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2001 Year Summary

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Eric Crouch (Nebraska)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Ralph Friedgen (Maryland)

AP Preseason #1: Florida ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

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 Southeastern Conference 12 142 83 59 .585 8 5 3 .625 8.57 5.48 6 5 Louisiana State
2 Big 12 Conference 12 144 85 59 .590 8 3 5 .375 6.46 3.56 4 4 Colorado
3 Pacific-10 Conference 10 115 66 49 .574 5 2 3 .400 6.41 4.20 4 4 Oregon
4 Big East Conference 8 94 54 40 .574 5 4 1 .800 6.25 3.34 2 4 Miami (FL)
5 Big Ten Conference 11 128 68 60 .531 6 2 4 .333 5.79 4.33 4 2 Illinois
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 108 59 49 .546 6 4 2 .667 3.41 2.61 3 3 Maryland
7 Mountain West Conference 8 94 48 46 .511 3 2 1 .667 -1.74 -1.94 1 1 Brigham Young
8 Conference USA 10 116 53 63 .457 4 1 3 .250 -4.22 -3.11 0 1 Louisville
9 Western Athletic Conference 10 118 56 62 .475 2 0 2 .000 -5.56 -3.76 0 0 Louisiana Tech
10 Independent 7 76 32 44 .421 0 0 0 -5.63 -3.51 1 0
11 Mid-American Conference 13 147 71 76 .483 2 2 0 1.000 -6.63 -5.46 0 1 Toledo
12 Sun Belt Conference 7 79 26 53 .329 1 0 1 .000 -14.96 -8.26 0 0 Middle Tennessee State
North Texas

AP Poll Summary

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 365
2. David Carr* (FREST) 344
3. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 315
4. Luke McCown (LATECH) 277
5. Brandon Doman (BYU) 261
6. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 260
7. Rex Grossman (FL) 259
  Eli Manning (MS) 259
9. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 258
10. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 256

Pass Attempts

1. David Carr* (FREST) 533
2. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 529
3. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 470
4. Luke McCown (LATECH) 469
5. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 456
6. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 448
7. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 437
8. Casey Bramlet (WY) 432
9. Eli Manning (MS) 408
  Brandon Doman (BYU) 408

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Wes Counts (MIDTN) 72.6
2. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 69.0
3. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 68.7
4. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 67.0
5. Kyle McCann* (IA) 66.3
6. Rex Grossman (FL) 65.6
7. Philip Rivers (NCST) 65.2
8. George Godsey (GATECH) 64.8
9. David Carr* (FREST) 64.5
10. John Welsh (ID) 64.4

Passing Yards

1. David Carr* (FREST) 4839
2. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 4132
3. Rex Grossman (FL) 3896
4. Brandon Doman (BYU) 3542
5. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 3502
6. Nick Rolovich (HI) 3361
7. Rohan Davey (LAST) 3347
8. Luke McCown (LATECH) 3337
9. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 3105
10. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 3100

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rex Grossman (FL) 9.9
2. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 9.8
3. Chris Rix (FLST) 9.6
4. Ryan Dinwiddie (BOISE) 9.5
5. Rohan Davey (LAST) 9.1
6. Jeff Krohn (AZST) 9.1
7. David Carr* (FREST) 9.1
8. Wes Counts (MIDTN) 9.0
9. Cory Paus (UCLA) 9.0
10. Randy Fasani (STAN) 8.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rex Grossman (FL) 10.2
2. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 10.1
3. David Carr* (FREST) 10.0
4. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 9.7
5. Ryan Dinwiddie (BOISE) 9.7
6. Wes Counts (MIDTN) 9.6
7. Jeff Krohn (AZST) 9.4
8. Brandon Doman (BYU) 9.4
9. Randy Fasani (STAN) 9.3
10. Chris Rix (FLST) 9.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. David Carr* (FREST) 46
2. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 38
3. Nick Rolovich (HI) 34
  Rex Grossman (FL) 34
5. Brandon Doman (BYU) 33
6. Eli Manning (MS) 31
7. Ryan Dinwiddie (BOISE) 29
8. Luke McCown (LATECH) 28
9. Joey Harrington* (OR) 27
10. Jason Gesser* (WAST) 26

Passing Interceptions

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 20
2. Ryan Cubit (RUT) 19
3. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 18
4. D. Bryant (DUKE) 17
5. Chad Jenkins (ARMY) 16
6. Joe Freedy (BUF) 15
  Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 15
8. Luke McCown (LATECH) 14
  Cody Pickett (WA) 14
  Marcus Arroyo (SJST) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Rex Grossman (FL) 170.8
2. Wes Counts (MIDTN) 166.6
3. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 166.4
4. David Carr* (FREST) 165.9
5. Ryan Dinwiddie (BOISE) 164.7
6. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 164.6
7. Brandon Doman (BYU) 159.7
8. Chris Rix (FLST) 156.6
9. Jeff Krohn (AZST) 153.4
10. Nick Rolovich (HI) 150.5

Rush Attempts

1. Larry Ned (SDGST) 311
2. Chance Kretschmer (NV) 302
3. Travis Stephens (TN) 291
  Anthony Davis (WI) 291
5. Joe Burns (GATECH) 282
6. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 268
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 268
  Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 268
9. Avon Cobourne (WV) 267
10. William Green (BC) 265

Rushing Yards

1. Chance Kretschmer (NV) 1732
2. Luke Staley (BYU) 1596
3. William Green (BC) 1559
4. Larry Ned (SDGST) 1549
5. Anthony Davis (WI) 1466
6. Travis Stephens (TN) 1464
7. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 1432
8. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1430
9. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 1421
10. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 1420

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Santonio Beard (AL) 8.2
2. Luke Staley (BYU) 8.1
3. Matt Jones (AR) 8.0
4. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 7.8
5. Reshard Lee (MIDTN) 7.3
6. Thunder Collins (NE) 6.9
7. Levron Williams (IN) 6.6
8. Lew Thomas (VAND) 6.4
9. Shanderrick Charles (SMETH) 6.4
10. Cortlen Johnson (CO) 6.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Luke Staley (BYU) 24
2. Chester Taylor (TOL) 20
  Dwone Hicks (MIDTN) 20
4. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
5. Eric Crouch (NE) 18
  Keith Boyea (AF) 18
7. Levron Williams (IN) 17
8. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 16
  Chris Brown (CO) 16
10. Dahrran Diedrick (NE) 15
  Josh Scobey (KSST) 15
  William Green (BC) 15
  Larry Ned (SDGST) 15
  Jonathan Wells (OHST) 15
  Chance Kretschmer (NV) 15

Receptions

1. Rodney Wright* (FREST) 104
2. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 100
3. Josh Reed (LAST) 94
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 92
5. Reno Mahe (BYU) 91
  Darius Watts (MARSH) 91
7. Bernard Berrian* (FREST) 85
8. Ashley Lelie (HI) 84
9. Edell Shepherd (SJST) 83
  Billy McMullen (VA) 83

Receiving Yards

1. Josh Reed (LAST) 1740
2. Ashley Lelie (HI) 1713
3. Rodney Wright* (FREST) 1630
4. Lee Evans (WI) 1545
5. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 1531
6. Edell Shepherd (SJST) 1500
7. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 1470
8. Darius Watts (MARSH) 1417
9. Bernard Berrian* (FREST) 1364
10. Reno Mahe (BYU) 1211

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Doug Gabriel (CFL) 28.7
2. Shaun McDonald (AZST) 23.5
3. Fred Gibson (GA) 23.4
4. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 21.9
5. Darrell Hill (NIL) 21.6
6. Javon Walker (FLST) 21.0
7. Aaron Martin (RUT) 20.9
8. Lou Fanucchi (BOISE) 20.9
9. Mike Bush* (WAST) 20.8
10. Lee Evans (WI) 20.6

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Ashley Lelie (HI) 19
2. Darius Watts (MARSH) 18
3. Edell Shepherd (SJST) 14
  Charles Rogers* (MIST) 14
5. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 13
  Bernard Berrian* (FREST) 13
7. Billy McMullen (VA) 12
  Jeb Putzier (BOISE) 12
  Rodney Wright* (FREST) 12
10. George Marshall (NTX) 11
  Roydell Williams (TLN) 11
  Marquise Walker (MI) 11
  Talman Gardner (FLST) 11

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Larry Ned (SDGST) 327
  Mewelde Moore (TLN) 327
3. Chance Kretschmer (NV) 312
4. Joe Burns (GATECH) 310
  Travis Stephens (TN) 310
6. Emmett White (UTST) 298
7. Chester Taylor (TOL) 294
8. Anthony Davis (WI) 291
9. Avon Cobourne (WV) 290
10. William Green (BC) 288

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 2177
2. Luke Staley (BYU) 1930
3. William Green (BC) 1819
4. Chance Kretschmer (NV) 1787
5. Emmett White (UTST) 1769
6. Josh Reed (LAST) 1747
7. Rodney Wright* (FREST) 1744
8. Ashley Lelie (HI) 1713
9. Levron Williams (IN) 1690
10. Larry Ned (SDGST) 1687

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Luke Staley (BYU) 28
2. Dwone Hicks (MIDTN) 24
3. Chester Taylor (TOL) 23
4. Ashley Lelie (HI) 19
  Levron Williams (IN) 19
  Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
  Eric Crouch (NE) 19
8. Keith Boyea (AF) 18
  Leonard Henry (ECAR) 18
  Darius Watts (MARSH) 18
  Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 18

Total Plays

1. David Carr* (FREST) 627
2. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 595
3. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 579
4. Luke McCown (LATECH) 556
5. Brandon Doman (BYU) 549
6. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 548
7. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 534
8. Casey Bramlet (WY) 521
9. Woodrow Dantzler (CLEM) 517
10. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 501

Total Yards

1. David Carr* (FREST) 4906
2. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 4224
3. Brandon Doman (BYU) 4045
4. Rex Grossman (FL) 3904
5. Luke McCown (LATECH) 3481
6. Kliff Kingsbury (TXTECH) 3454
7. Nick Rolovich (HI) 3365
8. Woodrow Dantzler (CLEM) 3364
9. Rohan Davey (LAST) 3351
10. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 3294

Total Yards Per Play

1. Rex Grossman (FL) 9.1
2. Rohan Davey (LAST) 8.3
3. Chris Rix (FLST) 8.1
4. Ryan Dinwiddie (BOISE) 8.0
5. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 7.9
6. David Carr* (FREST) 7.8
7. Nick Rolovich (HI) 7.4
8. Brandon Doman (BYU) 7.4
9. George Godsey (GATECH) 6.8
10. Jason Gesser* (WAST) 6.7

Total Touchdowns

1. David Carr* (FREST) 51
2. Brandon Doman (BYU) 41
3. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 40
4. Rex Grossman (FL) 39
5. Joey Harrington* (OR) 34
  Nick Rolovich (HI) 34
7. Ryan Dinwiddie (BOISE) 32
  Luke McCown (LATECH) 32
9. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 31
  Eli Manning (MS) 31

Touchdowns

1. Luke Staley (BYU) 28
2. Dwone Hicks (MIDTN) 24
3. Chester Taylor (TOL) 23
4. Ashley Lelie (HI) 19
  Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 19
  Levron Williams (IN) 19
  Eric Crouch (NE) 19
8. Keith Boyea (AF) 18
  Leonard Henry (ECAR) 18
  Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 18
  Darius Watts (MARSH) 18

Extra Point Attempts

1. Matt Payne (BYU) 76
2. Asen Asparuhov* (FREST) 62
3. Todd Sievers (MIAFL) 58
4. Curtis Head (MARSH) 57
  Justin Ayat (HI) 57
6. Dusty Mangum (TX) 55
7. Nick Calaycay (BOISE) 54
8. Jared Siegel* (OR) 53
9. Santiago Gramatica (SFL) 52
10. Drew Dunning* (WAST) 51

Extra Points Made

1. Matt Payne (BYU) 73
2. Asen Asparuhov* (FREST) 60
3. Todd Sievers (MIAFL) 56
4. Dusty Mangum (TX) 54
  Justin Ayat (HI) 54
6. Jared Siegel* (OR) 51
  Curtis Head (MARSH) 51
8. Nick Calaycay (BOISE) 50
9. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 49
10. Mike Biselli (STAN) 48

Field Goal Attempts

1. Asen Asparuhov* (FREST) 32
2. Justin Ayat (HI) 29
3. Luke Manget (GATECH) 28
  Tim Duncan (OK) 28
5. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 27
6. Steve Azar (NIL) 26
  Damon Duval (AUB) 26
  Todd Sievers (MIAFL) 26
9. Nick Novak (MD) 25
  Billy Bennett (GA) 25

Field Goals Made

1. Asen Asparuhov* (FREST) 23
2. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 22
3. Todd Sievers (MIAFL) 21
4. Jarvis Wallum (WY) 20
  Tim Duncan (OK) 20
  Steve Azar (NIL) 20
7. Jeff Chandler (FL) 19
  Justin Ayat (HI) 19
  Luke Manget (GATECH) 19
10. Jeremy Flores (CO) 18
  Drew Dunning* (WAST) 18
  Josh Scobee (LATECH) 18

Field Goal Percentage

1. Nicholas Setta (NDAME) 88.2
2. Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 75.0
3. Jacobs (ARMY) 72.7
4. Nathan Smith (LOU) 72.2
5. David Rayner (MIST) 53.8

Punting Yards

1. Mike Barr (RUT) 3526
2. Mike Shafer (SYR) 3282
3. Adam Coles (CT) 3172
4. David Rysko (EMI) 3152
5. Jeff Ferguson (OK) 3124
6. Adam Stiles (BAY) 3088
7. Mike Macgillivray* (SCA) 3082
8. J.J. Standring (NWEST) 2971
9. Tyler Fredrickson (CA) 2959
  Tyler Frederickson (CA) 2959

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Brian Simnjamovski (SDGST) 43.6
2. Chris Tyrrell (KS) 40.5
3. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 40.1
4. Tyler Fredrickson (CA) 39.5
5. Michael Wafzig (MIAOH) 38.6

Punt Returns

1. Kelley Rhino (GATECH) 49
2. Curtis Fagan (OK) 45
3. Bernard Berrian* (FREST) 41
4. Seth Morales* (PUR) 39
  Tim Gilligan (BOISE) 39
6. Nathan Vasher (TX) 37
7. Ryan Johnson (MEM) 36
  Mike Rigell (BYU) 36
9. Keenan Howry* (OR) 35
  Andre Davis (VATECH) 35
  Ladaris Vann (CIN) 35
  Robert Redd (BGSU) 35

Punt Return Yards

1. Bernard Berrian* (FREST) 556
2. Nathan Vasher (TX) 554
3. Roman Hollowell (CO) 522
4. Kelley Rhino (GATECH) 518
5. Keenan Howry* (OR) 469
  Dejuan Groce (NE) 469
7. Phillip Buchanon (MIAFL) 464
8. Andre Davis (VATECH) 437
9. Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 406
10. Robert Redd (BGSU) 385

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Terrance Davis-Bryant (OKST) 13.5
2. Ken Johnson (SMS) 5.2

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Keenan Howry* (OR) 2
  Roman Hollowell (CO) 2
  Larry Johnson (PAST) 2
  Phillip Buchanon (MIAFL) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Chris Douglas (DUKE) 37
  Nathan Jones (RUT) 37
3. Roger Fernandez (UTST) 34
  Tony Lane (NAVY) 34
5. Mike Rigell (BYU) 33
  Derek Abney (KY) 33
7. Bernard Berrian* (FREST) 32
8. Marvin Townes (ECAR) 31
  Tony Lukins (NMST) 31
10. Charon Arnold (CA) 29
  Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 29
  Donte Gamble (SDGST) 29

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Tony Lane (NAVY) 898
2. Mike Rigell (BYU) 865
3. Chad Owens (HI) 807
4. Marvin Townes (ECAR) 775
  Chris Douglas (DUKE) 775
6. Roger Fernandez (UTST) 774
7. Bernard Berrian* (FREST) 765
8. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 739
  Derek Abney (KY) 739
10. Tony Lukins (NMST) 735

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Lawrence Richardson (AR) 23.1
2. Chris Roberson (EMI) 23.1
3. Casey Leblanc (SJST) 22.8
4. Terrance Davis-Bryant (OKST) 22.5
5. Chris Johnson (SMS) 22.1

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Herb Haygood* (MIST) 2
  Chad Owens (HI) 2
  Corey Parchman (BALLST) 2
  Tony Lukins (NMST) 2

Interception Return Yards

1. Kevin Thomas (NVLV) 213
2. Ed Reed (MIAFL) 206
3. Derek Ross (OHST) 194
4. Rayshun Reed (TROY) 163
5. Phillip Buchanon (MIAFL) 157
6. Jonas Rutledge (SMETH) 147
7. Jernaro Gilford (BYU) 131
8. Derrick Cash (BAY) 129
9. Tony Lukins (NMST) 119
10. Corey Morris (TOL) 117

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Kevin Thomas (NVLV) 3
2. Samir Al-Amin (BAY) 2
  Darrent Williams (OKST) 2
  Christian Morton (IL) 2
  Dan Dawson (RICE) 2
  Ed Reed (MIAFL) 2
  Vince Thompson (NIL) 2
  Lionel Hickenbottom (NIL) 2
  Tony Lukins (NMST) 2
  Donald Strickland (CO) 2
  Troy Polamalu* (SCA) 2