Who will win the 2017 CFP National Championship? | The Tylt

Who will win the 2017 CFP National Championship?

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson will meet at Raymond James Stadium on Monday, January 9 for the first-ever national title rematch of the modern BCS playoff era. The Clemson Tigers (13-1) absolutely dominated Ohio State at the Fiesta Bowl in a 31-0 shutout. The Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0) crushed Washington 24-7 at the Peach Bowl. Alabama eked out a 45-40 victory over Clemson at last year's championship game... but who will come out on top this year? 🏈

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Although still a far cry from a proper football playoff, the BCS playoff format still produced the best possible scenario for the national championship. You won't find many people who will say there is a team more-deserving than either Alabama or Clemson of a championship berth.

There is little question that, this season, the two best playoff contenders have advanced to the final.
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The Crimson Tide will try to become the first college team to go 15-0 — a mark that Clemson barely missed last season. Coach Nick Saban is chasing some personal history with a chance to tie the record set by his predecessor, Bear Bryant, by earning a sixth national championship.
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For Clemson, the stakes are equally high if a little different. The Tigers, who last won it all in 1981, hope to claim what they see as their rightful place in college football.
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“Sooner or later people are going to realize,” Swinney said from the trophy stage at the Fiesta Bowl. “Clemson is an elite program.”
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Clemson opens the title game as an underdog out for revenge. That makes the team dangerous. Here are 5 reasons why Clemson will beat Alabama to win the 2017 CFP National Championship:

1. The Tigers are looking to avenge last year’s loss in the National Championship Game
2. Deshaun Watson is the quarterback built to give Alabama’s defense the most trouble
3. Clemson features the best collection of talent and scheme Nick Saban’s defense faced in 2016
4. Tigers have the talent and overall depth to win the battle on the defensive line
5. Clemson has two of the nation’s best players at their respective positions in the back seven
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Alabama is on a mission and opens up as a 7-point favorite. Nick Saban is one of the greatest college coaches of all-time and looking to cement a legacy that will be chiseled in champion's marble. Here are 5 reasons why Alabama will beat Clemson to win the 2017 CFP National Championship:

1. There's been an distance from the rest of the competition all season for a reason
2. Many of these guys are pros in college pads
3. Jalen Hurts got better through the year, and he's had 15 more practices to get ready
4. No offense needed, though
5. Arguably the greatest coach in college football history is on the sideline
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FINAL RESULTS
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Who will win the 2017 CFP National Championship?
A festive crown for the winner
#AlabamaFTW
#ClemsonFTW