Alabama and Clemson met for the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Nick Saban had a chance to tie Bear Bryant's record for most NCAA football national championship wins by a coach in the College. Review a comprehensive list of all the NCAA national championship teams In the very first season of college football's existence, in , pollsters split the. A national championship in the highest level of college football in the United States, currently The first "split" championship occurred in , when the writers selected Ohio State and the coaches chose UCLA. The two polls also disagreed in First season awarded : . The NCAA Division I-A football season ended with an abundance of controversy, resulting in a split national championship. This was the first split title since the inception of the BCS, something the BCS . Boston College, 3, –, 4, 8, –, 5. List of College Football Championship Game winners since.