1993 NCAA Division II football season
|1993 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1993|
|Playoffs||November 20 – December 11, 1993|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium
|Harlon Hill Trophy||Roger Graham, New Haven|
The 1993 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 1993, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 11, 1993, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama.
Conference changes and new programs
- A 1991 NCAA rule change required athletic programs maintain all of their sports at the same division level by the 1993 season. As such, many Division I programs with football teams at the Division II levels were forced to upgrade their programs to Division I-AA. As such, a large number of teams departed Division II after the 1992 season.
- After losing four of its core members to this decision, the Western Football Conference was forced to dissolve before the season. Four of its members upgraded to Division I-AA while its remaining members either became a Division II independent, downgraded to Division III, or dropped its football program.
- The West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference transitioned its entire membership from the NAIA to Division II prior to the season.
|School||1992 Conference||1993 Conference|
|Butler||MIFC (D-II)||Pioneer (I-AA)|
|California–Davis||Northern California (D-II)||American West (I-AA)|
|Cal Lutheran||Western (D-II)||SCIAA (D-III)|
|Cal Poly||Western (D-II)||American West (I-AA)|
|Cal State Northridge||Western (D-II)||American West (I-AA)|
|Central Arkansas||Arkansas (NAIA)||Gulf South (D-II)|
|Central Connecticut State||D-II Independent||I-AA Independent|
|Henderson State||Arkansas (NAIA)||Gulf South (D-II)|
|Jacksonville State||Gulf South||D-II Independent|
|Mercyhurst||D-III Independent||D-II Independent|
|Portland State||Western (D-II)||D-II Independent|
|Sacramento State||Western (D-II)||American West (I-AA)|
|St. Francis (IL)||NAIA Independent||MIFC|
|Santa Clara||Western (D-II)||Dropped Program|
|Southern Utah||Western (D-II)||American West (I-AA)|
|Troy State||D-II Independent||I-AA Independent|
|Valparaiso||MIFC (D-II)||Pioneer (I-AA)|
- After Texas A&I University joined the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and changed its name to Texas A&M University–Kingsville in 1993, the Texas A&I Javelinas became the Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas at the start of the 1993 season.
- After West Texas State University joined the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and changed its name to West Texas A&M University in 1993, the West Texas State Buffaloes became the West Texas A&M Buffaloes at the start of the 1993 season.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Hampton
|1993 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs|
The 1993 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 21st 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 eighth time.
Braly Municipal Stadium
|Albany State (GA)||7|
|Fort Hays State||34|
|Missouri Southern State||13|
- "1993 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- "About Texas A&M University-Kingsville". Texas A&M-Kingsville. tamuk.edu. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
- "A Brief History of West Texas A&M University". West Texas A&M. wtamu.edu. Retrieved January 23, 2014.