The 2018 National Championship game will be played Jan. 8 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta. Georgia advanced to the title game by beating Oklahoma and Alabama dominated Clemson. The game will be played in Atlanta and kickoff at 8:17 PM ET.
CFP National Championship: Georgia vs Alabama
College football championship: Alabama vs. Georgia game time, TV information
Monday, Jan. 8
Game time: 8 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Where to watch: ESPN, Stream live on the WatchESPN app
How to listen: ESPN Radio (Channel 80 on SiriusXM)
Below find information such as game time, TV Channel and live stream information for the game.
2018 National Championship Game: Date for the College Football Playoff final between Alabama-Georgia
The 2018 National Championship game for the the College Football Playoff will be played on Monday, Jan. 8.
2018 National Championship game: Game time for the College Football Playoff final between Alabama-Georgia
The 2018 National Championship game is set for an 8 PM start. The game will be played in Atlanta.
2018 National Championship game: TV Channel for the College Football Playoff final between Alabama-Georgia
The 2018 National Championship game for the College Football Playoff will air on ESPN.
2018 National Championship game live stream for the College Football Playoff final between Alabama-Georgia
The 2018 National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia can be live streamed, using the WatchESPN app.
2018 National Championship game preview for the College Football Playoff final between Alabama-Georgia
It will be an All-SEC battle for the championship game as No. 3 Georgia takes on No. 4 Alabama. The game has a number of intriguing subplots.
For one, the game will match Nick Saban against his former defensive coordinator in Kirby Smart. The now Georgia coach worked with Saban at Alabama from 2008-15. Saban has never lost to one of his former assistants, as the Alabama coach is 11-0 in such games. And each one of those games has been at least a 14-point Alabama victory.
The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs took two very different paths to get here. Both teams got off to great starts but both suffered regular season losses to Auburn. Georgia picked wins over Notre Dame and Mississippi State and cruised to big wins in every game, sans the Auburn loss. But the Bulldogs got their revenge in the SEC Championship game, beating Auburn 28-7. Then Georgia rallied back to beat Oklahoma in a thrilling, double overtime contest in the Rose Bowl.
The Bulldogs will be looking to win their first national title since 1980, back when Herschel Walker was carrying the load for the Bulldogs. This year’s Georgia team is led by its running backs in Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who have both rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. At quarterback, the Bulldogs bring in Jake Fromm. The Georgia freshman will look to do something that Alabama starter Jalen Hurts could not do a year ago and that is win a national title as a true freshman, something that has only been done once.
Alabama meanwhile dropped its final game of the regualr season and had to sweat out whether it would make it into the playoff over Ohio State who won the Big Ten. The Crimson Tide did and then thoroughly dominated the No. 1 ranked, and defending national champs, Clemson. The Tigers had their worst offensive output of the season, as they mustered just 6 points against a now healthy and stout Alabama defense.
The last time two teams from the same conference met in the national title game was back in 2011-12, when Alabama took down LSU in the Sugar Bowl. Alabama will be looking to win its 5th title since Saban took over the program in 2007.