The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl features either Navy or Army (depending on contract year and bowl eligibility) versus teams from the Mountain West Conference. This year, Navy, which is bowl eligible, will appear in the game, which is set for 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 30.
2. Texas Bowl
The Texas Bowl will be held in Reliant Stadium on December 27 at 6 p.m.. This year's game features teams from the Big 10 and Big 12.
First played as a high school all-star game in 1935, the Sun Bowl first invited college teams to participate in 1936. The annual game has been a college football classic ever since. This year the game, which will be played Dec. 31, features teams from the ACC and Pac-12 conferences.
San Antonio's annual showcase of college football action, the Valero Alamo Bowl, has been thrilling fans in the Alamo City for more than a decade. This year's game is set for Dec. 30 and features teams from the Big-12 and Pac-12 conferences.
5. Cotton Bowl
This annual postseason game has showcased top college football talent for seven decades. Playing in the Cotton Bowl this year will be teams from the Big-12 and SEC conferences. This year's Cotton Bowl, is set for Jan. 3 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
The Heart of Dallas Bowl, formerly known as the Ticketcity Bowl, will be played Jan. 1 in Dallas' Cotton Bowl Stadium. This year, the Heart of Dallas Bowl will features teams from the Big 10 and Conference USA.