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The 2000 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. They finished the season with a 9–4 record and won the Southeastern Conference West Division championship.[1] Second-year head coach Tommy Tuberville led the Tigers to their first winning season since 1997, their second SEC Championship Game appearance, and a New Year's Day appearance in the Florida Citrus Bowl against Michigan, which marked the Tigers return to post-season play for the first time in three years. The Tigers shut out arch rival Alabama, 9–0, on November 18 in the first Iron Bowl game played in Tuscaloosa since 1901. The Tigers finished the season ranked #18 in the AP Poll and #20 in the Coaches Poll.

2000 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC Western Division champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 15
2000 record9–4 (6–2 SEC)
Head coachTommy Tuberville (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorNoel Mazzone (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Lovett (2nd season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 85,612)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 10 Florida x$   7 1         10 3  
No. 19 South Carolina   5 3         8 4  
No. 20 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Tennessee   5 3         8 4  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 8  
Kentucky   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 18 Auburn x   6 2         9 4  
No. 22 LSU   5 3         8 4  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 5  
No. 24 Mississippi State   4 4         8 4  
Arkansas   3 5         6 6  
Alabama   3 5         3 8  
Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 PMWyoming*ESPNW 35–2176,128
September 96:00 PMat No. 19 Ole MissESPN2W 35–2752,368
September 166:30 PMLSUNo. 24
ESPNW 34–1785,612
September 234:00 PMNorthern Illinois*No. 20
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
PPVW 31-1479,635
September 301:00 PMVanderbiltNo. 19
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
PPVW 33–084,276
October 72:30 PMat No. 20 Mississippi StateNo. 15CBSL 10–1743,917
October 142:30 PMat No. 10 FloridaNo. 19CBSL 7–3885,710
October 211:00 PMLouisiana Tech* 
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
PPVW 38–2882,140
October 281:00 PMArkansasNo. 25
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
PPVW 21–1983,642
November 116:30 PMNo. 14 GeorgiaNo. 22
ESPNW 29–26 OT85,612
November 182:30 PMat AlabamaNo. 17CBSW 9–085,986
December 23:30 PMvs. No. 7 FloridaNo. 18ABCL 6–2873,427
January 112:00 PMvs. No. 17 Michigan*No. 20ABCL 28-3166,928
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summariesEdit

AlabamaEdit

1 234Total
Auburn 3 303 9
Alabama 0 000 0

[2]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR 24 20 19 15 19 NR 25 23 22 18 17 18 20 18 
Coaches Poll NR NR NR 24 22 20 13 19 NR 25 22 23 19 17 17 20 20 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/auburn/2000.html
  2. ^ "Auburn vs. Alabama". USA Today. November 18, 2000. Retrieved November 30, 2013.