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1999 Year Summary

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National Champion: Florida State (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ron Dayne (Wisconsin)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ AP Final #1: Florida State

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L Pct G W L Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Ten Conference 11 130 77 53 .592 7 5 2 .714 8.40 5.33 5 7 Wisconsin
2 Southeastern Conference 12 142 81 61 .570 8 4 4 .500 7.71 5.22 5 7 Alabama
3 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 105 57 48 .543 5 2 3 .400 4.36 3.20 3 2 Florida State
4 Big 12 Conference 12 142 79 63 .556 6 3 3 .500 4.06 2.02 5 4 Nebraska
5 Pacific-10 Conference 10 118 60 58 .508 5 1 4 .200 2.17 1.94 4 1 Stanford
6 Big East Conference 8 93 47 46 .505 4 2 2 .500 2.01 1.82 2 2 Virginia Tech
7 Mountain West Conference 8 91 50 41 .549 3 1 2 .333 1.19 -0.75 0 0 Brigham Young
Colorado State
Utah
8 Conference USA 9 102 51 51 .500 3 1 2 .333 0.69 0.29 0 1 Southern Mississippi
9 Western Athletic Conference 8 92 44 48 .478 3 2 1 .667 -4.85 -3.42 0 0 Fresno State
Hawaii
Texas Christian
10 Independent 7 79 32 47 .405 0 0 0 -5.80 -2.53 1 0
11 Big West Conference 7 79 36 43 .456 1 1 0 1.000 -8.34 -5.69 0 0 Boise State
12 Mid-American Conference 13 146 65 81 .445 1 1 0 1.000 -11.26 -8.68 0 1 Marshall

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 8/30 9/6 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Florida State ACC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Virginia Tech Big East 13 11 11 10 8 8 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nebraska Big 12 6 5 5 4 6 6 4 3 3 8 9 7 4 3 3 3 3
Wisconsin Big Ten 10 9 9 9 20   20 17 17 11 10 9 5 4 4 4 4
Michigan Big Ten 8 7 6 6 4 4 3 10 9 15 16 16 10 10 9 8 5
Kansas State Big 12 20 19 17 16 15 13 9 9 7 6 6 5 9 9 8 7 6
Michigan State Big Ten         19 14 11 5 11 19 19 17 15 11 10 9 7
Alabama SEC 20 20 21 18   21 12 11 10 14 12 11 8 8 7 5 8
Tennessee SEC 2 3 3 2 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 7 6 6 6 9
Marshall MAC         21 17 15 15 15 13 13 12 11 12 11 11 10
Penn State Big Ten 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 13 15 14 13 11
Florida SEC 5 4 4 4 3 3 8 7 6 5 5 4 3 5 5 10 12
Mississippi State SEC         23 16 14 12 12 8 8 8 12 18 16 15 13
Southern Mississippi CUSA               25 21 20 25 21 18 14 15 16 14
Miami (FL) Big East 12 8 8 8 9 18 19 24 23 23 22 19     23 23 15
Georgia SEC 14 12 12 11 11 10 10 14 14 10 14 14 21 16 21 21 16
Arkansas SEC 22 18 15 15 14 20             22 17 24 24 17
Minnesota Big Ten             25   24     20 17 13 13 12 18
Oregon Pac-10           25                     19
Georgia Tech ACC 11 10 10 12 10 9 7 8 8 7 7 13 14 20 17 17 20
Texas Big 12 17       22 15 23 19 18 12 11 10 6 7 12 14 21
Mississippi SEC               22 25 25 23 18 16 23     22
Texas A&M Big 12 7 6 7 7 5 5 13 13 13 22 21   24 24 18 18 23
Illinois Big Ten                                 24
Purdue Big Ten 23 22 20 14 13 11 17 20 16 18 17 22 19 19 19 19 25
School Conf Pre 8/30 9/6 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Air Force MWC         24                        
Arizona Pac-10 4 15 19 19                          
Arizona State Pac-10 25 25 25 22                          
Boston College Big East                         25 22 25 25  
Brigham Young MWC       25 17   24 21 19 16 15 15 19        
Colorado Big 12 15 14                              
Colorado State MWC     24 23                          
East Carolina CUSA           19 16 23 20 17 18 24 23 21 20 20  
Louisiana Tech Ind                           25      
North Carolina State ACC   24 23 20 25                        
Notre Dame Ind 18 16 16 24             24            
Ohio State Big Ten 9 13 13 13 12 12 21 18 22 21 20 25          
Oklahoma Big 12           23       24              
Southern California Pac-10 19 21 18 17 16   22                    
Stanford Pac-10                             22 22  
Syracuse Big East           22 18 16                  
UCLA Pac-10 16 17 14 21 18                        
Virginia ACC 24 23 22     24                      
Washington Pac-10                       23          

Year Leaders

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Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Michael Vick* (Virginia Tech) 11.5
2. Joe Hamilton (Georgia Tech) 10.3
3. Ben Leard (Auburn) 10.3
4. Chad Pennington (Marshall) 10.0
5. Jonathan Beasley (Kansas State) 8.7
6. Billy Volek (Fresno State) 8.5
7. Todd Husak (Stanford) 8.3
8. Antwaan Randle El (Indiana) 8.3
9. David Neill (Nevada) 8.2
10. Mike Bath (Miami (OH)) 8.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Hamilton (Georgia Tech) 175.0
2. Chad Pennington (Marshall) 171.4
3. Michael Vick* (Virginia Tech) 171.1
4. Ben Leard (Auburn) 170.8
5. Billy Volek (Fresno State) 152.9
6. Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) 147.9
7. Jay Stuckey (Texas-El Paso) 146.5
8. Chris Weinke (Florida State) 145.1
9. Dan Ellis (Virginia) 145.0
10. Jeff Kelly (Southern Mississippi) 143.7

Receiving Yards

1. Trevor Insley (Nevada) 2060
2. Troy Walters (Stanford) 1456
3. Dennis Northcutt (Arizona) 1422
4. Dwight Carter (Hawaii) 1253
5. Chris Daniels* (Purdue) 1236
6. Arnold Jackson (Louisville) 1209
7. Kwame Cavil* (Texas) 1188
8. Drew Haddad (Buffalo) 1158
9. Darrell Jackson (Florida) 1156
10. Plaxico Burress* (Michigan State) 1142

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Reggie Hunt* (Texas Christian) 34.1
2. James Williams (Marshall) 32.9
3. Brandon Daniels (Oklahoma) 31.8
4. John Stone (Wake Forest) 29.9
5. Deltha O'Neal (California) 29.2
6. Ben Kelly (Colorado) 28.8
7. Deonce Whitaker (San Jose State) 28.3
8. Scottie Montgomery (Duke) 28.0
9. Chris Lacy (Idaho) 27.9
10. Ryan Wells (Stanford) 27.5

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Zek Parker (Louisville) 2
  Ben Kelly (Colorado) 2
  Nick Davis* (Wisconsin) 2