Game Date Tickets Match-Up
New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
$925,000
12/16/17
1:00pm
ESPN
Tickets CUSA vs. Sun Belt
Cure Bowl
Orlando, FL
$652,000
12/16/17
2:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets American vs. Sun Belt
Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$2,500,000
12/16/17
3:30pm
ABC
Tickets MWC vs. PAC-12
New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
$1,100,000
12/16/17
4:30pm
ESPN
Tickets CUSA vs. MWC
Camellia
Montgomery, AL
$200,000
12/16/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets MAC vs. Sun Belt
Holiday
San Diego, CA
$5,930,000
12/18/17
9:00pm
FS1
Tickets Big Ten vs. PAC-12
Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL
$800,000
12/19/17
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets American vs. CUSA
2 Frisco
Frisco, TX
$100,000
12/20/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets American vs. At-Large
4 Gasparilla
St. Petersburg, FL
$1,300,000
12/21/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

CUSA vs. American

Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
$200,000
12/22/17
2:30pm
ESPN
Tickets CUSA vs. MAC
Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, ID
$950,000
12/22/17
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets MAC vs. MWC
Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
$2,025,000
12/23/17
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets American vs. SEC 9
Armed Forces
Ft. Worth, TX
$1,767,000
12/23/17
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets Army3 vs. Big Ten
Dollar General
Mobile, AL
$1,500,000
12/23/17
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets MAC vs. Sun Belt
Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
$1,000,000
12/24/17
8:30pm
ESPN
Tickets American vs. MWC
Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas
Dallas, TX
$1,667,000
12/26/17
12:00am
ESPN
Tickets Big 12 vs. CUSA
Quick Lane Bowl
Detroit, MI
$1,450,000
12/26/17
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets ACC vs. Big Ten
Cactus
Phoenix, AZ
$2,000,000
12/26/17
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets Big 12 vs. PAC-12
Independence
Shreveport, LA
$1,466,200
12/27/17
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets ACC vs. SEC 10
Pinstripe
Bronx, NY
$4,100,000
12/27/17
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets ACC vs. Big Ten
Foster Farms
Santa Clara, CA
$2,584,286
12/27/17
8:30pm
FS1
Tickets Big Ten vs. PAC-12
Texas
Houston, TX
$6,100,000
12/27/17
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets Big 12 vs. SEC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8
Military
Annapolis, MD
$2,200,000
12/28/17
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets ACC vs. American
Camping World
Orlando, FL
$5,600,000
12/28/17
5:30pm
ESPN
Tickets ACC vs. Big 12
Alamo
San Antonio, TX
$7,575,000
12/28/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets Big 12 vs. PAC-12
Belk
Charlotte, NC
$4,560,060
12/29/17
1:00pm
ESPN
Tickets ACC vs. SEC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8
Sun
El Paso, TX
$3,220,744
12/29/17
2:00pm
CBS
Tickets ACC vs. PAC-12
Music City
Nashville, TN
$5,575,000
12/29/17
4:30pm
ESPN
Tickets Big Ten or ACC vs. SEC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8
Cotton
Arlington, TX
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/29/17
8:30pm
ESPN
Tickets At-Large vs. Group of 51 or At-Large
TaxSlayer
Jacksonville, FL
$3,383,760
12/30/17
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten or ACC vs. SEC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8

Liberty
Memphis, TN
$4,550,000
12/30/17
2:30pm
ABC
Tickets Big 12 vs. SEC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8
Fiesta
Glendale, AZ
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/30/17
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets At-Large vs. Group of 51 or At-Large
Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$155,820
12/30/17
5:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets Sun Belt vs. MWC
Orange
Miami, FL
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/30/17
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC vs. Group of 51 or Big Ten or SEC

Outback
Tampa, FL
$6,443,520
01/01/18
12:00pm
ESPN-2
Tickets Big Ten vs. SEC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8
Citrus
Orlando, FL
$8,883,996
01/01/18
1:00pm
ABC
Tickets SEC 2 vs. Big Ten 2 or ACC
Peach
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/18
2:30pm
ESPN
Tickets At-Large vs. Group of 51 or At-Large
Rose - Playoff Semifinal
Pasadena, CA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/18
5:00pm
ESPN
Tickets Final 4 vs. Final 4
Sugar - Playoff Semifinal
New Orleans, LA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/18
8:45pm
ESPN
Tickets Final 4 vs. Final 4
CFP Championship
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/08/18
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets Rose Winner vs. Sugar Winner

About the Data

  • 1 The five conferences that consist of American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West, and Sun Belt. The highest-ranked champion from these conferences is guaranteed one berth if the group's top team is not in the playoff. The remaining at-large/group of 5 slots will be determined by committee rankings.
  • 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 2015-2016 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 $97,467,523 in the 2014 bowl season to $174,561,086 in the 2015 bowl season. If you include the College Football Playoff Distribution Policy explained below, the total payout was $505,900,000. The final year of the BCS (2013) generated $309,900,000.

Playoff Revenue Distribution Policy

The following estimates of the CFP revenue distribution are based on preliminary calculations for the 2016-17 season and are only approximate projections of potential revenue distribution from each component:

(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 $55 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 $83.5 million in aggregate (full academic pool plus base), which the conferences will distribute as they choose. Notre Dame will receive a payment of $2.83 million if it meets the APR standard; the other three independents will share $930,462.

(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 2014-2015, 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 $2.16 million to cover expenses for each game.

Additionally, certain conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision conferences will receive $2.43 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)