1993 NCAA Division II football season

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1993 NCAA Division II football season
Regular season August – November 1993
Playoffs November 20 – December 11, 1993
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion North Alabama
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.

North Alabama defeated Indiana (PA) in the championship game, 41–34, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Roger Graham, running back from New Haven.

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

Conference changes[edit]

  • 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
Northwood D-II Independent MIFC
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)

Program changes[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

1993 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&M-Kingsville $^ 5 0 0     7 6 0
Abilene Christian 3 2 0     7 3 0
Angelo State 3 2 0     7 3 0
Central Oklahoma 2 3 0     7 3 0
East Texas State 1 4 0     5 6 0
Eastern New Mexico 1 4 0     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant


1993 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri Southern State $^ 9 0 0     9 1 1
Pittsburg State ^ 8 1 0     8 3 0
Missouri Western State 6 2 1     8 2 1
Central Missouri State 6 2 1     7 2 1
NE Missouri State 5 4 0     6 5 0
Emporia State 3 6 0     3 7 0
NW Missouri State 3 6 0     3 8 0
Missouri-Rolla 2 7 0     3 7 0
Southwest Baptist 2 7 0     2 9 0
Washburn 0 9 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant


1993 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chico State $ 3 0 1     4 4 1
Cal State Hayward 2 2 0     3 6 0
Sonoma State 2 2 0     2 7 0
Humboldt State 1 2 1     4 6 1
San Francisco State 1 3 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Hampton
Eastern Collegiate Football ConferenceBentley
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Missouri Southern State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Ferris State
North Central Conference – Minnesota State–Mankato and North Dakota
Northern California Athletic Conference – Cal State Chico
Northern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceWinona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Millersville (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Fort Hays State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceGlenville State

Postseason[edit]

1993 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs
Teams 16
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

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.

Playoff bracket[edit]

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
               
North Alabama 38
Carson–Newman 28
North Alabama 45
Hampton 20
Hampton 33
Albany State (GA) 7
North Alabama 27
Texas A&M–Kingsville 25
Texas A&M–Kingsville 50
Portland State 15
Texas A&M–Kingsville 51
UC Davis 28
UC Davis 37
Fort Hays State 34
North Alabama 41
Indiana (PA) 34
Minnesota State–Mankato 34
Missouri Southern State 13
Minnesota State–Mankato 21
North Dakota 54
North Dakota 17
Pittsburg State 14
North Dakota 6
Indiana (PA) 21
New Haven 48
Edinboro 28
New Haven 35
Indiana (PA) 38
Indiana (PA) 28
Ferris State 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1993 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Texas A&M University-Kingsville". Texas A&M-Kingsville. tamuk.edu. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "A Brief History of West Texas A&M University". West Texas A&M. wtamu.edu. Retrieved January 23, 2014.