2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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2000 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 2000
Playoff
Duration November 25 – December 16, 2000
Championship site Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN
Champion Georgia Southern Eagles
Payton Award Louis IvoryRB (Furman)
Buchanan Award Edgerton HartwellLB (Western Illinois)
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 at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 2000, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship 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]

Conference standings[edit]

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
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 Conference – Delaware and Richmond
Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Illinois State
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 Conference – Troy State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Grambling State

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

  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
                             
 Montana* 45  
 Eastern Illinois 13  
   Montana* 34  
   Richmond 20  
 Richmond* 10
 Youngstown State 3  
   Montana* 19*  
   Appalachian State 16  
 Western Kentucky* 27  
 Florida A&M 0  
   Western Kentucky 14
   Appalachian State* 17  
 Troy State* 30
 Appalachian State 33  
   Montana 25
   Georgia Southern 27
 Georgia Southern* 42  
 McNeese State 17  
   Georgia Southern* 48
   Hofstra 20  
 Furman* 24
 Hofstra 31  
   Georgia Southern 27
   Delaware* 18  
 Western Illinois* 7  
 Lehigh 37*  
   Lehigh 22
   Delaware* 47  
 Delaware* 49
 Portland State 14  

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.