The teams playing for the National Title will be the winners of the College Football Playoff Semifinal Games. While there are 20+ schools that have a chance to play in this game, there are a few that are heavier favorites to play for a title. There is a good chance that one, or both, of the following teams could be playing for the National Title: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, TCU, Texas, USC, Utah or Washington. The College Football Championship Game is the culmination of the College Football Playoff, which decides the NCAA College Football National Champion. The first-step has four teams play in two CFP semifinal games, which are played in place of current bowl games. The winning teams from those games will face-off in the College Football Playoff national championship game.
The CFP championship game was modeled after the Super Bowl, so the host cities bid on the right to host college football's biggest game. That means the CFP Championship Game is played is played at a different venue each year; some may be existing college stadiums while others may be NFL venues. The College Football Playoff system replaced the BCS in 2014, and provides four teams with the chance to win the National Title. The universities selected to the CFP are selected by a committee who decide which schools earn those coveted spots. CFP rankings are released weekly during the college football regular-season, but the final determination is made on Championship Saturday during the conference championship games.