The 2018 National Championship game will take place on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The game will feature a matchup between the winner of the Sugar Bowl against the winner of the Rose Bowl. This year’s College Football Playoff semifinals are between Clemson-Alabama and Georgia-Oklahoma.
Alabama and Clemson have met in the past two national championship games, with the two teams splitting the games.
National Championship 2018 date, time
The 2018 National Championship game will take place on January 8. The game is set for an 8 PM ET kickoff.
National Championship 2018 location
The 2018 National Championship game will be played in Atlanta. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the event. This is the first time that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the championship game. Last year, one of the College Football Playoff games was in the Georgia Dome.
National Championship 2018 history
This will be the fourth year of the College Football Playoff having a national championship game. The No. 1 overall ranked team going into the College Football Playoff has never won the playoff either. The past two years have seen Alabama and Clemson meet in the title game.
In 2015, Ohio State took down the Oregon Ducks thanks to a monster game from Ezkiel Elliot. In 2016, Alabama made a number of key special teams plays, including a Kenyan Drake kickoff return for a touchdown to knock off the Clemson Tide. Than last year, the two teams met once again and engaged in a back-and-forth affair. Deshaun Watson connected with Hunter Renfrow on the game’s next to last play to win 35-31 and get revenge on the Crimson Tide.
Heading into the final weekend of the College Football season Clemson is ranked No. 1, Auburn No. 2, Oklahoma No. 3 and Wisconsin No. 4. No. 6 Georgia takes on Auburn in the SEC title game, with the winner likely getting a spot in the College Football Playoff. No. 1 Clemson takes on No. 7 Miami in another likely play-in game. Wisconsin takes on No. 8 Ohio State and Oklahoma takes on No. 11 TCU.
It’s worth noting that the team ranked No. 2 has always played in the College Football Playoff title game, and has won the last two.
|1999||Tennessee 23||Florida State 16|
|2000||Florida State 46||Virginia Tech 29|
|2001||Oklahoma 13||Florida State 2|
|2002||Miami 37||Nebraska 14|
|2003||Ohio State 31||Miami 24|
|2004||LSU 21||Oklahoma 14|
|2005||USC 55||Oklahoma 19|
|2006||Texas 41||USC 38|
|2007||Florida 41||Ohio State 14|
|2008||LSU 38||Ohio State 24|
|2009||Florida 24||Oklahoma 14|
|2010||Alabama 37||Texas 21|
|2011||Auburn 22||Oregon 19|
|2012||Alabama 21||LSU 0|
|2013||Alabama 42||Notre Dame 14|
|2014||Florida State 34||Auburn 31|
|2015||Ohio State 42||Oregon 20|
|2016||Alabama 45||Clemson 40|
|2017||Clemson 35||Alabama 31|