1994 NCAA Division II football season

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1994 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 3 – November 12, 1994
PlayoffsNovember 19 – December 10, 1994 [1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion North Alabama
Harlon Hill Trophy Chris Hatcher, Valdosta State

The 1994 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 3, 1994, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1994, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama.

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North Alabama defeated Texas A&M–Kingsville in the championship game, 16–10, to win their second consecutive Division II national title. [2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Chris Hatcher, quarterback from Valdosta State.

Conference changes and new programs

Team1993 conference1994 conference
Cal State Hayward Northern California Athletic Conference Dropped program
Michigan Tech Independent MIFC
UC Davis American West (I-AA) Independent

Conference standings

1994 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bentley $600  1100
Assumption 510  730
Stonehill 420  730
MIT 330  450
Nichols 240  270
Curry 150  171
Western New England 060  090
Salve Regina 600  810
  • $ Conference champion
1994 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
North Alabama $^700  1310
Valdosta State ^610  1120
Central Arkansas 610  820
West Georgia 430  730
Delta State 241  352
Henderson State 151  281
Livingston 070  190
Mississippi College *250  451
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • Mississippi College ineligible for conference championship
Rankings from AFCA Poll
1994 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 2 Texas A&M–Kingsville $^500  1220
No. 13 Angelo State ^410  650
Central Oklahoma 221  631
East Texas State 230  550
Eastern New Mexico 131  641
Abilene Christian 050  370
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Pittsburg State $^900  1010
NE Missouri State ^720  830
Missouri Western State 630  830
Central Missouri State 630  730
Missouri Southern State 540  550
Missouri-Rolla 441  551
Emporia State 450  550
Washburn 270  370
Southwest Baptist 171  181
NW Missouri State 090  0110
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
1994 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ferris State $^1000  1110
Grand Valley State ^820  840
Hillsdale 730  740
Ashland 640  640
Saginaw Valley State 640  640
Wayne State (MI) 640  650
Northern Michigan 550  550
Michigan Tech 370  470
Saint Joseph's (IN) 370  470
Indianapolis 271  271
Northwood 271  271
St. Francis (IL) 190  1100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
1994 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 15 North Dakota +^720  1030
No. 12 North Dakota State +^720  930
Mankato State 630  740
Northern Colorado 630  740
No. 19 South Dakota State 540  740
St. Cloud State 540  640
South Dakota 360  560
Augustana (SD) 360  460
Morningside 270  380
Nebraska–Omaha 180  1100
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Humboldt State +210  820
Chico State +210  360
Sonoma State +210  370
San Francisco State 030  180
  • + Conference co-champions
  • Second Chico State vs. Sonoma State game did not count in conference standings
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Western State $^610  830
Fort Hays State 511  551
Chadron State 520  920
Mesa State 430  470
Adams State 241  371
New Mexico Highlands 241  271
Fort Lewis 250  290
Colorado Mines 061  261
Nebraska–Kearney *000  830
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – ineligible for conference title
1994 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Lenoir–Rhyne +610  820
No. 16 Carson–Newman +^610  830
Mars Hill 430  740
Elon 430  550
Gardner–Webb 340  560
Presbyterian 250  560
Catawba 250  290
Wingate 160  370
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 11 Albany State $^800  1020
Tuskegee 620  650
Savannah State 530  830
Fort Valley State 530  550
Alabama A&M 440  470
Clark Atlanta 250  370
Miles 250  261
Morehouse 260  370
Morris Brown 170  280
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 4 Portland State ^    930
No. 7 New Haven     730
UC Davis     640
Wofford     560
Sacred Heart     450
Jacksonville State     470
Mercyhurst     361
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Hampton
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Bentley
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Pittsburg State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Ferris State
North Central Conference – North Dakota and North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – Cal State Chico and Humboldt State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg and West Chester (East), Edinboro and Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Glenville State and Shepherd

Postseason

1994 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 1994 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 22nd 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 ninth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Ferris State 43
West Chester 40
Ferris State 17
Indiana (PA)21
Indiana (PA) 35
Grand Valley State 27
Indiana (PA) 20
Texas A&M–Kingsville46
Texas A&M–Kingsville 43
Western State (CO) 7
Texas A&M–Kingsville21
Portland State 16
Portland State 29
Angelo State 0
Texas A&M–Kingsville 10
North Alabama16
North Dakota State 18***
Pittsburg State 12
North Dakota State 7
North Dakota14
North Dakota 18
Northeast Missouri State 6
North Dakota 7
North Alabama35
North Alabama 17
Carson–Newman 13
North Alabama27**
Valdosta State 24
Valdosta State 14
Albany State 7

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