2 Alabama will tangle for the College Football Playoff trophy on Jan. Jan. 11, p.m., National championship (Tickets), Glendale, Ariz. Final college football rankings: Alabama, Clemson top . National Championship results: Alabama takes down Clemson for 4th title in 7. The College Football Playoff national championship is Monday, Jan. NCAA. com. Last Updated - Dec 7, EST The matchups, selected based on rankings by the College Football Playoff committee, were announced on Sunday.