1995 NCAA Division II football season

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1995 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 2 – November 11, 1995
PlayoffsNovember 18 – December 9, 1995[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionNorth Alabama
Harlon Hill TrophyRonald McKinnon, North Alabama

The 1995 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 2, 1995, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 9, 1995, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The North Alabama Lions defeated the Pittsburg State Gorillas, 27–7, to win their third consecutive, and overall, Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Ronald McKinnon, linebacker from North Alabama.

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

  • Two teams departed Division II for Division I-AA prior to the season.
Team 1994 conference 1995 conference
Arkansas–Monticello Arkansas Intercollegiate (NAIA) Gulf South
Arkansas Tech Arkansas Intercollegiate (NAIA) Gulf South
Hampton CIAA MEAC (I-AA)
San Francisco State Northern California Dropped program
Southern Arkansas Arkansas Intercollegiate (NAIA) Gulf South
Tarleton State - Lone Star
Wofford Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings[edit]

1995 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Alabama $^ 8 0 0     14 0 0
West Georgia ^ 7 1 0     8 3 0
Central Arkansas 6 3 0     7 4 0
Henderson State 6 3 0     6 5 0
Valdosta State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Delta State 5 4 0     5 6 0
Arkansas–Monticello 3 3 0     6 5 0
Arkansas Tech 2 6 1     3 6 1
Mississippi College 2 7 1     2 7 1
Southern Arkansas 1 6 0     4 6 0
West Alabama 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
1995 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&M-Kingsville $^ 7 0 0     11 2 0
East Texas State ^ 6 1 0     8 4 0
Angelo State 4 2 1     6 3 1
Central Oklahoma 4 3 0     8 3 0
Eastern New Mexico 3 3 1     6 4 1
Abilene Christian 2 5 0     4 7 0
West Texas A&M 1 6 0     5 6 0
Tarleton State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1995 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburg State $^ 9 0 0     12 1 1
Missouri Western State 6 3 0     7 3 1
NE Missouri State 6 3 0     6 5 0
NW Missouri State 6 3 0     6 5 0
Missouri Southern State 5 4 0     6 4 0
Emporia State 4 5 0     5 6 0
Washburn 3 6 0     4 6 0
Central Missouri State 3 6 0     4 6 0
Southwest Baptist 2 7 0     2 8 0
Missouri-Rolla 1 8 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant


1995 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ferris State $^ 10 0 0     12 1 0
Grand Valley State 8 2 0     8 3 0
Northern Michigan 7 3 0     7 3 0
Saginaw Valley State 7 3 0     7 3 0
Hillsdale 7 3 0     7 4 0
Michigan Tech 5 5 0     5 5 0
St. Francis (IL) 5 5 0     5 6 0
Indianapolis 3 7 0     3 8 0
Wayne State (MI) 3 7 0     3 8 0
Ashland 2 8 0     2 8 0
Northwood 2 8 0     2 8 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 1 9 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1995 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Humboldt State $ 4 0 0     8 1 1
Chico State 1 2 1     2 5 2
Sonoma State 0 3 1     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Both games vs. same conference opponent counted in conference standings
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1995 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fort Hays State +^ 6 0 1     8 2 2
Western State + 6 0 1     7 2 1
Chadron State 5 2 0     8 2 0
Adams State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Fort Lewis 3 4 0     4 6 0
New Mexico Highlands 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mesa State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Colorado Mines 0 7 0     1 9 0
Nebraska–Kearney * 0 0 0     6 3 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – ineligible for conference title

Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Virginia State
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Stonehill
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
Northern California Athletic Conference – Humboldt State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth and Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Edinboro (West) and Millersville (East)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Fort Hays State and Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan

Postseason[edit]

1995 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 1995 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 36
Millersville 26
Ferris State 17
New Haven 9
New Haven 27
Edinboro 12
Ferris State 7
North Alabama 45
North Alabama 38
Albany State 28
North Alabama 28
Carson–Newman 7
Carson–Newman 37
West Georgia 26
North Alabama 27
Pittsburg State 7
Pittsburg State 36
Northern Colorado 17
Pittsburg State 9
North Dakota State 7
North Dakota State 41
North Dakota 10
Pittsburg State 28*
Texas A&M–Kingsville 25
Texas A&M–Kingsville 59
Fort Hays State 28
Texas A&M–Kingsville 30
Portland State 3
Portland State 56
East Texas State 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995-1999 North Alabama Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "1995 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 6, 2014.