NEW ORLEANS — After a long layoff, the College Football Playoff championship game is finally here.The matchup between No. 1 LSU (14-0) and No. 3 Clemson (14-0) will close out the 2019 college football season. We’ll find out who the real Tigers from Death Valley are, but it’s much more than that. This teams faces perhaps more pressure than any of the prior teams because of the climb it made through the SEC, beating so many top-10 opponents. Ed Orgeron could become the sixth active FBS coach to win a national championship. Burrow won the Heisman Trophy. They have another national championship on the tee in their backyard.It’s a moment that means a lot to Orgeron, who refuses to put the spotlight on himself.”To see the joy on our team’s face when we win, to see the elation of the people of Louisiana, that means the world to me, and I’m more of a giver,” Orgeron said. “I just like to see all the people happy. And I know how much it means to them, so it puts a little internal motivation in myself to win it for the people of Louisiana.” Both teams have so much at stake in a matchup that will shape narratives for the 2020 season and beyond. Here’s a look at the five biggest storylines that will be settled at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday:MORE: LSU vs. Clemson odds, predictions, trends for CFP title gameWill the ACC trump the SEC?The ACC has been a punching bag throughout the season, with the perception that it gives Clemson a free ride to the Playoff. Clemson, however, can claim the conference’s third national championship of the CFP era. That would be more than the SEC, which also has two through five years.SEC fans might scoff at that, knowing the conference had a 7-2 bowl record, which is much better than the 4-6 record the ACC put up this season. Yet the SEC built its reputation on dominance in the Bowl Championship Series, and that is still a point of pride that can’t be understated.”It’s always going to be about LSU, but we have pride in being in the SEC,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said at media days on Saturday. “Obviously I know a lot of people in the SEC. I think it’s the greatest conference in the United States.”An LSU victory would reinforce that, and end one of the most impressive streaks in the nation.MORE: SN’s way-too-early top 25 for 2020Will Clemson win its 30th straight game?Clemson can become the latest team to win 30 consecutive games if it can beat LSU for its second straight national championship. A total of 13 schools have done that, the last of which came from USC’s 34-game win streak from 2003-05. Florida State won 29 straight games before losing to Oregon in the first College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl.This is a chance for Clemson to join some rare company, and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his players know the significance of the moment — even if it’s not the focus.”Regardless of what happens in the game tomorrow night, it’s really been a historic run,” Swinney said. “To win two out of the last three national championships is amazing. I’m just super proud of all of our teams that have worked so hard to just be the best they can be, and that’s really our goal.”How will Joe Burrow cap Heisman season?LSU’s Joe Burrow is making his first start in a championship situation since leading Athens High School to the Ohio Division III state championship game in 2014. He sees links in the two starts despite the very-different stages.”I kind of said before the season, when you’re around championship football teams, something just kind of feels different,” Burrow said at media days. “Going back to high school, that’s the last time I kind of felt that. We felt it this offseason.”Of course, Burrow has the chance to put a final signature on one of the greatest single seasons in college football history. He passed for 5,208 yards, 55 touchdowns and just six interceptions, and he can join the other 15 Heisman winners who tacked on a national championship in the same season. Alabama’s Derrick Henry was the last player to accomplish that in 2015.MORE: Sporting News expert picks for CFP title gameWill Trevor Lawrence ever lose?Trevor Lawrence is 25-0 as a starter, and that invincibility factor took on a new meaning when he led Clemson back from a 16-0 deficit in the 29-23 victory against No. 2 Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.Lawrence has done that with a next-game-up-approach.”You just get so focused on the next one and being great where you are and just winning the next game,” Lawrence said. “You don’t really think about all the ones that you won before and what you may win again. I think it’s just you get so focused on winning the next one that you get caught up in that, which is a good thing.”Lawrence is presumed to be the No. 1 pick in 2021, and he has a chance to win a second national championship as a starter, all before his junior season. He’s still on a path where could be considered the greatest college football quarterback — perhaps player — of all time. Will he put on the same show he did in last year’s 44-16 domination of Alabama?Will LSU complete dream season?LSU won national championship games at the Sugar Bowl in 1959, 2004 and 2008 and lost the last try there in 2012.