1983 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1983 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 1983, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1983 at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas. During the game's five-year stretch in McAllen, the "City of Palms", it was referred to as the Palm Bowl. The North Dakota State Bison defeated the Central State (Ohio), 41–21, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1983 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Southwest Texas State ^ 6 1 0     9 2 0
East Texas State 6 1 0     8 2 0
Stephen F. Austin 5 2 0     7 4 0
Abilene Christian 4 3 0     7 3 0
Angelo State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Texas A&I 2 5 0     2 9 0
Sam Houston State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Howard Payne 1 6 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant


1983 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri-Rolla § 4 1 0     8 2 0
Central Missouri State § 4 1 0     6 5 0
NE Missouri State 3 2 0     4 7 0
NW Missouri State 2 3 0     5 6 0
SE Missouri State 1 4 0     1 9 0
Lincoln (MO) 1 4 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division II playoff participant


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Virginia Union
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Saginaw Valley State
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – East Texas State and Southwest Texas State
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Central Missouri State and Missouri–Rolla
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha and North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – UC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Clarion
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Fort Valley State

Postseason[edit]

1983 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 8
Finals Site Veterans Stadium
McAllen, TX
Champions North Dakota State (1st title)
Runner-Up Central State (OH) (1st championship game)
Semifinalists UC Davis
North Alabama

The 1983 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 11th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas for the third consecutive time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First round
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium
McAllen, TX
                           
   UC Davis 25  
 Butler 6  
   UC Davis 17  
   North Dakota State 26  
 North Dakota State 24
   Towson State 17  
     North Dakota State 41
   Central State (OH) 21
   North Alabama 16  
 Virginia Union 14  
   North Alabama 24
   Central State (OH) 27  
 Central State (OH) 24
   Southwest Texas State 16  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.