On Monday we got our first glimpse of the hardware that's going to be given out to the winner of the College Football Playoff, the new system created to determine the FBS national champion.
The 26.5-inch, 35-pound trophy, that may or may not resemble a fountain pen holder, replaces the crystal football that was given out to the winner of the Bowl Championship Series title game each year from 1999 to 2014. That iconic award has been retired, along with the system that gave us 16 years of great championships and plenty of other memorable moments.
And that got us thinking: During the just-completed BCS era, what stood out the most for every power-conference program during that time? It couldn't always be something related to a BCS bowl, as only 45 of the teams currently in the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 or SEC have earned an invite to one of the top-tier games.
We've culled through the history of all teams from the power conferences, as well as noted independents BYU and Notre Dame, to chronicle each program's greatest moment from the now-complete BCS era.