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. Georgia What: College Football Playoff championship When: Monday, Jan.8, 2018 Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Time: 8 p.m.Fueled by the doubters, Alabama smashed the defending national champions from Clemson.The Crimson Tide will be playing in the title game for the third straight season and looking for its fifth national championship under Nick Saban since 2009.Alabama beat LSU in New Orleans to win the 2011 championship.At least this all-SEC affair next Monday night won't be a rematch: Georgia and Alabama did not play in 2017.2 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.
"We've been there before and hopefully we can get the same outcome, but we've got a lot of preparation to do before that." The SEC title was Georgia's first since 2005.
It did not, however, cost the Crimson Tide a playoff spot.
The College Football Playoff selection committee gave Alabama the final spot even though the Tide failed to win its conference.
"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.