List of NCAA Division II Football Championship appearances by team

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The list of current Division II schools that have participated in the playoffs leading to the NCAA Division II Football Championship stands at 147. The playoffs began with eight teams in 1973, expanded to include 16 teams in 1988, expanded to include 24 teams in 2004, and last expanded again to 28 teams beginning in 2015.

Current Division II members[edit]

Teams in bold participated in the 2016 postseason.

Team Appearances First Last Wins Losses Total Pct.
Albany State Golden Rams 13 1993 2011 3 13 16 .188
American International Yellow Jackets 2 2008 2013 0 2 2 .000
Angelo State Rams 6 1987 2014 4 6 10 .400
Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys 3 1999 2009 2 3 5 .500
Ashland Eagles 6 1986 2015 1 6 7 .143
Assumption Greyhounds 2 2015 2016 1 2 3 .333
Augustana (SD) Vikings 4 1988 2015 1 4 5 .200
Azusa Pacific Cougars 1 2016 2016 0 1 1 .000
Bentley Falcons 2 2003 2004 0 2 2 .000
Bloomsburg Huskies 11 1985 2014 9 11 20 .450
Bowie State Bulldogs 2 1988 2015 0 2 2 .000
California (PA) Vulcans 6 2007 2016 7 6 13 .538
Carson–Newman Eagles 15 1993 2015 19 15 34 .559
Catawba Indians 7 1999 2015 5 7 12 .417
Central Missouri Mules 3 2002 2016 2 3 5 .400
Central Oklahoma Bronchos 4 1996 2003 3 4 7 .429
Central State Marauders 4 1983 1986 3 4 7 .429
Central Washington Wildcats 4 2002 2009 3 4 7 .429
Chadron State Eagles 8 1996 2012 3 8 11 .273
Charleston Golden Eagles 1 2015 2015 0 1 1 .000
Clarion Golden Eagles 1 1996 1996 2 1 3 .667
Colorado Mesa Mavericks 4 2000 2016 1 4 5 .200
Colorado Mines Orediggers 4 2004 2016 2 4 6 .333
CSU Pueblo ThunderWolves 5 2011 2015 7 3 10 .700
Concord (WV) Mountain Lions 2 2011 2014 2 2 4 .500
Delta State Statesmen 8 1998 2014 14 7 21 .667
East Stroudsburg Warriors 4 1991 2009 4 4 8 .500
Edinboro Fighting Scots 8 1989 2009 3 8 11 .000
Elizabeth City State Vikings 3 1981 2011 0 3 3 .000
Emporia State Hornets 4 2003 2016 3 3 6 .500
Fairmont State Falcons 1 2016 2016 0 1 1 .000
Fayetteville State Broncos 3 2002 2009 0 3 3 .000
Ferris State Bulldogs 8 1992 2016 9 8 17 .529
Florida Tech Panthers 1 2016 2016 0 1 1 .000
Fort Hays State Tigers 2 1993 1995 0 2 2 .000
Fort Valley State Wildcats 6 1982 2012 1 6 7 .143
Glenville State Pioneers 1 1997 1997 0 1 1 .000
Grand Valley State Lakers 18 1989 2016 34 13 47 .723
Harding Bisons 3 2012 2016 2 3 5 .400
Henderson State Reddies 3 2012 2015 1 3 4 .250
Humboldt State Lumberjacks 1 2015 2015 1 1 2 .500
Hillsdale Chargers 2 2009 2010 1 2 3 .333
Indiana (PA) Crimson Hawks 16 1987 2015 19 16 35 .543
Indianapolis Greyhounds 3 2012 2015 1 3 4 .250
Kutztown Golden Bears 2 2010 2011 1 2 3 .333
Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 3 2012 2014 4 3 7 .571
LIU Post Pioneers 5 2002 2016 3 5 8 .375
Mars Hill Lions 1 2011 2011 0 1 1 .000
Mercyhurst Lakers 1 2010 2010 1 1 2 .500
Merrimack Warriors 1 2006 2006 1 1 2 .500
Michigan Tech Huskies 2 2004 2014 0 2 2 .000
Midwestern State Mustangs 7 2004 2016 1 7 8 .125
Miles Golden Bears 1 2012 2012 0 1 1 .000
Millersville Marauders 3 2002 2005 2 3 5 .400
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs 10 2002 2016 14 8 22 .636
Minnesota State–Mankato Mavericks 9 1987 2015 7 9 16 .438
Missouri Southern Lions 1 1993 1993 0 1 1 .000
Missouri Western Griffons 4 2006 2012 2 4 6 .333
Morehouse Maroon Tigers 1 2010 2010 0 1 1 .000
Nebraska–Kearney Lopers 4 2002 2011 1 4 5 .200
Newberry Wolves 4 2006 2016 1 4 5 .200
New Haven Chargers 6 1992 2012 8 6 14 .571
North Alabama Lions 21 1980 2016 35 18 53 .660
UNC Pembroke Braves 3 2009 2016 1 3 4 .250
North Greenville Crusaders 4 2011 2016 4 4 8 .500
Northeastern State RiverHawks 2 1999 2000 2 2 4 .500
Northern Michigan Wildcats 7 1975 1987 6 6 12 .500
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats 21 1984 2016 47 15 62 .758
Northwood Timberwolves 4 2000 2006 1 4 5 .200
Ohio Dominican Panthers 2 2013 2014 2 2 4 .500
Ouachita Baptist Tigers 1 2014 2014 0 1 1 .000
Pittsburg State Gorillas 18 1989 2014 25 16 41 .610
Puget Sound Loggers 1 1981 1981 0 1 1 .000
Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 8 2000 2013 4 8 12 .333
Saint Cloud State Huskies 5 1989 2013 4 5 9 .444
Seton Hill Griffins 1 2008 2008 1 1 2 .500
Shaw Bears 2 2007 2010 0 2 2 .000
Shepherd Rams 10 1998 2016 11 9 20 .550
Shippensburg Red Raiders 5 1981 2012 3 5 8 .375
Sioux Falls Cougars 2 2015 2016 1 2 3 .333
Slippery Rock 6 1997 2015 5 5 10 .500
Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm 1 2004 2004 0 1 1 .000
Southern Arkansas Muleriders 2 1997 2003 0 2 2 .000
Southern Connecticut State Fighting Owls 4 2005 2008 1 4 5 .200
Southwest Baptist Bearcats 1 2016 2016 0 1 1 .000
Tarleton State Texans 3 2001 2009 2 3 5 .400
Texas A&M–Commerce Lions 5 1990 2016 3 5 8 .375
Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas 15 1988 2010 17 15 32 .531
Truman State Bulldogs 4 1982 1994 0 4 4 .000
Tusculum Pioneers 1 2008 2008 1 1 2 .500
Tuskegee Golden Tigers 4 2013 2016 3 3 6 .500
Valdosta State Blazers 15 1994 2016 22 12 34 .647
Virginia State Trojans 1 2014 2014 1 1 2 .500
Virginia Union Panthers 9 1979 2015 0 9 9 .000
Washburn Ichabods 3 2005 2011 1 3 4 .250
Wayne State (MI) Warriors 1 2011 2011 4 1 5 .800
Wayne State (NE) Wildcats 1 1982 1982 0 1 1 .000
West Alabama Tigers 4 1975 2012 3 4 7 .429
West Chester Golden Rams 11 1988 2014 9 11 20 .450
West Georgia Wolves 6 1988 2015 4 5 9 .444
West Liberty Hilltoppers 1 2009 2009 1 1 2 .500
West Texas A&M Buffaloes 7 2005 2013 8 7 15 .533
Western State (CO) Mountaineers 3 1992 1997 0 3 3 .000
Western Washington VIkings 1 1999 1999 0 1 1 .000
Wingate Bulldogs 1 2010 2010 1 1 2 .500
Winona State Warriors 5 2001 2007 1 5 6 .167
Winston-Salem State Rams 9 1978 2016 7 9 15 .438

Former Division II members[edit]

Team Appearances First Last Wins Losses Total Pct.
Abilene Christian Wildcats 6 2006 2011 3 6 9 .333
Akron Zips 1 1976 1976 2 1 3 .667
Alabama A&M Bulldogs 2 1979 1989 1 2 3 .333
Alcorn State Braves 1 1974 1974 0 1 1 .000
Boise State Broncos 3 1973 1975 1 3 4 .250
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats 1 1977 1977 0 1 1 .000
Bryant Bulldogs 2 2006 2007 0 2 2 .000
Butler Bulldogs 3 1983 1991 0 3 3 .000
Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo Mustangs 3 1978 1990 4 2 6 .667
Cal State Northridge Matadors 1 1990 1990 0 1 1 .000
Central Arkansas Bears 2 2001 2005 2 2 4 .500
Central Florida Golden Knights 1 1987 1987 1 1 1 .500
Central Michigan Chippewas 1 1974 1974 3 0 3 1.000
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens 5 1973 1979 7 4 11 .636
Eastern Illinois Panthers 2 1978 1980 5 1 6 .833
Eastern Kentucky Colonels 1 1976 1976 0 1 1 .000
Grambling State Tigers 1 1973 1973 1 1 2 .500
Hampton Pirates 3 1985 1993 1 3 4 .250
Jacksonville State Gamecocks 10 1977 1992 15 9 24 .625
Lehigh Mountain Hawks 3 1973 1977 3 2 5 .600
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2 1973 1974 4 1 5 .800
Massachusetts Minutemen 1 1977 1977 1 1 2 .500
Mississippi College Choctaws 5 1979 1991 8 4 12 .667
Montana State Bobcats 1 1976 1976 3 0 3 1.000
Morgan State Bears 1 1979 1979 0 1 1 .000
Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks 10 1978 2008 2 10 12 .167
New Hampshire Wildcats 2 1975 1976 1 2 3 .333
Norfolk State Spartans 1 1984 1984 0 1 1 .000
North Carolina Central Eagles 3 1988 2006 1 3 4 .250
North Dakota Fighting Sioux 14 1975 2007 18 13 31 .581
North Dakota State Bison 17 1976 2000 30 12 42 .714
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 1 1977 1977 0 1 1 .000
Northern Colorado Bears 9 1980 2002 12 7 19 .632
Northern Iowa Panthers 1 1975 1975 0 1 1 .000
Portland State Vikings 8 1987 1995 12 8 20 .600
Presbyterian Blue Hose 1 2005 2005 0 1 1 .000
Sacramento State Hornets 1 1988 1988 2 1 3 .667
Santa Clara Broncos 1 1980 1980 1 1 2 .500
Savannah State Tigers 1 1992 1992 0 1 1 .000
South Dakota Coyotes 4 1973 2006 4 4 8 .500
South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1 1979 1979 0 1 1 .000
Tennessee–Martin Skyhawks 1 1988 1988 1 1 2 .500
Texas State Bobcats 3 1981 1983 6 1 7 .857
Towson Tigers 3 1983 1986 1 3 4 .250
Troy Trojans 3 1984 1987 7 1 2 .875
UC Davis Aggies 18 1977 2002 15 18 33 .455
UNLV Rebels 2 1974 1976 1 2 3 .333
Western Carolina Catamounts 1 1974 1974 0 1 1 .000
Western Illinois Leathernecks 1 1973 1973 0 1 1 .000
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 2 1973 1975 4 2 6 .667
Wofford Terriers 3 2002 2005 2 3 5 .400
Youngstown State Penguins 3 1974 1979 3 3 6 .500

References[edit]

General
  • NCAA.com, ed. (2013). "Championships" (PDF). 2013 Division I Football Records Book. NCAA. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
Specific

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