2001 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2001 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 August 30, 2001, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 8, 2001 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The North Dakota Fighting Sioux defeated the Grand Valley State Lakers, 17–14, to win their first Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Dusty Bonner, quarterback from Valdosta State, his second consecutive Hill Trophy.

Conference standings[edit]

2001 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Pittsburg State ^   8 1         11 2  
Central Missouri State   7 2         10 2  
Truman State   6 3         8 3  
Missouri Western State   6 3         8 3  
NW Missouri State   6 3         7 4  
Southwest Baptist   4 5         6 5  
Emporia State   3 6         5 6  
Missouri Southern State   3 6         4 6  
Washburn   2 7         3 8  
Missouri-Rolla   0 9         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Virginia Union
Columbia Football Association – Western Washington
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – Valdosta State
Lone Star Conference – Tarleton State and Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – North Dakota
Northeast-10 ConferenceC.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Chadron State
South Atlantic Conference – Catawba
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Fort Valley State, Morehouse and Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Glenville State

Postseason[edit]

2001 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 16
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions North Dakota (1st title)
Runner-Up Grand Valley State (1st championship game)
Semifinalists Catawba
UC Davis

The 2001 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 28th 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 15th time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
                             
 North Dakota 42  
 Winona State 28  
   North Dakota 38  
 
   Pittsburg State 0  
 Pittsburg State 20
 Nebraska–Omaha 7  
   North Dakota 14  
   UC Davis 2  
 Tarleton State 28  
 Chadron State 24  
   Tarleton State 25
 
   UC Davis 42  
 UC Davis 37
 Texas A&M–Kingsville 32  
   North Dakota 17
   Grand Valley State 14
 Valdosta State 40  
 Fort Valley State 24  
   Valdosta State 34
 
   Catawba 37*  
 Catawba 35
 Central Arkansas 34  
   Catawba 16
   Grand Valley State 34  
 Grand Valley State 42  
 Bloomsburg 14  
   Grand Valley State 33
 
   Saginaw Valley State 30  
 Saginaw Valley State 33
 Indiana (PA) 32  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2001 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 11, 2014.