9. Gallery: Clemson vs. Alabama: College Football Playoff championship, pregame Check out the complete recap of scoring plays below. 2. Deshaun Watson is college football's newest superstar. Clemson's Heisman finalist had a better passer rating than Heisman winner Marcus. Ohio State has claimed the eighth national championship in school history, College Football National Championship results: No. 4 = No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama will tangle for the College Football Playoff trophy on Jan. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. foxsports Nov 3. Ohio State stymied Oregon's offense while blistering the Ducks' defense to claim the first-ever College Football Playoff Championship. The College Football Playoff national championship is Monday, Jan. 11 in Glendale, Arizona. Kevin Jairaj Last Updated - Dec 7, EST Iowa was a bit more dramatic, as the Spartans scored to take the lead with 33 seconds left.