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2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season


2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season

2002 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 2002
Duration November 30 – December 20, 2002
Championship site Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN
Champion Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Payton Award Tony RomoQB (Eastern Illinois)
Buchanan Award Rashean MathisFS (Bethune-Cookman)
Division I-AA football season

The 2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 2002, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 20, 2002, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers won their first I-AA championship, defeating the McNeese State Cowboys by a final score of 34−14[1]


  • Conference standings 1
  • Conference champions 2
  • Postseason 3
    • NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket 3.1
  • References 4

Conference standings

2002 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Georgia Southern ^   7 1         11 3  
#14 Wofford   6 2         9 3  
#10 Appalachian State ^   6 2         8 4  
#9 Furman ^   6 2         8 4  
VMI   3 5         6 6  
Western Carolina   3 5         5 6  
East Tennessee State   2 6         4 8  
Chattanooga   2 6         2 10  
The Citadel   1 7         3 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 Conference – Maine and Northeastern
Big Sky Conference – Idaho State, Montana, and Montana State
Big South ConferenceGardner-Webb
Gateway Football Conference – Western Illinois and Western Kentucky
Ivy League – Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Bethune-Cookman
Northeast Conference – Albany (NY)
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Illinois and Murray State
Patriot League – Colgate and Fordham
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Georgia Southern
Southland Conference – McNeese State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Grambling State


NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

* Denotes host institution


  1. ^ "2002 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
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