And the official College Football Playoff logo is....
After a full week of voting, an official logo for the College Football Playoff has been chosen.
Fans had four choices, shown below, and the winner was option No. 2 on the top right.
Described on the playoff's official website as "representing the ascent of teams to the playoffs, two gold brackets surround a 'virtual' football, and allude to the championship trophy," Logo 2 was a runaway winner, garnering 38 percent of the vote, outpacing Logos 1 and 3 by more than a dozen percentage points each. Logo 4 came in fourth with 13 percent of the vote.
Here is a rendering of how the playoff logo could look on Jan. 12, 2015, the night of the inaugural College Football Championship at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The conference commissioners have stated nothing has been decided about a trophy for the new system. The crystal football was one of the BCS's few victories, but the powers that be may throw the baby out with the bathwater in an attempt to cleanse the game from a decade and a half of toxic BCS fumes. If the crystal football is indeed retired after the final BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl, one would have to think its replacement will be modeled after the logo and its majestic golden brackets.