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In an effort to remove any doubt and crown an undisputed national champion, the College Football Playoff was born and introduced following the 2014 season. While the format has been widely successful, it isn’t without detractors. There will always be teams that feel deserving of a spot and get snubbed. That’s just how it is in a subjective selection process. But it’s what we have and the Super Bowl of college football will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Levi’s Stadium with the winners of the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl squaring off on January 7, 2019.

2019 CFP National Championship at a Glance

Date: Monday, January 7, 2019

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Venue: Levi’s Stadium

Location: Santa Clara, California

Teams: National Semifinal Winners

TV: ESPN

CFP National Championship Format

Through a selection process by a 13-member committee, the top four teams are ranked No. 1 through No. 4 and compete in the College Football Playoff. The bracket-style format pits No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in the national semifinals, which are played the week before the National Championship Game.

The two semifinals rotate between six major bowl games. For the 2018 season, the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl will host the semifinals with the winner of those games meeting in Santa Clara. The Fiesta and Peach Bowls will be a semifinal destination next season with the Rose and Sugar Bowls entertaining semifinalists for the 2020 season.

The first CFP following the 2014 season was a huge success at the turnstiles with over a quarter of a million fans attending the three games. The first national championship game attracted 85,788 fans to ATT Stadium to watch Ohio State claim the title with a victory over the Oregon Ducks.

CFP National Championship Game Results

SEASON WINNERS LOSERS
2017 Alabama Georgia
2016 Clemson Alabama
2015 Alabama Clemson
2014 Ohio State Oregon

Last year, for the first time in the game’s brief history, two schools from the same conference squared off when the Tide defeated Georgia, 26-23, in an overtime thriller. Alabama didn’t win or compete in the SEC title game, but was invited to the CFP for a fourth time. Georgia, which won the SEC title, made its first appearance.

The inaugural title game was the most lopsided to date with Ohio State upsetting 7-point favorite Oregon, 42-20. The Buckeyes held a 1-point lead midway through the third quarter before future first-round draft pick Ezekiel Elliott went off. Elliott scored the game’s final three touchdowns and totaled 246 rush yards, a record that still stands. OSU won its first national title since 2002 and its eighth overall.

The middle games featured two barnburners between the same teams. Alabama won the 2015 season game, 45-40, by holding off a late Clemson comeback bid and handing the Tigers their only loss. The Tide was coming off a shutout of Michigan State in the semis, but had a tough time containing Deshaun Watson, who amassed a national championship game record with 478 total yards.

Watson’s touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining pulled Clemson close, but Bama recovered the onside kick to seal the victory. The teams combined for over 1,000 yards of offense with Clemson producing 550 against the nation’s third-best defense.

The rematch a year later was just as scintillating with Clemson able to exact its revenge, handing Alabama its only loss of the season, 35-31. It was also the first ever rematch between No. 1 and No. 2 in a national championship game. Clemson had a number of players return for just this reason with Deshaun Watson being one of them, and he went out in style. Watson set a CFP title game record with 420 passing yards, the final two coming on a touchdown with one second left on the clock for the game-winner.

The final four-and-a-half minutes were heart-stopping. Wayne Gallman’s touchdown gave the Tigers a 28-24 lead, only to watch Jalen Hurts throw a scoring pass with 2:31 remaining for a 31-28 Tide advantage. Taking over with just over two minutes remaining, Watson delivered his finest moment.

Most All-Time Wins at CFP National Championship

WINS TEAM YEARS WON
2 Alabama 2015, 2017
1 Clemson 2016
1 Ohio State 2015

Largely considered the best conference in college football, the Southeastern has proved it sending four teams to the national championship game and coming away with a pair of victories. Led by Nick Saban, Alabama has been a dynasty and is the only team to appear in all four CFP tournaments reaching the championship game in each of the last three years and winning the SEC’s two titles.

The ACC, Pac-12 and Big Ten have sent only one representative to the CFP title game and Clemson is the only other team to make multiple appearances. With the balance of power in the hands of just a few teams, it could be a few more years before that trend is broken.

Only the Big 12 has yet to make an appearance in the CFP title game, though the league had its chances. Oklahoma reached the playoff in the 2015 and 2017 seasons only to fall in the semifinals.

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2018 - 2019 College Bowls Schedule

DATE BOWL LOCATION MATCH
Dec 15 Celebration Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA MEAC vs SWAC
Dec 15 New Mexico Bowl Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Mountain West vs C–USA
Dec 15 AutoNation Cure Bowl Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL AAC vs Sun Belt
Dec 15 Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV Pac-12 vs Mountain West
Dec 15 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL MAC vs Sun Belt
Dec 15 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA C–USA vs Sun Belt
Dec 18 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL AAC / C–USA vs MAC
Dec 19 Frisco Bowl Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX AAC vs At Large
Dec 20 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL AAC vs C–USA
Dec 21 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas C–USA vs MAC
Dec 21 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID MAC vs Mountain West
Dec 22 Birmingham Bowl Legion Field, Birmingham, AL SEC vs AAC
Dec 22 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX Big 12 vs AAC
Dec 22 Dollar General Bowl Ladd–Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL MAC vs Sun Belt
Dec 22 Hawaii Bowl Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI C–USA vs Mountain West
Dec 26 Servpro First Responder Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX Big Ten vs C–USA
Dec 26 Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field, Detroit, MI Big Ten vs ACC
Dec 26 Cheez-It Bowl Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ Big 12 vs Pac-12
Dec 27 Walk-On's Independence Bowl Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA SEC vs ACC
Dec 27 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY Big Ten vs ACC
Dec 27 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Big 12 vs SEC
Dec 28 Frankiln American Mortage Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN SEC vs ACC / Big Ten
Dec 28 Camping World Bowl Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Big 12 vs AAC
Dec 28 Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome, San Antonio, TX Big 12 vs Pac-12
Dec 28 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA Big Ten vs Pac-12
Dec 29 Capital One Orange Bowl Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL Semifinal Game
Dec 29 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX Semifinal Game
Dec 29 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA At-Large vs At-Large
Dec 29 Belk Bowl Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC SEC vs ACC
Dec 29 Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ Mountain West vs Sun Belt
Dec 31 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD ACC vs AAC
Dec 31 Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX Pac-12 vs ACC
Dec 31 Redbox Bowl Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA Big Ten vs Pac-12
Dec 31 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Big 12 vs SEC
Dec 31 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL SEC vs ACC / Big Ten
Jan 1 Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL Big Ten vs SEC
Jan 1 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ At-Large vs At-Large
Jan 1 Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Big Ten vs SEC
Jan 1 Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Jan 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA Big 12 vs. SEC
Jan 7 CFP National Championship Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA Semifinal Winners

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