2000 NCAA Division II football season

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2000 NCAA Division II football season
Regular season September 2 – November 11, 2000
Playoffs November 18 – December 9, 2000[1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Delta State
Harlon Hill Trophy Dusty Bonner, Valdosta State

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.

Conferences and program changes[edit]

School 1999 Conference 2000 Conference
Gardner–Webb South Atlantic D-II Independent

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
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

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" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 11, 2014.