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The 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season saw Florida State named national champions, defeating Virginia Tech in the BCS Sugar Bowl.

Florida State became the first team in history to start out preseason #1 and remain there through the entire season. Their 12-0 season gave them 109 victories in the 90's, the most for any decade. Virginia Tech also had a remarkable season behind freshman quarterback Michael Vick, who was being touted as college football's best player.

Vick was outshined in the national championship game by Florida State Wide Receiver Peter Warrick. Warrick had early problems with the law, charged with a misdemeanor he sat out two games early in the season. But he scored three touchdowns in the title game, earning MVP honors.

The BCS adopted a new rule after the previous season, nicknamed the "Kansas State Rule," which stated that any team ranked in the top four in the final BCS poll is ensured of an invitation to a BCS bowl game.

A lot of teams faced debacles. East Carolina faced Hurricane Floyd, and in that same week, faced the #9 Miami Hurricanes. The Pirates were down 23-3, but scored 24 unanswered points to win the football game, 27-23.

Kansas State finished 6th in the BCS standings but again received no BCS bowl invitation, this time being passed over in favor of Michigan (ranked 8th). Kansas State's predicament demonstrated early on the problem of trying to balance historic bowl ties and creating a system which gives top bowl bids to the most deserving teams.

Four members from each of the WAC's two divisions, the Mountain and Pacific, broke off from the unstable 16-team conference to form the Mountain West Conference.

Arkansas State left the ranks of the Independents to join the Big West Conference, as its seventh member.

Two schools made the move up to Division I-A football this season: University at Buffalo and Middle Tennessee State University.

Also, two schools adopted new names this season. The two Division I-A schools in the University of Louisiana System, Northeast Louisiana and Southwestern Louisiana, respectively became Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Final Conference StandingsEdit

1999 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Florida State   8 0         12 0  
#17 Georgia Tech   5 3         8 4  
Virginia   5 3         7 5  
Clemson   5 3         6 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 5  
NC State   3 5         6 6  
Duke   3 5         3 8  
Maryland   2 6         5 6  
North Carolina   2 6         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#3 Nebraska xy   7 1         12 1  
#6 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
Colorado   5 3         7 5  
Kansas   3 5         5 7  
Iowa State   1 7         4 7  
Missouri   1 7         4 7  
South
#21 Texas x   6 2         9 5  
#23 Texas A&M   5 3         8 4  
Oklahoma   5 3         7 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Nebraska 22, Texas 6
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Virginia Tech   7 0         11 1  
#15 Miami   6 1         9 4  
Boston College   4 3         8 4  
Syracuse   3 4         7 5  
West Virginia   3 4         4 7  
Pittsburgh   2 5         5 6  
Temple   2 5         2 9  
Rutgers   1 6         1 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4/4 Wisconsin   7 1         10 2  
#5/5 Michigan   6 2         10 2  
#7/7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11/11 Penn State   0* 3         0* 3  
#18/17 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24/25 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25/NR Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
1999 Big West Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Boise State   5 1         10 3  
Idaho   4 2         7 4  
New Mexico State   3 2         6 5  
Utah State   3 3         4 7  
Arkansas State   2 3         4 7  
Nevada   2 4         3 8  
North Texas   1 5         2 9  
† – Conference champion
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14 Southern Miss   6 0         9 3  
East Carolina   4 2         9 3  
Louisville   4 2         7 5  
UAB   4 2         5 6  
Memphis   4 2         5 6  
Houston   3 3         7 4  
Army   1 5         3 8  
Tulane   1 5         3 8  
Cincinnati   0 6         3 8  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Louisiana Tech           8 3  
Louisiana–Monroe           5 6  
Navy           5 7  
Notre Dame           5 7  
UCF           4 7  
Middle Tennessee           3 8  
Louisiana–Lafayette           2 9  
Rankings from AP Poll
Template:1999 Mid-American Conference football standings
1999 Mountain West Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Utah §   5 2         9 3  
BYU §   5 2         8 4  
Colorado State §   5 2         8 4  
Wyoming   4 3         7 4  
San Diego State   3 4         5 6  
New Mexico   3 4         4 7  
Air Force   2 5         6 5  
UNLV   1 6         3 8  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Stanford   7 1         8 4  
#19 Oregon   6 2         9 3  
Washington   6 2         7 5  
Arizona State   5 3         6 6  
Oregon State   4 4         7 5  
Arizona   3 5         6 6  
USC   3 5         6 6  
California   3 5         4 7  
UCLA   2 6         4 7  
Washington State   1 7         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#12 Florida x   7 1         9 4  
#9 Tennessee   6 2         9 3  
#16 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 6  
South Carolina   0 8         0 11  
Western Division
#8 Alabama x   7 1         10 3  
#13 Mississippi State   6 2         10 2  
#17 Arkansas   4 4         8 4  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Auburn   2 6         5 6  
LSU   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
1999 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Hawaii §   5 2         9 4  
TCU §   5 2         8 4  
Fresno State §   5 2         8 5  
Rice   4 3         5 6  
SMU   3 3         4 6  
UTEP   3 4         5 7  
San Jose State   1 5         3 7  
Tulsa   1 6         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Progress of #1 and #2 (AP and BCS)Edit

Florida State University was ranked #1 in 17 consecutive AP polls and all of the BCS rankings, which started on October 25. The #2 spot was held by several different opponents during the same time span:

WEEK #1 #2 EVENT
AUG 15 Florida State Tennessee Preseason poll
AUG 30 Florida State Penn State Penn St 41, Arizona 7
SEP 6 Florida State Penn State
SEP 12 Florida State Tennessee Florida 23, Tennessee 21
SEP 19 Florida State Penn State Florida St 42, N. Carolina 10
SEP 26 Florida State Penn State Florida St. 51, Duke 23
OCT 3 Florida State Penn State Florida St 31, Miami 21
OCT 10 Florida State Penn State Florida St 33, Wake Forest 10
OCT 17 Florida State Penn State Florida St 17, Clemson 14
BCS Rankings Begin --------
OCT 25 Florida State Penn State Florida St 35, Virginia 10
NOV 1 Florida State Penn State Minnesota 24, Penn State 23
NOV 8 Florida State Tennessee Arkansas 28, Tennessee 24
NOV 15 Florida State Virginia Tech Florida St 30, Florida 23
NOV 22 Florida State Virginia Tech Va. Tech 38, Boston Coll. 14
NOV 29 Florida State Virginia Tech
FINAL Florida State Virginia Tech

Final BCS RankingsEdit

  1. Florida State
  2. Virginia Tech
  3. Nebraska
  4. Alabama
  5. Tennessee
  6. Kansas State
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Michigan
  9. Michigan State
  10. Florida
  11. Penn State
  12. Marshall
  13. Minnesota
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Texas

Bowl GamesEdit

BCS BowlsEdit

Other New Years Day BowlsEdit

December Bowl GamesEdit

Final AP PollEdit

Team Final Record Points
1. Florida St. (70) 12-0 1750
2. Virginia Tech 11-1 1647
3. Nebraska 12-1 1634
4. Wisconsin 10-2 1519
5. Michigan 10-2 1406
6. Kansas St. 11-1 1402
7. Michigan St. 10-2 1357
8. Alabama 10-3 1236
9. Tennessee 9-3 1168
10. Marshall 13-0 1136
11. Penn St. 10-3 1038
12. Florida 9-4 941
13. Mississippi St. 10-2 923
14. Southern Miss. 9-3 788
15. Miami (FL) 9-4 678
16. Georgia 8-4 640
17. Arkansas 8-4 575
18. Minnesota 8-4 452
19. Oregon 9-3 358
20. Georgia Tech 8-4 345
21. Texas 9-5 340
22. Mississippi 8-4 281
23. Texas A&M 8-4 272
24. Illinois 8-4 201
25. Purdue 8-4 198

Others receiving votes: 26. Stanford (8-4, 168 points); 27. East Carolina (9-3, 97 pts); 28. Colorado (7-5, 75 pts); 29. TCU (8-4, 45 pts); 30. Syracuse (7-5, 21 pts); 31. Utah (9-3, 20 pts); 32. Hawaii (9-4, 19 pts); 33. Washington (7-5, 7 pts); 34. Wake Forest (7-5, 5 pts); 35. Boise St. (10-3, 3 pts) and Oklahoma (7-5, 3 pts); 37. Colorado St. (8-4, 2 pts).

Final Coaches PollEdit

1. Florida St
2. Nebraska
3. Virginia Tech
4. Wisconsin
5. Michigan
6. Kansas St
7. Michigan St
8. Alabama
9. Tennessee
10. Marshall
11. Penn St
12. Mississippi St
13. Southern Miss
14. Florida
15. Miami (FL)
16. Georgia
17. Minnesota
18. Oregon
19. Arkansas
20. Texas A&M
21. Georgia Tech
22. Mississippi
23. Texas
24. Stanford
25. Illinois

Heisman Trophy VotingEdit

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is given to the

Most Outstanding Player of the year
Winner: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, Running Back (2042 points)

Other Major AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit


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