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1997-98 Bowl Games

Listed by bowls matching highest-ranked teams as of final regular season AP poll (released Dec. 7, 1997). Attendance figures indicate tickets sold.

Bowl WinnerRegular
Rose#1Michigan11-0#8Washington St.10-121-16Jan. 1101,219
Orange#2Nebraska12-0#3Tennessee11-142-17Jan. 272,385
Sugar#4Florida St.10-1#9Ohio St.10-231-14Jan. 167,289
Cotton#5UCLA9-2#20Texas A&M9-329-23Jan. 159,215
Citrus#6Florida 9-2#11Penn St.9-221-6Jan. 172,940
Gator#7North Carolina10-1 Va. Tech7-442-3Jan. 154,116
Fiesta#10Kansas St.10-1#14Syracuse9-335-18Dec. 3169,367
Outback#12Georgia9-2 Wisconsin8-433-6Jan. 156,186
Peach#13Auburn9-3 Clemson7-421-17Jan. 271,212
Independence#15LSU9-2 Notre Dame7-527-9Dec. 2850,459
Sun#16Arizona St.8-3 Iowa7-417-7Dec. 3149,104
Alamo#17Purdue8-3#24Oklahoma St.8-333-20Dec. 3055,552
Holiday#18Colorado St.10-2#20Missouri7-435-24Dec. 2950,761
Aloha#21Washington7-4#25Michigan St.7-451-23Dec. 2544,598
Liberty#22So. Mississippi8-3 Pittsburgh6-541-7Dec. 3150,209
Las Vegas Oregon6-5#23Air Force10-241-13Dec. 2021,514
Carquest Georgia Tech6-5 W. Virginia7-435-30Dec. 2928,262
Humanitarian Cincinnati7-4 Utah St.6-535-19Dec. 2916,131
Motor City Mississippi8-3 Marshall10-234-31Dec. 2643,340
Insight.com Arizona6-5 New Mexico9-320-14Dec. 2749,385


Rose (Michigan by 71/2); Orange (Nebraska by 131/2); Sugar (Florida by 61/2); Cotton (UCLA by 121/2); Citrus (Florida by 13); Gator (North Carolina by 111/2); Fiesta (Kansas St. by 31/2); Outback (Georgia by 81/2); Peach (Auburn by 5); Independence (LSU by 61/2); Sun (Iowa by 6); Alamo (Purdue by 4); Holiday (Colorado St. by 31/2); Aloha (Washington by 41/2); Liberty (Southern Mississippi by 10); Las Vegas (Oregon by 31/2); Carquest (Georgia Tech by 3); Humanitarian (Cincinnati by 21/2); Motor City (Mississippi by 2); Insight.com (Arizona by 10).

Per Team Payouts:

Rose ($10 million); FedEx Orange ($8.5 million); Nokia Sugar and Tostitos Fiesta ($8.2 million); CompUSA Florida Citrus ($3.5 million); Chick-fil-a Peach ($3 million); Southwestern Bell Cotton ($2.5 million); Outback ($1.65 million); Plymouth Holiday ($1.35 million); Toyota Gator ($1.3 million); Builders Square Alamo and Norwest Sun ($1 million); St. Jude's Liberty ($900,000); Poulan/Weed Eater Independence and Las Vegas ($800,000); Carquest, Jeep Aloha, Insight.com, Ford Motor City and Sports Humanitarian ($750,000).

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