About the championship game

Published 12:20 pm Saturday, January 7, 2017

Alabama (14-0) vs. Clemson (13-1), in a rematch of last year’s championship game, which Alabama won, 45-40.


When: Mon., Jan. 9, 7 p.m. Central, (ESPN)

Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.


Since the Associated Press began its poll in 1936, only three teams have had back-to-back top-two finishes, and none since 1988-89.


Alabama is playing for its fifth national title in eight years.

Clemson hopes to claim the crown for the first time since 1981.


The average resale price of tickets has been close to $3,000, according to TicketIQ.

Alabama is favored to repeat their national title over Clemson by all of the major Las Vegas sportsbooks.


Most of the major books have Alabama favored by 6.5 points, according to patch.com.