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NCAA Division II national football championship

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The NCAA Division II National football championships began in 1973. Prior to 1973, four regional bowl games were played in order to provide postseason action for what was then called the NCAA College Division.

NCAA Division II Championship Results
Year Score
1973 Louisiana Tech 34-0 Western Kentucky
1974 Central Michigan 54-14 Delaware
1975 Northern Michigan 16-14 Western Kentucky
1976 Montana State 24-13 Akron
1977 Lehigh 33-0 Jacksonville State
1978 Eastern Illinois 10-9 Delaware
1979 Delaware 38-21 Youngstown State
1980 Cal Poly 21-13 Eastern Illinois
1981 Southwest Texas State 42-13 North Dakota State
1982 Southwest Texas State 34-9 UC Davis
1983 North Dakota State 41-21 Central State
1984 Troy State 18-17 North Dakota State
1985 North Dakota State 35-7 North Alabama
1986 North Dakota State 27-7 South Dakota
1987 Troy State 31-17 Portland State
1988 North Dakota State 35-21 Portland State
1989 [Vacated] 3-0 Jacksonville State
1990 North Dakota State 51-11 Indiana-Pennsylvania
1991 Pittsburg State 23-6 Jacksonville State
1992 Jacksonville State 17-13 Pittsburg State
1993 North Alabama 41-34 Indiana-Pennsylvania
1994 North Alabama 16-10 Texas A&M-Kingsville
1995 North Alabama 27-7 Pittsburg State
1996 Northern Colorado 23-14 Carson-Newman
1997 Northern Colorado 51-0 New Haven
1998 Northwest Missouri State 24-6 Carson-Newman
1999 Northwest Missouri State 58-52 Carson-Newman
2000 Delta State 63-34 Bloomsburg
2001 North Dakota 17-14 Grand Valley State
2002 Grand Valley State 31-24 Valdosta State
2003 Grand Valley State 10-3 North Dakota
2004 Valdosta State 36-31 Pittsburg State

Most of the participants in early national championship games have moved into Division I, the main catalyst for their moves being the creation of Division I-AA in 1978. The following Division II title game participants later moved to Division I:

  • Division I-A
    • Akron (runner-up 1976)
    • Central Michigan (champion 1974)
    • Louisiana Tech (champion 1973)
    • Troy (champion 1984, 1987 as Troy State)
  • Division I-AA
    • Cal Poly (champion 1980)
    • Delaware (champion 1979; runner-up 1974, 1978)
    • Eastern Illinois (champion 1978; runner-up 1980)
    • Jacksonville State (champion 1992; runner-up 1977, 1989, 1991)
    • Lehigh (champion 1977)
    • Montana State (champion 1976)
    • North Dakota State (champion 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990; runner-up 1981, 1984)
    • Northern Colorado (champion 1996, 1997)
    • Portland State (runner-up 1987, 1988)
    • Texas State (champion 1981, 1982 as Southwest Texas State)
    • UC Davis (runner-up 1982)
    • Western Kentucky (runner-up 1973, 1975)
    • Youngstown State (runner-up 1979)


See Also

External Link

NCAA football page (http://www.ncaasports.com/football/mens)

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