The college football championship will be played in the beginning of 2017, emphasis on '17.
Alabama will be in the game, playing for their 17th National Championship. Recall, last year they earned #16 in 'Sweet '16'. The reason their opponent will be Ohio State, is because Ohio is the 17th State, and the birthplace of American Football. If you missed my recent work on the Ohio State shooting hoax, it pointed perfectly to the national championship game:
I haven't done the necessary homework yet, but my gut tells me Ohio State upsets Alabama in the big game as well.
1/9/2017 = 1+9+20+17 = 47 (Ohio = 47)