2004 NCAA Division II football season

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2004 NCAA Division II football season
Regular season August 26 – November 6, 2004
Playoffs November 13 – December 11, 2004[1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Valdosta State
Harlon Hill Trophy Chad Friehauf, Colorado Mines

The 2004 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 August 26, 2004, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 11, 2004 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Valdosta State Blazers defeated the Pittsburg State Gorillas, 36–31, to win their first Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Chad Friehauf, quarterback from Colorado Mines.

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

School 2003 Conference 2004 Conference
UC Davis D-II Independent Great West (I-AA)
North Dakota State North Central (D-II) Great West (I-AA)
Northern Colorado North Central (D-II) Great West (I-AA)
South Dakota State North Central (D-II) Great West (I-AA)
UMass Lowell Northeast-10 Program Dropped

Conference standings[edit]

2004 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Central Washington $   5 1         7 4  
Western Washington   3 3         6 4  
Humboldt State   3 3         5 5  
Western Oregon   1 5         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
2004 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Pittsburg State $^   9 0         14 1  
NW Missouri State ^   8 1         11 2  
Washburn   6 3         8 4  
Central Missouri State   5 4         7 4  
Emporia State   4 5         5 6  
Missouri So. State-Joplin   4 5         5 6  
Missouri Western State   4 5         5 6  
Missouri-Rolla   2 7         3 8  
Truman State   2 7         2 9  
Southwest Baptist   1 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Shaw
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Michigan Tech and Northwood
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – Valdosta State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha
Northeast-10 Conference – Bentley and C.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – West Chester (East), Edinboro, Indiana (PA), and Shippensburg (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mines
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

2004 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2004 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 31st 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 17th time. This was the first year of a 24-team playoff bracket.

Seeded teams[edit]




Playoff bracket[edit]

  'First Round'
November 13
Campus Sites
'Second Round'
November 20
Campus Sites
'Quarterfinals'
November 27
Campus Sites
'Semifinals'
December 4
Campus Sites
'National Championship Game'
December 11
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
5 North Dakota†† 20     1 Michigan Tech* 3  
4 St. Cloud State 17     5 North Dakota 20  
  5 North Dakota 19  
  6 Grand Valley State 15  
6 Grand Valley State 16 2 Northwood* 7
3 Winona State 13     6 Grand Valley State 10  
  5 North Dakota 19  
Super Region 3
  1 Pittsburg State 31  
4 Colorado Mines 52     1 Pittsburg State* 70  
5 Midwestern State 33     4 Colorado Mines 35  
  1 Pittsburg State 50
  2 Northwest Missouri State 36  
3 Texas A&M–Kingsville 40 2 Northwest Missouri State* 34
6 SE Oklahoma State 30     3 Texas A&M–Kingsville 14  
  1 Pittsburg State 31  
  2 Valdosta State 36
4 West Chester 35     1 Shippensburg 28  
5 C.W. Post 3     4 West Chester 33  
  4 West Chester 48
  2 East Stroudsburg 38  
6 Edinboro 47 2 East Stroudsburg* 36
3 Bentley 44     6 Edinboro 32  
  4 West Chester 21
Super Region 4
  2 Valdosta State 45  
4 Arkansas Tech 24     1 Albany State* 42  
5 Catawba 20     4 Arkansas Tech 24  
  1 Albany State (GA) 24
  2 Valdosta State 38  
3 Carson–Newman 35 2 Valdosta State* 38
6 Fayetteville State 14     3 Carson–Newman 12  

Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Pittsburg Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2003 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 20, 2014.