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2000 Year Summary

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Chris Weinke (Florida State)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Bob Stoops (Oklahoma)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

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 Pacific-10 Conference 10 116 66 50 .569 5 3 2 .600 8.35 6.51 2 3 Oregon
Oregon State
Washington
2 Big East Conference 8 93 56 37 .602 5 4 1 .800 7.01 3.13 2 2 Miami (FL)
3 Big 12 Conference 12 143 81 62 .566 7 4 3 .571 6.42 3.96 5 5 Oklahoma
4 Southeastern Conference 12 143 80 63 .559 9 4 5 .444 5.32 3.04 5 6 Florida
5 Big Ten Conference 11 130 69 61 .531 6 2 4 .333 4.99 3.73 7 3 Michigan
Northwestern
Purdue
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 105 56 49 .533 5 1 4 .200 2.97 2.28 2 3 Florida State
7 Conference USA 9 103 53 50 .515 4 2 2 .500 -1.95 -2.16 1 0 Louisville
8 Mountain West Conference 8 94 46 48 .489 3 3 0 1.000 -2.00 -1.53 0 1 Colorado State
9 Western Athletic Conference 9 107 48 59 .449 3 0 3 .000 -5.08 -3.10 1 1 Texas Christian
Texas-El Paso
10 Mid-American Conference 13 146 67 79 .459 1 1 0 1.000 -7.76 -6.05 0 0 Marshall
11 Big West Conference 6 67 27 40 .403 1 1 0 1.000 -7.92 -4.80 0 0 Boise State
12 Independent 9 101 38 63 .376 1 0 1 .000 -10.45 -5.67 0 1

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Oklahoma Big 12 19 19 20 18 17 14 10 8 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Miami (FL) Big East 5 5 4 12 12 10 7 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Washington Pac-10 13 14 15 9 8 6 13 11 9 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 3
Oregon State Pac-10             23 23 19 18 14 10 8 5 5 5 4
Florida State ACC 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 7 6 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 5
Virginia Tech Big East 11 11 10 8 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 8 7 6 6 6 6
Oregon Pac-10           20 9 9 7 7 7 6 5 10 9 8 7
Nebraska Big 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 4 10 9 10 9 8
Kansas State Big 12 8 8 7 7 4 5 4 2 10 10 19 16 9 8 8 11 9
Florida SEC 9 9 8 6 3 3 12 10 8 8 6 5 4 7 7 7 10
Michigan Big Ten 6 6 3 3 10 9 6 18 16 15 12 20 19 16 16 17 11
Texas Big 12 7 7 6 5 15 13 11 25   22 20 19 14 12 12 12 12
Purdue Big Ten 14 15 14 13 21 22   21 17 16 11 9 17 14 14 14 13
Colorado State MWC                             23 23 14
Notre Dame Ind     23 21 16   25 20 20 19 15 11 11 11 11 10 15
Clemson ACC 17 17 17 16 11 7 5 5 5 5 10 17 16 15 15 16 16
Georgia Tech ACC                     25 24 20 18 17 15 17
Auburn SEC       24 20 19 15 19   25 23 22 18 17 18 20 18
South Carolina SEC           23   24 18 17 22 21 25       19
Georgia SEC 10 10 9 23 24 25 19 14 12 13 17 14 22 19 24 24 20
Texas Christian WAC 20 20 22 20 18 16 14 12 11 11 9 18 15 13 13 13 21
Louisiana State SEC                           24     22
Wisconsin Big Ten 4 4 5 4 7 17 24                   23
Mississippi State SEC         25   20 15 13 20 18 15 13 23     24
Iowa State Big 12                                 25
School Conf Pre 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Alabama SEC 3 3 13 15                          
Arizona Pac-10               22 21 24              
Colorado Big 12 24 23                              
Illinois Big Ten 21 21 21 19 19 24                      
Louisville CUSA                             22 22  
Michigan State Big Ten 25 24 24 22 23 18                      
Minnesota Big Ten                 22                
Mississippi SEC 18 18 19                            
North Carolina State ACC                 24 21              
Northwestern Big Ten             22 17 25 23 21 12 23 20 19 18  
Ohio State Big Ten 16 16 18 17 14 12 8 6 14 12 16 13 12 21 20 19  
Penn State Big Ten 22                                
Southern California Pac-10 15 12 11 10 9 8 18                    
Southern Mississippi CUSA 23 22 25 25 22 21 17 16 15 14 13 25 24        
Tennessee SEC 12 13 12 11 13 11 21             25 21 21  
Texas A&M Big 12   25                 24 23 21 22      
Toledo MAC                             25 25  
UCLA Pac-10     16 14 6 15 16 13 23                

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 362
2. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 321
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 309
4. Josh Heupel* (OK) 305
5. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 279
6. Chris Weinke (FLST) 266
7. Jason McKinley (HOU) 251
  John Welsh (ID) 251
9. Timmy Chang (HI) 245
10. Luke McCown (LATECH) 244

Pass Attempts

1. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 585
2. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 559
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 512
4. Josh Heupel* (OK) 472
5. Timmy Chang (HI) 469
6. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 457
7. Philip Rivers (NCST) 441
8. Chris Weinke (FLST) 431
9. Jason McKinley (HOU) 428
10. Carson Palmer (SCA) 415

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Luke McCown (LATECH) 66.1
2. Josh Heupel* (OK) 64.6
3. George Godsey (GATECH) 63.6
4. Devin Scott (TEMP) 63.0
5. John Welsh (ID) 62.9
6. Casey Clausen (TN) 62.4
7. Jay Stoner (WY) 62.2
8. Ryan Schneider (CFL) 61.9
9. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 61.9
10. Rex Grossman (FL) 61.8

Passing Yards

1. Chris Weinke (FLST) 4167
2. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 3687
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 3668
4. Josh Heupel* (OK) 3606
5. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 3418
6. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 3364
7. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 3358
8. John Welsh (ID) 3171
9. Philip Rivers (NCST) 3054
10. Timmy Chang (HI) 3041

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 9.7
2. Chris Weinke (FLST) 9.7
3. John Turman (PITT) 9.2
4. Casey Printers (TXX) 9.0
5. Cory Paus (UCLA) 8.9
6. Troy Nunes (SYR) 8.9
7. Rex Grossman (FL) 8.8
8. Mike Thiessen (AF) 8.7
9. Drew Henson (MI) 8.5
10. Ken Dorsey (MIAFL) 8.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 10.7
2. Chris Weinke (FLST) 10.1
3. John Turman (PITT) 9.4
4. Ken Dorsey (MIAFL) 9.4
5. Rex Grossman (FL) 9.3
6. Casey Printers (TXX) 9.3
7. Drew Henson (MI) 9.2
8. George Godsey (GATECH) 8.9
9. Mike Thiessen (AF) 8.8
10. Rocky Perez (TXEP) 8.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 35
2. Chris Weinke (FLST) 33
3. Dave Ragone (LOU) 27
4. Rocky Perez (TXEP) 26
  Drew Brees* (PUR) 26
6. Ken Dorsey (MIAFL) 25
  Philip Rivers (NCST) 25
8. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 24
9. George Godsey (GATECH) 23
10. John Welsh (ID) 22
  Joey Harrington* (OR) 22

Passing Interceptions

1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 21
2. Timmy Chang (HI) 19
3. Carson Palmer (SCA) 18
  Joe Freedy (BUF) 18
5. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 17
  Mike McMahon (RUT) 17
  John Welsh (ID) 17
  Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 17
9. Josh McCown (SMETH) 16
  Darius Outlaw (MO) 16

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 170.6
2. Chris Weinke (FLST) 163.1
3. Rex Grossman (FL) 161.8
4. Casey Printers (TXX) 156.7
5. Drew Henson (MI) 152.7
6. Ken Dorsey (MIAFL) 152.3
7. George Godsey (GATECH) 151.9
8. John Turman (PITT) 151.4
9. Rocky Perez (TXEP) 147.1
10. Mike Thiessen (AF) 147.0

Rush Attempts

1. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 369
2. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 324
3. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 311
4. Michael Bennett (WI) 310
5. Robert Sanford (WMI) 293
6. Anthony Thomas (MI) 287
7. Maurice Morris* (OR) 286
8. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 284
9. Travis Henry (TN) 253
10. Tellis Redmon (MN) 251

Rushing Yards

1. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 2158
2. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 2063
3. Michael Bennett (WI) 1681
4. Deonce Whitaker (SJST) 1577
5. Robert Sanford (WMI) 1571
6. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 1567
7. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 1559
8. Anthony Thomas (MI) 1551
9. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1470
10. T.J. Duckett (MIST) 1353

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kenton Keith (NMST) 7.8
  Keith Kenton (NMST) 7.8
3. Levron Williams (IN) 7.1
4. Correll Buckhalter (NE) 7.1
5. Deonce Whitaker (SJST) 7.0
6. James Mungro (SYR) 6.9
7. Dwone Hicks (MIDTN) 6.9
8. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 6.6
9. Chris Barnes (NMST) 6.6
10. Dan Alexander (NE) 6.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Lee Suggs (VATECH) 27
2. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 23
3. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 22
4. Eric Crouch (NE) 20
5. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 19
  Dwone Hicks (MIDTN) 19
7. Robert Sanford (WMI) 18
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 18
9. Quentin Griffin* (OK) 17
  Jonathan Beasley (KSST) 17

Receptions

1. James Jordan (LATECH) 109
2. Tyson Hinshaw (CFL) 89
3. Kevin Kasper (IA) 82
4. Brian Robinson (HOU) 80
  Donald Shoals (TLS) 80
6. Kenny Christian (EMI) 78
7. Deronnie Pitts (STAN) 77
8. Ashley Lelie (HI) 74
  Kendall Newson (MIDTN) 74
  Adrian Burnette (TLN) 74

Receiving Yards

1. Snoop Minnis (FLST) 1340
2. Freddie Mitchell (UCLA) 1314
3. Antonio Bryant (PITT) 1302
4. Donald Shoals (TLS) 1195
5. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 1184
6. Justin McCareins (NIL) 1168
7. Quincy Morgan (KSST) 1166
8. Aaron Jones (UTST) 1159
9. Josh Reed (LAST) 1127
10. Lee Mays (TXEP) 1110
  Ashley Lelie (HI) 1110

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 25.2
2. Robert Prescott* (ORST) 23.0
3. Chad Johnson* (ORST) 21.8
4. Marcellus Harris (ECAR) 21.6
5. Snoop Minnis (FLST) 21.3
6. Steve Smith (UT) 21.2
7. Roy Williams (TX) 20.2
8. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 19.9
9. Lou Fanucchi (BOISE) 19.9
10. Rashied Davis (SJST) 19.6

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Lee Mays (TXEP) 15
2. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 14
  Jabar Gaffney (FL) 14
  Quincy Morgan (KSST) 14
5. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 13
  Tyson Hinshaw (CFL) 13
  David Terrell (MI) 13
  Koren Robinson (NCST) 13
9. Cedrick Wilson (TN) 12
10. Snoop Minnis (FLST) 11
  Ashley Lelie (HI) 11
  Aaron Jones (UTST) 11
  Ron Johnson (MN) 11
  Antonio Bryant (PITT) 11

Plays From Scrimmage

1. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 379
2. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 333
3. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 330
4. Michael Bennett (WI) 314
5. Maurice Morris* (OR) 309
6. Anthony Thomas (MI) 300
7. Robert Sanford (WMI) 299
8. Emmett White (UTST) 289
9. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 288
10. Willie Alderson (ID) 283

Yards From Scrimmage

1. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 2198
2. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 2195
3. Emmett White (UTST) 1914
4. Anthony Thomas (MI) 1790
5. Michael Bennett (WI) 1704
6. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 1637
7. Robert Sanford (WMI) 1623
8. Willie Alderson (ID) 1615
9. Deonce Whitaker (SJST) 1614
10. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1599

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Lee Suggs (VATECH) 28
2. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 23
3. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 22
4. Dwone Hicks (MIDTN) 21
5. Eric Crouch (NE) 20
6. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 19
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 19
8. Robert Sanford (WMI) 18
9. Travis Zachery (CLEM) 17
  Jonathan Beasley (KSST) 17
  Quentin Griffin* (OK) 17
  Anthony Thomas (MI) 17

Total Plays

1. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 663
2. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 635
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 607
4. Josh Heupel* (OK) 555
5. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 539
6. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 529
7. Philip Rivers (NCST) 514
8. Jason McKinley (HOU) 501
9. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 495
10. Timmy Chang (HI) 492

Total Yards

1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 4189
2. Chris Weinke (FLST) 4070
3. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 3827
4. Josh Heupel* (OK) 3773
5. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 3633
6. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 3441
7. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 3437
8. John Welsh (ID) 3199
9. Jonathan Beasley (KSST) 3135
10. Joey Harrington* (OR) 3091

Total Yards Per Play

1. Chris Weinke (FLST) 8.8
2. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 8.4
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 6.9
4. Josh Heupel* (OK) 6.8
5. Jonathan Beasley (KSST) 6.8
6. John Welsh (ID) 6.7
7. Joey Harrington* (OR) 6.6
8. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 6.4
9. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 6.2
10. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 41
2. Jonathan Beasley (KSST) 34
  Chris Weinke (FLST) 34
4. Dave Ragone (LOU) 33
5. Rocky Perez (TXEP) 32
6. Drew Brees* (PUR) 31
  Eric Crouch (NE) 31
8. Joey Harrington* (OR) 29
9. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 28
10. Josh Heupel* (OK) 27
  Lee Suggs (VATECH) 27
  Philip Rivers (NCST) 27

Extra Point Attempts

1. Tim Duncan* (OK) 61
  Nick Calaycay (BOISE) 61
3. Josh Brown (NE) 60
4. Todd Sievers (MIAFL) 58
5. Carter Warley (VATECH) 57
6. Jeff Chandler (FL) 53
7. Tim Long* (NWEST) 52
8. Chris Kaylakie (TXX) 51
9. Jamie Rheem (KSST) 50
10. Todd France (TOL) 49

Extra Points Made

1. Tim Duncan* (OK) 60
  Josh Brown (NE) 60
3. Nick Calaycay (BOISE) 59
4. Carter Warley (VATECH) 56
5. Todd Sievers (MIAFL) 52
6. Chris Kaylakie (TXX) 50
  Tim Long* (NWEST) 50
8. Todd France (TOL) 49
  Jamie Rheem (KSST) 49
  Jeff Chandler (FL) 49

Field Goal Attempts

1. Dan Nystrom (MN) 34
2. Jonathon Ruffin* (CIN) 29
  Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 29
4. Kris Stockton (TX) 26
5. Josh Frankel* (OR) 25
6. Tim Duncan* (OK) 24
  Dan Stultz* (OHST) 24
  Owen Pochman (BYU) 24
  Bill Gramatica (SFL) 24
  Rhett Gallego (ALBIRM) 24
  Mike Barth* (AZST) 24
  Dave Adams (AF) 24

Field Goals Made

1. Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 26
  Jonathon Ruffin* (CIN) 26
3. Dan Nystrom (MN) 22
  Kris Stockton (TX) 22
5. Owen Pochman (BYU) 19
  Dan Stultz* (OHST) 19
  Dave Adams (AF) 19
  Rhett Gallego (ALBIRM) 19
9. Alex Walls (TN) 18
10. Jamie Rheem (KSST) 17

Field Goal Percentage

1. Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 89.7
2. Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 57.1
3. Steve Barone (RUT) 46.2

Punts

1. Brian Brandt (CMI) 87
2. Cort Moffitt (NM) 86
  Nick Murphy* (AZST) 86
4. Grant Autrey (LALAF) 81
  Adam Stiles (BAY) 81
6. Derek Jones (NV) 79
7. Ben Graves (MEM) 78
8. Brian Morton (DUKE) 77
9. Mike Clark (HOU) 76
  Mark Haulman (SMS) 76

Punting Yards

1. Nick Murphy* (AZST) 3551
2. Brian Morton (DUKE) 3478
3. Brian Brandt (CMI) 3440
4. Cort Moffitt (NM) 3411
5. Adam Stiles (BAY) 3248
6. Jason Baker (IA) 3145
7. Mark Haulman (SMS) 3140
8. Ben Graves (MEM) 3125
9. Derek Jones (NV) 3119
10. Nate Fikse (UCLA) 3109

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Brian Simnjamovski (SDGST) 42.8
2. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 40.3
3. S. Hunnicutt (LAMON) 35.0

Punt Returns

1. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 46
2. Steve Smith (UT) 43
  J.T. Thatcher* (OK) 43
4. Nate Clements* (OHST) 39
5. Ryan Johnson (MEM) 37
  Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 37
  John Wilson (TLN) 37
8. Santana Moss (MIAFL) 36
  Keenan Howry* (OR) 36
  Hodges Mitchell (TX) 36

Punt Return Yards

1. Santana Moss (MIAFL) 655
2. J.T. Thatcher* (OK) 634
3. Joshua Bush (WMI) 526
4. Nate Clements* (OHST) 513
5. Aaron Lockett (KSST) 501
6. Pete Rebstock (COST) 469
7. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 450
8. Hodges Mitchell (TX) 427
9. Bosley Allen (NC) 421
10. Keith Stokes (ECAR) 416

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Chris Johnson (SMS) 13.9

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Santana Moss (MIAFL) 4
2. Aaron Lockett (KSST) 3
  Andre Davis (VATECH) 3
4. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 2
  Lito Sheppard (FL) 2
  Bosley Allen (NC) 2
  Keyuo Craver (NE) 2
  Wes Welker (TXTECH) 2
  Joey Getherall (NDAME) 2
  Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 2
  J.T. Thatcher* (OK) 2
  Donald Shoals (TLS) 2
  Stephen Persley (NM) 2
  Paul Dye (TOL) 2
  Joshua Bush (WMI) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. H.J. Adams (LAMON) 42
2. Derin Graham (IN) 38
3. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 37
4. Jimmie Gray (AKR) 35
  Chris Douglas (DUKE) 35
6. Carl Bradford (CT) 34
  Kendrick Shanklin (KY) 34
8. John Wilson (TLN) 33
9. John Stone (WAKE) 32
  Milt Bowen (MIAOH) 32

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Derin Graham (IN) 897
2. H.J. Adams (LAMON) 860
3. John Stone (WAKE) 789
4. Chris Douglas (DUKE) 766
5. Zek Parker (LOU) 752
6. Kendrick Shanklin (KY) 730
7. Robert Kilow (ARST) 724
8. Shawn Terry (WV) 720
9. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 716
10. Milt Bowen (MIAOH) 706

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Shawn Terry (WV) 2
  Latarence Dunbar (TXX) 2

Interception Return Yards

1. Dwight Smith (AKR) 208
2. Dan Dawson (RICE) 206
3. Tay Cody (FLST) 200
4. Lito Sheppard (FL) 179
5. J.T. Thatcher* (OK) 162
6. Jamar Fletcher (WI) 159
7. Anthony Floyd (LOU) 152
8. Tim Wansley (GA) 148
9. Richard Bryant (WV) 145
10. Todd Johnson (FL) 139

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Andre Dyson (UT) 3
  Leo Barnes (SMS) 3
3. Dwight Smith (AKR) 2
  Tim Wansley (GA) 2
  Grant Wiley (WV) 2
  Conner Stephens (MSST) 2
  Ed Reed (MIAFL) 2
  Patrick Battle (SJST) 2
  Kelly Hardy (ECAR) 2