2004 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2004 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 26, 2004, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 11, 2004 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Valdosta State Blazers defeated the Pittsburg State Gorillas, 36–31, to win their first Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Chad Friehauf, quarterback from Colorado Mines.

Conference standings[edit]

2004 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Pittsburg State ^   9 0         14 1  
NW Missouri State ^   8 1         11 2  
Washburn   6 3         8 4  
Central Missouri State   5 4         7 4  
Emporia State   4 5         5 6  
Missouri So. State-Joplin   4 5         5 6  
Missouri Western State   4 5         5 6  
Missouri-Rolla   2 7         3 8  
Truman State   2 7         2 9  
Southwest Baptist   1 8         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Shaw
Columbia Football Association – Central Washington
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Michigan Tech and Northwood
Gulf South Conference – Valdosta State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha
Northeast-10 Conference – Bentley and C.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – West Chester (East), Edinboro, Indiana (PA), and Shippensburg (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mines
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

2004 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Valdosta State (1st title)
Runner-Up Pittsburg State (4th championship game)
Semifinalists North Dakota
West Chester

The 2004 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 31st 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 17th time. This was the first year of the current 24-team playoff bracket.

Seeded teams[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 13
Campus Sites
    Second Round
November 20
Campus Sites
    Quarterfinals
November 27
Campus Sites
    Semifinals
December 4
Campus Sites
    National Championship Game
December 11
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
       Michigan Tech* 3  
   North Dakota†† 20      North Dakota 20    
   St. Cloud State 17          North Dakota 19  
Super Region 3      Grand Valley State 15    
     Northwood (MI)* 7    
   Grand Valley State 16      Grand Valley State 10
   Winona State 13
     North Dakota 19  
     Pittsburg State 31    
       Pittsburg State* 70  
   Colorado Mines 52      Colorado Mines 35    
   Midwestern State 33          Pittsburg State 50  
Super Region 4      Northwest Missouri State 36  
     Northwest Missouri State* 34    
   Texas A&M–Kingsville 40      Texas A&M–Kingsville 14
   Southeastern Oklahoma 30
     Pittsburg State 31
     Valdosta State 36
       Shippensburg 28  
   West Chester 35      West Chester 33    
   C.W. Post 3          West Chester 48  
Super Region 1      East Stroudsburg 38    
     East Stroudsburg* 36    
   Edinboro 47      Edinboro 32
   Bentley 44
     West Chester 21  
     Valdosta State 45  
       Albany State (GA)* 42  
   Arkansas Tech 24      Arkansas Tech 24    
   Catawba 20          Albany State (GA) 24  
Super Region 2      Valdosta State 38  
     Valdosta State* 38    
   Carson–Newman 35      Carson–Newman 12
   Fayetteville State 14

Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Pittsburg Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2003 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 20, 2014.