Every bowl game is a reward, but not every bowl game is the same reward. Certain games on this year’s schedule offer better primetime slots, bigger stadiums and less wintry locales. And of course, every game gives out a different set of gifts and gear to its participating players. With the bowl season set to kick off on Saturday, we’ve ranked every bowl’s offerings, working off of Sports Business Journal’s comprehensive list and reaching out to bowl representatives for additional clarification.
Missing from this list is the Cotton Bowl, which chooses to preserve the element of surprise for its players because the alternative "would be like telling someone what their birthday gift or Christmas present is going to be two weeks ahead of time.