2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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The 2001 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 2001, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 21, 2001, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Montana Grizzlies won their second I-AA championship, defeating the Furman Paladins by a final score of 13−6[1]

Conference standings[edit]

2001 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Furman ^   7 1         12 3  
#3 Georgia Southern ^   7 1         12 2  
#6 Appalachian State ^   6 2         9 4  
Western Carolina   5 3         7 4  
East Tennessee State   4 4         6 5  
Wofford   3 5         4 7  
The Citadel   2 6         3 7  
Chattanooga   1 7         3 8  
VMI   1 7         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 Conference – Hofstra, Maine, Villanova, and William & Mary
Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Harvard
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Northeast Conference – Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Illinois
Patriot League – Lehigh
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Furman and Georgia Southern
Southland Conference – McNeese State and Sam Houston State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Grambling State

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
December 1
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 8
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 15
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 21
Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, TN
                             
 Montana* 28  
 Northwestern State 19  
   Montana* 49  
   Sam Houston State 24  
 Sam Houston State* 34
 Northern Arizona 31  
   Montana* 38  
   Northern Iowa 10  
 McNeese State* 10  
 Maine 14  
   Maine 28
   Northern Iowa* 56  
 Eastern Illinois* 43
 Northern Iowa 49  
   Montana 13
   Furman 6
 Georgia Southern* 60  
 Florida A&M 35  
   Georgia Southern* 38
   Appalachian State 24  
 Appalachian State* 40
 William & Mary 27  
   Georgia Southern* 17
   Furman 34  
 Lehigh* 27*  
 Hofstra 24  
   Lehigh 17
   Furman* 34  
 Furman* 24
 Western Kentucky 20  

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.