The College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy is the trophy awarded to the winner of the College Football Playoff, the postseason tournament in American college football that determines a national champion for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
The College Football Playoff National Championship is a post-season college football bowl game, used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, which began play in the 2014 college football season.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
The College Football Playoff is an annual postseason tournament in American college football for the National Collegiate Athletic Association 's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy Presentation by Tiger TV
It is currently held by the LSU Tigers, who won the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship to cap the 2019 season.
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The 26.5-inch-tall, 35-pound trophy is oblong-shaped like a football at the base, tapering up to a flattened full-size football at the top.
It is made of 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel, with the bulk of the trophy gold-colored and the football at the top a gray metallic color.
The football's four laces represent the four playoff teams.
The trophy is separate from its 12-inch-tall bronze base, so it can be hoisted.
The base is finished in black patina and weighs 30 pounds.
Dr Pepper sponsors the trophy, paying an estimated $35 million for the sponsorship rights through 2020.
Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed as having a unique flavor.
The trophy was unveiled on July 14, 2014.
The trophy was designed by design firm Pentagram and crafted by the Polich Tallix fine art foundry of Rock Tavern, New York.
New Windsor is a town in Orange County, New York, United States.
College Football Playoff officials commissioned the trophy for the new playoff system, preferring a new award that was unconnected with the previous Bowl Championship Series postseason system which was sometimes controversial.
The Bowl Championship Series was a selection system that created five bowl game match-ups involving ten of the top ranked teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision of American college football, including an opportunity for the top two teams to compete in the BCS National Championship Game.
Winners of the BCS National Championship Game were awarded the AFCA "crystal football" trophy through the 2013 season.
The BCS National Championship Game, or BCS National Championship, was a postseason college football bowl game, used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, first played in the 1998 college football season as one of four designated bowl games, and beginning in the 2006 season as a standalone event rotated among the host sites of the aforementioned bowls.