2011 NCAA Division II football season

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2011 NCAA Division II football season
Regular season September 1 – November 12, 2011
Playoffs November 19 – December 17, 2011[1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Pittsburg State
Harlon Hill Trophy Jonas Randolph, Mars Hill

The 2011 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 1, 2011, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 17, 2011 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Pittsburg State Gorillas defeated the Wayne State Warriors, 35–21, to win their second Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Jonas Randolph, running back from Mars Hill.

Conference standings[edit]

2011 Great American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Ouachita Baptist $   6 1         7 3  
Henderson State   4 1         6 4  
East Central   6 2         9 2  
Arkansas-Monticello   3 3         5 6  
Harding   3 3         4 7  
Southern Arkansas   3 4         3 7  
SW Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Arkansas Tech   1 4         2 8  
SE Oklahoma State   1 7         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2011 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 North Greenville ^           11 3  
UNC Pembroke           8 3  
Northeastern State           7 5  
Southwest Baptist           6 5  
Notre Dame (OH)           5 6  
OK Panhandle State           3 7  
Central Oklahoma           2 9  
Central State           1 10  
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Midwestern State $^   8 0         10 1  
#16 Abilene Christian ^   7 1         8 3  
#25 West Texas A&M   6 2         8 3  
Tarleton State   5 3         6 5  
Texas A&M-Kingsville   4 4         6 5  
Angelo State   2 6         5 6  
Incarnate Word   2 6         2 8  
Eastern New Mexico   1 7         2 9  
Texas A&M-Commerce   1 7         1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2011 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Pittsburg State $^   8 1         13 1  
#5 NW Missouri St. ^   7 2         11 3  
#11 Washburn ^   7 2         10 3  
#18 Missouri Western ^   7 2         9 3  
Central Missouri   6 3         8 4  
Emporia State   3 6         5 6  
Fort Hays State   3 6         4 7  
Truman State   2 7         4 7  
Missouri Southern State   2 7         3 7  
Lincoln   0 9         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 RMAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 CSU–Pueblo $^   9 0         11 1  
#10 Neb.–Kearney ^   8 1         10 2  
Colorado Mines   6 3         8 3  
Chadron State   6 3         6 5  
Adams State   4 5         6 5  
Western New Mexico   4 5         5 6  
Colorado Mesa   3 6         4 7  
New Mexico Highlands   2 7         4 7  
Fort Lewis   2 7         3 8  
Western State (CO)   1 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Great American ConferenceOuachita Baptist
Great Lakes Football Conference – Urbana
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Hillsdale
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Humboldt State
Gulf South Conference – Delta State
Lone Star Conference – Midwestern State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
Northeast-10 Conference – New Haven
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth (North) and Minnesota State–Mankato (South)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Kutztown
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – CSU Pueblo
South Atlantic Conference – Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Miles
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Concord (WV)

Postseason[edit]

2011 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs
Teams 24
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2011 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 38th 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 24th time.

Seeded teams[edit]




Playoff bracket[edit]

  'First Round'
November 19
Campus Sites
'Second Round'
November 26
Campus Sites
'Quarterfinals'
December 3
Campus Sites
'Semifinals'
December 10
Campus Sites
'National Championship Game'
December 17
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
North Alabama 43     Delta State 42  
West Alabama 27     North Alabama 14  
  Delta State 28  
  North Greenville 23  
North Greenville 63 Mars Hill 38
Albany State (GA) 14     North Greenville 52  
  Delta State 23  
  Pittsburg State 49  
NW Missouri State 35     Midwestern State 31  
Mo. Western State 29     NW Missouri State 38  
  NW Missouri State 16
  Pittsburg State 41  
Washburn 52 Pittsburg State 31
Abilene Christian 49     Washburn 22  
  Pittsburg State 35  
  Wayne State (MI) 21
California (PA) 44     Winston-Salem State 35  
Elizabeth City State 0     California (PA) 28  
  Winston-Salem State 27
  New Haven 7  
Kutztown 17 New Haven 44
Concord 14     Kutztown 37  
  Winston-Salem State 14
  Wayne State (MI) 21  
Minnesota–Duluth 30     CSU–Pueblo 21  
Saginaw Valley 27     Minnesota–Duluth 24  
  Minnesota–Duluth 25
  Wayne State (MI) 31  
Wayne State (MI) 48 Nebraska–Kearney 14
St. Cloud State 38     Wayne State (MI) 38  


Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010-2014 Pittsburg State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved January 27, 2014.