The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Yes, two teams in Michigan No. 2 and Cincinnati No. 4 first appeared in the College Football 2021 playoffs. But again, the national championship will be decided between Alabama No. 1 – which first appeared in CFP championship history – and Georgia, which appears a second time. These teams also met at the 2017 Republic Championship.
This meeting – the revenge of the SEC 2021 championship match – also marks the third time since 2011, when two SEC teams set a national championship. Alabama (surprise) defeated the top LSU in a rematch in the regular season and won the title that season.
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Who will win on Monday? Conventional wisdom says it’s hard to beat a team twice in one season – Alabama beat Georgia 41:24 – which seems to be in Georgia’s favor. There would also be several injuries on the Alabama roster, including the 1,000-yard receiver of John Metchie III. But Crimson Tide is probably the best offensive and defensive player in the country – quarterback Bryce Young and linebacker Will Anderson. Plus, Crimson Tide has been here before.
Georgia, meanwhile, is looking for its first championship since the 1980 season – an abysmal 41-year stretch for one of the top college football programs. The Bulldogs will watch quarterback Stetson Bennett and his lauded defense return them to the Promised Land.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the College Football Playoff Championship, the final game of the 2021 College Football Season:
What time does the university football championship match start?
- Date: Monday, January 10
- Time: 8:00 PM ET | 5:00 PM PT
The 2022 College Football Playoff Championship will start on Monday, January 10 at 20:00 ET.
On which channel is the College Football Playoff Championship?
The championship will be broadcast on ESPN and can be streamed on ESPN. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will serve as play-by-play and analysts, while Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath report on the sidelines.
Alabama Georgia can also be streamed on ESPN, with fuboTV or on Sling TV, both of which offer a free trial.
ESPN will also continue to deploy its megacast games, including:
- Movie room for coaches: ESPN2
- Command center: ESPNU
- Skycast: ESPNEWS
- Hometown Radio (Alabama First Half, Georgia Second Half): SEC network
- All 22: ESPN application
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Where is the CFP 2022 Championship Game?
The College Football Playoff will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This is the first time that a national school football championship will be held at the stadium, which hosts the annual Big Ten Championship. She previously hosted Super Bowl 46 in 2012.
Half time show CFP 2022 performers
Unlike previous seasons, the College Football Playoff will not feature a live half-time performance. Instead, ESPN will release the world premiere of the new music video “When I’m Gone” by Alesso and Katy Perry:
Who won the national championship in 2021?
Top rated Alabama won the national championship match in 2021 against Ohio State No. 2 and became only the second seeded player No. 1 in the overall standings to win the College Football playoffs. Crimson Tide defeated the Buckeyes 52-24 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, to finish the 13-0 season as the only undefeated team in the country. It was the first championship for Alabama since 2017, making it the longest time between titles since the acquisition of Nick Saban in 2007.
Previously, No. 1 LSU defeated No. 2 Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoffs when she won 42:25 in the Superdome and won the title.