1998 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1998 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 on September 5, 1998, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 1998 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats defeated the Carson–Newman, 24–6, to win their first Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Brian Shay, running back from Emporia State.

Conference standings[edit]

1998 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
NW Missouri State ^   9 0         15 0  
Emporia State   7 2         9 2  
Central Missouri State   6 3         8 3  
Pittsburg State   6 3         7 3  
Truman State   6 3         6 5  
Missouri Western State   3 6         5 6  
Washburn   3 6         4 6  
Missouri Southern State   3 6         3 7  
Southwest Baptist   2 7         3 8  
Missouri-Rolla   0 9         0 11  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Livingstone and Winston-Salem State
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Albany
Gulf South Conference – Delta State and West Georgia
Lone Star Conference – Central Oklahoma
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Northwest Missouri State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Grand Valley State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha and Northern Colorado
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Millersville (East), Slippery Rock (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Chadron State and Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

1998 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 16
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Northwest Missouri State (1st title)
Runner-Up Carson–Newman (2nd championship game)
Semifinalists Slippery Rock
Texas A&M–Kingsville

The 1998 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 25th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama for the 12th time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
                             
 Carson–Newman 30  
 West Georgia 20  
   Carson–Newman 38  
 
   Fort Valley State 31  
 Fort Valley State 21
 Delta State 14  
   Carson–Newman 47  
   Slippery Rock 21  
 Slippery Rock 37  
 Grand Valley State 14  
   Slippery Rock 31
 
   Shepherd 20  
 Shepherd 9
 Indiana (PA) 6  
   Carson–Newman 6
   Northwest Missouri State 24
 Northwest Missouri State 28  
 Nebraska–Omaha 14  
   Northwest Missouri State 42
 
   Northern Colorado 17  
 Northern Colorado 52
 North Dakota 24  
   Northwest Missouri State 49
   Texas A&M–Kingsville† 34  
 Central Oklahoma 21  
 Chadron State 19  
   Central Oklahoma 21
 
   Texas A&M–Kingsville 24*  
 Texas A&M–Kingsville 54
 UC Davis 21  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995-1999 Carson-Newman Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1998 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 8, 2014.