1984 NCAA Division II football season
|1984 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1984|
|National Championship||Palm Bowl
The 1984 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 in August 1984, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 8, 1984, at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas. During the game's five-year stretch in McAllen, the "City of Palms", it was referred to as the Palm Bowl.
Conference changes and new programs
- Four programs departed Division II for Division I-AA prior to the season. Three were members of the Lone Star Conference, invited to join the newly formed, Division I-AA Gulf Star Conference.
|School||1983 Conference||1984 Conference|
|Eastern Washington||D-II Independent||I-AA Independent|
|Sam Houston State||Lone Star (D-II)||Gulf Star (I-AA)|
|Texas State||Lone Star (D-II)||Gulf Star (I-AA)|
|Stephen F. Austin||Lone Star (D-II)||Gulf Star (I-AA)|
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Norfolk State
|1984 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs|
The 1984 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 12th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas, for the fourth consecutive time.
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium
|North Dakota State||31|
|North Dakota State||25|
|Northwest Missouri State||15|
|North Dakota State||17|
|Central State (OH)||21|
- "1984 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.