Game Date Tickets Match-Up
New Mexico
Albuquerque
$1,050,000
12/15/18
2:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Utah State (10-2) vs. North Texas (9-3)

Cure Bowl
Orlando, FL
$751,115
12/15/18
2:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets

Tulane (6-6)  vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-6)

Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$2,760,000
12/15/18
3:30pm
ABC
Tickets

Fresno State (11-2) vs. Arizona State (7-5)

Camellia
Montgomery, AL
$250,000
12/15/18
5:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Georgia Southern (9-3)

New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
$925,000
12/15/18
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Appalachian State (10-2) vs. Middle Tennessee (8-5)

Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL
$1,000,000
12/18/18
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Northern Illinois (8-5) vs. Ala.-Birmingham (10-3)

Frisco
Frisco, TX
$750,000
12/19/18
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Ohio (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5)

2 Gasparilla
Tampa, FL
$1,133,735
12/20/18
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Marshall (8-4) at SOUTH FLORIDA (7-5)

Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
$225,000
12/21/18
12:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Florida International (8-4) vs. Toledo (7-5)

Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, ID
$950,000
12/21/18
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Brigham Young (6-6)

Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
$1,650,000
12/22/18
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Memphis (8-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6)

Armed Forces
Ft. Worth, TX
$900,000
12/22/18
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Houston (8-4) vs. Army (9-2)

Dollar General
Mobile, AL
$1,500,000
12/22/18
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Buffalo (10-3) vs. Troy (9-3)

Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
$1,000,000
12/22/18
10:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Louisiana Tech (7-5) at HAWAII (8-5)

6 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Dallas, TX
$1,867,000
12/26/18
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3)

Quick Lane Bowl
Detroit, MI
$750,000
12/26/18
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Georgia Tech (7-5) vs. Minnesota (6-6)

5 Cheez-It
Phoenix, AZ
$1,037,118
12/26/18
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Texas Christian (6-6) vs. California (7-5)

Independence
Shreveport, LA
$1,248,280
12/27/18
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Duke (7-5) vs. Temple (8-4)

Pinstripe
Bronx, NY
$4,300,000
12/27/18
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Miami, FL (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5)

Texas
Houston, TX
$6,300,000
12/27/18
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Baylor (6-6)  vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)

Music City
Nashville, TN
$5,650,000
12/28/18
1:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

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

Camping World
Orlando, FL
$5,800,000 (unverified)
12/28/18
5:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Syracuse (9-3) vs. West Virginia (8-3)

Alamo
San Antonio, TX
$7,975,000
12/28/18
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2)

Belk
Charlotte, NC
$4,505,556
12/29/18
12:00pm
ABC
Tickets

Virginia (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5)

1 Peach
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/29/18
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2)

Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$412,920
12/29/18
1:15pm
CBSSN
Tickets

Arkansas State (8-4) vs. Nevada (7-5)

Cotton - Playoff Semifinal
Arlington, TX
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/29/18
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

2-seed Clemson (13-0) vs. 3-seed Notre Dame (12-0)

Orange - Playoff Semifinal
Miami, FL
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/29/18
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

1-seed Alabama (13-0) vs. 4-seed Oklahoma (12-1)

Military
Annapolis, MD
$2,066,990
12/31/18
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (10-2)

Sun
El Paso, TX
$3,447,568
12/31/18
2:00pm
CBS
Tickets

Pittsburgh (7-6) vs. Stanford (8-4)

4 Redbox
Santa Clara, CA
$3,600,000
12/31/18
3:00pm
Fox
Tickets

Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4)

Liberty
Memphis, TN
$4,294,681
12/31/18
3:45pm
ABC
Tickets

Oklahoma State (6-6) vs. Missouri (8-4)

Holiday
San Diego, CA
$6,326,258
12/31/18
7:00pm
FS1
Tickets

Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4)

3 Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL
$3,168,292
12/31/18
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

N.C. State (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4)

Outback
Tampa, FL
$6,350,000
01/01/19
12:00pm
ESPN-2
Tickets

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

1 Fiesta
Glendale, AZ
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/19
1:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Louisiana State (9-3) vs. Central Florida (12-0)

Citrus
Orlando, FL
$8,550,000
01/01/19
1:00pm
ABC
Tickets

Penn State (9-3) vs. Kentucky (9-3)

1 Rose
Pasadena, CA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/19
5:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Ohio State (12-1) vs. Washington (10-3)

1 Sugar
New Orleans, LA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/19
8:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia (11-2)

CFP Championship
Santa Clara, CA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/07/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

1/4 winner vs. 2/3 winner

About the Data

  • Team in CAPS is playing at home. This year, that applies to South Florida and Hawaii.
  • 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 Gasparilla Bowl moves from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
  • 3 TaxSlayer Bowl reverts back to Gator Bowl
  • 4 Foster Farms Bowl becomes Redbox Bowl
  • 5 Cactus Bowl becomes Cheez-It Bowl.
  • 6 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl becomes SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
  • 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 2017-2018 (updated 8/19/18) 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 decreased from $181,845,519 in the 2016 bowl season to $95,529,361 in 2017. If you include the College Football Playoff Distribution Policy explained below, the total payout was $560,594,435 (a $62,005,598 decrease from 2016). 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 June of 2018 approved 3 new bowl games for 2020. Locations were not specified, but expectations are that Chicago and Myrtle Beach are virtual locks for two of those games.

Bowl Ineligible Teams

Mississippi (NCAA Probation)