2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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2010 NCAA Division I FBS season
Auburn offense 2010-11-26.jpg
Number of teams120
DurationSeptember 2 – December 11
Preseason AP No. 1 Alabama
Post-season
DurationDecember 18, 2010 – January 10, 2011
Bowl games 35
Heisman Trophy Cam Newton (quarterback, Auburn)
Bowl Championship Series
2011 BCS Championship Game
Site University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona
Champion(s) Auburn
NCAA Division I FBS football seasons
  2009
2011  

The 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Contents

The regular season began on September 2, 2010 and ended on December 11, 2010. The postseason concluded on January 10, 2011 with the BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Oregon Ducks to complete an undefeated season and win their sixth national title in school history.

Rule changes

Conference realignment

Multiple conferences announced changes in membership throughout 2010, triggering a major realignment that would eventually affect all 11 FBS leagues. Due to conference notice requirements, these changes would not take effect until 2011 at the earliest.

The first change came on June 10, when the Pacific-10 Conference announced that Colorado had accepted their invitation to join from the Big 12.

The following day, June 11, saw two schools change conferences. The Mountain West Conference announced that Boise State had accepted their invitation to join from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), while Nebraska ended its longstanding affiliation with the Big Eight/Big 12 to join the Big Ten Conference. Both moves would take effect starting with the 2011-2012 academic year.

In the following days, it was widely speculated that the five public schools in the Big 12 South Division (Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State) would leave for the Pac-10 to create a 16-team "superconference." However, a last-minute deal announced on June 14 saw Texas remain in the Big 12, prompting the other four schools to follow suit. The Pac-10 then extended an invitation to Utah on June 16, who accepted the next day. With the addition of Colorado and Utah, the Pac-10 announced that the conference would change its name to the Pac-12 upon the two new members joining in July 2011.

On August 18, the Mountain West responded to rumors of the imminent departure of Brigham Young by inviting WAC members Fresno State, Nevada, and Utah State. Utah State declined the offer[ citation needed ], but Fresno State and Nevada accepted later that day. Following threats of legal action by the WAC, the two schools agreed to stay in the WAC through the 2011-12 season in exchange for a greatly reduced exit fee. BYU officially announced their departure from the Mountain West on September 1. The BYU football team would become an FBS Independent while all other sports would move West Coast Conference for the 2011-12 season. [3]

On November 11, the Western Athletic Conference announced that Texas State, then a member of the FCS Southland Conference, and UTSA, which planned to launch a football team in 2011, would upgrade their football programs to FBS level, join the WAC in 2012, and become full FBS members in 2013.

On November 29, TCU announced it would leave the Mountain West to join the Big East in 2012. The Mountain West replaced TCU by adding Hawaiʻi as a football-only member on December 10; Hawaiʻi's other sports would join the Big West Conference.

New and updated stadiums

No new stadiums opened in the 2010 season. However, expansion projects at several stadiums were completed in time for the season:

Season notes

Conference standings

2010 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Atlantic Division
No. 17 Florida State x 62    104 
No. 23 Maryland  53    94 
No. 25 NC State  53    94 
Boston College  44    76 
Clemson  44    67 
Wake Forest  17    39 
Coastal Division
No. 16 Virginia Tech x$ 80    113 
Miami  53    76 
Georgia Tech  44    67 
North Carolina  44    85 
Duke  17    39 
Virginia  17    48 
Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Northern Division
No. 20 Nebraska xy 62    104 
No. 18 Missouri x 62    103 
Kansas State  35    76 
Iowa State  35    57 
Colorado  26    57 
Kansas  17    39 
Southern Division
No. 6 Oklahoma xy$ 62    122 
No. 13 Oklahoma State x 62    112 
No. 19 Texas A&M x 62    94 
Baylor  44    76 
Texas Tech  35    85 
Texas  26    57 
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Big East Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Connecticut $+ 52    85 
West Virginia + 52    94 
Pittsburgh + 52    85 
Syracuse  43    85 
South Florida  34    85 
Louisville  34    76 
Cincinnati  25    48 
Rutgers  16    48 
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • + Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Wisconsin $+ 71    112 
No. 14 Michigan State + 71    112 
Iowa  44    85 
Illinois  44    76 
Penn State  44    76 
Michigan  35    76 
Northwestern  35    76 
Purdue  26    48 
Minnesota  26    39 
Indiana  17    57 
No. 5 Ohio State  % 0*0*    0*0* 
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • % BCS at-large representative
  • + Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Ohio State (12–1, 7–1) in the 2010 season are vacated
Rankings from AP Poll [7] [8]
2010 Conference USA football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
No. 21 UCF x$ 71    113 
East Carolina  53    67 
Southern Miss  53    85 
Marshall  44    57 
UAB  35    48 
Memphis  08    111 
West Division
SMU xy 62    77 
No. 24 Tulsa x 62    103 
Houston  44    57 
UTEP  35    67 
Rice  35    48 
Tulane  26    48 
Championship: UCF 17, SMU 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
Miami x$ 71    104 
Ohio  62    85 
Temple  53    84 
Kent State  44    57 
Bowling Green  17    210 
Buffalo  17    210 
Akron  17    111 
West Division
Northern Illinois x 80    113 
Toledo  71    85 
Western Michigan  53    66 
Ball State  35    48 
Central Michigan  26    39 
Eastern Michigan  26    210 
Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
2010 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 TCU $ 80    130 
Utah  71    103 
Air Force  53    94 
San Diego State  53    94 
BYU  53    76 
Colorado State  26    39 
UNLV  26    211 
Wyoming  17    39 
New Mexico  17    111 
  • $ Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Oregon $ 90    121 
No. 4 Stanford  % 81    121 
USC 54    85 
Washington  54    76 
Arizona  45    76 
Arizona State  45    66 
Oregon State  45    57 
California  36    57 
UCLA  27    48 
Washington State  18    210 
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • % BCS at-large representative
  • † – USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Eastern Division
No. 22 South Carolina x 53    95 
Florida  44    85 
Georgia  35    67 
Tennessee  35    67 
Kentucky  26    67 
Vanderbilt  17    210 
Western Division
No. 1 Auburn x$# 80    140 
No. 12 Arkansas  % 62    103 
No. 8 LSU  62    112 
No. 10 Alabama  53    103 
No. 15 Mississippi State  44    94 
Ole Miss* 07    08 
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
  • # BCS National Champion
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • % BCS at-large representative
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • * Ole Miss vacated all wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll
2010 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Troy + 62    85 
FIU + 62    76 
Middle Tennessee  53    67 
Louisiana–Monroe  44    57 
Arkansas State  44    48 
Florida Atlantic  35    48 
Louisiana–Lafayette  35    39 
North Texas  35    39 
WKU  26    210 
  • + Conference co-champions
2010 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 11 Nevada + 71    131 
No. 9 Boise State + 71    121 
Hawaii + 71    104 
Fresno State  53    85 
Louisiana Tech  44    57 
Idaho  35    67 
Utah State  26    48 
New Mexico State  17    210 
San Jose State  08    112 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2010 NCAA Division I FBS independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Navy        94 
Notre Dame        85 
Army        76 
Rankings from AP Poll

Conference summaries

Rankings reflect the Week 14 AP Poll before the conference championship games were played.

Conference championship games

ConferenceChampionRunner-upScoreOffensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearCoach of the Year
ACC No. 12 Virginia Tech No. 20 Florida State 44–33 Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech [9] Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson [9] Ralph Friedgen, Maryland [10]
Big 12 No. 10 Oklahoma No. 13 Nebraska 23–20 Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State [11] Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska [11] Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State [11]
C-USA UCF SMU 17–7Dwayne Harris, WR/KR, East Carolina (MVP) [12]
G.J. Kinne, QB, Tulsa [12]
Bruce Miller, DE, UCF [12] George O'Leary, UCF [13]
MAC Miami (OH) No. 24 Northern Illinois 26–21Chad Spann, RB, Northern Illinois [14] Roosevelt Nix, DT, Kent State [14] Mike Haywood, Miami [14]
SEC No. 2 Auburn No. 18 South Carolina 56–17 Cam Newton, QB, Auburn [15] Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU [15] Steve Spurrier, South Carolina [15]

Other conference champions

ConferenceChampionRecordOffensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearCoach of the Year
Big East Connecticut*
Pittsburgh

#23 West Virginia

8–4

7–5 9–3

Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut [16] Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh [16] Randy Edsall, Connecticut and Charlie Strong, Louisville [16]
Big TenNo. 7 Michigan State
No. 6 Ohio State (vacated)
No. 4 Wisconsin*
11–1

11–1 11–1

Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan [17] Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue [17] Mark Dantonio, Michigan State [17]
MWCNo. 3 TCU 12–0 Andy Dalton, QB, TCU [18] Tank Carder, LB, TCU [18] Brady Hoke, San Diego State [18]
Pac-10No. 1 Oregon 12–0 Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford [19] Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State [19] Chip Kelly, Oregon [19]
Sun Belt FIU
Troy
6–6

7–5

T. Y. Hilton, WR/KR, FIU (Player of the Year) [20]
Bobby Rainey, RB, Western Kentucky (Offensive POY) [20]
Jamari Lattimore, DE, Middle Tennessee [20] Mario Cristobal, FIU [20]
WACNo. 9 Boise State

#25 Hawaiʻi

#14 Nevada

11–1

10–3

12–1

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State and Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada [21] Chris Carter, DE, Fresno State [21] Chris Ault, Nevada [21]

* Received conference's automatic BCS bowl bid.

In 2011, Ohio State vacated all twelve wins and their share of the Big Ten title from the 2010 season after it was revealed that several players had committed NCAA violations by receiving improper benefits from a local business owner. [22]

    Final BCS rankings

    BCSSchoolRecordBCS Bowl Game
    1 Auburn 13–0 BCS National Championship
    2 Oregon 12–0BCS National Championship
    3 TCU 12–0 Rose
    4 Stanford 11–1 Orange
    5 Wisconsin 11–1Rose
    6 Ohio State 11–1 Sugar
    7 Oklahoma 11–2 Fiesta
    8 Arkansas 10–2Sugar
    9 Michigan State 11–1
    10 Boise State 11–1
    11 LSU 10–2
    12 Missouri 10–2
    13 Virginia Tech 11–2Orange
    14 Oklahoma State 10–2
    15 Nevada 12–1
    16 Alabama 9–3
    17 Texas A&M 9–3
    18 Nebraska 10–3
    19 Utah 10–2
    20 South Carolina 9–4
    21 Mississippi State 8–4
    22 West Virginia 9–3
    23 Florida State 9–4
    24 Hawaiʻi 10–3
    25 UCF 10–3

    Bowl games

    Non-BCS Bowls
    DateGameSiteTelevisionParticipants and Results
    Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl University Stadium
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM
    2:00 pm
    ESPN Brigham Young (6–6) 52
    UTEP (6–6) 24
    uDrove Humanitarian Bowl Bronco Stadium
    Boise State University
    Boise, ID
    5:30 pm
    Northern Illinois (10–3) 40
    Fresno State (8–4) 17
    R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Louisiana Superdome
    New Orleans, LA
    9:00 pm
    Troy (7–5) 48
    Ohio (8–4) 21
    Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl Tropicana Field
    St. Petersburg, FL
    8:00 pm
    Southern Mississippi (8–4) 28
    Louisville (6–6) 31
    Dec. 22 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Whitney, NV
    8:00 pm
    No. 19 Utah (10–2) 3
    No. 10 Boise State (11–1) 26
    Dec. 23 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
    San Diego, CA
    8:00 pm
    Navy (9–3) 14
    San Diego State (8–4) 35
    Dec. 24 Sheraton Hawaiʻi Bowl Aloha Stadium
    Honolulu, HI
    8:00 pm
    No. 24 Hawaiʻi (10–3) 35
    Tulsa (9–3) 62
    Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Ford Field
    Detroit, MI
    8:30 pm
    Florida International (6–6) 34
    Toledo (8–4) 32
    Dec. 27 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Independence Stadium
    Shreveport, LA
    5:00 pm
    ESPN2 Air Force (8–4) 14
    Georgia Tech (6–6) 7
    Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl Citrus Bowl
    Orlando, FL
    6:30 pm
    ESPNNo. 22 West Virginia (9–3) 7
    North Carolina State (9–3) 23
    Insight Bowl Sun Devil Stadium
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    10:00 pm
    No. 12 Missouri (10–2) 24
    Iowa (7–5) 27
    Dec. 29 Military Bowl Pres. By Northrop Grumman RFK Stadium
    Washington D.C.
    2:30 pm
    East Carolina (6–6) 20
    Maryland (8–4) 51
    Texas Bowl Reliant Stadium
    Houston, TX
    6:00 pm
    Illinois (6–6) 38
    Baylor (7–5) 14
    Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome
    San Antonio, TX
    9:15 pm
    No. 14 Oklahoma State (10–2) 36
    Arizona (7–5) 10
    Dec. 30 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Gerald J. Ford Stadium
    Southern Methodist University
    University Park, TX
    12:00 pm
    Army (6–6) 16
    Southern Methodist (7–6) 14
    New Era Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium
    The Bronx, New York, NY
    3:20 pm
    Kansas State (7–5) 34
    Syracuse (7–5) 36
    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl LP Field
    Nashville, TN
    6:40 pm
    North Carolina (7–5) 30
    Tennessee (6–6) 27 (2OT)
    Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
    San Diego, CA
    10:00 pm
    No. 18 Nebraska (10–3) 7
    Washington (6–6) 19
    Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl Bank of America Stadium
    Charlotte, NC
    12:00 pm
    South Florida (7–5) 31
    Clemson (6–6) 26
    Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium
    University of Texas El Paso
    El Paso, TX
    2:00 pm
    CBS Notre Dame (7–5) 33
    Miami (FL) (7–5) 17
    AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl
    Memphis, TN
    3:30 pm
    ESPN Georgia (6–6) 6
    No. 25 Central Florida (10–3) 10
    Chick-fil-A Bowl Georgia Dome
    Atlanta, GA
    7:30 pm
    No. 20 South Carolina (9–4) 17
    No. 23 Florida State (9–4) 26
    Jan. 1 TicketCity Bowl Cotton Bowl
    Fair Park, Dallas, TX
    12:00 pm
    ESPNU Northwestern (7–5) 38
    Texas Tech (7–5) 45
    Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium
    Tampa, FL
    1:00 pm
    ABC Florida (8–4) 37
    Penn State (7–5) 24
    Capital One Bowl Citrus Bowl
    Orlando, FL
    1:00 pm
    ESPNNo. 16 Alabama (9–3) 49
    No. 9 Michigan State (11–1) 7
    Progressive Gator Bowl EverBank Field
    Jacksonville, FL
    1:30 pm
    ESPN2No. 21 Mississippi State (8–4) 52
    Michigan (7–5) 14
    Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl Ladd–Peebles Stadium
    Mobile, AL
    8:00 pm
    ESPN Middle Tennessee (6–6) 21
    Miami (OH) (9–4) 35
    Jan. 7 AT&T Cotton Bowl Cowboys Stadium
    Arlington, TX
    8:00 pm
    Fox No. 11 LSU (10–2) 41
    No. 17 Texas A&M (9–3) 24
    Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl Legion Field
    Birmingham, AL
    12:00 pm
    ESPN Pittsburgh (7–5) 27
    Kentucky (6–6) 10
    Jan. 9 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl AT&T Park
    San Francisco, CA
    9:00 pm
    No. 15 Nevada (12–1) 20
    Boston College (7–5) 13
    Bowl Championship Series
    DateGameSiteTelevisionParticipants and Results
    Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio Rose Bowl
    Pasadena, CA
    4:30 pm
    ESPNNo. 5 Wisconsin (11–1) 19
    No. 3 TCU (12–0) 21
    Tostitos Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium
    Glendale, AZ
    8:30 pm
    Connecticut (8–4) 20
    No. 7 Oklahoma (11–2) 48
    Jan. 3 Discover Orange Bowl Sun Life Stadium
    Miami Gardens, FL
    8:30 pm
    No. 4 Stanford (11–1) 40
    No. 13 Virginia Tech (11–2) 12
    Jan. 4 Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisiana Superdome
    New Orleans, LA
    8:30 pm
    No. 6 Ohio State (11–1) 31
    No. 8 Arkansas (10–2) 26
    Jan. 10 Tostitos BCS National Championship Game University of Phoenix Stadium
    Glendale, AZ
    8:30 pm
    No. 2 Oregon (12–0) 19
    No. 1 Auburn (13–0) 22

    Awards and honors

    Heisman Trophy voting

    The Heisman Trophy is given to the year's most outstanding player.

    PlayerSchoolPosition1st2nd3rdTotal
    Cam Newton Auburn QB72924282263
    Andrew Luck Stanford QB783092271079
    LaMichael James Oregon RB22313224916
    Kellen Moore Boise State QB40165122635 [23]

    Other award winners

    Overall

    Niche

    Offense

    Quarterback

    Running Back

    Wide Receiver

    Tight End

    Lineman

    Gabe Carimi Gabe Carimi ASU.jpg
    Gabe Carimi

    Defense

    Defensive Line

    Linebacker

    Defensive Back

    Special teams

    Coaches

    Assistant

    All-Americans

    Records

    Coaching changes

    Preseason and in-season

    This is restricted to coaching changes that took place on or after May 1, 2010. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2010, see 2009 NCAA Division I FBS end-of-season coaching changes.

    SchoolOutgoing coachDateReasonReplacement
    Vanderbilt Bobby Johnson July 14Retired Robbie Caldwell [24]
    Minnesota Tim Brewster October 17Fired after 1–6 start Jeff Horton (interim) [25]
    North Texas Todd Dodge October 20Fired after 1–6 start Mike Canales (interim) [26]
    Colorado Dan Hawkins November 9Fired after 3–6 start Brian Cabral (interim) [27]

    End of season

    Note:

    SchoolOutgoing coachDate of departureReasonReplacementDate of replacement
    Kent State Doug Martin November 21 (effective November 27) [28] Resigned Darrell Hazell December 20
    Ball State Stan Parrish November 22 [29] Fired Pete Lembo [30] December 20
    Vanderbilt Robbie Caldwell November 27 [31] Resigned James Franklin [32] December 17
    Miami (FL) Randy Shannon November 27 [33] Fired Al Golden [34] December 12
    Indiana Bill Lynch November 28 [35] Fired Kevin Wilson [36] December 7
    Arkansas State Steve Roberts November 29 [37] Resigned/fired [38] Hugh Freeze [38] December 2
    Louisiana-Lafayette Rickey Bustle November 29 [39] Fired Mark Hudspeth [40] December 13
    North Texas Mike Canales (interim)November 30 [41] Permanent replacement Dan McCarney [41] November 30
    Minnesota Jeff Horton (interim)December 5 [42] Permanent replacement Jerry Kill [42] December 5
    Northern Illinois Jerry Kill December 5 [42] Hired by Minnesota [42] Tom Matukewicz (interim) [43] December 9
    Dave Doeren (permanent) [44] December 13 (effective January 2)
    Colorado Brian Cabral (interim)December 6 [45] Permanent replacement Jon Embree December 6
    Florida Urban Meyer December 8 (effective January 2) [46] Resigned Will Muschamp [47] December 11 (effective January 2)
    Pittsburgh Dave Wannstedt December 7 [48] Resigned/fired Mike Haywood [49] December 16 (fired on Jan. 1)
    Temple Al Golden December 12Hired by Miami (FL) [34] Steve Addazio [50] December 22 (effective date TBA)
    Miami (OH) Mike Haywood December 16Hired by Pittsburgh [49] Lance Guidry (interim) [51] December 16
    Don Treadwell (permanent) [52] December 31 (effective January 10)
    Maryland Ralph Friedgen December 20Fired Randy Edsall [53] January 2
    Pittsburgh Mike Haywood January 1Fired [54] Phil Bennett (interim)January 3
    Todd Graham (permanent) [55] January 10
    Connecticut Randy Edsall January 2Hired by Maryland [53] Paul Pasqualoni [56] January 13
    Michigan Rich Rodriguez January 5Fired [57] Brady Hoke [58] January 11
    Stanford Jim Harbaugh January 7Hired by San Francisco 49ers [59] David Shaw [60] January 13
    Tulsa Todd Graham January 10Hired by Pittsburgh [55] Bill Blankenship [61] January 14
    San Diego State Brady Hoke January 11Hired by Michigan [58] Rocky Long [62] January 12

    TV ratings

    Ten most watched regular season games in 2010

    7 of 10 games involved with SEC teams - All seven involved a team from the State of Alabama

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