2011 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2011 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 1, 2011, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 17, 2011 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Pittsburg State Gorillas defeated the Wayne State Warriors, 35–21, to win their second Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Jonas Randolph, running back from Mars Hill.

Conference standings[edit]

2011 Great American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Ouachita Baptist   6 1         7 3  
Henderson State   4 1         6 4  
East Central   6 2         9 2  
Arkansas-Monticello   3 3         5 6  
Harding   3 3         4 7  
Southern Arkansas   3 4         3 7  
SW Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Arkansas Tech   1 4         2 8  
SE Oklahoma State   1 7         2 8  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2011 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 North Greenville ^           11 3  
UNC-Pembroke           8 3  
Northeastern State           7 5  
Southwest Baptist           6 5  
Notre Dame (OH)           5 6  
OK Panhandle State           3 7  
Central Oklahoma           2 9  
Central State           1 10  
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2011 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Midwestern State ^   8 0         10 1  
#16 Abilene Christian ^   7 1         8 3  
#25 West Texas A&M   6 2         8 3  
Tarleton State   5 3         6 5  
Texas A&M-Kingsville   4 4         6 5  
Angelo State   2 6         5 6  
Incarnate Word   2 6         2 8  
Eastern New Mexico   1 7         2 9  
Texas A&M-Commerce   1 7         1 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2011 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Pittsburg State ^   8 1         13 1  
#5 NW Missouri St. ^   7 2         11 3  
#11 Washburn ^   7 2         10 3  
#18 Missouri Western ^   7 2         9 3  
Central Missouri   6 3         8 4  
Emporia State   3 6         5 6  
Fort Hays State   3 6         4 7  
Truman State   2 7         4 7  
Missouri Southern State   2 7         3 7  
Lincoln   0 9         1 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Great American ConferenceOuachita Baptist
Great Lakes Football Conference – Urbana
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Hillsdale
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Humboldt State
Gulf South Conference – Delta State
Lone Star Conference – Midwestern State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
Northeast-10 Conference – New Haven
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth (North) and Minnesota State–Mankato (South)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Kutztown
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – CSU Pueblo
South Atlantic Conference – Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Miles
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Concord (WV)

Postseason[edit]

2011 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Pittsburg State (2nd title)
Runner-Up Wayne State (MI) (1st championship game)
Semifinalists Delta State
Winston-Salem State

The 2011 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 38th 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 24th time.

Seeded teams[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 19
Campus Sites
    Second Round
November 26
Campus Sites
    Quarterfinals
December 3
Campus Sites
    Semifinals
December 10
Campus Sites
    National Championship Game
December 17
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
       Delta State 42  
   North Alabama 43      North Alabama 14    
   West Alabama 27          Delta State 28  
Super Region 2      North Greenville 23    
     Mars Hill 38    
   North Greenville 63      North Greenville 52
   Albany State (GA) 14
     Delta State 23  
     Pittsburg State 49    
       Midwestern State 31  
   NW Missouri State 35      NW Missouri State 55    
   Mo. Western State 29          NW Missouri State 16  
Super Region 4      Pittsburg State 41  
     Pittsburg State 31    
   Washburn 52      Washburn 22
   Abilene Christian 49
     Pittsburg State 35
     Wayne State (MI) 21
       Winston-Salem State 35  
   California (PA) 44      California (PA) 28    
   Elizabeth City State 0          Winston-Salem State 27  
Super Region 1      New Haven 7    
     New Haven 44    
   Kutztown 17      Kutztown 37
   Concord 14
     Winston-Salem State 14  
     Wayne State (MI) 21  
       CSU–Pueblo 21  
   Minnesota–Duluth 30      Minnesota–Duluth 24    
   Saginaw Valley 27          Minnesota–Duluth 25  
Super Region 3      Wayne State (MI) 31  
     Nebraska–Kearney 14    
   Wayne State (MI) 48      Wayne State (MI) 38
   St. Cloud State 38

Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010-2014 Pittsburg State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved January 27, 2014.