Football

SELECTING THE BOWL SITES

Bowls are tiered by payouts for the Playoff.  Other Bowls can still exist outside of the Playoff.

HOW BCS PLAYOFF BOWL SITES ARE MANAGED

 

Selecting the Playoff Bowls

  • Tier 1 BCS Bowls are determined by the four Bowls with the top payouts to each team in the current year

  • Tier 2 BCS Bowls are determined by the Bowls with the next five highest payouts to each team in the current year (after Tier 1 BCS Bowls are set)

  • This rewards the bowls who do the best …

1) promotion, and

2) fundraising to offer the highest payouts

 … to be a part of the Playoff System as a Tier 2 BCS Bowl, while still maintaining the higher prestige and status of the larger Tier 1 BCS Bowls.

 

 

Rotating the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Bowls in the Playoff Bracket 

  • Tier 1 BCS Bowls rotate amongst Tier 1 BCS playoff slots each year (as the BCS Championship game does now)

  • Tier 2 BCS Bowls rotate amongst Tier 2 BCS playoff slots sites each year

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW SITES WOULD HAVE BEEN PICKED IN 2008

Tier 1 BCS Playoff Bowls

Rose Bowl (2008 Payout) 

Rose Bowl  ($17MM)

Orange Bowl ($17MM)

Sugar Bowl ($17MM)

Fiesta Bowl ($17MM)

Tier 2 BCS Playoff Bowls

Capital One Bowl  ($4.25MM)

Outback Bowl ($3MM)

Cotton Bowl ($3MM)

Chick-fil-A ($3.25MM for ACC, $2.4MM for ACC)

Gator Bowl ($2.5MM)

Non-BCS Playoff Bowls

Champs Sports Bowl ($2.25MM)

Alamo Bowl ($2.25MM)

Holiday Bowl ($2.13MM)

Sun Bowl ($1.9MM)

Liberty Bowl ($1.7MM)

Music City Bowl ($1.6MM)

Insight Bowl ($1.2MM)

Independence Bowl ($1.1MM)

Eagle Bank Bowl ($1MM)

St. Pete Bowl ($1MM)

Las Vegas Bowl ($1MM)

Meineke Bowl ($1MM)

Emerald Bowl ($850K)

New Mexico Bowl ($750K)

Poinsettia Bowl ($750K)

Motor City Bowl ($750K)

Humanitarian Bowl ($750K)

International Bowl ($750K)

GMAC Bowl ($750K)

Texas Bowl ($500K for Big East, $750K for Big 12)

Armed Forces Bowl ($600K)

Hawaii Bowl ($398K)

New Orleans Bowl ($325K)

PapaJohns.com Bowl ($300K)