Primera División de México(Mexican First Division)Verano 2001 is a Mexican football tournament - one of two short tournaments that take up the entire year to determine the champion(s) of Mexican football. It began on Saturday, January 6, 2001, and ran until April 19, when the regular season ended. In the final Santos Laguna defeated Pachuca and became champions for the 2nd time.
Because the Mexican soccer federation determined the expansion of the league from 18 to 20 teams in two seasons, Atlante, the relegated team, was offered the possibility of playing a promotion of relegation against Veracruz, best team in the Primera División 'A' season table, Atlante was required to pay a bail of 5 million dollars for the celebration of the games, however, this was never paid. Atlante won the playoff.