Venue: College Playoffs Championship Game
When: January 8, 2018 / ESPN
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Title Sponsor: Dr. Pepper
Who: TBA vs. TBA
The Alabama Crimson Tide are now odds-on favorites to win the National Championship, if out of necessity more than anything else.
Simply put, all of the contenders around Alabama are crumbling. Two weeks ago, it was Oklahoma and Michigan who were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten by unranked teams. Now, Clemson, Washington, Washington State and Auburn have joined the list of top 10 teams who have been bounced by then-unranked squads. We're running out of teams that look like they can challenge Alabama at this point, and it's a wonder if there is more chaos coming on the horizon in the near future.
One thing we know is that the margin for error for many of these teams is now nil. Washington, Washington State and USC are all down to their last strikes. The Pac-12 can't afford to lose any more games, and we're not even all that sure that a 12-1 conference winner is going to find its way into the CFP in the end anyway. With the ACC crumbling around Clemson, the Tigers would need to win out to have any chance of playing in the CFP for a third straight season. The same might ultimately be said for the Big XII with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State losing games early on and still having to play an eliminator against each other.
That's why the Tide, as the only team in the nation without any reason for concern, are set at -110 now to win it all. Ohio State isn't far behind at +450, but even the Buckeyes are out of chances. Anything less than a perfect October and November would see OSU out of the CFP in all likelihood.
No one else in the nation is better than 10 to 1 at this point to claim the title, simply because there's no one else left to trust.
Ohio State +450
Penn State +1000
Oklahoma State +2500
N.C. State +3500
Notre Dame +4500
Michigan State +10000
South Florida +10000
Virginia Tech +20000
Washington State +30000
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Surprisingly, it wasn’t defense that won the title for Alabama in 2015, but an offense that took it to another level in the postseason under mastermind Lane Kiffin. After a 38-0 pasting of Michigan State in the semi-final, Alabama put up 45 points on Clemson and needed every last bit of that against a game Clemson team.
Jake Coker was great in the title game. Despite being seen as little more than a game manager throughout the year, Coker completed 64 percent of his passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns against Clemson. This was after a rock solid performance against Michigan State and Coker deserves as much praise as anyone for Alabama’s title.
Coker’s main target in the CFP Title Game was O.J. Howard. Howard came to Alabama with a lot of promise in 2013, but never fulfilled that. He came into the title game as a tight end with two career touchdown passes and no 100-yard games, but was able to torch Clemson’s defense. Howard caught five passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns as Kiffin exploited Clemson’s weakness against tight ends.
It’s a good thing the offense showed up, because Clemson torched Alabama’s defense all night long. Deshaun Watson was electric and put up 478 total yards of offense and threw for four touchdowns against just one interception. Watson was the best quarterback in college football last season and showed that night. He was elusive in the pocket and occasionally scrambled for first downs and also threw darts to receivers in windows that weren’t very big. He will likely be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft next year and this game highlighted why.
Nick Saban isn’t usually one for trickery, but his gutsy call to onside kick in the fourth quarter played a big part in winning Alabama the title. The Tigers were ahead of the Crimson Tide at the start of the third quarter and after Alabama tied it with 10:34 to go in the game, Saban called for a surprise onside kick, which Alabama recovered and Clemson never came back from. The Crimson Tide took the lead shortly after and stayed a score ahead for the last 10 minutes.
*Note: All times Eastern
|New Mexico Bowl||Dec. 17||2 p.m.||Albuquerque, N.M.|
|Las Vegas Bowl||Dec. 17||3:30 p.m.||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Camellia Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Montgomery, Ala.|
|Cure Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.|
|New Orleans Bowl||Dec. 17||9 p.m.||New Orleans, La.|
|Miami Beach Bowl||Dec. 19||2:30 p.m.||Miami, Fla.|
|Boca Raton Bowl||Dec. 20||7 p.m.||Boca Raton, Fla.|
|Poinsettia Bowl||Dec. 21||9 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.|
|Potato Bowl||Dec. 22||7 p.m.||Boise, Idaho|
|Bahamas Bowl||Dec. 23||1 p.m.||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Dec. 23||4:30 p.m.||Fort Worth, Tex.|
|Dollar General||Dec. 23||8 p.m.||Mobile, Ala.|
|Hawaii Bowl||Dec. 24||8 p.m.||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|St. Petersburg Bowl||Dec. 26||11 a.m.||St. Petersburg, Fla.|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Detroit, Mich.|
|Independence Bowl||Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Shreveport, La.|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||Dec. 27||Noon||Dallas, Texas|
|Military Bowl||Dec. 27||3:30 p.m.||Annapolis, Md.|
|Holiday Bowl||Dec. 27||7 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.|
|Cactus Bowl||Dec. 27||10:15 p.m.||Phoenix, Ariz.|
|Pinstripe Bowl||Dec. 28||2 p.m.||New York, NY|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||Dec. 28||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Dec. 28||8:30 p.m.||Santa Clara, Calif.|
|Texas||Dec. 28||9 p.m.||Houston, Texas|
|Birmingham Bowl||Dec. 29||2 p.m.||Birmingham, Ala.|
|Belk Bowl||Dec. 29||5:30 p.m.||Charlotte, N.C.|
|Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29||9 p.m.||San Antonio, Texas|
|Arizona||Dec. 30||5:30 p.m.||Tucson, Ariz.|
|Liberty Bowl||Dec. 30||Noon||Memphis, Tenn.|
|Sun Bowl||Dec. 30||2 p.m.||El Paso, Texas|
|Music City Bowl||Dec. 30||3:30 p.m.||Nashville, Tenn.|
|Orange Bowl||Dec. 30||8 p.m.||Miami Gardens, Fla.|
|Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||3 p.m.||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||7 p.m.||Glendale, Ariz.|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|Citrus Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Orlando, Fla.|
|Outback Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Tampa, Fla.|
|Cotton Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Arlington, Texas|
|Rose Bowl||Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Pasadena, Calif.|
|Sugar Bowl||Jan. 2||8:30 p.m.||New Orleans, La.|
|CFP National Championship||Jan. 9||TBD||Tampa, Fla.|
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