College Football Playoff National Championship
College Bowl Games & Playoffs
After beating the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl, the Clemson Tigers will be seeking their first College Football Playoff national title when they face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday, January 11th in Arizona.
The Tigers have won one national title in 1981 after beating the No. 4-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers 22-15 in the Orange Bowl, but this is the first time they will play a National Championship game. Clemson is attempting to become the first team in FBS history to go 15-0, but to do so it will have to stop Alabama and prevent the Crimson Tide from winning its fourth national title in the last seven seasons.
Clemson enters this game riding a school-record 17-game winning streak, while the Crimson Tide has won 11 games in a row by a difference of 23 points or more. Their only reverse of the season came at the hand of the Ole Miss Rebels, who beat Alabama 43-37 on September 19th, 2015. The Tide is also 7-4 against the spread since losing to Ole Miss, with their biggest win of the season coming in a 38-0 rout of the Michigan State Spartans in the Cotton Bowl on December 31st.
Who’s the Favorite in the College Betting Odds?
The Tigers were favored in every game during the regular season before facing the Oklahoma Sooners as 3.5-point dogs in the Orange Bowl. They upset the Sooners 37-17 behind quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Crimson Tide was able to stop Michigan State’s offense in the national semifinal and will try to use the same formula when they face the Tigers. Led by head coach Dabo Swinney, Clemson is just an 8-7 mark SU and ATS against SEC opponents, and will have to do an extra effort to stop Alabama’s crushing offense in the national title game.
Alabama has built a dynasty under head coach Nick Saban. Since his return to the team in 2007, the Crimson Tide has won three national titles, four SEC conference championships and five SEC West. Alabama is listed as -7 point favorite to win this match according to the latest odds for the 2016 College Football Championship. For additional game lines, including game total, spread and money line, please click here.
2016 College Football Championship Scores
College Football Playoff Rankings
Michigan State (12-1)
Ohio State (11-1)
Notre Dame (10-2)
Florida State (10-2)
North Carolina (11-2)
Oklahoma State (10-2)
Mississippi State (9-3)
Football Playoff National Schedule
The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. (ET). The game, which marks the culmination of the 2015–16 bowl season, will be the second National Championship match in NCAAF history. The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was selected as the host site in December 2013, along with 2017 host Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. FL.
- Alabama 38 vs Michigan State 0
- Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- Date: Dec. 31, 4 or 8pm
- Clemson 37 vs Oklahoma 17
- Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
- Date: Dec. 31, 4 or 8pm
- Location: U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
- Date: Jan. 11, 7:00pm