Before the final two teams meet up for the national championship on Jan. 8, the road to Atlanta will be winding through 40 bowl games, with some being used a springboard for next season.
There are no playoff games on New Year’s Eve this season, with the semifinals starting the next day with the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.
Here is a list of the college football bowl games that will be played after the 2017 regular season. All times Eastern.
Dec. 16 — Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl – MEAC vs. SWAC, 11 a.m. (ABC)
R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Sun Belt vs. C-USA, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
AutoNation Cure Bowl, AAC vs. Sun Belt, Orlando, Fla, 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Las Vegas Bowl, MWC vs. Pac-12, 3:30 p.m.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl, C-USA vs. MWC, Albuquerque, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Raycom Media Camelia Bowl, MAC vs. Sun Belt, Montgomery, Ala., 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 19 — Boca Raton Bowl, AAC vs. C-USA, Boca Raton, Fla., 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 20 — Frisco Bowl, AAC vs. Sun Belt, Frisco, Texas, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 21 — St. Petersburg Bowl, C-USA vs. AAC, St. Petersburg, Fla., 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 22 — Bahamas Bowl, Nassau, C-USA vs. MAC, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, MAC vs. MWC, Boise, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 23 — Birmingham Bowl, AAC vs. SEC, Birmingham, Ala., 12 p.m. (ESPN)
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Army vs. Big Ten, Fort Worth, Texas, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Dollar General Bowl, MAC vs. Sun Belt, Mobile, Ala., 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 24 — Hawaii Bowl, AAC vs. MWC, Honolulu, 8:30 p.m. p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl, ACC vs. Big Ten, Detroit, TBD (ESPN)
Heart of Dallas Bowl, Big 12 vs. C-USA, TBD (ESPN)
Cactus Bowl, Big 12 vs. Pac-12, Phoenix, TBD (ESPN)
Dec. 27 — Independence Bowl, ACC vs. SEC, Shreveport, La.,1:30 p.m. (ESPN)
New Era Pinstripe Bowl, ACC vs. Big Ten, New York, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, Houston, 9 p.m. (ESPN)