1994 NCAA Division II football season

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1994 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 3 – November 12, 1994
PlayoffsNovember 19 – December 10, 1994[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionNorth Alabama
Harlon Hill TrophyChris Hatcher, Valdosta State

The 1994 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 3, 1994, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1994, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama.

North Alabama defeated Texas A&M–Kingsville in the championship game, 16–10, to win their second consecutive Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Chris Hatcher, quarterback from Valdosta State.

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

School 1993 Conference 1994 Conference
Michigan Tech D-II Independent MIFC
UC Davis American West D-II Independent

Conference standings[edit]

1994 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Alabama $^ 7 0 0     13 1 0
Central Arkansas 5 1 0     8 2 0
Valdosta State ^ 5 1 0     11 2 0
West Georgia 3 3 0     7 3 0
Delta State 2 4 1     3 5 2
Mississippi College 2 5 0     4 5 1
Henderson State 1 4 1     2 8 1
Livingston 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
1994 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&M-Kingsville $^ 5 0 0     12 2 0
Angelo State ^ 4 1 0     6 5 0
Central Oklahoma 2 2 1     6 3 1
East Texas State 2 3 0     5 5 0
Eastern New Mexico 1 3 1     6 4 1
Abilene Christian 0 5 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant


1994 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburg State $^ 9 0 0     10 1 0
NE Missouri State ^ 7 2 0     8 3 0
Missouri Western State 6 3 0     8 3 0
Central Missouri State 6 3 0     7 3 0
Missouri Southern State 5 4 0     5 5 0
Missouri-Rolla 4 4 1     5 5 1
Emporia State 4 4 0     5 5 0
Washburn 2 7 0     3 7 0
Southwest Baptist 1 7 1     1 8 1
NW Missouri State 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant


1994 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Humboldt State + 2 1 0     8 2 0
Chico State + 2 1 0     3 6 0
Sonoma State + 2 1 0     3 7 0
San Francisco State 0 3 0     1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Second Chico State vs. Sonoma State game did not count in conference standings
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll

Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Hampton
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Bentley
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Pittsburg State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Ferris State
North Central Conference – North Dakota and North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – Cal State Chico and Humboldt State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg and West Chester (East), Edinboro and Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Glenville State and Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

1994 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 1994 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 22nd 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 ninth time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Ferris State 43
West Chester 40
Ferris State 17
Indiana (PA) 21
Indiana (PA) 35
Grand Valley State 27
Indiana (PA) 20
Texas A&M–Kingsville 46
Texas A&M–Kingsville 43
Western State (CO) 7
Texas A&M–Kingsville 21
Portland State 16
Portland State 29
Angelo State 0
Texas A&M–Kingsville 10
North Alabama 16
North Dakota State 18***
Pittsburg State 12
North Dakota State 7
North Dakota 14
North Dakota 18
Northeast Missouri State 6
North Dakota 7
North Alabama 35
North Alabama 17
Carson–Newman 13
North Alabama 27**
Valdosta State 24
Valdosta State 14
Albany State 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990-1994 North Alabama Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "1994 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 6, 2014.