The 2000 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 2000, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2000 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their fifth Division III championship by defeating the Saint John's (MN) Johnnies, 10−7.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chad Johnson, quarterback from Pacific Lutheran.[1]

Conference standings

2000 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Hardin–Simmons $^   9 0     12 1  
Mary Hardin–Baylor   8 1     9 1  
Austin   6 3     7 3  
Howard Payne   6 3     6 4  
McMurry   5 4     6 4  
Texas Lutheran   4 5     4 6  
Mississippi College   3 6     3 7  
Sul Ross   2 7     2 7  
Louisiana College   1 8     2 8  
East Texas Baptist   1 8     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Wesley $^   6 0     9 2  
Ferrum   4 2     6 4  
Methodist   4 2     6 4  
Frostburg State   3 3     4 6  
Salisbury State   3 3     5 5  
Greensboro   1 5     5 5  
Chowan   0 6     2 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Western Maryland $^   7 0     10 2  
Muhlenberg   5 2     9 2  
Ursinus   5 2     8 3  
Johns Hopkins   4 3     5 5  
Dickinson   4 3     5 5  
Swarthmore   2 5     4 5  
Gettysburg   1 6     1 9  
Franklin & Marshall   0 7     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Illinois Wesleyan +   6 1     9 1  
Millikin +^   6 1     9 2  
Wheaton (IL) +   6 1     8 2  
Augustana (IL)   4 3     7 3  
North Central (IL)   3 4     5 5  
Carthage   1 6     4 6  
North Park   1 6     3 7  
Elmhurst   1 6     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Springfield (MA) $^   6 0     11 2  
Western Connecticut   5 1     10 1  
Norwich   3 3     7 3  
Plymouth State   3 3     5 5  
Merchant Marine   3 3     3 6  
WPI   1 5     2 8  
Coast Guard   0 6     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Bluffton +   5 1     7 3  
Hanover +^   5 1     8 4  
Defiance   4 2     7 3  
Anderson (IN)   3 3     4 6  
Franklin (IN)   3 3     4 6  
Manchester   1 5     2 8  
Mount St. Joseph   0 6     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Aurora $^   7 0     7 4  
Benedictine (IL)   6 1     7 3  
Concordia (WI)   5 2     7 3  
Greenville   3 4     6 5  
MacMurray   3 4     5 5  
Lakeland   3 4     4 6  
Eureka   1 6     2 8  
Concordia (IL)   0 7     0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Central (IA) $^   10 0     12 1  
Wartburg   9 1     9 1  
Buena Vista   7 3     7 3  
Coe   6 4     6 4  
Simpson   6 4     6 4  
Luther   5 5     5 5  
Loras   4 6     4 6  
Cornell (IA)   3 7     3 7  
Upper Iowa   3 7     3 7  
William Penn   2 8     2 8  
Dubuque   0 10     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Hope $^   5 0     8 2  
Albion   3 2     7 3  
Alma   3 2     6 4  
Kalamazoo   3 2     5 4  
Adrian   1 4     2 8  
Olivet   0 5     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Commonwealth
Widener x^   5 0     12 2  
Moravian   3 2     6 4  
Susquehanna   2 3     7 3  
Lebanon Valley   2 3     4 6  
Albright   2 3     3 7  
Juniata   1 4     1 9  
Freedom
Lycoming x   4 0     7 2  
King's (PA)   3 1     7 4  
Wilkes   2 2     5 6  
Delaware Valley   1 3     3 7  
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham   0 4     1 9  
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
St. Norbert $^   9 0     10 1  
Ripon   8 1     9 1  
Illinois College   5 4     6 4  
Carroll (WI)   5 4     5 5  
Grinnell   5 4     5 5  
Beloit   3 6     3 7  
Lake Forest   3 6     3 7  
Monmouth (IL)   3 6     3 7  
Knox   2 7     2 8  
Lawrence   2 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bethel (MN) $^ 9 0 0 10 1 0
Saint John's (MN) ^ 8 1 0 13 2 0
St. Olaf 6 3 0 7 3 0
St. Thomas (MN) 6 3 0 6 4 0
Gustavus Adolphus 6 3 0 6 4 0
Concordia–Moorhead 4 5 0 4 6 0
Augsburg 3 6 0 3 7 0
Hamline 2 7 0 2 8 0
Carleton 1 8 0 1 9 0
Macalester 0 9 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Bogan Division
Worcester State x   5 1     7 2  
Bridgewater State xy$^   5 1     8 3  
Fitchburg State   4 2     5 4  
Massachusetts Maritime   3 3     5 4  
Westfield State   2 4     3 6  
Framingham State   2 4     3 7  
Maine Maritime   0 6     0 9  
Boyd Division
Salve Regina xy   4 1     7 3  
Nichols   4 2     7 3  
UMass Dartmouth   4 2     5 4  
Curry   3 3     6 4  
MIT   3 3     4 5  
Western New England   2 4     4 5  
UMass–Boston   0 5     1 9  
Championship: Bridgewater State 27, Salve Regina 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Amherst +   7 1     7 1  
Colby +   7 1     7 1  
Middlebury +   7 1     7 1  
Trinity (CT)   5 3     5 3  
Williams   5 3     5 3  
Wesleyan   4 4     4 4  
Bates   2 6     2 6  
Tufts   2 6     2 6  
Hamilton   1 7     1 7  
Bowdoin   0 8     0 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
2000 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Montclair State $^   6 0     7 3  
Rowan   5 1     7 2  
Cortland   4 2     4 6  
TCNJ   3 3     4 5  
New Jersey City   2 4     3 7  
William Paterson   1 5     2 8  
Kean   0 6     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Linfield $^   5 0     9 1  
Pacific Lutheran ^   4 1     9 2  
Whitworth   3 2     6 3  
Puget Sound   2 3     5 4  
Lewis & Clark   1 4     3 6  
Willamette   0 5     3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Wittenberg $^   7 0     12 1  
Allegheny   6 1     7 3  
Ohio Wesleyan   4 3     6 4  
Earlham   4 3     6 4  
Wooster   4 3     6 4  
Hiram   2 5     3 7  
Wabash   5 2     6 4  
Denison   2 5     2 8  
Kenyon   1 6     3 7  
Oberlin   0 7     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Mount Union $^   9 0     14 0  
Ohio Northern ^   8 1     9 3  
Wilmington (OH)   7 2     7 3  
John Carroll   6 3     7 3  
Baldwin–Wallace   5 4     5 5  
Muskingum   3 6     4 6  
Otterbein   3 6     4 6  
Capital   2 7     3 7  
Marietta   2 7     3 7  
Heidelberg   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Emory & Henry $^   5 1     8 3  
Bridgewater ^   5 1     10 2  
Catholic University   4 2     6 4  
Washington and Lee   2 4     5 5  
Hampden–Sydney   2 4     4 6  
Randolph–Macon   2 4     3 7  
Guilford   1 5     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Washington & Jefferson $^   4 0     9 2  
Grove City   3 1     6 4  
Waynesburg   2 2     6 4  
Bethany (WV)   1 3     5 5  
Thiel   0 4     2 8  
Westminster (PA) *   0 0     8 2  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * Completing reclassification from NCAA Division II—games did not count in conference standings.
2000 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Redlands $   5 0     7 2  
Whittier   4 1     4 5  
Occidental   2 3     5 4  
La Verne   2 3     2 7  
Claremont-Mudd   1 4     4 5  
Cal Lutheran   1 4     3 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
2000 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Trinity (TX) +^   4 2     10 3  
DePauw +   4 2     6 4  
Sewanee +   4 2     6 4  
Rhodes   3 3     5 4  
Centre   3 3     5 5  
Millsaps   2 4     5 5  
Rose–Hulman   1 5     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Hobart +^   3 1     9 2  
Union (NY) +^   3 1     9 2  
Rochester (NY) +   3 1     6 3  
RPI   1 3     3 6  
St. Lawrence   0 4     1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Wisconsin–Stout $^   7 0     10 1  
Wisconsin–La Crosse   6 1     7 3  
Wisconsin–River Falls   5 2     6 4  
Wisconsin–Eau Claire   4 3     6 4  
Wisconsin–Whitewater   3 4     5 5  
Wisconsin–Oshkosh   1 6     3 7  
Wisconsin–Platteville   1 6     2 8  
Wisconsin–Stevens Point   1 6     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2000 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Thomas More       9 1  
Brockport       8 1  
Ithaca       7 3  
Buffalo State       7 4  
Hartwick       7 4  
Menlo       6 4  
Principia       5 4  
Pomona-Pitzer       4 4  
Alfred       4 6  
Colorado College       3 6  
Maryville (TN)       3 7  
Wisconsin Lutheran       3 7  
Chapman       2 7  
Westminster (MO)       2 8  
Maranatha Baptist       1 8  
Blackburn       1 9  
Rockford       1 9  
St. John Fisher       1 9  
Mount Ida       0 8  

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2000 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 28th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the eighth time. This was the second bracket to feature 28 teams since last expanding in 1999.[2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Mount Union 32
Ohio Northern 47 Ohio Northern 15
Millikin 21 Mount Union 32
Hanover 20 Wittenberg 21
Hope 3 Hanover 21
Wittenberg 31 Wittenberg 32
Aurora 20 Mount Union 70
Widener 30
Brockport 6
Springfield 31 Springfield 13
Montclair State 29 Springfield 27
Widener 33 Widener 61
Union (NY) 26 Widener 40
Hobart 25 Hobart 14
Bridgewater State 0 Mount Union 10
Saint John's (MN) 7
Linfield 17
Central (IA) 28 Central (IA) 20*
St. Norbert 14 Central (IA) 18
Pacific Lutheran 41 Saint John's (MN) 21
Bethel (MN) 13 Pacific Lutheran 21
Saint John's (MN) 20 Saint John's (MN) 28*
UW–Stout 19 Saint John's (MN) 38
Hardin–Simmons 14
Hardin–Simmons 32
Western Maryland 38 Western Maryland 10
Emory & Henry 14 Hardin–Simmons 33
Trinity (TX) 21 Trinity (TX) 30
Wesley 3 Trinity (TX) 47*
Bridgewater (VA) 59 Bridgewater (VA) 41
Wash. & Jefferson 42

Overtime

Final AFCA Top 25 Poll

Team Final Record Points
1. Mount Union 14-0 1,150
2. St. John's 13–2 1,104
3. Hardin-Simmons 12–1 991
4. Central(IA) 12–1 983
5. Wittenberg 12–1 974
6. Widener 12–2 876
7. Pacific Lutheran 9–2 821
8. Linfield 9–1 795
9. Wisconsin-Stout 10–1 673
10. Springfield 11–2 603
11. Western Maryland 10–2 572
12. Brockport State 8–1 564
13. Trinity(TX) 10–3 537
14. Bethel 10–1 481
15. Bridgewater 10–2 428
16. Washington & Jefferson 9–2 406
17. St. Norbert 10–1 387
18. Wartburg 9–1 362
19. Ohio Northern 9–3 354
20. Western Connecticut State 10–1 282
21. Millikin 9–2 274
22. Union 9–2 265
23. Illinois Wesleyan 9–1 251
24. Mary Hardin-Baylor 9–1 152
25. Hanover 8–4 120

Others receiving votes: Wesley, 86; Hobart, 78; Thomas More, 76; Montclair St., 74; Hope, 65; Rowan, 44; Aurora, 34; Ripon, 20; Emory & Henry, 20; Middlebury, 14; Amherst, 11; Bridgewater St., 9; Wheaton, 8; Lycoming, 4; Augustana, 2.[3]

Awards

Gagliardi Trophy: Chad Johnson, Pacific Lutheran

AFCA Coach of the Year: Larry Kehres, Mount Union

AFCA Regional Coach of the Year: Region 1: Mike DeLong, Springfield Region 2: Bill Zwaan, Widener Region 3: Pete Fredenburg, Mary Hardin-Baylor Region 4: Larry Kehres, Mount Union Region 5: Ed Meierkort, Wisconsin-Stout[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "2000 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "- Mount Union No. 1 in Final AFCA Division III Coaches' Poll of 2000". 2001-02-01. Archived from the original on 2001-02-01. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  4. ^ "- 2000 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year Winner Bios". 2001-02-08. Archived from the original on 2001-02-08. Retrieved 2021-09-29.