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The 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season saw Florida State Seminoles named national champions, defeating Virginia Tech in the BCS Sugar Bowl.

Florida State became the first team in history to start out preseason #1 and remain there through the entire season. Their 12-0 season gave them 109 victories in the 90's, the most for any decade. Virginia Tech also had a remarkable season behind freshman quarterback Michael Vick, who was being touted as college football's best player.

Vick was outshined in the national championship game by Florida State Wide Receiver Peter Warrick. Warrick had early problems with the law, charged with a misdemeanor he sat out two games early in the season. But he scored three touchdowns in the title game, earning MVP honors.

The BCS adopted a new rule after the previous season, nicknamed the "Kansas State Rule," which stated that any team ranked in the top four in the final BCS poll is ensured of an invitation to a BCS bowl game.

A lot of teams faced debacles. East Carolina faced Hurricane Floyd, and in that same week, faced the #9 Miami Hurricanes. The Pirates were down 23-3, but scored 24 unanswered points to win the football game, 27-23.

Kansas State finished 6th in the BCS standings but again received no BCS bowl invitation, this time being passed over in favor of Michigan (ranked 8th). Kansas State's predicament demonstrated early on the problem of trying to balance historic bowl ties and creating a system which gives top bowl bids to the most deserving teams.

Four members from each of the WAC's two divisions, the Mountain and Pacific, broke off from the unstable 16-team conference to form the Mountain West Conference.

Also, two schools adopted new names this season. The two Division I-A schools in the University of Louisiana System, Northeast Louisiana and Southwestern Louisiana, respectively became Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Contents

Final Conference Standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Conference Champion

Atlantic Coast Conference

Conference Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
Florida St. 8 0 310 123 12 0 458 203
Georgia Tech 5 3 307 261 8 4 461 361
Virginia 5 3 222 210 7 5 345 365
Clemson 5 3 262 171 6 6 322 253
Wake Forest 3 5 145 178 7 5 266 209
N.C. State 3 5 167 250 6 6 244 302
Duke 3 5 182 290 3 8 217 363
Maryland 2 6 202 250 5 6 292 260
North Carolina 2 6 129 194 3 8 186 272

Big East Conference

Conference Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
Virginia Tech 7 0 315 88 11 1 484 162
Miami-FL 6 1 257 107 9 4 432 220
Boston College 4 3 161 156 8 4 297 308
Syracuse 3 4 138 189 7 5 300 256
West Virginia 3 4 198 168 4 7 292 289
Pittsburgh 2 5 167 198 5 6 281 278
Temple 2 5 138 261 2 9 153 366
Rutgers 1 6 110 317 1 10 155 427

Big Ten Conference

Conference Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
Wisconsin 7 1 281 108 10 2 409 154
Michigan 6 2 245 175 10 2 361 247
Michigan St. 6 2 240 171 10 2 378 245
Penn St. 5 3 235 163 10 3 417 234
Minnesota 5 3 225 158 8 4 368 196
Illinois 4 4 205 205 8 4 388 275
Purdue 4 4 226 225 7 5 384 305
Ohio St. 3 5 157 208 6 6 285 287
Indiana 3 5 205 291 4 7 291 386
Northwestern 1 7 106 254 3 8 141 301
Iowa 0 8 121 288 1 10 162 347

Big 12 Conference

Conference Overall
North W L PF PA W L PF PA
Nebraska 8 1 304 130 12 1 442 171
Kansas St. 7 1 313 137 11 1 457 164
Colorado 5 3 242 176 7 5 405 311
Kansas 3 5 170 242 5 7 294 354
Iowa St. 1 7 173 255 4 7 247 272
Missouri 1 7 118 292 4 7 224 371
Conference Overall
South W L PF PA W L PF PA
Texas 6 3 299 194 9 5 450 295
Texas A&M 5 3 196 172 8 4 318 232
Oklahoma 5 3 284 147 7 5 430 229
Texas Tech 5 3 188 213 6 5 253 282
Oklahoma St. 3 5 186 229 5 6 267 274
Baylor 0 8 61 347 1 10 137 414
Big 12 championship game: Nebraska beat Texas, 22-6 (Dec. 4).

Big West Conference

Conference Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
Boise St. 5 1 248 111 10 3 430 277
Idaho 4 2 159 157 7 4 304 283
New Mexico St. 3 2 120 97 6 5 311 274
Utah St. 3 3 127 134 4 7 234 301
Arkansas St. 2 3 106 151 4 7 246 332
Nevada 2 4 177 219 3 8 283 418
North Texas 1 5 81 149 2 9 118 291

Conference USA

Conference Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
Southern Miss. 6 0 189 88 9 3 333 189
East Carolina 4 2 191 133 9 3 333 225
Louisville 4 2 196 180 7 5 443 365
Memphis 4 2 158 96 5 6 232 182
UAB 4 2 140 129 5 6 248 279
Houston 3 3 131 152 7 4 254 211
Army 1 5 125 197 3 8 225 317
Tulane 1 5 127 236 3 8 279 399
Cincinnati 0 6 121 167 3 8 275 289

Mid-American Conference

Conference Overall
Eastern W L PF PA W L PF PA
Marshall 9 0 332 121 13 0 463 137
Miami-OH 6 2 238 166 7 4 335 264
Akron 5 3 231 200 7 4 315 314
Ohio 5 3 227 178 5 6 271 287
Bowling Green 3 5 213 237 5 6 296 312
Kent 2 6 159 257 2 9 213 376
Buffalo 0 8 96 333 0 11 130 426
Conference Overall
Western W L PF PA W L PF PA
Western Michigan 6 3 267 211 7 5 373 342
Toledo 5 3 240 157 6 5 293 229
Northern Illinois 5 3 237 204 5 6 289 289
Eastern Michigan 4 4 216 211 4 7 239 338
Central Michigan 3 5 173 222 4 7 229 344
Ball St. 0 8 117 249 0 11 157 361

Mountain West Conference

Conference Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
BYU 5 2 185 98 8 4 335 251
Colorado State 5 2 190 148 8 4 345 269
Utah 5 2 236 143 9 3 380 210
Wyoming 4 3 178 179 7 4 302 270
San Diego St. 3 4 159 139 5 6 272 226
New Mexico 3 4 148 216 4 7 240 298
Air Force 2 5 149 170 6 5 264 218
UNLV 1 6 95 247 3 8 160 324

Pacific 10 Conference

Conference Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
Stanford 7 1 313 197 8 4 418 364
Oregon 6 2 247 199 9 3 410 284
Washington 6 2 231 188 7 5 331 302
Arizona St. 5 3 227 192 6 6 285 311
Oregon St. 4 4 208 177 7 5 347 277
Arizona 3 5 229 252 6 6 339 364
USC 3 5 193 206 6 6 348 278
California 3 5 131 164 4 7 180 254
UCLA 2 6 137 241 4 7 230 311
Washington St. 1 7 158 258 3 9 248 327

Southeastern Conference

Conference Overall
Eastern W L PF PA W L PF PA
Florida 7 2 233 152 9 4 403 272
Tennessee 6 2 251 116 9 3 369 194
Georgia 5 3 198 204 7 5 336 310
Kentucky 4 4 198 218 6 6 328 343
Vanderbilt 2 6 129 211 5 6 252 256
South Carolina 0 8 63 216 0 11 87 278
Conference Overall
Western W L PF PA W L PF PA
Alabama 8 1 244 177 10 3 378 265
Mississippi St. 6 2 156 121 10 2 255 156
Arkansas 4 4 198 196 8 4 353 214
Mississippi 4 4 235 176 8 4 323 228
Auburn 2 6 153 188 5 6 233 236
LSU 1 7 135 218 3 8 223 259
SEC championship game: Alabama beat Florida, 34-7 (Dec. 4).

Western Athletic Conference

Conference Overall
Pacific W L PF PA W L PF PA
Hawaiʻi 5 2 214 161 9 4 371 349
Fresno St. 5 2 226 141 8 5 413 282
TCU 5 2 245 123 8 4 362 213
Rice 4 3 198 161 5 6 237 261
SMU 3 3 107 113 4 6 193 235
UTEP 3 4 183 235 5 7 306 389
San Jose St. 1 5 120 268 3 7 258 402
Tulsa 1 6 129 220 2 9 230 386

I-A Independents

W L PF PA
Louisiana Tech 8 3 389 306
UL-Monroe 5 6 186 322
Navy 5 7 326 306
Notre Dame 5 7 348 331
Central Florida 4 7 277 318
Middle Tennessee 3 8 272 379
UL-Lafayette 2 9 203 415

Progress of #1 and #2 (AP and BCS)

Florida State University was ranked #1 in 17 consecutive AP polls and all of the BCS rankings, which started on October 25. The #2 spot was held by several different opponents during the same time span:

WEEK #1 #2 EVENT
AUG 15 Florida State Tennessee Preseason poll
AUG 30 Florida State Penn State Penn St 41, Arizona 7
SEP 6 Florida State Penn State
SEP 12 Florida State Tennessee Florida 23, Tennessee 21
SEP 19 Florida State Penn State Florida St 42, N. Carolina 10
SEP 26 Florida State Penn State Florida St. 51, Duke 23
OCT 3 Florida State Penn State Florida St 31, Miami 21
OCT 10 Florida State Penn State Florida St 33, Wake Forest 10
OCT 17 Florida State Penn State Florida St 17, Clemson 14
BCS Rankings Begin --------
OCT 25 Florida State Penn State Florida St 35, Virginia 10
NOV 1 Florida State Penn State Minnesota 24, Penn State 23
NOV 8 Florida State Tennessee Arkansas 28, Tennessee 24
NOV 15 Florida State Virginia Tech Florida St 30, Florida 23
NOV 22 Florida State Virginia Tech Va. Tech 38, Boston Coll. 14
NOV 29 Florida State Virginia Tech
FINAL Florida State Virginia Tech

Final BCS Rankings

  1. Florida State
  2. Virginia Tech
  3. Nebraska
  4. Alabama
  5. Tennessee
  6. Kansas State
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Michigan
  9. Michigan State
  10. Florida
  11. Penn State
  12. Marshall
  13. Minnesota
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Texas

Bowl Games

BCS Bowls

Other New Years Day Bowls

December Bowl Games

Final AP Poll

Team Final Record Points
1. Florida St. (70) 12-0 1750
2. Virginia Tech 11-1 1647
3. Nebraska 12-1 1634
4. Wisconsin 10-2 1519
5. Michigan 10-2 1406
6. Kansas St. 11-1 1402
7. Michigan St. 10-2 1357
8. Alabama 10-3 1236
9. Tennessee 9-3 1168
10. Marshall 13-0 1136
11. Penn St. 10-3 1038
12. Florida 9-4 941
13. Mississippi St. 10-2 923
14. Southern Miss. 9-3 788
15. Miami (FL) 9-4 678
16. Georgia 8-4 640
17. Arkansas 8-4 575
18. Minnesota 8-4 452
19. Oregon 9-3 358
20. Georgia Tech 8-4 345
21. Texas 9-5 340
22. Mississippi 8-4 281
23. Texas A&M 8-4 272
24. Illinois 8-4 201
25. Purdue 8-4 198

Others receiving votes: 26. Stanford (8-4, 168 points); 27. East Carolina (9-3, 97 pts); 28. Colorado (7-5, 75 pts); 29. TCU (8-4, 45 pts); 30. Syracuse (7-5, 21 pts); 31. Utah (9-3, 20 pts); 32. Hawaii (9-4, 19 pts); 33. Washington (7-5, 7 pts); 34. Wake Forest (7-5, 5 pts); 35. Boise St. (10-3, 3 pts) and Oklahoma (7-5, 3 pts); 37. Colorado St. (8-4, 2 pts).

Final Coaches Poll

1. Florida St
2. Nebraska
3. Virginia Tech
4. Wisconsin
5. Michigan
6. Kansas St
7. Michigan St
8. Alabama
9. Tennessee
10. Marshall
11. Penn St
12. Mississippi St
13. Southern Miss
14. Florida
15. Miami (FL)
16. Georgia
17. Minnesota
18. Oregon
19. Arkansas
20. Texas A&M
21. Georgia Tech
22. Mississippi
23. Texas
24. Stanford
25. Illinois

Heisman Trophy Voting

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is given to the

Most Outstanding Player of the year
Winner: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, Running Back (2042 points)

Other Major Awards

References








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