No seats remain for the Jan. 2 Orange Bowl featuring No. 6 Maryland and No. 5 Florida at Pro Player Stadium in Miami.
The bowl, already down to a few thousand of its own tickets in the middle of last week, sold out Friday, except for Maryland's allotment. Maryland had 100 tickets left Monday afternoon and sold the remainder yesterday.
This season's game will be played before a sellout crowd of 75,540.
Last season, Oklahoma and Florida State played for the national championship in front of a sellout crowd.
Orange Bowl president Susan Norton credited Maryland, which won the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in 16 years and sold 22,020 tickets.
"It's certainly pleased us to no end," Norton said of the achievement, which confirmed Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow's pledge that the Terps would draw a large group of followers. "Dr. Yow had said that their fans were a phenomenal contingent that would follow them anywhere to see their team in a bowl."
Of the three Bowl Championship Series games Maryland had a realistic shot at, officials preferred the Orange Bowl for its location, perceived to be closer than New Orleans' Sugar Bowl and much nearer to the Baltimore-Washington area than Tempe, Ariz., and the Fiesta Bowl.
By the weekend after the Orange Bowl announced Maryland as one of its teams, the school had sold its allotment of 15,000 tickets, which triggered an additional allotment of 7,020 tickets.
Florida, which had a 9-2 record but will finish short of its goal of a national championship, repeated in selling a significant number of tickets just as it did when 24,000 Gators fans watched their team defeat Syracuse, 42-10, in the 1998 Orange Bowl.
In addition to the Orange Bowl and the Rose Bowl (for the national championship), the other BCS bowls have done well. Buoyed by Louisiana State's involvement, the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl is approaching a sellout, and in what is considered another potential national title game, the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl between Oregon and Colorado is sold out.