No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama meet in Miami on Jan. 7 in the title game.
Will the next BCS national champion be the top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish or will the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, the defending national champions, pick up its third national championship title in the past four years? We'll find out Jan. 7. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. E.S.T. on ESPN. Here are five things to know about this year's BCS matchup: You might also be interested in reading: