2000 NCAA Division II football rankings

The 2000 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). For the preseason and the first 3 weeks of the season, the poll consisted of 25 teams. Starting with week 4 of the season, the poll was segregated into four regions, with 10 teams ranked in each region. 2000 was the only year this regional poll was attempted. In 2001, the AFCA went back to a "Top 25" nationally.

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The American Football Coaches Association poll (Preseason and 3 Weeks of Season)

Preseason
[note 3]
Week 1
Sept 5[1]
Week 2
Sept 12[2]
Week 3
Sept 19[3]
1.Northwest Missouri StateNorthwest Missouri State (1–0) (22)Northwest Missouri State (2–0) (23)Northwest Missouri State (3–0) (24)1.
2.Carson–NewmanCarson–Newman (2–0) (5)Carson–Newman (2–0) (3)Carson–Newman (3–0) (3)2.
3.North Dakota StateNorth Dakota State (1–0) (1)North Dakota State (2–0) (2)North Dakota State (3–0) (1)3.
4.UC Davis [note 1]UC Davis (1–0)UC Davis (2–0)UC Davis (3–0)4.
5.IUP [note 2]IUP (1–0)IUP (1–0)IUP (2–0)5.
6.Pittsburg StatePittsburg State (1–0)Pittsburg State (2–0)Catawba College (3–0)6.
7.Northern ColoradoCatawba College (1–0)Catawba College (2–0)Northeastern State (2–0)7.
8.Slippery RockAngelo State (1–0)Angelo State (2–0)South Dakota State (3–0)8.
9.Catawba CollegeSouthern Arkansas (1–0)Southern Arkansas (1–0)North Dakota (3–0)9.
10.Texas A&M–KingsvilleNortheastern State (1–0)South Dakota State (2–0)Pittsburg State (2–1)10.
11.Central OklahomaSouth Dakota State (1–0)Northeastern State (1–0)West Georgia (3–0)11.
12. Slippery Rock (0–1)North Dakota (2–0)Slippery Rock (2–1)12.
13.Southern ArkansasNorth Dakota (1–0)Slippery Rock (1–1)Valdosta State (3–0)13.
14.Northeastern StateCentral Oklahoma (0–1)West Georgia (2–0)Northwood (2–0)14.
15.MillersvilleWest Georgia (1–0)Northwood (1–0)Shepherd (2–0)15.
16.NorthwoodMillersville (0–0)Shepherd (1–0)Angelo State (2–1)16.
17.South Dakota StateNorthwood (0–0)Northern Colorado (1–1)Northern Colorado (2–1)17.
18.Angelo StateShepherd (1–0)Valdosta State (1–0)Southern Arkansas (1–1)18.
19.West GeorgiaNorthern Colorado (0–1)Nebraska–Omaha (1–1)Nebraska–Omaha (2–1)19.
20.ShepherdNebraska–Kearney (1–0)New Haven (2–0)Arkansas Tech (1–1)20.
21.Nebraska–OmahaValdosta State (1–0)Arkansas Tech (0–1)Millersville (1–1)21.
22. Nebraska–Omaha (0–1)Millersville (0–0)Western Washington (2–1)22.
23.Arkansas TechTexas A&M–Kingsville (0–1)Central Oklahoma (0–1)New Haven (2–1)23.
24.North DakotaArkansas Tech (0–1)Winston–Salem State (2–0)Central Oklahoma (1–2)24.
25.Nebraska–KearneyNew Haven (1–0)Western Washington (1–1)Central Missouri (3–0)25.
Preseason
[note 3]
Week 1
Sept 5[1]
Week 2
Sept 12[2]
Week 3
Sept 19[3]
Dropped:
  • 12
  • 22
Dropped:
  • 20 Nebraska–Kearney
  • 23 Texas A&M–Kingsville
Dropped:
24 Winston–Salem State

Midwest Region poll (Weeks 4 through 10)

Week 4
Sept 26[4] [note 4]
Week 5
Oct 3[5]
Week 6
Oct 10[6]
Week 7
Oct 17[7]
Week 8
Oct 24[8]
Week 9
Oct 31[9]
Week 10
Nov 7[10]
1.Northwest Missouri State (4–0)Northwest Missouri State (5–0)Northwest Missouri State (6–0)Northwest Missouri State (7–0)Northwest Missouri State (8–0)Northwest Missouri State (9–0)Northwest Missouri State (10–0)1.
2.North Dakota State (4–0)North Dakota State (5–0)North Dakota State (6–0)North Dakota State (7–0)Nebraska–Omaha (7–1)Nebraska–Omaha (8–1)Nebraska–Omaha (9–1)2.
3.North Dakota (4–0)South Dakota State (5–0)North Dakota (5–1)North Dakota (6–1)North Dakota State (7–1)North Dakota State (8–1)North Dakota State (9–1)3.
4.Pittsburg State (3–1)North Dakota (4–1)Nebraska–Omaha (5–1)Nebraska–Omaha (6–1)North Dakota (7–1)Pittsburg State (7–2)Pittsburg State (8–2)4.
5.South Dakota State (4–0)Nebraska–Omaha (4–1)South Dakota State (5–1)Pittsburg State (5–2)Pittsburg State (6–2)North Dakota (7–2)North Dakota (8–2)5.
6.Nebraska–Omaha (3–1)Central Missouri (4–1)Pittsburg State (4–2)Central Missouri (5–2)South Dakota (5–3)South Dakota (6–3)South Dakota (7–3)6.
7.Central Missouri (3–1)Minnesota–Duluth (5–0)South Dakota (4–2)South Dakota State (5–2)Missouri Western State (5–3)Missouri Western State (6–3)Missouri Western State (7–3)7.
8.Minnesota–Duluth (4–0)Missouri Western State (3–2)Truman State (4–2)South Dakota (4–3)Augustana (5–3)Augustana (6–3)Winona State (8–2)8.
9.Bemidji State (4–0)Pittsburg State (3–2)Central Missouri (4–2)Bemidji State (6–1)Truman State (5–3)Winona State (7–2)Bemidji State (8–2)9.
10.Augustana (3–1)Winona State (4–1)Winona State (5–1)Missouri Western State (4–3)Winona State (6–2)Minnesota–Duluth (7–2)Central Missouri State (7–3)10.
Week 4
Sept 26[4] [note 4]
Week 5
Oct 3[5]
Week 6
Oct 10[6]
Week 7
Oct 17[7]
Week 8
Oct 24[8]
Week 9
Oct 31[9]
Week 10
Nov 7[10]
Dropped:
  • 9 Bemidji State
  • 10 Augustana
Dropped:
  • 7 Minnesota–Duluth
  • 8 Missouri Western State
Dropped:
  • 8 Truman State
  • 10 Winona State
Dropped:
  • 6 Central Missouri
  • 7 South Dakota State
  • 9 Bemidji State
Dropped:
9 Truman State
Dropped:
  • 8 Augustana
  • 10 Minnesota–Duluth

Northeast Region poll (Weeks 4 through 10)

Week 4
Sept 26
Week 5
Oct 3
Week 6
Oct 10
Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
1.IUP (3–0)IUP (4–0)Millersville (4–1)Millersville (5–1)Millersville (6–1)Slippery Rock (7–2)Slippery Rock (8–2)1.
2.Slippery Rock (3–1)Millersville (3–1)IUP (4–1)IUP (5–1)IUP (6–1)Northwood (7–1)Northwood (8–1)2.
3.Northwood (3–0)Northern Michigan (4–1)Slippery Rock (4–2)Slippery Rock (5–2)Slippery Rock (6–2)Bloomsburg (7–2)Bloomsburg (8–2)3.
4.East Stroudsburg (4–0)Slippery Rock (3–2)Northwood (4–1)Northwood (5–1)Northwood (6–1)Millersville (6–2)Saginaw Valley State (8–2)4.
5.Millersville (2–1)Northwood (3–1)Shepherd (4–1)Bloomsburg (5–2)Bloomsburg (6–2)Saginaw Valley State (7–2)IUP (7–2)5.
6.New Haven (2–2)East Stroudsburg (4–1)Saginaw Valley State (5–1)New Haven (4–3)New Haven (4–3)Kutztown (7–2)Millersville (6–3)6.
7.Northern Michigan (3–1)Shepherd (3–1)Bloomsburg (4–2)Northern Michigan (5–2)Northern Michigan (6–2)IUP (6–2)Kutztown (7–3)7.
8.Shepherd (2–1)Saginaw Valley State (4–1)New Haven (3–3)Saginaw Valley State (5–2)Saginaw Valley State (6–2)Fairmont State (6–2)Fairmont State (6–3)8.
9.Saginaw Valley State (3–1)New Haven (2–3)Northern Michigan (4–2)Kutztown (5–2)Kutztown (6–2)Northern Michigan (5–3)West Liberty State (7–2)9.
10.Michigan Tech (2–1)Michigan Tech (3–1)Kutztown (4–2)Shepherd (5–1)Fairmont State (4–3)Shepherd (6–2)New Haven (5–4)10.
Week 4
Sept 26
Week 5
Oct 3
Week 6
Oct 10
Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
NoneDropped:
  • 6 East Stroudsburg
  • 10 Michigan Tech
NoneDropped:
10 Shepherd
Dropped:
6 New Haven
Dropped:
  • 9 Northern Michigan
  • 10 Shepherd

South Region poll (Weeks 4 through 10)

Week 4
Sept 26
Week 5
Oct 3
Week 6
Oct 10
Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
1.Carson–Newman (4–0)Carson–Newman (5–0)Catawba College (6–0)Catawba College (7–0)Catawba College (7–0)Catawba College (8–0)Catawba College (9–0)1.
2.Catawba College (4–0)Catawba College (5–0)West Georgia (6–0)West Georgia (7–0)West Georgia (8–0)West Georgia (9–0)West Georgia (10–0)2.
3.Valdosta State (4–0)Valdosta State (5–0)Carson–Newman (5–1)Carson–Newman (6–1)Carson–Newman (7–1)Delta State (9–0)Valdosta State (9–1)3.
4.West Georgia (4–0)West Georgia (5–0)Delta State (6–0)Delta State (7–0)Delta State (8–0)Valdosta State (8–1)Tuskegee (9–0)4.
5.Southern Arkansas (2–1)Southern Arkansas (3–1)Winston–Salem State (5–1)Winston–Salem State (6–1)Valdosta State (7–1)Tuskegee (8–0)Delta State (9–0)5.
6.Winston–Salem State (3–1)Winston–Salem State (4–1)Valdosta State (5–1)Valdosta State (6–1)Arkansas–Monticello (7–1)Presbyterian (6–2)Presbyterian (7–2)6.
7.Fort Valley State (4–1)Fort Valley State (5–1)Fort Valley State (6–1)Fort Valley State (7–1)Tuskegee (7–0)Carson–Newman (7–2)Carson–Newman (8–2)7.
8.Delta State (4–0)Delta State (5–0)Virginia Union (5–1)Tuskegee (6–0)Presbyterian (5–2)Winston–Salem State (7–2)Winston–Salem State (8–2)8.
9.Virginia Union (3–1)Virginia Union (4–1)Tuskegee (5–0)Arkansas–Monticello (6–1)Virginia State (5–2)Arkansas–Monticello (7–2)Arkansas–Monticello (8–2)9.
10.Tuskegee (3–0)Tuskegee (4–0)Arkansas–Monticello (5–1)Presbyterian (4–2)Winston–Salem State (6–2)Virginia Union (7–2)Virginia Union (8–2)10.
Week 4
Sept 26
Week 5
Oct 3
Week 6
Oct 10
Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
NoneDropped:
5 Southern Arkansas
Dropped:
8 Virginia Union
Dropped:
7 Fort Valley State
Dropped:
9 Virginia State
None

West Region poll (Weeks 4 through 10)

Week 4
Sept 26
Week 5
Oct 3
Week 6
Oct 10
Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
1.UC Davis (3–0)UC Davis (4–0)UC Davis (5–0)UC Davis (6–0)UC Davis (7–0)UC Davis (8–0)UC Davis (9–0)1.
2.Chadron State (3–1)Western Washington (4–1)Western Washington (5–1)Western Washington (5–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (6–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (7–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (8–1)2.
3.Western Washington (3–1)Nebraska–Kearney (4–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (4–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (5–1)Chadron State (6–2)Mesa State (7–2)Mesa State (8–2)3.
4.Nebraska–Kearney (3–1)Angelo State (3–1)Chadron State (4–2)Chadron State (5–2)Nebraska–Kearney (6–2)Chadron State (6–2)Chadron State (7–2)4.
5.Tarleton State (3–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (3–1)Southwestern State (OK) (4–1)Nebraska–Kearney (5–2)Mesa State (6–2)Western Washington (6–2)Western Washington (7–2)5.
6.Angelo State (2–1)Chadron State (3–2)Fort Hays State (4–1)Mesa State (5–2)Western Washington (5–2)Southwestern State (OK) (6–2)Nebraska–Kearney (6–3)6.
7.Northeastern Oklahoma (2–1)Fort Hays State (4–1)Nebraska–Kearney (4–2)Angelo State (4–2)Southwestern State (OK) (5–2)Nebraska–Kearney (6–3)Midwestern State (6–4)7.
8.Fort Hays State (3–1)Southwestern State (OK) (3–1)Tarleton State (4–2)Fort Hays State (4–2)Midwestern State (5–3)Tarleton State (5–3)Southwestern State (OK) (6–3)8.
9.Southwestern State (OK) (2–1)Tarleton State (3–2)Mesa State (4–2)Southwestern State (OK) (4–2)Tarleton State (5–3)Midwestern State (5–4)Western State (CO) (6–4)9.
10.West Texas A&M (2–1)Western Oregon (3–2)Angelo State (3–2)Eastern New Mexico (4–3)Western Oregon (5–3)Western Oregon (5–4)Eastern New Mexico (6–4)10.
Week 4
Sept 26
Week 5
Oct 3
Week 6
Oct 10
Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
Dropped:
10 West Texas A&M
Dropped:
10 Western Oregon
Dropped:
8 Tarleton State
Dropped:
  • 7 Angelo State
  • 8 Fort Hays State
  • 10 Eastern New Mexico
NoneDropped:
  • 8 Tarleton State
  • 10 Western Oregon

Notes

  1. ^ In the actual printed polls, UC Davis was sometimes listed as California Davis
  2. ^ In the actual printed polls, IUP was listed as Indiana (PA)
  3. ^ Although one was published, no preseason poll has been found. 23 of the 25 rankings are known, based on the first regular season poll.
  4. ^ The references for the Midwest Region weekly polls are also valid for the Northeast, South, & West region polls.

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