This college football season was a wild journey with its share of ups and downs — even for the top teams in the country – but now the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship features a pair of familiar foes. No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia will square off Monday night in Indianapolis for the national title, just over five weeks after they played in the 2021 SEC Championship Game.
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The Crimson Tide won that matchup 41-24, putting an end to the Bulldogs’ undefeated record and giving the Tide the top spot in the CFP Rankings entering the semifinal games. From there, Alabama cooly dispatched No. 4 Cincinnati 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl to reach this point, while Georgia returned to dominant form with a 34-11 drubbing of No. 2 Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
That impressive showing for the Bulldogs was enough to make them a slight favorite over Alabama for the CFP National Championship, despite the outcome of the SEC Championship Game. If Georgia can pull off the victory, it would mark the program’s first national title since 1980. Beating Alabama to reach that milestone would make the achievement even more significant since sixth-year UGA coach Kirby Smart is 0-4 against the Crimson Tide since taking over the Bulldogs program.
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Smart was Alabama’s defensive coordinator for the program’s first four national championships under coach Nick Saban, who has tallied six national championships with the Crimson Tide since taking the job in 2007. This is a familiar position for Saban, whose 2017 team came from behind to beat Georgia in the 2018 CFP National Championship.
How to watch national championship 2022
Game: 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship
Date: Monday, Jan. 10 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Alabama vs. Georgia: Alternate viewing options
Coaches Film Room — ESPN2, fuboTV (Try for free)
Command Center — ESPNU, fuboTV (Try for free)
Skycast — ESPNEWS, fuboTV (Try for free)
Hometown radio (Alabama 1H, Georgia 2H) — SEC Network, fuboTV (Try for free)
All-22, halftime band performances and more available via ESPN’s app