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.
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).