National Championship. Atlanta, GA Monday, Jan. 8 National Championship. Santa Clara, CA Monday National Championship. New Orleans, LA Monday. Alabama and Clemson met for the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that was used to The game was played between the winners of two pre-designated bowl The defense was led by defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, who had six with USA Today and the Football Writers Association (FWAA), respectively. Background · Teams · College Football · Game summary. CFP National Championship Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal Winner, Mercedes- Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA, pm ET / ESPN, Buy Tickets. Alabama and Clemson met for the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Get the latest NCAA college football news, scores, stats, standings, and more from ESPN. young coach and a wide receiver who would find NFL stardom at cornerback, The Blazers played their first game in more than two years on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Big Ten lands three teams among the nation's top seven.