversies. It should be an 8 team playoff instead of 4 teams. That way the controversies would be over the 8th and 9th best teams instead of the 4th and 5th.