The Alabama Crimson Tide football program represents the University of Alabama in the sport .. The Alabama football team was selected national champion in the final regular season In the 12 wins, the Crimson Tide defeated four teams that were ranked at the time, including an opening day victory over No. The College Football Playoff National Championship is a post-season college football bowl game, used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I. The Michigan Wolverines football program represents the University of Michigan in college . Before the final game of the season, Chicago was 9–1–1 and Michigan . Overall, Kipke posted a 49–26– 4 record at Michigan, winning four.