2005 NCAA Division II football season

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The 2005 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 27, 2005, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 2005 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Grand Valley State Lakers defeated the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, 21–17, to win their third Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Jimmy Terwilliger, quarterback from East Stroudsburg.

Conference standings[edit]

2005 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Washburn $^   7 1         9 3  
NW Missouri State ^   6 2         11 4  
Pittsburg State ^   6 2         10 4  
Missouri Western State   6 2         9 3  
Central Missouri   5 3         7 3  
Emporia State   3 5         4 6  
Missouri Southern State   2 6         3 7  
Southwest Baptist   2 7         3 8  
Truman State   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
Columbia Football Association – Central Washington
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – Central Arkansas
Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Washburn
North Central Conference – Minnesota–Duluth, Nebraska–Omaha, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference – C.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Concordia–Saint Paul and Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), California (PA) and Edinboro (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Nebraska–Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Presbyterian
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

2005 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Grand Valley State (3rd title)
Runner-Up Northwest Missouri State (3rd championship game)
Semifinalists East Stroudsburg
North Alabama

The 2005 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 32nd 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 18th time.

Seeded teams[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

  'First Round'
November 12
Campus Sites
'Second Round'
November 19
Campus Sites
'Quarterfinals'
November 26
Campus Sites
'Semifinals'
December 3
Campus Sites
'National Championship Game'
December 10
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
5  Central Arkansas 28     1  Presbyterian* 28  
4  Albany State (GA) 20     5  Central Arkansas 52  
  5  Central Arkansas 38  
  6  North Alabama 41  
6  North Alabama 40 2  N.C. Central* 21
3  Valdosta State 13     6  North Alabama 24  
  6  North Alabama 24  
Super Region 2
  6  NW Missouri State 25  
5  Pittsburg State 49     1  West Texas A&M* 3  
4  Nebraska–Kearney 20     5  Pittsburg State 41  
  5  Pittsburg State 10
  6  NW Missouri State 21  
6  NW Missouri State 45 2  Washburn* 32
3  Angelo State 14     6  NW Missouri State 42  
  6  NW Missouri State 17  
  1  Grand Valley State 21
4  C.W. Post 24     1  Shepherd* 21  
5  West Chester 20     4  C.W. Post 28  
  4  C.W. Post 28
  3  East Stroudsburg 55  
3  East Stroudsburg 55 2  Bloomsburg* 39
6  So. Conn. State 33     3  East Stroudsburg 52  
  3  East Stroudsburg 20
Super Region 4
  1  Grand Valley State 55  
4  North Dakota 23     1  Grand Valley State* 17  
5  Minnesota–Duluth 12     4  North Dakota 3  
  1  Grand Valley State 24
  3  Saginaw Valley 17  
3  Saginaw Valley 31 2  Nebraska–Omaha* 21
6  Northwood (MI) 16     3  Saginaw Valley 24  


Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2005 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 23, 2014.