2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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2000 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton Award Louis Ivory (RB, Furman)
Buchanan Award Edgerton Hartwell (LB, Western Illinois)
Playoff
DurationNovember 25–December 16
Championship date December 16, 2000
Championship site Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Champion Georgia Southern
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The 2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I-AA level, began in August 2000, and concluded with the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game 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]

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Conference changes and new programs

School1999 Conference2000 Conference
Connecticut Atlantic 10 (I-AA) I-A Independent
Georgetown MAAC I-AA Independent
St. John's (NY) MAAC Northeast

Conference standings

2000 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Delaware +^ 71    122 
No. 6 Richmond +^ 71    103 
UMass  53    74 
James Madison  44    65 
New Hampshire  44    65 
William & Mary  44    56 
Maine  35    56 
Villanova  35    56 
Rhode Island  26    38 
Northeastern  17    47 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Montana $^ 80    132 
No. 15 Portland State ^ 53    84 
No. 18 Weber State  53    74 
Sacramento State  53    74 
Eastern Washington  53    65 
Idaho State  44    65 
Cal State Northridge  26    47 
Northern Arizona  26    38 
Montana State  08    011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 12 Western Illinois $^ 51    93 
No. 11 Youngstown State ^ 42    93 
No. 24 Illinois State  42    74 
No. 19 Northern Iowa  33    74 
Southwest Missouri State  24    56 
Southern Illinois  24    38 
Indiana State  15    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Penn $ 61    73 
Cornell  52    55 
Yale  43    73 
Harvard  43    55 
Princeton  34    37 
Columbia  16    37 
Dartmouth  16    28 
Brown * 43    73 
  • $ Conference champion
  • * Ineligible for conference championship
2000 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Duquesne $ 70    101 
Fairfield  61    82 
Marist  52    64 
La Salle  43    74 
Iona  34    47 
Saint Peter's  25    47 
Siena  16    19 
Canisius  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
2000 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 14 Florida A&M $^ 71    93 
No. 20 Bethune–Cookman  62    92 
No. 21 North Carolina A&T  62    83 
Delaware State  53    74 
Hampton  53    74 
Howard  35    38 
Norfolk State  26    38 
South Carolina State  26    38 
Morgan State  08    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Northeast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Robert Morris $ 80    100 
Sacred Heart  71    101 
Wagner  62    65 
Albany  53    56 
Monmouth  44    56 
Central Connecticut  35    46 
St. John's  26    56 
Stony Brook  17    28 
Saint Francis (PA)  08    011 
  • $ Conference champion
2000 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Western Kentucky $^ 70    112 
No. 17 Eastern Illinois ^ 61    84 
No. 22 Tennessee Tech  52    83 
Murray State  43    65 
Eastern Kentucky  34    65 
Tennessee State  25    38 
Southeast Missouri State  16    38 
Tennessee–Martin  07    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Patriot League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Lehigh $^ 60    121 
Colgate  42    74 
Holy Cross  42    74 
Towson  33    74 
Bucknell  24    65 
Fordham  15    38 
Lafayette  15    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2000 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Dayton + 31    83 
Drake + 31    74 
Valparaiso + 31    74 
San Diego  13    46 
Butler  04    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
2000 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Georgia Southern $^ 71    132 
No. 4 Appalachian State ^ 62    104 
No. 10 Furman ^ 62    93 
No. 23 Wofford  53    74 
East Tennessee State  44    65 
Chattanooga  35    56 
Western Carolina  35    47 
The Citadel  17    29 
VMI  17    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
2000 Southland Football League standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 Troy State $^ 70    102 
No. 16 McNeese State ^ 52    84 
No. 25 Southwest Texas State  52    74 
Sam Houston State  43    74 
Stephen F. Austin  34    64 
Jacksonville State  25    46 
Northwestern State  16    47 
Nicholls State  16    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
2000 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
Alabama A&M x 52    75 
Alabama State x 52    65 
Jackson State  43    74 
Mississippi Valley State  16    29 
Alcorn State  07    011 
West
No. 13 Grambling State x$ 61    102 
Texas Southern  52    83 
Arkansas–Pine Bluff  43    65 
Southern  43    65 
Prairie View A&M  16    110 
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  00    100 
No. 7 Hofstra ^ 00    94 
Southern Utah  00    74 
South Florida  00    74 
Elon  00    74 
Morehead State  00    63 
Saint Mary's  00    65 
Charleston Southern  00    56 
Georgetown  00    56 
Jacksonville  00    38 
Samford  00    47 
Cal Poly  00    38 
Liberty  00    38 
Austin Peay  00    29 
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference champions

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

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

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
            
1 Montana * 45
16 Eastern Illinois 13
1Montana* 34
8 Richmond 20
8Richmond* 10
9 Youngstown State 3
1Montana* 19*
13 Appalachian State 16
5 Western Kentucky * 27
12 Florida A&M 0
5 Western Kentucky* 14
13Appalachian State17
4 Troy State* 30
13Appalachian State33
1 Montana 25
3Georgia Southern27
3 Georgia Southern * 42
14 McNeese State 17
3Georgia Southern* 48
11 Hofstra 20
6 Furman* 24
11Hofstra31
3Georgia Southern27
2 Delaware* 18
7 Western Illinois* 7
10Lehigh37
10 Lehigh 22
2Delaware* 47
2 Delaware * 49
15 Portland State 14

*By team name denotes host institution
*By score denotes overtime
Source: [2]

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