2000 NCAA Division I-A football season: Wikis

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The 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with the Oklahoma Sooners claiming their first national championship and their first conference championship since the departure of head coach Barry Switzer.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was in his second season as head coach, having been the defensive coordinator of Steve Spurrier's 1996 National Champion Florida Gators, and also having helped Bill Snyder turn the Kansas State Wildcats around in the early 1990s. Stoops erased a three-game losing streak against rival Texas by a score of 63–14, one of the worst defeats in Texas' football history. Despite the lopsided victory, this game marked a return of the Red River Shootout to a rivalry game with national title implications.

The BCS title game was not without controversy, as the system shut second ranked Miami out of the championship game, despite having beaten #3 Florida State during the regular season, being ranked higher in both the AP Writers' Poll and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, and having the same record as the Seminoles. 10–1 Washington, the only team who had beaten both Miami and Oregon State, was also seen as a possible title contender.

Virginia Tech also was left out of the BCS bowls, despite being ranked higher than both the at-large teams, Notre Dame and Oregon State.

Two new bowl games began in the 2000 season: the Silicon Valley Bowl, which had a contractual tie-in with the WAC, and the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl.

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Bowl Championship Series Rankings

WEEK #1 #2 EVENT
OCT 23 Nebraska Oklahoma Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 14
OCT 30 Oklahoma Virginia Tech Miami 41, Va. Tech 21
NOV 6 Oklahoma Florida State Miami 35, Pittsburgh 7
NOV 13 Oklahoma Miami Florida St 30, Florida 7
NOV 20 Oklahoma Florida State
NOV 27 Oklahoma Florida State Oklahoma 27, Kansas St. 24
FINAL Oklahoma Florida State

Final BCS Standings

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Florida State
  3. Miami
  4. Washington
  5. Virginia Tech
  6. Oregon State
  7. Florida
  8. Nebraska
  9. Kansas State
  10. Oregon
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Texas
  13. Georgia Tech
  14. TCU
  15. Clemson

Bowl Games

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BCS Bowls

Other New Years Day Bowls

December Bowl Games

Heisman Trophy Voting

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is given to the Most Outstanding Player of the year

Other Major Awards

References


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