College Football: A New Trophy To Usher In A New Era

By: College Football Playoff
By: College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff National Championship
Trophy is the ultimate goal of college football teams
across the United States. It will be presented on-field
to the winner of the College Football Playoff National
Championship on January 12, 2015.

An ascending virtual football, the trophy’s handcrafted
gold brackets surround a hardened steel core. The
trophy was created to be raised in celebration of the
highest level of team achievement in college football.
Designed by Pentagram, the trophy was commissioned
for the new playoff era. The design features a focused
football at the center of the base that rises to form
an actual-size ball. Standing at a total height of three
feet, the trophy and base are two integral but separate
pieces, so the trophy may be lifted up independently
when it is awarded at the championship game.
The trophy is handcrafted by the master fine art
foundry Polich Tallix. Expert craftsmen worked for
three months, combining cutting edge technologies
with timeless metal casting and finishing techniques to
create the trophy.

Handmade from 24k gold, bronze, and stainless steel,
the trophy is 26.5 inches tall and weighs 35 pounds.
The base is formed from bronze with a heat-applied and
hand-rubbed black patina finish, and is 12 inches high,
weighing 30 pounds. When inserted into the base, the
full trophy weight reaches 65 pounds.

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