2006 NCAA Division II football season
|2006 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||September 2 – November 11, 2006|
|Playoffs||November 18 – December 16, 2006|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium
|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.
Conference changes and new programs
|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.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
|2006 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs|
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.
- Chadron State
- Grand Valley State
- North Alabama
- North Carolina Central
- Northwest Missouri State
December 9 and 10
|'National Championship Game'
Braly Municipal Stadium,
|—||South Dakota||31||—||Grand Valley State*||35|
|—||Northwood (MI)||28||—||South Dakota||17|
|—||Grand Valley State*||30|
|—||Winona State||0||—||North Dakota||38|
|—||Grand Valley State||49|
|Super Region 3|
|—||Delta State||17||—||N.C. Central*||17|
|—||Elizabeth City State||10||—||Delta State||24|
|—||Albany State (GA)||28||—||Newberry||20|
|—||Grand Valley State||17|
|—||NW Missouri State||14|
|—||So. Conn. State||26||—||Merrimack||7|
|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|
|—||West Texas A&M†||30||—||Chadron State*||43|
|—||Abilene Christian||27||—||West Texas A&M||17|
* Home team † Overtime
- "2005-2009 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
- "2006 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 23, 2014.