The 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship Game was the last game of the 2017 NCAA Division I (FBS) season and pitted the 2nd-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide against the 4th-ranked Florida State Seminoles. The game was played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on January 8, 2018. Alabama advanced to the game by defeating No. 3 Ohio State 31-20 in the 2018 Sugar Bowl, while Florida State reached the final by upsetting No. 1 and undefeated Stanford 41-37 in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
After falling behind 17-3 at halftime, Alabama stormed back in a shootout to win 48-41 over Florida State thanks to a last-minute touchdown pass from quarterback Blake Barnett to Calvin Ridley with 0:17 remaining. With the win, the Tide won their fifth national championship under coach Nick Saban.