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2017-18 College Football Playoff Payouts

Below is a summary of the College Football Playoff payouts made for 2017-18:

American Athletic Conference$25,623,896
Atlantic Coast Conference$67,153,097
Big Ten Conference$68,871,187
Big 12 Conference$69,847,925
Conference USA$15,411,101
Mid-American Conference$16,815,366
Mountain West Conference$18,219,631
Pac-12 Conference$74,697,653
Southeastern Conference$88,144,099
Sun Belt Conference$14,006,835
Big Sky Conference$281,216
Big South Conference$281,216
Colonial Conference $281,216
Mid-Eastern Conference$281,216
Missouri Valley Conference $281,216
Ohio Valley Conference $281,216
Southern Conference $281,216
Southland Conference $281,216
Southwestern Athletic Conference $281,216
Brigham Young University$310,053
University of Massachusetts $310,053
Notre Dame University$2,813,182
U.S. Military Academy $310,053

Total College Football Playoff payouts: $465,065,074

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


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