2014 NCAA Division II football season

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2014 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 4 – November 15, 2014
PlayoffsNovember 22 – December 20, 2014
National ChampionshipSporting Park, Kansas City, KS December 20, 2014
ChampionCSU–Pueblo (1)
Harlon Hill TrophyJason Vander Laan, Ferris State

The 2014 NCAA Division II football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began on September 4, 2014 and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 20, 2014 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. CSU–Pueblo won the national title with a 13–0 win over Minnesota State. This was CSU–Pueblo's first national title.

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

School Former conference New conference
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers GLVC Independent
Limestone Saints New program Independent
Lincoln Blue Tigers MIAA GLVC
McMurry War Hawks Independent Lone Star
Mississippi College Choctaws American Southwest (D-III) Gulf South
Paine Lions New program SIAC
South Dakota Mines Hardrockers Independent GNAC
Southwest Baptist Bearcats MIAA GLVC

Azusa Pacific, Shorter, and Southern Nazarene completed their transitions to Division II and became eligible for the postseason. McMurry chose in January 2014 to abandon their transition to Division II in favor of a return to Division III, but still completed their Lone Star Conference schedule as planned.

Conference standings[edit]

Super Region 1[edit]

2014 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern
No. 22 Virginia State xy$^   7 0         10 3  
Virginia Union   5 2         7 3  
Bowie State   5 2         5 5  
Elizabeth City State   3 4         4 6  
Chowan   1 6         2 8  
Lincoln (PA)   0 7         1 9  
Southern
No. 24 Winston-Salem St. xy   7 0         9 2  
Fayetteville State   5 2         5 5  
St. Augustine's   3 4         3 7  
Livingstone   2 5         5 5  
Johnson C. Smith   2 5         3 7  
Shaw   2 5         3 7  
Championship: Virginia State 21, Winston–Salem State 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2014 Mountain East Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Concord $^   10 0         13 1  
Shepherd   8 2         8 2  
Charleston (WV)   7 3         8 3  
Notre Dame (OH)   7 3         7 4  
West Liberty   6 4         6 5  
Glenville State   5 5         5 6  
West Virginia Wesleyan   4 6         4 6  
Fairmont State   3 7         3 7  
Urbana   2 8         3 8  
Virginia–Wise #   2 8         2 9  
West Virginia State   1 9         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2014 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
American International y   8 1         8 3  
LIU Post y$^   7 2         8 4  
Assumption   6 3         7 4  
New Haven   6 3         6 5  
Saint Anselm   5 4         6 5  
Stonehill   4 5         5 6  
Merrimack   4 5         4 7  
Bentley   3 6         5 6  
Southern Connecticut   2 7         2 9  
Pace   0 9         1 10  
Championship: LIU Post 58, American International 25
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2014 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
No. 12 Bloomsburg xy^   9 0         11 2  
No. 15 West Chester ^   8 1         11 2  
East Stroudsburg   5 4         6 5  
Kutztown   5 4         6 5  
Shippensburg   5 4         6 5  
Lock Haven   2 7         2 9  
Millersville   1 8         1 10  
Cheyney   0 9         0 11  
West
Slippery Rock xy$^   7 2         9 3  
Gannon x   7 2         9 2  
California (PA)   6 3         8 3  
Mercyhurst   6 3         7 4  
Indiana (PA)   5 4         6 5  
Edinboro   2 7         3 8  
Seton Hill   2 7         3 8  
Clarion   2 7         2 9  
Championship: Slippery Rock 28, Bloomsburg 26
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2[edit]

2014 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 13 Delta State +^   6 1         9 2  
No. 16 North Alabama +^   6 1         9 2  
No. 6 West Georgia ^   5 2         12 3  
No. 10 Valdosta State ^   5 2         10 3  
Florida Tech   3 4         6 5  
West Alabama   2 5         5 6  
Shorter   1 6         3 8  
Mississippi College #   0 7         1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2014 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Lenoir–Rhyne $^   7 0         11 1  
Carson–Newman   5 2         7 3  
Tusculum   4 3         6 5  
Catawba   3 4         6 5  
Wingate   3 4         6 5  
Newberry   3 4         5 6  
Mars Hill   3 4         4 6  
Brevard   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2014 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Albany State xy   7 0         7 3  
Morehouse   4 3         6 4  
Fort Valley State   4 3         6 4  
Benedict   2 5         4 6  
Clark Atlanta   1 6         3 7  
Paine   1 6         2 8  
West
Tuskegee xy$^   7 0         9 3  
Miles   5 2         6 4  
Stillman   4 3         5 5  
Central State   3 4         4 6  
Kentucky State   2 5         3 7  
Lane   1 6         1 8  
Championship: Tuskegee 47, Albany State 41
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2014 NCAA Division II Super Region 2 independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Greenville           7 5  
UNC Pembroke           2 8  
Limestone           2 9  
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 3[edit]

2014 Great American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 9 Ouachita Baptist $^   10 0         10 1  
No. 17 Harding ^   9 1         9 2  
No. 25 Henderson State   8 2         9 2  
SE Oklahoma State   6 4         7 5  
East Central   6 4         6 5  
Southern Arkansas   5 5         5 5  
NW Oklahoma State #   3 7         3 7  
SW Oklahoma State   3 7         3 7  
Arkansas Tech   3 7         3 8  
Arkansas–Monticello   2 8         2 8  
Southern Nazarene   0 10         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 23 Azusa Pacific $   6 0         10 1  
Humboldt State   4 2         8 2  
Central Washington   4 2         7 4  
Western Oregon   4 2         6 5  
Simon Fraser   2 4         2 9  
South Dakota Mines   1 5         2 9  
Dixie State   0 6         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 Pittsburg State +^   10 1         11 2  
No. 14 NW Missouri State +^   10 1         10 2  
Central Oklahoma   8 3         8 4  
Central Missouri   7 4         8 4  
Fort Hays State   7 4         7 4  
Missouri Western   7 4         7 4  
Emporia State   4 7         4 7  
Missouri Southern   4 7         4 7  
Washburn   4 7         4 7  
Nebraska–Kearney   3 8         3 8  
Lindenwood   2 9         2 9  
Northeastern State   0 11         0 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2014 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
No. 3 Minnesota–Duluth +^   11 0         13 1  
Northern State   8 3         8 3  
St. Cloud State   6 5         6 5  
Mary   5 6         5 6  
MSU Moorhead   4 7         4 7  
Bemidji State   3 8         3 8  
Minot State   1 10         1 10  
Minnesota–Crookston   0 11         0 11  
South
No. 2 Minnesota State +^   11 0         14 1  
No. 18 Sioux Falls   10 1         11 1  
Concordia–St. Paul   5 6         5 6  
Augustana (SD)   6 5         6 5  
Wayne State (NE)   5 6         5 6  
Upper Iowa   6 5         6 5  
SW Minnesota State   3 8         3 8  
Winona State   4 7         4 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Super Region 4[edit]

2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Ferris State $^   10 0         11 1  
No. 4 Ohio Dominican ^   9 1         11 2  
No. 21 Michigan Tech ^   9 1         9 2  
Ashland   8 2         8 2  
Wayne State (MI)   6 4         7 4  
Grand Valley State   6 4         6 5  
Findlay   4 6         5 6  
Northwood   4 6         5 6  
Tiffin   4 6         5 6  
Hillsdale   4 6         4 7  
Lake Erie   3 7         4 7  
Walsh   3 7         4 7  
Northern Michigan   2 8         3 8  
Saginaw Valley St.   2 8         2 9  
Malone   1 9         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Indianapolis $   7 1         9 2  
Saint Joseph's (IN)   5 3         7 3  
Truman   5 3         6 3  
McKendree   5 3         5 6  
William Jewell   5 3         5 6  
Quincy   4 4         6 5  
Missouri S&T   3 5         4 7  
Southwest Baptist   1 7         4 7  
Lincoln (MO)   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2014 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Texas A&M–Commerce $   6 1         9 3  
No. 20 Angelo State ^   5 2         9 3  
Midwestern State   5 2         6 4  
West Texas A&M   4 3         6 5  
Tarleton State   4 3         5 5  
Eastern New Mexico   3 4         7 4  
McMurry #   1 6         2 8  
Texas A&M–Kingsville   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division III member
    † – West Texas A&M vacated 4 wins, including 3 conference wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2014 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 CSU–Pueblo +^   8 1         14 1  
No. 19 Colorado Mines +^   8 1         10 2  
Chadron State   7 2         8 3  
Colorado Mesa   5 4         6 5  
Western New Mexico   4 5         5 6  
Adams State   3 6         4 7  
Western State   3 6         4 7  
New Mexico Highlands   3 6         3 8  
Black Hills State   2 7         3 8  
Fort Lewis   2 7         3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2014 NCAA Division II Super Region 4 independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
OK Panhandle State           7 3  
Alderson Broaddus           7 4  
Kentucky Wesleyan           7 4  
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Postseason[edit]

The 2014 NCAA Division II Football Championship Postseason involved 24 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football.[1] The tournament began on November 22, 2014 and concluded on December 20, 2014 with the 2014 NCAA Division II National Football Championship game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Format[edit]

Six teams selected per super regional made up the field of 24 teams.[2]

Eight first-round games were conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions. In addition, two teams per super regional earned first-round byes. The first-round winners advanced to face a bye team in their super regional in the second round on the campus of team that received the bye. Second-round winners met in the quarterfinals at various campus sites. Quarterfinal winners advanced to play in the semifinals on the campus of one of the competing institutions. The championship took place at Sporting Park.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 22
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 29
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 6
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 13
Campus Sites
National Championship
December 20
Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
                                               
4 West Chester** 46     1 Concord * 51  
5 Slippery Rock 20     4 West Chester 36  
  1 Concord* 32  
  2 Bloomsburg 26  
3 Virginia State* 28 2 Bloomsburg * 35
6 LIU Post 17     3 Virginia State 14  
  1 Concord 13  
  2 Minnesota State* 47  
4 Minnesota–Duluth* 25     1 Ouachita Baptist* 45  
5 Northwest Missouri State 21     4 Minnesota-Duluth 48  
  4 Minnesota–Duluth 17
  2 Minnesota State* 44  
3 Pittsburg State* 59 2 Minnesota State * 24
6 Harding 42     3 Pittsburg State 21  
  2 Minnesota State 0
  2 CSU–Pueblo 13
4 North Alabama* 31     1 Lenoir–Rhyne* 21  
5 Valdosta State 33     5 Valdosta State 23  
  5 Valdosta State* 17
  6 West Georgia 31  
3 Tuskegee* 17 2 Delta State* 27
6 West Georgia 20     6 West Georgia 37  
  6 West Georgia 7
  2 CSU–Pueblo* 10  
4 Colorado Mines* 23     1 Ferris State* 33  
5 Ohio Dominican 34     5 Ohio Dominican 46  
  5 Ohio Dominican 28
  2 CSU–Pueblo* 31  
3 Michigan Tech* 41 2 CSU–Pueblo* 52
6 Angelo State 42     6 Angelo State 14  

Home team    † Overtime    Winner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Division II Football Tournament". NCAA.com. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2014-11-16/twenty-four-teams-challenge-2014-division-ii-football-championship