Amway signs deal with AFCA National Championship Trophy Going forward in the College Football Playoff era, the glass football will be awarded to the team that finishes No. 1 in the final coaches' poll. In the BCS era (1998-2013) , the trophy automatically went to the winner of the BCS championship game. The only split national championship in the BCS era came in 2003. USC finished first in the AP media poll while LSU won the BCS title game.