Game Date Tickets Match-Up
Bahamas
Nassua, Bahamas
$225,000
12/17/21
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

CUSA vs. MAC
Middle Tennessee State (7-6) 31, Toledo (7-6) 24

Cure
Orlando, FL
$573,125
12/17/21
6:00pm
ESPN-2
Tickets

At-large vs. At-large
Coastal Carolina (11-2) 47, Northern Illinois (9-5) 41

Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL
$900,000
12/18/21
11:00am
ESPN
Tickets

CUSA/MAC/American
Western Kentucky (9-5) 59, Appalachian State (10-4) 38

New Mexico
Albuquerque
$1,050,000
12/18/21
2:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. CUSA
Fresno State (10-3) 31, UTEP (7-6) 24

Independence
Shreveport, LA
$2,200,000
12/18/21
3:30pm
ABC
Tickets

ACC vs. SEC
*-UAB (9-4) 31, *-Brigham Young (10-3) 28
*-replacements

Lending Tree
Mobile, AL
$1,500,000
12/18/21
5:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

MAC vs. Sun Belt
*-Liberty (8-5) 56, Eastern Michigan (7-6) 20
*-replacement for Sun Belt

L.A.
Inglewood, CA
$ Unannounced
12/18/21
7:30pm
ABC
Tickets

PAC-12 vs. MWC
Utah State (11-3) 24, Oregon State (7-6) 13

New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
$825,000
12/18/21
9:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

CUSA vs. Sun Belt
Louisiana (13-1) 36, Marshall (7-6) 21

Myrtle Beach
Conway, SC
$ Unannounced
12/20/21
2:30pm
ESPN2
Tickets

At-large vs. At-large
Tulsa (7-6) 30, Old Dominion (6-7) 17

Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, ID
$800,000
12/21/21
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. MAC
Wyoming (7-6) 52, Kent State (7-7) 38

Frisco
Frisco, TX
$650,000
12/21/21
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

At-large vs. At-large
San Diego State (12-2) 38, UTSA (12-2) 24

Armed Forces
Ft. Worth, TX
$1,350,000
12/22/21
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

At-large vs. At-large
Army West Point (9-4) 24, Missouri (6-7) 22

Frisco FB Classic
Frisco, TX
Unannounced
12/23/21
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Makeshift game announced Dec. 5
Miami, O. (7-6) 27, North Texas (6-7) 14

Gasparilla
Tampa, FL
$1,125,000
12/23/21
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

At-large vs. At-large
Central Florida (9-4) 29, Florida (6-7) 17

Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
$1,200,000
12/24/21
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

MWC vs. American
Hawaii (6-7) vs. Memphis (6-6)
(Canceled - Hawaii team Covid issues)

Camellia
Montgomery, AL
$300,000
12/25/21
2:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Sun Belt vs. MAC
Georgia State (8-5) 51, Ball State (6-7) 20

Quick Lane
Detroit, MI
$2,000,000
12/27/21
11:00am
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. MAC
Western Michigan (8-5) 52, *-Nevada (8-5) 24
*-replacement for Big Ten

Military
Annapolis, MD
$2,066,990
12/27/21
2:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC vs. American
Boston College (6-6) vs. East Carolina (7-5)
*-Canceled - BC team Covid issues

Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
$1,374,545
12/28/21
12:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

SEC vs. American
Houston (12-2) 17, Auburn (6-7) 13

SERVPRO First Responder
Dallas, TX
$824,545
12/28/21
3:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12/ACC vs. At-large
Air Force (10-3) 31, Louisville (6-7) 28

Liberty
Memphis, TN
$4,700,000
12/28/21
6:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. SEC
Texas Tech (7-6) 34, Mississippi State (7-6) 7

Holiday
San Diego, CA
$6,532,700
12/28/21
8:00pm
FOX
Tickets

ACC vs. PAC-12
NC State (9-3) vs. UCLA (8-4)
*-Canceled - UCLA team Covid issues

Guaranteed Rate
Phoenix, AZ
$1,625,560
12/28/21
10:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. Big 12
Minnesota (9-4) 18, West Virginia (6-7) 6

Fenway
Boston, MA
$ Unannounced
12/29/21
11:00am
ESPN
Tickets

ACC vs. American
Virginia (6-6) vs. SMU (8-4)
*-Canceled - Virginia team Covid issues

Pinstripe
Bronx, NY
$4,400,000
12/29/21
2:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC vs. Big Ten
Maryland (7-6) 54, Virginia Tech (6-7) 10

Cheez-It
Orlando, FL
$6,071,760
12/29/21
5:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

ACC vs. Big 12
Clemson (10-3) 20, Iowa State (7-6) 13

Alamo
San Antonio, TX
$8,252,740
12/29/21
9:15pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. PAC-12
Oklahoma (11-2) 47, Oregon (10-4) 32

Duke's Mayo
Charlotte, NC
$4,780,461
12/30/21
11:30am
ESPN
Tickets

ACC vs. SEC
South Carolina (7-6) 38, North Carolina (6-7) 21

Music City
Nashville, TN
$5,700,000
12/30/21
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. SEC
Purdue (9-4) 48, Tennessee (7-6) 45 (OT)

1 Peach
Atlanta, GA
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/30/21
7:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
Michigan State (11-2) 31, Pittsburgh (11-3) 21

Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$2,900,000
12/30/21
10:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big Ten vs. PAC-12
Wisconsin (9-4) 20, Arizona State (8-5) 13

Gator
Jacksonville, FL
$5,350,000
12/31/21
11:00am
ESPN
Tickets

SEC vs. ACC
Wake Forest (11-3) 38, Rutgers (5-8) 10
*-Texas A&M withdrew - Covid issues

Sun
El Paso, TX
$4,550,000
12/31/21
12:30pm
CBS
Tickets

ACC vs. PAC-12
*-Central Michigan (9-4) 24, Washington State (7-6) 21
*-Miami withdrew - Covid issues

Cotton - Playoff Semifinal
Arlington, TX
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/31/21
3:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
Alabama (13-1) 27, Cincinnati (13-1) 6

Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$350,000
12/31/21
4:30pm
Barstool Sports Streaming
Tickets

MWC vs. Sun Belt
Boise State (7-5) vs. *-Central Michigan (8-4)
*-replacement for Sun Belt
*-Canceled - BSU team Covid issues

Orange - Playoff Semifinal
Miami, FL
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/31/21
7:30pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
Georgia (13-1) 34, Michigan (12-2) 11

Outback
Tampa, FL
$6,400,000
01/01/22
12:00pm
ESPN-2
Tickets

SEC vs. Big Ten
Arkansas (9-4) 24, Penn State (7-6) 10

1 Fiesta
Glendale, AZ
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/22
1:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
Oklahoma State (12-2) 37, Notre Dame (11-2) 35

 

Citrus
Orlando, FL
$8,224,578
01/01/22
1:00pm
ABC
Tickets

Big Ten vs. SEC
Kentucky (10-3) 20, Iowa (10-4) 17

1 Rose
Pasadena, CA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/22
5:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
Ohio State (12-1) 48, Utah (10-4) 45

1 Sugar
New Orleans, LA
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/01/22
8:45pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
(SEC vs. Big 12)
Baylor (12-2) 21, Mississippi (10-3) 7

Texas
Houston, TX
$6,400,000
01/04/22
9:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. SEC
Kansas State (8-5) 42, LSU (6-7) 20

CFP Championship
Indianapolis, IN
Playoff Revenue Pool
01/10/22
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Cotton winner vs. Orange winner
Georgia (14-1) 33, Alabama (13-2) 18

About the Data

  • Times shown are Eastern Time Zone.
  • 1 The highest-ranked champion from a Group of Five conference is guaranteed one berth in one of these four major bowls slotted by the playoff committee. The eligible conferences are the American, CUSA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt.
  • After playing the 2020 season as a full ACC member, Notre Dame returns to business as usual as an independent. However, by agreement with the ACC, the Irish are eligible for all ACC bowl games.

Additional Information

New Bowl Games

The L.A. Bowl will be held at Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, which will also host the 2023 College Football Playoff title game.

The Fenway Bowl will be held at Fenway Park in Boston.

Payouts

Information from the 2019-2020 bowl games had not been released as of September 4, 2020. 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 from 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

For the 2021-22 academic year, 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 postseason football game. Each independent institution will also receive $300,000 when its football team meets that standard.

A conference will receive $6 million for each team that is selected for a Playoff Semifinal. 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 bowls, or in the national championship game will receive $2.63 million to cover expenses for each game.

Based on calculations from the 2020-21 season the following distributions were made in the spring of 2021. Estimates for the 2021-22 season will be finalized following the 2022 CFP National Championship.

Each of the 10 conferences received a base amount. For conferences that have contracts for their champions to participate in the Orange, Rose, or Sugar bowls, the base combined with the full academic performance pool was approximately $57 million for each conference. The five conferences that do not have contacts for their champions to participate in the Orange, Rose or Sugar bowls received approximately $83 million in aggregate (full academic pool plus base). The conferences distribute these funds as they choose. Notre Dame received a payment of $2.5 million by meeting the APR standard; the other three independents shared $1.85 million.

Certain conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision received approximately $2.85 million in aggregate.