Monday night marks the second time in the last seven years that two teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) will compete for the national title as No. 2 Georgia and No. 4 Alabama will battle it out in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Over the last nine seasons, the Crimson Tide have played in six title games and tonight’s game will mark their third consecutive championship appearance.

Alabama is sitting at 4-1 in their last five title games, having won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012, to go with wins in 2009 and 2015. Their win in 2011 over LSU, 21-0, marks the last all-SEC meeting for the national title.

As for the Bulldogs, the last time they competed for a national title was in 1983. And they haven’t won the big one since 1980. But tonight’s game should mark a homecoming for them as the game will played at the Atlanta Falcons’ brand new stadium in the heart of the ATL.

Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, will look to win his sixth national championship and fifth with the Crimson Tide. While his former defensive coordinator and now head coach of the Bulldogs, Kirby Smart, will look to take home his first championship as the top dog at his alma mater.

Kickoff is set for 8:17 p.m. from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and will be broadcasted live on ESPN. Also, don’t bother checking ABC for the game, or you’ll just find a new episode of The Bachelor.

—  By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman,

John Hardiman is a Digital Producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for John? Hit him up on Twitter @HardiDude or e-mail him at

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