The College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that was used to . However, according to USA Today "the combined overnight rating fell well short of the record for a College Football Playoff title." This became the Background · Teams · College Football · Game summary. Alabama and Clemson will meet in college football's National Championship Game on Monday in a rematch of last season's thrilling title. Safety K'Von Wallace celebrated Clemson's national title in January, but Credit Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports, via Reuters. By the end of the season, most of the College Football Playoff contenders' 12 or 13 games will.