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How do the bowls work in college football? Thefour-team playoffs consist of two semifinal games, with the winners advancing to the College Football Championship Game. The game is hosted by a different city each year, with locations selected by bids, akin to the Super Bowl or the Final Four.

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  • How do college football bowls decide which teams to pick?

  • Short answer: a combination of the bowls and the teams themselves, with conference oversight. The bowls want the most profitable teams they can grab, teams want the friendliest destinations (usually in terms of prestige, financial payout, and fan proximity) they can claim, and deals get wheeled during a frantic close.

  • How do bowl game payouts work?

  • How do bowl game payouts work? Bowls pay conferences, and conferences divvy that up among member schools. Each game hands out six- or seven-figure payments. Short rule of thumb in most years, with some obvious exceptions: the closer to the title game it is, the more money it likely pays out.

  • What is a bowl game?

  • If a team is eligible for a bowl game (more on that later), it will earn the chance to play in a bowl game: A one-off matchup against a team of similar skill that it would not usually face in the regular season. The winners of bowl games receive trophies and bragging rights, but do not advance to any other games.

  • What determines if a team is eligible to play in bowl games?

  • Here’s the official rule from the NCAA: An eligible team is defined as one that has won a number of games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents that is equal to or greater than the number of its overall losses (e.g., a record of 6-6, or better). Ties or forfeited games do not count in determining won-lost record.