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2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season

The 2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I-AA level, began in August 2000, and concluded with the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 16, 2000, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their sixth I-AA championship, defeating the Montana Grizzlies by a final score of 27–25.[1]

2000 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton AwardLouis Ivory (RB, Furman)
Buchanan AwardEdgerton Hartwell (LB, Western Illinois)
Playoff
DurationNovember 25–December 16
Championship dateDecember 16, 2000
Championship siteFinley Stadium
Chattanooga, Tennessee
ChampionGeorgia Southern Eagles
Division I-AA football season

Contents

Conference changes and new programsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

2000 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Delaware +^   7 1         12 2  
#6 Richmond +^   7 1         10 3  
UMass   5 3         7 4  
James Madison   4 4         6 5  
New Hampshire   4 4         6 5  
William & Mary   4 4         5 6  
Maine   3 5         5 6  
Villanova   3 5         5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 8  
Northeastern   1 7         4 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
2000 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Montana $^ 8 0 0     13 2 0
#15 Portland State ^ 5 3 0     8 4 0
#18 Weber State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Sacramento State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Eastern Washington 5 3 0     6 5 0
Idaho State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Cal State Northridge 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northern Arizona 2 6 0     3 8 0
Montana State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
2000 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 Western Illinois $^   5 1         9 3  
#11 Youngstown State ^   4 2         9 3  
#24 Illinois State   4 2         7 4  
#19 Northern Iowa   3 3         7 4  
Southwest Missouri State   2 4         5 6  
Southern Illinois   2 4         3 8  
Indiana State   1 5         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Penn $   6 1         7 3  
Cornell   5 2         5 5  
Yale   4 3         7 3  
Harvard   4 3         5 5  
Princeton   3 4         3 7  
Columbia   1 6         3 7  
Dartmouth   1 6         2 8  
Brown*   4 3         7 3  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • *Brown ineligible for conference championship
2000 MAAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Duquesne $   7 0         10 1  
Fairfield   6 1         8 2  
Marist   5 2         6 4  
La Salle   4 3         7 4  
Iona   3 4         4 7  
Saint Peter's   2 5         4 7  
Siena   1 6         1 9  
Canisius   0 7         0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 MEAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14 Florida A&M $^   7 1         9 3  
#20 Bethune–Cookman   6 2         9 2  
#21 North Carolina A&T   6 2         8 3  
Delaware State   5 3         7 4  
Hampton   5 3         7 4  
Howard   3 5         3 8  
Norfolk State   2 6         3 8  
South Carolina State   2 6         3 8  
Morgan State   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 NEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Robert Morris $   8 0         10 0  
Sacred Heart   7 1         10 1  
Wagner   6 2         6 5  
Albany   5 3         5 6  
Monmouth   4 4         5 6  
Central Connecticut   3 5         4 6  
St. John's (NY)   2 6         5 6  
Stony Brook   1 7         2 8  
Saint Francis (PA)   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Ohio Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Western Kentucky $^   7 0         11 2  
No. 17 Eastern Illinois ^   6 1         8 4  
No. 22 Tennessee Tech   5 2         8 3  
Murray State   4 3         6 5  
Eastern Kentucky   3 4         6 5  
Tennessee State   2 5         3 8  
Southeast Missouri State   1 6         3 8  
UT Martin   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Patriot League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 Lehigh $^   6 0         12 1  
Colgate   4 2         7 4  
Holy Cross   4 2         7 4  
Towson   3 3         7 4  
Bucknell   2 4         6 5  
Fordham   1 5         3 8  
Lafayette   1 5         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from poll=The Sports Network poll
2000 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Dayton +   3 1         8 3  
Drake +   3 1         7 4  
Valparaiso +   3 1         7 4  
San Diego   1 3         4 6  
Butler   0 4         2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Georgia Southern $^   7 1         13 2  
#4 Appalachian State ^   6 2         10 4  
#10 Furman ^   6 2         9 3  
#23 Wofford   5 3         7 4  
East Tennessee State   4 4         6 5  
Chattanooga   3 5         5 6  
Western Carolina   3 5         4 7  
The Citadel   1 7         2 9  
VMI   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
2000 Southland Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Troy State $^ 7 0 0     10 2 0
#16 McNeese State ^ 5 2 0     8 4 0
#25 Southwest Texas State 5 2 0     7 4 0
Sam Houston State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Stephen F. Austin 3 4 0     6 4 0
Jacksonville State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Northwestern State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Nicholls State 1 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
2000 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Alabama A&M x   5 2         7 5  
Alabama State x   5 2         6 5  
Jackson State   4 3         7 4  
Mississippi Valley State   1 6         2 9  
Alcorn State   0 7         0 11  
West
#13 Grambling State x$   6 1         10 2  
Texas Southern   5 2         8 3  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   4 3         6 5  
Southern   4 3         6 5  
Prairie View A&M   1 6         1 10  
Championship: Grambling State 14, Alabama A&M 6
December 2, 2000
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
2000 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Davidson   0 0         10 0  
#7 Hofstra ^   0 0         8 3  
Southern Utah   0 0         7 4  
South Florida   0 0         7 4  
Elon   0 0         7 4  
Morehead State   0 0         6 3  
Saint Mary's   0 0         6 5  
Charleston Southern   0 0         5 6  
Georgetown   0 0         5 6  
Jacksonville   0 0         3 8  
Samford   0 0         4 7  
Cal Poly   0 0         3 8  
Liberty   0 0         3 8  
Austin Peay   0 0         2 9  
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference championsEdit

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 Conference – Delaware and Richmond
Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Western Illinois
Ivy League – Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Northeast Conference – Robert Morris
Ohio Valley Conference – Western Kentucky
Patriot League – Lehigh
Pioneer Football League – Dayton and Valparaiso
Southern Conference – Georgia Southern
Southland Football League – Troy State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Grambling State

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracketEdit

First Round
November 25
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 2
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 9
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 16
Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, TN
            
1 Montana* 45
16 Eastern Illinois 13
1 Montana* 34
8 Richmond 20
8 Richmond* 10
9 Youngstown State 3
1 Montana* 19*
13 Appalachian State 16
5 Western Kentucky* 27
12 Florida A&M 0
5 Western Kentucky* 14
13 Appalachian State 17
4 Troy State* 30
13 Appalachian State 33
1 Montana 25
3 Georgia Southern 27
3 Georgia Southern* 42
14 McNeese State 17
3 Georgia Southern* 48
11 Hofstra 20
6 Furman* 24
11 Hofstra 31
3 Georgia Southern 27
2 Delaware* 18
7 Western Illinois* 7
10 Lehigh 37
10 Lehigh 22
2 Delaware* 47
2 Delaware* 49
15 Portland State 14

* By team name denotes host institution
* By score denotes overtime
Source: [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Division I-AA Football Playoff Bracket". The Montana Standard. Butte, Montana. November 20, 2000. p. B4. Retrieved February 6, 2019 – via newspapers.com.