College Football Championship Watch Guide For Track Fans

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The College Football National Championship game features the champions of the Big Ten and No.1-ranked Michigan against the champions of the Pac-12 and No.2-ranked Washington at NRG Stadium on Jan. 8 in Houston, Texas.

In what will be a future matchup between conference rivals, as Washington will join the Big Ten later this year, the game features a pair of undefeated, 14-0 teams. 
Michigan hung on to beat college football superpower Alabama in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, which while Washington also made a final-play stop in the Sugar Bowl to beat Texas.

While the championship game at NRG Stadium figures to be a closely contested matchup, a scan of both rosters reveals a fairly even track and field DNA.

Of the 144 players on Michigan's roster, 68 of them (47.5%) competed in track and field during high school. Washington's 119-man roster includes 54 players (45.7%) who were scholastic track athletes.

How To Watch Michigan Football vs. Washington in the 2024 CFP National Championship Game

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game is on the ESPN family of networks and will be simulcasted on ABC. ESPN will present multiple ways to watch the national championship game on their networks (ESPN, ESPN 2 and more).

How To Stream 2024 CFP National Championship Game Between Washington Football and Michigan

The game will stream on any streaming platform that carries the ESPN networks, including Hulu Live and, of course, ESPN+.

Michigan vs. Washington: Track & Field Composition

On the following pages, you can learn more about the high school track and field careers of all the Michigan and Washington players and follow their high school alma maters by clicking their hyperlinked MileSplit profiles.