One day after world futbol handed out its coveted prize, a new American football trophy was revealed.
The College Football Playoff, which will determine a national champion beginning in January, unveiled its hardware Monday in Irving, Texas.
The trophy, which stands 2 feet tall and weighs 35 pounds, contains gold, bronze and stainless steel features that rise up in a football shape. The 12-inch, 30-pound base, from which the trophy can be removed during celebrations, is made of bronze with a black patina finish.
"It is a new era, and this physically represents the new era and really what is a piece of art," College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock told USA Today Sports. "It will be the ultimate prize for thousands of college football players. It is a substantial piece of art."
According to Hancock, four dozen submissions were considered for the trophy design.
"We are extremely proud of this piece of art," Hancock told USA Today Sports.
The College Football Playoff is set to begin at the end of the upcoming season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series. This season, the semifinal games will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, both on Jan. 1. The winners will meet for the national title Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
In future seasons, the semifinals will rotate between the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The 2015-16 national title game will be played in Glendale, Ariz., and the 2016-17 championship game is set for Tampa, Fla.