AFCA National Championship Trophy
AFCA National Championship Trophy
Florida's 2008 Championship Trophy
Awarded for the winner of college football's BCS National Championship Game Presented by American Football Coaches Association Location BCS National Championship Game (rotates cities) Country United States First awarded 1986, awarded retroactively to schools finishing #1 in the Coaches' Poll prior to that date Currently held by Auburn Tigers Official website http://www.afca.com/
The AFCA National Championship Trophy (Coaches' Trophy) is the trophy awarded by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) to the winner of college football's BCS National Championship Game, which determines the national champion for purposes of the Coaches Poll. The trophy has been awarded since 1986 and has been contractually tied to the winner of the BCS National Championship Game since 1998.
The trophy consists of a Waterford Crystal football affixed to an ebony base, and carries a value of over $30,000. The winning school retains permanent possession of the trophy, as a new one is awarded every year. The football portion of the trophy weighs approximately 8 pounds and together with the stand, it weights about 45 pounds and stands 34 inches tall. It is handmade by an artist in Ireland and takes nearly 3 months to complete.
The trophy has undergone several sponsorship changes over the years. It was sponsored by the Gerrits Foundation during the initial 1986 and 1987 seasons. Pepsi came aboard as a co-sponsor in 1988 and 1989. McDonald's was the sole sponsor from 1990 until 1992. Sears became the trophy's sponsor in 1993 and remained so until 2001. Circuit City assumed sponsorship duties for the 2002 season. ADT Security Services, was the title sponsor from 2003 to 2005.
Its current name is actually "The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) National Championship Trophy (or The Coaches' Trophy)," which was given this permanent name by the association in 2006.
In 2009, the AFCA issued the trophy to schools whose teams were voted number one by the Coaches' Poll in years before the trophy was issued.
Season School Head Coach 1986 Penn State Joe Paterno 1987 Miami (FL) Jimmy Johnson 1988 Notre Dame Lou Holtz 1989 Miami (FL) Dennis Erickson 1990 Georgia Tech Bobby Ross 1991 Washington Don James 1992 Alabama Gene Stallings 1993 Florida State Bobby Bowden 1994 Nebraska Tom Osborne 1995 Nebraska Tom Osborne 1996 Florida Steve Spurrier 1997 Nebraska Tom Osborne 1998 Tennessee Phil Fulmer 1999 Florida State Bobby Bowden 2000 Oklahoma Bob Stoops 2001 Miami (FL) Larry Coker 2002 Ohio State Jim Tressel 2003 LSU Nick Saban 2004 USC (vacated) Pete Carroll 2005 Texas Mack Brown 2006 Florida Urban Meyer 2007 LSU Les Miles 2008 Florida Urban Meyer 2009 Alabama Nick Saban 2010 Auburn Gene Chizik
School Number Seasons Nebraska 3 1994, 1995, 1997 Miami (FL) 3 1987, 1989, 2001 Florida 3 1996, 2006, 2008 Alabama 2 1992, 2009 LSU 2 2003, 2007 Florida State 2 1993, 1999 Penn State 1 1986 Notre Dame 1 1988 Georgia Tech 1 1990 Washington 1 1991 Tennessee 1 1998 Oklahoma 1 2000 Ohio State 1 2002 USC 1 2004 Texas 1 2005 Auburn 1 2010
- AP National Championship Trophy
- MacArthur Trophy
- Grantland Rice Award
- BCS National Championship Game
- NCAA Division I FBS national football championship
BCS National Championship Game Rotating Bowl GameAFCA National Championship Trophy College Football National Championship awards Division I-FBS AFCA National Championship Trophy (1986–present) • AP National Championship Trophy (1936-present) • Grantland Rice Trophy (1954–present) • MacArthur Trophy (1959–present)
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