2006 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2006 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 2, 2006, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 16, 2006 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, 17–14, to win their fourth Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Danny Woodhead, running back from Chadron State.

Conference standings[edit]

2006 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northwest Missouri St. ^   9 0         14 1  
Pittsburg State   7 2         10 2  
Missouri Western State ^   7 2         9 3  
Washburn   6 3         7 4  
Truman State   6 3         6 5  
Central Missouri   3 6         5 6  
Missouri Southern State   3 6         5 6  
Emporia State   2 7         3 8  
Fort Hays State   1 8         1 10  
Southwest Baptist   1 8         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
Great Lakes Football ConferenceSaint Joseph's (IN)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha and North Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference – Bryant, C.W. Post, Merrimack, and Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Bemidji State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), California (PA) and Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Chadron State
South Atlantic Conference – Newberry
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State and Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

2006 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Grand Valley State (4th title)
Runner-Up Northwest Missouri State (4th championship game)
Semifinalists Delta State
Bloomsburg

The 2006 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 33rd 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 19th time.

Seeded teams[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 18
Campus Sites
    Second Round
November 25
Campus Sites
    Quarterfinals
December 2
Campus Sites
    Semifinals
December 9 and 10
Campus Sites
    National Championship Game
December 16
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
       Grand Valley State* 35  
   South Dakota 31      South Dakota 17    
   Northwood (MI) 28          Grand Valley State* 30  
Super Region 3      North Dakota 20    
     Nebraska–Omaha* 35    
   North Dakota 42      North Dakota 38
   Winona State 0
     Grand Valley State 49  
     Delta State 30    
       N.C. Central* 17  
   Delta State 17      Delta State 24    
   Elizabeth City State 10          Delta State 27  
Super Region 2      North Alabama 10  
     North Alabama* 38    
   Newberry 34      Newberry 20
   Albany State (GA) 28
     Grand Valley State 17
     NW Missouri State 14
       Shepherd* 31  
   Merrimack 28      Merrimack 7    
   So. Conn. State 26          Shepherd 21  
Super Region 1      Bloomsburg 24    
     Bloomsburg* 21    
   West Chester 31      West Chester 20
   Bryant 29
     Bloomsburg 3  
     NW Missouri State 33  
       NW Missouri State* 27  
   Midwestern State 28      Midwestern State 0    
   Missouri Western State 26          NW Missouri State 28  
Super Region 4      Chadron State 21  
     Chadron State* 43    
   West Texas A&M 30      West Texas A&M 17
   Abilene Christian 27

Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005-2009 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2006 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 23, 2014.