Connect with us

2014-15 College Football Playoff Payouts

Big 12$64,700,801
Big Ten$63,978,927
Atlantic Coast$58,260,649
Mountain West$23,465,188
Conference USA$16,339,754
Big East /American Athletic$15,214,320
Sun Belt$11,963,453
Notre Dame$2,321,258
U.S. Naval Academy$307,544
U.S. Military Academy$307,544
Brigham Young$307,544
Ohio Valley$250,000
Southwestern Athletic$250,000
Big South$250,000
Missouri Valley (Gateway before 2008-09)$250,000
Big Sky$250,000
Atlantic 10 (Colonial in 2007-08)$250,000

Total College Football Playoff payouts: $408,433,189

These totals do not include payouts made by bowls directly to conferences under separate contracts. Additionally, each conferences handles distributions to member institutions differently.


  • Kristi A. Dosh is the founder of and has served as a sports business analyst and contributor for outlets such as Forbes, ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal, Bleacher Report, SB Nation and more. She is also the author of a book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires. Kristi is a sought-after consultant and speaker on topics related to the business of college sports and a former practicing attorney. Click to learn more