Awarded to college football national champion every year since 1986, the nation’s top team following the 2014-15 season will not be hoisting the iconic crystal football. The enormous changes that will be coming with the nation’s first-ever College Football Playoff will also be bringing a change in hardware.
The crystal football has become a symbol of the BCS system that is going to be scrapped following the upcoming season. In light of that fact, CFP executive director Bill Hancock told CBSSports.com that a new trophy is in the works.
“We’re going to have a new trophy,” Hancock said.
Talk about short and sweet. The new College Football Playoff championship trophy is going to be presented by the American Football Coaches Association, not the BCS. In order to facilitate the distinction in branding in the minds of the nation, a new trophy was deemed a necessity.
The only issue is the fact that the crystal football is truly a simple, aesthetically pleasing trophy that encapsulates what winning a national title means very gracefully.