2006 NCAA Division II football season

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2006 NCAA Division II football season
Regular season September 2 – November 11, 2006
Playoffs November 18 – December 16, 2006[1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Grand Valley State
Harlon Hill Trophy Danny Woodhead, Chadron State

The 2006 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, 2006, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 16, 2006 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama.

Grand Valley State defeated Northwest Missouri State in the championship game, 17–14, to win their fourth Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Danny Woodhead, running back from Chadron State.

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

School 2005 Conference 2006 Conference
Central Arkansas Gulf South D-II Independent
Fort Hays State RMAC MIAA

The University of West Georgia changed the name of its athletic teams from Braves to Wolves due to NCAA rules regarding Native American mascots.

Conference standings[edit]

2006 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
NW Missouri State $^   9 0         14 1  
Pittsburg State   7 2         10 2  
Missouri Western ^   7 2         9 3  
Washburn   6 3         7 4  
Truman State   6 3         6 5  
Central Missouri   3 6         5 6  
Missouri Southern   3 6         5 6  
Emporia State   2 7         3 8  
Fort Hays State   1 8         1 10  
Southwest Baptist   1 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
Great Lakes Football ConferenceSaint Joseph's (IN)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha and North Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference – Bryant, C.W. Post, Merrimack, and Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Bemidji State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), California (PA) and Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Chadron State
South Atlantic Conference – Newberry
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State and Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

2006 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2006 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 33rd 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 19th time.

Seeded teams[edit]




Playoff bracket[edit]

  'First Round'
November 18
Campus Sites
'Second Round'
November 25
Campus Sites
'Quarterfinals'
December 2
Campus Sites
'Semifinals'
December 9 and 10
Campus Sites
'National Championship Game'
December 16
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
South Dakota 31     Grand Valley State* 35  
Northwood (MI) 28     South Dakota 17  
  Grand Valley State* 30  
  North Dakota 20  
North Dakota 42 Nebraska–Omaha* 35
Winona State 0     North Dakota 38  
  Grand Valley State 49  
Super Region 3
  Delta State 30  
Delta State 17     N.C. Central* 17  
Elizabeth City State 10     Delta State 24  
  Delta State 27
  North Alabama 10  
Newberry 34 North Alabama* 38
Albany State (GA) 28     Newberry 20  
  Grand Valley State 17  
  NW Missouri State 14
Merrimack 28     Shepherd* 31  
So. Conn. State 26     Merrimack 7  
  Shepherd 21
  Bloomsburg 24  
West Chester 31 Bloomsburg* 21
Bryant 29     West Chester 20  
  Bloomsburg 3
Super Region 2
  NW Missouri State 33  
Midwestern State 28     NW Missouri State* 27  
Missouri Western State 26     Midwestern State 0  
  NW Missouri State 28
  Chadron State 21  
West Texas A&M 30 Chadron State* 43
Abilene Christian 27     West Texas A&M 17  

Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005-2009 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2006 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 23, 2014.