Game Date Tickets Match-Up
New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
$925,000
12/16/17
1:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Troy (11-2) 50, North Texas (9-5) 30

Cure Bowl
Orlando, FL
$802,000
12/16/17
2:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets

Georgia State (7-5) 27, Western Kentucky (6-7) 17

Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$2,800,000
12/16/17
3:30pm
ABC
Tickets

Boise State (11-3) 38, Oregon (7-6) 28

New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
$1,050,000
12/16/17
4:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Marshall (8-5) 31, Colorado State (7-6) 28

Camellia
Montgomery, AL
$250,000
12/16/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Middle Tennessee (7-6) 35, vs. Arkansas State (7-5) 30

Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL
$850,000
12/19/17
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Akron (7-6) at FLORIDA ATLANTIC (10-3)

2 Frisco
Frisco, TX
$100,000
12/20/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

SMU (7-5) vs. Louisiana Tech (6-6)

4 Gasparilla
St. Petersburg, FL
$1,000,000
12/21/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

FIU (8-4) vs. Temple (6-6)

Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
$225,000
12/22/17
12:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

UAB (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4)

Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, ID
$1,050,000
12/22/17
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Wyoming (7-5) vs. Central Michigan (8-4)

Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
$2,050,000
12/23/17
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

USF (9-2) vs. Texas Tech (6-6)

Armed Forces
Ft. Worth, TX
$1,557,500
12/23/17
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Army3 (8-3) vs. San Diego State (10-2)

Dollar General
Mobile, AL
$1,500,000
12/23/17
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Toledo (11-2) vs. Appalachian State (8-4)

Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
$1,200,000
12/24/17
8:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Houston (7-4) vs. Fresno State (9-4)

Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas
Dallas, TX
$1,667,000
12/26/17
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

West Virginia (7-5) vs. Utah (6-6)

Quick Lane Bowl
Detroit, MI
$1,800,000
12/26/17
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Duke (6-6) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4)

Cactus
Phoenix, AZ
$1,750,000
12/26/17
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Kansas State (7-5) vs. UCLA (6-6)

Independence
Shreveport, LA
$1,486,200
12/27/17
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Florida State (6-6) vs. Southern Miss (8-4)

Pinstripe
Bronx, NY
$4,200,000
12/27/17
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Boston College (7-5) vs. Iowa (7-5)

Foster Farms
Santa Clara, CA
$3,600,000
12/27/17
8:30pm
FS1
Tickets

Purdue (6-6) vs. Arizona (7-5)

Texas
Houston, TX
$6,200,000
12/27/17
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Texas (6-6) vs. Missouri (7-5)

Military
Annapolis, MD
$2,066,990
12/28/17
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Virginia (6-6) at NAVY (6-5)

Camping World
Orlando, FL
$5,800,000
12/28/17
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Virginia Tech (9-3)

Holiday
San Diego, CA
$5,930,000
12/28/17
9:00pm
FS1
Tickets

Michigan State (9-3) vs. Washington State (9-3)

Alamo
San Antonio, TX
$7,775,000
12/28/17
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

TCU (10-3) vs. Stanford (9-4)

Belk
Charlotte, NC
$4,623,123
12/29/17
1:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Texas A&M (7-5)

Sun
El Paso, TX
$3,447,568
12/29/17
3:00pm
CBS
Tickets

N.C. State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5)

Music City
Nashville, TN
$5,787,500
12/29/17
4:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Northwestern (9-3) vs. Kentucky (7-5)

Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$278,420
12/29/17
5:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets

New Mexico State (6-6) vs. Utah State (6-6)

1 Cotton
Arlington, TX
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/29/17
8:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Ohio State (11-2) vs. USC (11-2)

TaxSlayer
Jacksonville, FL
$3,116,429
12/30/17
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Louisville (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4)

Liberty
Memphis, TN
$4,800,000
12/30/17
12:30pm
ABC
Tickets

Iowa State (7-5) at MEMPHIS (10-2)

1 Fiesta
Glendale, AZ
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/30/17
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Penn State (10-2) vs. Washington (10-2)

1 Orange
Miami, FL
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/30/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Wisconsin (12-1) at MIAMI (FLA) (10-2)

Outback
Tampa, FL
$6,308,560
01/01/18
12:00pm
ESPN-2
Tickets

Michigan (8-4) vs. South Carolina (8-4)

1 Peach
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/18
12:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

UCF (12-0) vs. Auburn (10-3)

Citrus
Orlando, FL
$8,500,000
01/01/18
1:00pm
ABC
Tickets

LSU (9-3) vs. Notre Dame (9-3)

Rose - Playoff Semifinal
Pasadena, CA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/18
5:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

#2 Oklahoma (12-1) vs. #3 Georgia (12-1)

Sugar - Playoff Semifinal
New Orleans, LA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/18
8:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

#1 Clemson (12-1) vs. #4 Alabama (11-1)

CFP Championship
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/08/18
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets Rose Winner vs. Sugar Winner

About the Data

  • 1 The highest-ranked champion from a Group of Five conference (American, CUSA, MAC, MWC, Sun Belt) is guaranteed one berth in one of these four major bowls slotted by the playoff committee
  • 2 The Frisco Bowl, formerly the Miami Beach Bowl, was moved and renamed for 2017
  • 3 Army West Point will be invited to the Armed Forces Bowl in 2017 if it qualifies for selection
  • 4 Gasparilla Bowl was formerly St. Petersburg Bowl and Beef O'Brady's Bowl
  • The San Diego Bowl Game Association announced on January 25, 2017 that the Poinsettia Bowl will no longer be held
  • Notre Dame is eligible for all ACC bowls as long as its overall record is within one win/loss of the bowl-eligible ACC schools

Additional Information

Payouts

Amounts shown are actual 2016-2017 (updated 12/4/17) total payouts per information available from the NCAA. Conferences have different methods by which bowl money is divided among its membership and participating teams. Some bowl agreements call for higher payouts to one conference than the other, depending on such factors as which is the "host" conference.

Total postseason payout increased from $174,561,086 in the 2015 bowl season to $181,845,519 in the 2016 bowl season. If you include the College Football Playoff Distribution Policy explained below, the total payout was $622,600,033 (a $116,700,033 increase over 2015). The final year of the BCS (2013) generated $309,900,000.

Playoff Revenue Distribution Policy

1) Each conference will receive $300,000 for each of its schools when the school's football team meets the NCAA's APR for participation in a post-season football game. Each independent institution will also receive the $300,000 when its football team meets that standard.

(2) Each of the 10 conferences will also receive a base amount. For conferences that have contracts for their champions to participate in the Orange, Rose or Sugar Bowl, the base combined with the full academic performance pool will be approximately $54 million for each conference. The five conferences that do not have contracts for their champions to participate in the Orange, Rose or Sugar Bowls will receive approximately $81.32 million in aggregate (full academic pool plus base), which the conferences will distribute as they choose. Notre Dame will receive a payment of $2.65 million if it meets the APR standard; the other three independents will share $928,503.

(3) A conference will receive $6 million for each team that is selected for the semifinal games. There will be no additional distribution to conferences whose teams qualify for the national championship game. A conference will receive $4 million for each team that plays in a non-playoff bowl under the arrangement (in 2017-18, the Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowls).

(4) Each conference whose team participates in a playoff semifinal, Cotton, Fiesta or Peach Bowl, or in the national championship game will receive $2.25 million to cover expenses for each game.

Additionally, certain conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision conferences will receive $2.53 million in aggregate.

New Bowl Games

The NCAA in April of 2016 said no new bowls for 3 years. At that time, Austin (TX), Charleston (SC), and Myrtle Beach (SC) – were hoping to stage games in 2016.

Bowl Ineligible Teams

Mississippi (self-imposed)