How much does the winner of the College Football Playoff National Championship earn?
Though it might surprise you, there’s actually no payout for winning the College Football Championship Game, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of cash involved.
While the there is indeed a fair share of cash in the college football game, the way in which that revenue is distributed annually - according to a pre-determined formula - may yet surprise you, as it is more conference focused as opposed to team.
Two Governing Factors in College Football payouts
Before we get into quantities and who gets what, there are two important things that you should know about how bowl game payouts work:
How much do teams get for making the College Football Playoff?
As of 2021-22, each conference receives $6 million from the College Football Playoff for each team selected for a semifinal game and a further $4 million for each team that plays in a non-playoff bowl under the College Football Playoff. Where the National Championship Game itself is concerned, it’s important to know that there is no additional payout, only additional expenses such as travel, accommodation and food are covered.
Where does the College Football Playoff money go?
2022-2023 College Football Playoff Revenue Distribution Plan
According to the Business College Sports’ report on the College Football Playoff, the following estimates of the CFP revenue distribution are based on preliminary calculations for the 2022-23 season. That’s to say, these are rough estimates of what the revenue distribution could look like:
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