While it is true that college football players are not paid with money for their play, many do get compensated to do what they do on Saturdays in the form of tuition. If players are lucky enough to be on one of the 70 bowl teams, they pick up an additional boost of revenue from bowl gifts.
Some swag is better than others, but it is all worth the trip. With 35 bowls attempting to outdo one another, putting the gifts into a power ranking seemed like a fun thing to do.
These players step into a handful of gifts ranging from iPads to gift cards, with an NCAA-mandated max value of $550. It is always a fun trip for the players, and a lot of times they are given much-deserved rewards.
David Broughton at SportsBusiness Journal gave us a look at the gift sets being handed out to players this season, and this ranking relied heavily on that reporting.
Here is the power ranking breakdown of each bowl's gift package for the 2012-13 bowl season.