Fourth-ranked Alabama, which beat top-ranked Clemson in a semifinal, will meet third-ranked Georgia, which beat Oklahoma in the other semifinal, in the 2018 College Football Playoff championship game on Monday, January 8, 2018 (1/8/18) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Here’s what you need to know:
When: Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
Line: Alabama -4.5
Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.
“Couldn’t have scripted it better in some ways,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “It will be one of the sweetest drives from Birmingham (Alabama, where the SEC offices are located) to Atlanta that we’ve ever experienced.”
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide smothered No. 1 Clemson 24-6in their Sugar Bowl rubber match after the third-ranked Bulldogs won the first overtime in Rose Bowl history, a wild 54-48 victorythat eliminated No. 2 Oklahoma and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield.
It will be the second time in seven seasons that the national title will come down to two SEC teams. Alabama beat LSU in New Orleans to win the 2011 championship.