Alabama failed to win their sixth national championship in the last decade thanks to an Alabama native, Dabo Swinney. Clemson's 44-16 victory was the eighth title for coaches from the Dixie State, tied for third-most among all states.
The Tigers' win prevented West Virginia native Nick Saban from pushing his home state into sole possession of first place. Both Ohio and West Virginia have 12 total championships. Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama and Arkansas account for 40 titles, or nearly half of the 83 total titles since 1936.
Eighteen states — plus Scotland, the home country of former Pittsburgh coach Jock Sutherland — have at least one title:
Of the 82 titles from American-born coaches, 50 were won by coaches from east of the Mississippi. Twenty-one of the last 23 titles have been won by east-of-the-Mississippi coaches, and a west-of-the-Mississippi coach hasn't won a title since San Francisco native Pete Carroll in 2004.
Here's an interactive map of hometowns for all championship-winning coaches since 1936: