Game Date Tickets Match-Up
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
$225,000
12/20/19
2:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

CUSA vs. MAC

Frisco
Frisco, TX
$750,000
12/20/19
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

American vs. CUSA/MAC/MWC

New Mexico
Albuquerque
$1,050,000
12/21/19
2:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. CUSA

Cure Bowl
Orlando, FL
$751,115
12/21/19
2:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets

American vs. Sun Belt

Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL
$1,000,000
12/21/19
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

CUSA/MAC/American

Camellia
Montgomery, AL
$250,000
12/21/19
5:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Sun Belt vs. MAC

Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$2,760,000
12/21/19
7:30pm
ABC
Tickets

MWC vs. PAC-12

New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
$925,000
12/21/19
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

American vs. CUSA

Gasparilla
Tampa, FL
$1,133,735
12/23/19
2:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

American vs. CUSA

Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
$1,000,000
12/24/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

BYU/MWC vs. American

Independence
Shreveport, LA
$1,248,280
12/26/19
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC

Quick Lane Bowl
Detroit, MI
$750,000
12/26/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. ACC/Notre Dame

Military
Annapolis, MD
$2,066,990
12/27/19
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. American

Pinstripe
Bronx, NY
$4,300,000
12/27/19
3:20pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. ACC/Notre Dame

Texas
Houston, TX
$6,300,000
12/27/19
6:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. SEC

Holiday
San Diego, CA
$6,326,258
12/27/19
8:00pm
FS1
Tickets

Big Ten vs. PAC-12

Cheez-It
Phoenix, AZ
$1,037,118
12/27/19
10:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

PAC 12 vs. Big 12

Camping World
Orlando, FL
$5,800,000 (unverified)
12/28/19
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big 12

1 Cotton
Arlington, TX
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/28/19
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Group of 5/At-Large vs. Group of 5/At-Large

Fiesta - Playoff Semifinal
Glendale, AZ
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/28/19
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

1 seed vs. 4 seed, or 2 seed vs. 3 seed
Could be moved to 8:00pm

 

Peach - Playoff Semifinal
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/28/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

1 seed vs. 4 seed, or 2 seed vs. 3 seed
Could be moved to 4:00pm

Orange
Miami, FL
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/29/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten/SEC

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Dallas, TX
$1,867,000
12/30/19
12:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. CUSA

Redbox
Santa Clara, CA
$3,600,000
12/30/19
4:00pm
Fox
Tickets

Big Ten vs. PAC-12

Music City
Nashville, TN
$5,650,000
12/30/19
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC

Belk
Charlotte, NC
$4,505,556
12/31/19
12:00pm
ABC
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC

Sun
El Paso, TX
$3,447,568
12/31/19
2:00pm
CBS
Tickets

PAC-12 vs. ACC/Notre Dame

Liberty
Memphis, TN
$4,294,681
12/31/19
3:45pm
ABC
Tickets

Big 12 vs. SEC

Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$412,920
12/31/19
4:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets

MWC vs. Sun Belt

Alamo
San Antonio, TX
$7,975,000
12/31/19
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. PAC-12

Outback
Tampa, FL
$6,350,000
01/01/20
1:00pm
ESPN-2
Tickets

SEC vs. Big Ten

Citrus
Orlando, FL
$8,550,000
01/01/20
1:00pm
ABC
Tickets

Big Ten vs. SEC

Rose
Pasadena, CA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/20
5:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. PAC-12

1 Sugar
New Orleans, LA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/20
8:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

SEC vs. Big 12/Group of 5

Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
$1,650,000
01/02/20
3:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

SEC vs. American

Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL
$3,168,292
01/02/20
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/Notre Dame

Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, ID
$950,000
01/03/20
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. MAC

Armed Forces
Ft. Worth, TX
$900,000
01/04/20
11:30am
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. Big Ten

2 Mobile Alabama
Mobile, AL
$1,500,000
01/06/20
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

MAC vs. Sun Belt

CFP Championship
New Orleans, LA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/13/20
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Fiesta winner vs. Peach winner

About the Data

  • Times shown are Eastern Time Zone.
  • 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 Dollar General no longer has title sponsorship of the Mobile, Alabama bowl game.
  • 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

Look for three new bowls in 2020. The Los Angeles Bowl will feature the first selection from the Mountain West against a Pac-12 team. The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park opens in 2020 and will also host the 2023 College Football Playoff title game. The MWC's 19-year tie-in with the Las Vegas Bowl ends after this season. The Myrtle Beach Bowl, created by ESPN, will feature teams from Conference USA, the Mid-American and Sun Belt. Each conference will play four times between 2020-25. The Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park in Boston will feature teams from the American Conference and the ACC.