2000 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 2 – November 11, 2000
PlayoffsNovember 18 – December 9, 2000[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionDelta State
Harlon Hill TrophyDusty 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

School 1999 Conference 2000 Conference
Gardner–Webb South Atlantic D-II Independent
Harding Lone Star Gulf South
Ouachita Baptist Lone Star Gulf South

Conference standings

2000 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern
No. 10 Virginia Union xy   5 1     8 3  
Virginia State   4 2     6 3  
Bowie State   2 4     2 8  
Elizabeth City State   1 6     1 9  
Western
No. 8 Winston-Salem State xy$   5 1     9 2  
North Carolina Central   3 3     4 6  
Fayetteville State   2 4     3 7  
Johnson C. Smith   2 4     3 7  
Livingstone   1 5     2 8  
Championship: Winston-Salem State 31, Virginia Union 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AFCA South Region poll
2000 Eastern Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Atlantic Division
C. W. Post xy   7 1     8 2  
Saint Anselm   5 3     6 4  
Southern Connecticut   5 3     5 5  
Merrimack   4 5     4 6  
UMass Lowell   2 7     2 8  
Central Division
American International xy$   8 1     9 3  
Pace   4 4     4 6  
Bentley   4 5     5 6  
Assumption   3 5     5 6  
Bryant   3 5     4 6  
Stonehill   2 8     2 8  
Championship: American International 20, C. W. Post 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
2000 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northwood +^   9 1     10 2  
Saginaw Valley State +^   9 1     9 3  
Grand Valley State   7 3     7 4  
Northern Michigan   6 4     6 5  
Ashland   5 5     6 5  
Michigan Tech   5 5     5 5  
Ferris State   5 5     5 6  
Wayne State (MI)   4 6     4 6  
Mercyhurst   4 6     4 7  
Hillsdale   2 8     3 8  
Indianapolis   2 8     3 8  
Findlay   2 8     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
2000 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Delta State +^   8 1     14 1  
Valdosta State +^   8 1     10 2  
West Georgia +^   8 1     10 2  
Arkansas Tech   7 2     7 3  
Arkansas–Monticello   6 3     8 3  
Southern Arkansas   4 5     5 5  
Harding   4 5     5 6  
North Alabama   3 6     3 7  
Central Arkansas   2 7     3 8  
West Alabama   2 7     3 8  
Ouachita Baptist   2 7     2 8  
Henderson State   0 9     1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
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   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
  • ^ – 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 $^   9 0     11 2  
No. 3 North Dakota State ^   8 1     12 2  
No. 5 North Dakota   6 3     8 3  
No. 6 South Dakota   6 3     8 3  
Augustana (SD)   5 4     7 4  
South Dakota State   4 5     6 5  
Northern Colorado   3 6     4 7  
Minnesota State   3 6     3 8  
St. Cloud State   1 8     1 9  
Morningside   0 9     1 10  
  • $ – 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 $^   8 0     10 3  
Chadron State ^   7 1     8 3  
Nebraska–Kearney   6 2     7 3  
Western State (CO)   5 3     6 5  
Fort Hays State   3 5     5 5  
Adams State   3 5     3 7  
Fort Lewis   2 6     3 8  
New Mexico Highlands   1 7     3 8  
Colorado Mines   1 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
2000 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 Catawba $^   7 0     11 1  
No. 6 Presbyterian   6 1     8 2  
No. 7 Carson–Newman   5 2     8 2  
Tusculum   4 3     7 4  
Mars Hill   3 4     5 5  
Lenoir–Rhyne   2 5     4 7  
Newberry   1 6     4 7  
Wingate   0 7     1 10  
  • $ – 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 $   7 0     12 0  
Morehouse   5 2     8 3  
Fort Valley State   5 2     7 4  
Albany State   3 4     4 6  
Clark Atlanta   3 4     4 6  
Miles   2 5     4 6  
Lane   2 5     3 8  
Kentucky State   1 6     4 7  
  • $ – 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 ^       12 1  
New Haven       5 5  
Saint Joseph's (IN)       2 8  
Quincy       1 9  
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll

Conference summaries

See also: List of NCAA Division II football seasons

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 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
IUP 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
Mesa State 40
Northeastern State 21

See also

References

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Carson-Newman Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "2000 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 11, 2014.