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

CUSA vs. MAC
Buffalo (8-5) 31, Charlotte (7-6) 9

Frisco
Frisco, TX
$650,000
12/20/19
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

American vs. CUSA/MAC/MWC
Kent State (7-6) 51, Utah State (7-6) 41

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

MWC vs. CUSA
San Diego State (10-3) 48, *-Central Michigan (8-6) 11
*-replacement for CUSA

Cure Bowl
Orlando, FL
$573,125
12/21/19
2:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets

American vs. Sun Belt
*-Liberty (8-5) 23, Georgia Southern (7-6) 16
*-replacement for American

Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL
$900,000
12/21/19
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

CUSA/MAC/American
FAU (11-3) 52, Southern Methodist (10-3) 28

Camellia
Montgomery, AL
$300,000
12/21/19
5:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Sun Belt vs. MAC
Arkansas State (8-5) 34, *-Florida International (6-7) 26
*-replacement for MAC

Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$2,900,000
12/21/19
7:30pm
ABC
Tickets

MWC vs. PAC-12
Washington (8-5) 38, Boise State (12-2) 7

New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
$825,000
12/21/19
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

American vs. CUSA
*-Appalachian State (13-1) 31, Ala.-Birmingham (9-5) 17
*-replacement for American

Gasparilla
Tampa, FL
$1,125,000
12/23/19
2:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

American vs. CUSA
Central Florida (10-3) 48, Marshall (8-5) 25

Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
$1,200,000
12/24/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

BYU vs. American/MWC
HAWAII (10-5) 38, Brigham Young (7-6) 34


Independence
Shreveport, LA
$2,200,000
12/26/19
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC
*-Louisiana Tech (10-3) 14, Miami, FL (6-7) 0
*-replacement for SEC

Quick Lane Bowl
Detroit, MI
$2,000,000
12/26/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Pittsburgh (8-5) 34, *-Eastern Michigan (6-7) 30
*-replacement for Big Ten

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

ACC/Notre Dame vs. American
North Carolina (7-6) 55, Temple (8-5) 13

Pinstripe
Bronx, NY
$4,400,000
12/27/19
3:20pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Michigan State (7-6) 27, Wake Forest (8-5) 21

Texas
Houston, TX
$6,400,000
12/27/19
6:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. SEC
Texas A&M (8-5) 24, Oklahoma State (8-5) 21

Holiday
San Diego, CA
$6,532,700
12/27/19
8:00pm
FS1
Tickets

Big Ten vs. PAC-12
Iowa (10-3) 49, Southern California (8-5) 24

Cheez-It
Phoenix, AZ
$1,625,560
12/27/19
10:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

PAC 12 vs. Big 12
*-Air Force (11-2) 31, Washington State (6-7) 21
*-replacement for Big 12

Camping World
Orlando, FL
$6,071,760
12/28/19
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big 12
Notre Dame (11-2) 33, Iowa State (7-6) 9

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

Group of 5 vs. At-Large
Penn State (11-2) 53, Memphis (12-2) 39

Peach - Playoff Semifinal
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/28/19
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff #1 Seed vs. Playoff #4 Seed
#1 Louisiana State (14-0) 63, #4 Oklahoma (12-2) 28

Fiesta - Playoff Semifinal
Glendale, AZ
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/28/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff #2 Seed vs. Playoff #3 Seed
#3 Clemson (14-0) 29, #2 Ohio State (13-1) 23

 

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Dallas, TX
$824,545
12/30/19
12:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. CUSA
Western Kentucky (9-4) 23, *-Western Michigan (7-6) 20
*-replacement for Big 12

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

Big Ten vs. PAC-12
California (8-5) 35, Illinois (6-7) 20

Music City
Nashville, TN
$5,700,000
12/30/19
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
Louisville (8-5) 38, Mississippi State (6-7) 28

Orange
Miami, FL
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/30/19
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten/SEC
Florida (11-2) 36, Virginia (9-5) 28

Belk
Charlotte, NC
$4,780,461
12/31/19
12:00pm
ABC
Tickets

ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC
Kentucky (8-5) 37, Virginia Tech (8-5) 30

Sun
El Paso, TX
$4,550,000
12/31/19
2:00pm
CBS
Tickets

PAC-12 vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Arizona State (8-5) 20, Florida State (6-7) 14

Liberty
Memphis, TN
$4,700,000
12/31/19
3:45pm
ABC
Tickets

Big 12 vs. SEC
*-Navy (11-2) 20, Kansas State (8-5) 17
*-replacement for SEC

Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$350,000
12/31/19
4:30pm
CBSSN
Tickets

MWC vs. Sun Belt
Wyoming (8-5) 38, Georgia State (7-6) 17

Alamo
San Antonio, TX
$8,252,740
12/31/19
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. PAC-12
Texas (8-5) 38, Utah (11-3) 10

Outback
Tampa, FL
$6,400,000
01/01/20
1:00pm
ESPN-2
Tickets

SEC vs. Big Ten
Minnesota (11-2) 31, Auburn (9-4) 24

Citrus
Orlando, FL
$8,224,578
01/01/20
1:00pm
ABC
Tickets

Big Ten vs. SEC
Alabama (11-2) 35, Michigan (9-4) 16

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

Big Ten vs. PAC-12
Oregon (12-2) 28, Wisconsin (10-4) 27

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

SEC vs. Big 12
Georgia (12-2) 26, Baylor (11-3) 14

3 TicketSmarter Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
$1,374,545
01/02/20
3:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

SEC vs. American
Cincinnati (11-3) 38, *-Boston College (6-7) 6
*-replacement for SEC

Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL
$5,350,000
01/02/20
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/Notre Dame
Tennessee (8-5) 23, Indiana (8-5) 22

Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, ID
$800,000
01/03/20
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. MAC
Ohio (7-6) 30, Nevada (7-6) 21

Armed Forces
Ft. Worth, TX
$1,350,000
01/04/20
11:30am
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. Big Ten
*-Tulane (7-6) 30, *-Southern Miss (7-6) 13
*-replacements for MWC, Big Ten

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

MAC vs. Sun Belt
Louisiana (11-3) 27, Miami, O (8-6) 17

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

Fiesta winner vs. Peach winner
#1 Louisiana State (15-0) 42, #3 Clemson (14-1) 25

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 Lending Tree replaced Dollar General as title sponsor of the Mobile, Alabama bowl game.
  • 3 The Birmingham Bowl becomes the TicketSmarter Birmingham 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 2018-2019 (updated 12/9/19) 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 to 185,541,894 in 2018 from $95,529,361 in 2017 for a difference of $90,012,134. Most of the difference came fom an additional Rose Bowl payout of $76,239,890 and additional  Sugar Bowl payout of $10,500,000.

If you include the College Football Playoff Distribution Policy explained below, the total payout was $647,975,001 in 2018 for an increase of $87,380,566 over the $560,594,435 total payout in 2017. Again, the bulk of the difference came from the additional payouts from the Rose and Sugar Bowls.

The 2016 payout was $622,600,033.

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 2019-2020 season and are only approximate projections of potential revenue distribution from each component:

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 $300,000 when its football team meets that standard.

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 $66 million for each conference. The five conferences that do not have contacts for their champions to participate in the Orange, Rose or Sugar Bowls will receive approximately $90 million in aggregate (full academic pool plus base), which the conferences will distribute as they choose. Notre Dame will receive a payment of $3.19 million if it meets the APR standard; the other three independents will share $1.56 million.

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.

Each conference whose team participates in a playoff semifinal, Cotton, Fiesta, or Peach Bowl, or in the national championship game will receive $2.43 million to cover expenses for each game.

Additionally, certain conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision will receive $2.7 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.