2005 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2005 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 27, 2005, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 2005 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Grand Valley State Lakers defeated the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, 21–17, to win their third Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Jimmy Terwilliger, quarterback from East Stroudsburg.

Conference standings[edit]

2005 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Washburn ^   7 1         9 3  
NW Missouri State ^   6 2         11 4  
Pittsburg State ^   6 2         10 4  
Missouri Western State   6 2         9 3  
Central Missouri   5 3         7 3  
Emporia State   3 5         4 6  
Missouri Southern State   2 6         3 7  
Southwest Baptist   2 7         3 8  
Truman State   0 8         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
Columbia Football Association – Central Washington
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – Central Arkansas
Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Washburn
North Central Conference – Minnesota–Duluth, Nebraska–Omaha, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference – C.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Concordia–Saint Paul and Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), California (PA) and Edinboro (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Nebraska-Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Presbyterian
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

2005 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Grand Valley State (3rd title)
Runner-Up Northwest Missouri State (3rd championship game)
Semifinalists East Stroudsburg
North Alabama

The 2005 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 32nd 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 18th time.

Seeded teams[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 12
Campus Sites
    Second Round
November 19
Campus Sites
    Quarterfinals
November 26
Campus Sites
    Semifinals
December 3
Campus Sites
    National Championship Game
December 10
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
       Presbyterian* 28  
   Central Arkansas 28      Central Arkansas 52    
   Albany State (GA) 20          Central Arkansas 38  
Super Region 2      North Alabama 41    
       N.C. Central* 21    
   North Alabama 40      North Alabama 24  
   Valdosta State 13  
     North Alabama 24  
     NW Missouri State 25    
       West Texas A&M* 3  
   Pittsburg State 49      Pittsburg State 41    
   Nebraska–Kearney 20          Pittsburg State 10  
Super Region 4      NW Missouri State 21  
       Washburn* 32    
   NW Missouri State 45      NW Missouri State 42  
   Angelo State 14  
     NW Missouri State 17
     Grand Valley State 21
       Shepherd* 21  
   C.W. Post 24      C.W. Post 28    
   West Chester 20          C.W. Post 28  
Super Region 1      East Stroudsburg 55    
       Bloomsburg* 39    
   East Stroudsburg 55      East Stroudsburg 52  
   So. Conn. State 33  
     East Stroudsburg 20  
     Grand Valley State 55  
       Grand Valley State* 17  
   North Dakota 23      North Dakota 3    
   Minnesota–Duluth 12          Grand Valley State 24  
Super Region 3      Saginaw Valley 17  
       Nebraska–Omaha* 21    
   Saginaw Valley 31      Saginaw Valley 24  
   Northwood (MI) 16  

Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2005 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 23, 2014.