The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs will battle for the College Football Playoff National championship game 2018 on Jan. 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (8 p.m., ESPN).
The national championship ranks as the US highest level of college football. The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is the current designation awarded to the best college football team in the United States. Since its inception, the NCAA has never officially endorsed a championship team. However, it has independently published its choices for each season on its official records publication. Its opinions may diverge from those of other analysts as well as claims of individual schools to national titles. That may or may not correlate to choices made elsewhere. The current widely recognized national team selectors include Coaches’ Poll, which comprises of the members of the American Football Coaches Association and the Associate Press, responsible for conducting poll sportswriters.
The national championship game began in 1992. Various consortia of major bowl games would invite the top teams to compete in a de facto national championship game at the end of the regular season. Currently, the College Football Playoff selects four top teams at the end of the regular season to participate in the national semi-finals, with their winners advancing to the national championship game.
The national champion of the 2017 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision will be determined during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. The event will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The national championship will be played between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs after winning the semifinals games, which were held on January 1, 2018. The Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide were selected as the semifinalists following the conclusion of the 2017 regular season. Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be the fourth host of the national championship since 2015. The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 54-58 to advance to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. The Georgia Bulldogs had won over Auburn Tigers to claim their 13th Southern Conference championship. Conversely, the Alabama Crimson Tide won over the Clemson Tigers by a score of 24-6 to reach the College Football Playoff National Championship. Previously, they had won the SEC West Division championship to become the co-champions with the Auburn Tigers.
Odds makers are expecting a tightly contested 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide are tipped to triumph over the Georgia Bulldogs after defeating the Clemson Tigers by a score of 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl to reach their third-straight national championship game. On the hand, the Georgia Bulldogs escaped a double-overtime shootout by a whisker with a 54-48 win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl. It is 112th time in 113 games that the Alabama Crimson Tide will win a national tournament. The over has been the correct play for the past six meeting between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide. It may be the case again if both teams come out firing throughout the game. The Georgia Bulldogs were impressive against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Rose Bowl, and they could stay hot against the Tide if they remain offensive throughout the game. It will be a smooth sail for the Crimson Tide after triumphing over their bitter rivals in the Sugar Bowl.