The College Football Playoff selects the four best teams to compete in a three-game playoff to decide the national championship. This year, the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl will host the semi-final games on New Year's Day, and the National Championship game will be played a week later in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 8. In the Rose Bowl, the Oklahoma Sooners will take on the Georgia Bulldogs, while the Clemson Tigers will play the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl.
Rose Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Georgia
Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Clemson
How to stream the games
ESPN will broadcast the games, and it is widely available on streaming services. Here is a rundown of your options if you don't have a cable or satellite subscription and want to tune in to watch the college football playoff.
's cheapest package, Sling Orange, costs $20 a month and includes ESPN.
's $40-a-month Access plan includes ESPN.
's basic $35-a-month "Live a Little" package includes ESPN.
Hulu with Live TV
costs $40 a month and includes ESPN.
is currently available in dozens of major metro markets, with more being added all the time. It costs $35 a month and includes ESPN.
You can stream the college football playoffs via WatchESPN on your computer or the WatchESPN app, but you will need to prove you have a pay TV subscription. You don't need a cable or satellite subscription necessarily; you can authorize your account to use WatchESPN with any of the five streaming services above. Click here for the full list of providers.