College football expanded its playoff field to four teams seven years ago, but this season it could have reverted back to picking only two schools to play for the national championship. All season, two teams have been clearly superior to the rest of the competition. The Georgia Bulldogs were the top team for most of the year and didn't lose a game until the SEC championship. And who handed the Bulldogs their first loss? None other than the Alabama Crimson Tide, who have won six of the past 12 titles including last year's. The Tide will be looking to make it seven out of 13 tonight.
In the semifinals, Georgia routed Michigan and Alabama overpowered Cincinnati to set up a rematch of the SEC Championship for the national title. Can Georgia finally topple big, bad Alabama? The National Championship Game kicks off on Monday at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ESPN.
Cord cutters can stream the game live, no cable required. Here's how.
How to watch the National Championship game
You can stream the game on WatchESPN.com or via the ESPN app, but you will need to prove you have a TV subscription that includes ESPN. If you don't have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can use a live-TV streaming service to watch the game live; all the services listed here offer ESPN.
Sling TV's $35-a-month Orange package includes ESPN. Currently, the provider is offering a 3-day free trial offer to new customers. You must provide an email address and credit card, which is charged if you don't cancel after the 3-day trial period.
YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes ESPN.
FuboTV costs $65 a month and includes ESPN.
Hulu plus Live TV costs $70 a month and includes ESPN.
DirecTV Stream's basic $70-a-month package includes ESPN.
All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel at any time and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information?.