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

CUSA vs. MAC
Middle Tennessee State (6-6) vs. Toledo (7-5)

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

American vs. Sun Belt

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

CUSA/MAC/American

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

MWC vs. CUSA

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

ACC vs. SEC

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

MAC vs. Sun Belt

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

PAC-12 vs. MWC

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

CUSA vs. Sun Belt

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

MWC vs. MAC

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

American vs. CUSA/MAC/MWC

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

At-large vs. At-large

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

At-Large vs. At-Large
(has ties to all but Big Ten, Sun Belt)

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

MWC vs. American

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

Sun Belt vs. MAC

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

Big Ten vs. MAC

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

ACC vs. American
TBD vs. East Carolina (7-5)

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

SEC vs. American

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

Big Ten vs. Big 12

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

Big 12 vs. SEC

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

Big Ten vs. Big 12

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

ACC vs. American

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

ACC vs. Big Ten

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

ACC vs. Big 12

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

Big 12 vs. PAC-12

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

ACC vs. SEC

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

Big Ten vs. SEC

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

Playoff Committee Places Teams

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

Big Ten vs. PAC-12

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

SEC vs. ACC

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

ACC vs. PAC-12

Cotton - Playoff Semifinal
Arlington, TX
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/31/21
4:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
(Time subject to change)

Orange - Playoff Semifinal
Miami, FL
Playoff Revenue Pool
12/31/21
8:00pm
ESPN
Tickets

Playoff Committee Places Teams
(Time subject to change)

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

SEC vs. Big Ten

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

Playoff Committee Places Teams

 

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

Big Ten vs. SEC

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

Playoff Committee Places Teams
(Traditionally PAC-12 vs. Big Ten)

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

Playoff Committee Places Teams (Traditionally SEC vs. Big 12)

Texas
Houston, TX
$6,400,000
01/04/22
12:00am
ESPN
Tickets

Big 12 vs. SEC
(Time TBA)

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

Cotton winner vs. Orange winner

Redbox
Santa Clara, CA
$3,600,000
01/01/23
12:00am
TBA
Tickets

Big Ten vs. PAC-12
(Date/Time/TV TBA)

Holiday
San Diego, CA
$6,532,700
01/01/23
12:00am
TBA
Tickets

ACC vs. PAC-12
(Date/Time/TV TBA)

Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$350,000
01/01/23
12:00am
TBA
Tickets

MWC vs. Sun Belt
(Date/Time/TV TBA)

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 Los Angeles 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

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: As of September 4, 2020, no information has been provided for 2020-2021 policy.

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.