Alabama vs. Clemson predictions: SN experts pick a CFP national champion No. 1 Alabama (14-0) meets No. 2 Clemson (14-0) in the College Football Playoff championship on Jan. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. It’s a chance for Alabama win back-to-back national championships. This would be the sixth national championship for Nick Saban at Alabama and seventh overall, which would surpass Bear Bryant for the most all time. Clemson, meanwhile, can win a second national championship in three years under coach Dabo Swinney.