2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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2000 NCAA Division I-AA season
Regular season
Duration August – November 2000
Playoff
Duration November 25 – December 16, 2000
Championship date 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 changes and new programs[edit]

School 1999 Conference 2000 Conference
Connecticut Atlantic 10 (I-AA) I-A Independent
Georgetown MAAC I-AA Independent
St. John's (NY) MAAC Northeast

Conference standings[edit]

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
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
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
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Ohio Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Western Kentucky $^   7 0         11 2  
#17 Eastern Illinois ^   6 1         8 4  
#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
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
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  
St. 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 champions[edit]

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

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" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.