2000 NCAA Division II football season

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2000 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 2 – November 11, 2000
PlayoffsNovember 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]

Contents

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

Conferences and program changes

School1999 Conference2000 Conference
Gardner–Webb South Atlantic D-II Independent
Harding Lone Star Gulf South
Ouachita Baptist Lone Star Gulf South

Conference standings

2000 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Northwood +^ 91    102 
Saginaw Valley State +^ 91    93 
Grand Valley State  73    74 
Northern Michigan  64    65 
Ashland  55    65 
Michigan Tech  55    55 
Ferris State  55    56 
Wayne State (MI)  46    46 
Mercyhurst  46    47 
Hillsdale  28    38 
Indianapolis  28    38 
Findlay  28    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
2000 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
NW Missouri State $^ 90    111 
Missouri Western State  81    84 
Pittsburg State ^ 72    93 
Central Missouri State  54    74 
Emporia State  54    65 
Truman State  54    65 
Washburn  36    56 
Missouri Southern State  27    29 
Southwest Baptist  18    29 
Missouri-Rolla  09    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2000 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Nebraska–Omaha $^ 90    112 
No. 3 North Dakota State ^ 81    122 
No. 5 North Dakota  63    83 
No. 6 South Dakota  63    83 
Augustana (SD)  54    74 
South Dakota State  45    65 
Northern Colorado  36    47 
Minnesota State  36    38 
St. Cloud State  18    19 
Morningside  09    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Midwest Region poll
2000 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mesa State $^ 80    103 
Chadron State ^ 71    83 
Nebraska–Kearney  62    73 
Western State  53    65 
Fort Hays State  35    55 
Adams State  35    37 
Fort Lewis  26    38 
New Mexico Highlands  17    38 
Colorado Mines  17    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
2000 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Catawba $^ 70    111 
No. 6 Presbyterian  61    82 
No. 7 Carson–Newman  52    82 
Tusculum  43    74 
Mars Hill  34    55 
Lenoir–Rhyne  25    47 
Newberry  16    47 
Wingate  07    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA South Region poll
2000 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Tuskegee $ 70    120 
Morehouse  52    83 
Fort Valley State  52    74 
Albany State  34    46 
Clark Atlanta  34    46 
Miles  25    46 
Lane  25    38 
Kentucky State  16    47 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AFCA South Region poll
2000 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 (West) UC Davis ^     121 
New Haven      55 
Saint Joseph's (IN)      28 
Quincy      19 
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll

Conference summaries

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

2000 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
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

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 State43
Nebraska–Omaha 21
Nebraska–Omaha 14
Pittsburg State 13
North Dakota State 16
Delta State34
Catawba 28
West Georgia 24
Catawba 14
Delta State20
Delta State 49
Valdosta State 12
Delta State63
Bloomsburg 34
Northwood 28
Indiana (PA) 0
Northwood 14
Bloomsburg38
Bloomsburg 46
Saginaw Valley State 32
Bloomsburg58
UC Davis 48
UC Davis 48
Chadron State 10
UC Davis62
Colorado Mesa 18
Mesa State 40
Northeastern State 21

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