1987 NCAA Division II football season

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1987 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1987
PlayoffsNovember 28 – December 12, 1987
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Troy State (2)
Harlon Hill Trophy Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I

The 1987 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 in August 1987, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 1987, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Troy State Trojans defeated the Portland State Vikings, 31–17, to win their second Division II national title. [1]

Contents

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Johnny Bailey, running back from Texas A&I.

Conference changes and new programs

School1986 Conference1987 Conference
Central State (OH) Independent NAIA Independent
Howard Payne Lone Star NAIA Independent
Towson State Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings

1987 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 5 Northern Michigan $^400  1020
Grand Valley State 410  074
Hillsdale 230  650
Saginaw Valley State 230  550
Ferris State 230  470
Wayne State (MI) 040  460
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1987 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Troy State $^800  1211
Mississippi College 530  650
North Alabama 431  731
Valdosta State 440  640
Delta State 341  641
Jacksonville State 341  541
Livingston 341  551
Tennessee–Martin 350  560
West Georgia 170  290
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
1987 Heartland Collegiate Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Butler $401  811
Ashland 311  721
Indianapolis 320  640
Valparaiso 230  360
Saint Joseph's (IN) 131  541
Evansville 041  451
  • $ Conference champion
1987 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 Texas A&I +410  920
No. 9 Angelo State +^410  830
No. 13 Eastern New Mexico 320  920
Abilene Christian 230  560
West Texas State 230  560
East Texas State 050  290
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1987 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Central Missouri State +401  731
SE Missouri State +401  641
NE Missouri State 320  470
Missouri–Rolla 230  550
NW Missouri State 140  470
Lincoln (MO) 050  290
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
1987 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 7 Mankato State $^810  930
St. Cloud State 630  740
North Dakota State 630  640
Nebraska–Omaha 540  740
South Dakota 540  740
North Dakota 540  640
South Dakota State 450  550
Morningside 360  470
Northern Colorado 270  380
Augustana (SD) 180  290
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1987 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 10 UC Davis $410  640
Humboldt State 311  461
Chico State 320  360
Sonoma State 230  560
Cal State Hayward 230  280
San Francisco State 041  181
  • $ Conference champion
  • Records adjusted for UC Davis forfeit to Humboldt State
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1987 Western Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 3 Portland State $^600  1121
Cal State Northridge 420  740
Cal Poly 330  730
Santa Clara 330  650
Southern Utah State 240  560
Sacramento State 240  470
Cal Lutheran 150  560
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1987 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 16 New Haven     820
No. 11 UCF ^    940
Liberty     370
Michigan Tech     270
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Northern Michigan
Gulf South Conference – Troy State
Lone Star Conference – Angelo State and Texas A&I
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Central Missouri State and Southeast Missouri State
North Central Conference – Minnesota State–Mankato
Northern California Athletic Conference – UC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Morris
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Indiana (PA)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa
South Atlantic Conference – Gardner–Webb
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama A&M and Tuskegee
Western Football LeaguePortland State

Postseason

1987 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams8
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach

The 1987 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 15th 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 first time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
         
Portland State 27
Mankato State 21
Portland State13
Northern Michigan 7
Northern Michigan 23*
Angelo State 20
Portland State 17
Troy State31
Central Florida 12
Indiana (PA) 10
Central Florida 10
Troy State31
Troy State 45
Winston-Salem State 14

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References

  1. "1987 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.