1975 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1975 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began in August 1975, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship in December 1975 at Charles C. Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, California. The Northern Michigan Wildcats defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 16-14, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1975 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
SE Missouri State 6 0 0     7 4 0
NE Missouri State 4 2 0     7 4 0
NW Missouri State 3 3 0     7 3 0
SW Missouri State 3 3 0     6 4 1
Central Missouri State 2 4 0     5 5 0
Missouri-Rolla 1 5 0     1 8 2
Lincoln (MO) 2 4 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Norfolk State
Far Western Football Conference – UC Davis
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Wayne State
Gulf South Conference – Nicholls State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&I
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Southeast Missouri State
North Central Conference – North Dakota
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Morris
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – East Stroudsburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic ConferenceLenoir-Rhyne
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II) – Bethune-Cookman
Yankee Conference – New Hampshire

Postseason[edit]

1975 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 8
Finals Site Charles C. Hughes Stadium
Sacramento, California
Champions Northern Michigan (1st title)
Runner-Up Western Kentucky (2nd championship game)
Semifinalists West Alabama
New Hampshire

The 1975 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the third single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, California for the third, and final, time. The Northern Michigan Wildcats defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 16-14, to win their first national title. Of all current members of Division II, as of 2013, Northern Michigan was the first to win the playoff national championship.

Playoff bracket[edit]

First round Semifinals Championship
                 
Northern Michigan 24
Boise State 21
Northern Michigan 28
West Alabama 26
West Alabama 34
North Dakota 14
Northern Michigan 16
Western Kentucky 14
Western Kentucky 14
Northern Iowa 12
Western Kentucky 14
New Hampshire 3
New Hampshire 35
Lehigh 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 2, 2014.