Spurrier gets blasted for saying ECU would beat some of the lower rung Big 10 programs. The top rung Big 10 program (tOSU) isn't playing any preseason top 25 teams.
I think one of the most interesting things about this new play-off system will be how the panel judges SOS of each team.
Auburn will play 7 preseason ranked teams. 3 at home and 4 on the road.
Alabama will play 4 ranked teams and only two of them are on the road. They will have a week off before going to Ole Miss and week off before traveling to LSU.
Just for the record, South Carolina will play 4 ranked teams 2 on the road and 2 at home.