2000 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2000 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began on September 2, 2000, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 9, 2000 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Delta State Statesmen defeated the Bloomsburg Huskies, 63–34, to win their first Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Dusty Bonner, quarterback from Valdosta State.

Conference standings[edit]

2000 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
NW Missouri State ^   9 0         11 1  
Missouri Western State   8 1         8 4  
Pittsburg State ^   7 2         9 3  
Central Missouri State   5 4         7 4  
Emporia State   5 4         6 5  
Truman State   5 4         6 5  
Washburn   3 6         5 6  
Missouri Southern State   2 7         2 9  
Southwest Baptist   1 8         2 9  
Missouri-Rolla   0 9         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Columbia Football Association – Central Washington and Western Washington
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – American International
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Saginaw Valley State and Northwood
Gulf South Conference – Delta State , Valdosta State, and West Georgia
Lone Star Conference – Northeastern State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), Clarion, Indiana (PA), and Slippery Rock (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa
South Atlantic Conference – Catawba
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Fairmont State and West Liberty

Postseason[edit]

2000 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 16
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Delta State (1st title)
Runner-Up Bloomsburg (1st championship game)
Semifinalists North Dakota State
UC Davis

The 2000 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 27th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama for the 14th time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
                             
 North Dakota State 31  
 Northwest Missouri State 17  
   North Dakota State 43  
 
   Nebraska–Omaha 21  
 Nebraska–Omaha 14
 Pittsburg State 13  
   North Dakota State 16  
   Delta State 34  
 Catawba 28  
 West Georgia 24  
   Catawba 14
 
   Delta State 20  
 Delta State 49
 Valdosta State 12  
   Delta State 63
   Bloomsburg 34
 Northwood 28  
 Indiana (PA) 0  
   Northwood 14
 
   Bloomsburg 38  
 Bloomsburg 46
 Saginaw Valley State 32  
   Bloomsburg 58
   UC Davis 48  
 UC Davis 48  
 Chadron State 10  
   UC Davis 62
 
   Colorado Mesa 18  
 Colorado Mesa 40
 Northeastern State 21  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Carson-Newman Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2000 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 11, 2014.