2005 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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2005 NCAA Division I-AA season
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2005 I-AA National Championship trophy (left).
Regular season
DurationSeptember 1 – November 25
Payton Award Erik Meyer [1]
Buchanan Award Chris Gocong [2]
Playoff
DurationNovember 26 – December 16
Championship date December 16, 2005
Championship site Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Champion Appalachian State
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The 2005 NCAA Division I-AA football season, the 2005 season of college football for teams in Division I-AA, began on September 1, 2005, and concluded on December 16, 2005. In the 2005 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game, played in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Appalachian State Mountaineers defeated the Northern Iowa Panthers. [3]

Contents

Rule changes for 2005

There are several rules that have changed for the 2005 season. [4] Following are some highlights:

Conference changes and new programs

School2004 Conference2005 Conference
Florida Atlantic I-AA Independent Sun Belt (I-A)
FIU I-AA Independent Sun Belt (I-A)
Southeastern Louisiana I-AA Independent Southland

I-AA team wins over I-A teams

Conference standings

2005 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
No. 5 New Hampshire x+^ 71    112 
No. 19 UMass  62    74 
Hofstra  53    84 
Maine  35    56 
Northeastern  26    39 
Rhode Island  26    47 
South
No. 8 Richmond x+^ 71    94 
No. 25 James Madison  53    74 
Towson  35    74 
Delaware  35    65 
William & Mary  35    56 
Villanova  26    47 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 13 E. Washington $^ 52    75 
No. 12 Montana ^ 52    84 
No. 18 Montana State  52    74 
Portland State  43    65 
Weber State  43    65 
Idaho State  34    56 
Sacramento State  16    29 
Northern Arizona  16    38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Big South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 24 Coastal Carolina + 31    92 
Charleston Southern + 31    74 
Gardner–Webb  22    56 
VMI  22    38 
Liberty  04    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Northern Iowa +^ 52    114 
No. 7 Southern Illinois +^ 52    94 
No. 14 Youngstown State + 52    83 
No. 22 Illinois State  43    74 
Western Kentucky  43    65 
Western Illinois  34    56 
Missouri State  25    46 
Indiana State  07    011 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Great West Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Cal Poly +^ 41    94 
UC Davis + 41    65 
North Dakota State  32    74 
South Dakota State  32    65 
Southern Utah  14    19 
Northern Colorado  05    47 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 15 Brown $ 61    91 
Princeton  52    73 
Harvard  52    73 
Yale  43    46 
Cornell  43    64 
Penn  34    55 
Dartmouth  16    28 
Columbia  07    28 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Duquesne $ 40    73 
Marist  31    74 
La Salle  22    56 
Iona  13    37 
Saint Peter's  04    19 
  • $ Conference champion
2005 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Hampton $^ 80    111 
No. 20 South Carolina State  71    92 
Delaware State  62    74 
Florida A&M  53    65 
Bethune–Cookman  44    74 
Norfolk State  26    47 
North Carolina A&T  26    38 
Howard  17    47 
Morgan State  17    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Northeast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Central Connecticut + 52    74 
Stony Brook + 52    65 
Monmouth  43    64 
Albany  43    56 
Wagner  34    65 
Sacred Heart  34    46 
Saint Francis (PA)  34    38 
Robert Morris  16    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
2005 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 16 Eastern Illinois $^ 80    93 
Eastern Kentucky  71    74 
Jacksonville State  62    65 
Tennessee–Martin  44    65 
Samford  44    56 
Tennessee Tech  35    47 
Southeast Missouri State  26    29 
Tennessee State  16    29 
Murray State  07    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Patriot League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 21 Lafayette +^ 51    84 
No. 23 Colgate +^ 51    84 
Lehigh  42    83 
Holy Cross  33    65 
Georgetown  24    47 
Fordham  24    29 
Bucknell  06    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2005 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North Division
San Diego $ 40    111 
Dayton  31    91 
Drake  22    64 
Valparaiso  13    38 
Butler  04    011 
South Division
Morehead State  30    84 
Jacksonville  21    44 
Davidson  12    46 
Austin Peay  03    29 
  • $ Conference champion
2005 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Appalachian State $^ 61    123 
No. 3 Furman ^ 52    113 
No. 9 Georgia Southern ^ 52    84 
Western Carolina  43    54 
Wofford  34    65 
Chattanooga  34    65 
The Citadel  25    47 
Elon  07    38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
2005 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 4 Texas State +^ 51    113 
No. 17 Nicholls State +^ 51    64 
McNeese State  33    54 
Northwestern State  33    55 
Southeastern Louisiana  24    46 
Sam Houston State  24    37 
Stephen F. Austin  15    56 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
2005 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
Alabama A&M x 72    93 
Alabama State  63    65 
Mississippi Valley State  54    65 
Alcorn State  54    65 
Jackson State  27    29 
West
No. 11 Grambling State x$ 90    111 
Southern  45    45 
Prairie View A&M  36    56 
Arkansas–Pine Bluff  36    38 
Texas Southern  18    110 
Championship: Grambling State 45, Alabama A&M 6
December 10, 2005
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
2005 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Savannah State  00    011 

Conference champions

Automatic berths

ConferenceChampion
Atlantic 10 Conference New Hampshire and Richmond
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington, Montana, and Montana State
Gateway Football Conference Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, and Youngstown State
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hampton
Ohio Valley Conference Eastern Illinois
Patriot League Colgate and Lafayette
Southern Conference Appalachian State
Southland Conference Nicholls State and Texas State

Invitation

ConferenceChampion
Big South Conference Charleston Southern and Coastal Carolina
Great West Football Conference Cal Poly and UC Davis
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Duquesne
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State and Stony Brook
Pioneer Football League San Diego

Abstains

ConferenceChampion
Ivy League Brown
Southwestern Athletic Conference Grambling State

Postseason

NCAA I-AA Playoff bracket

First Round [5]
November 26
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 3
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 9 and December 10
Campus Sites
National Championship Game

December 16
Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, Tennessee

            
Colgate 21
1 New Hampshire * 55
1 New Hampshire* 21
Northern Iowa24
Eastern Washington 38
Northern Iowa * 41
Northern Iowa40
4 Texas State* 37
Georgia Southern 35
4 Texas State * 50
4Texas State* 14
Cal Poly 7
Cal Poly 35
Montana* 21
Northern Iowa* 16
2Appalachian State21
Lafayette 23
2 Appalachian State * 34
2Appalachian State* 38
Southern Illinois 24
Southern Illinois 21
Eastern Illinois* 6
2Appalachian State* 29
Furman 23
Richmond 38
3 Hampton* 10
Richmond* 20
Furman24
Nicholls State 12
Furman * 14

*Host institution

SWAC Championship Game

DateLocationVenueWest Div. ChampionEast Div. ChampionResult
December 10 Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field Grambling State Alabama A&M Grambling State, 45–6 [6]

Final poll standings

Standings are from The Sports Network final 2005 poll.

Rank [7] TeamRecord
1Appalachian State Mountaineers12–3
2Northern Iowa Panthers11–4
3Furman Paladins11–3
4Texas State Bobcats11–3
5New Hampshire Wildcats11–2
6Cal Poly Mustangs9–4
7Southern Illinois Salukis9–4
8Richmond Spiders9–4
9Georgia Southern Eagles8–4
10Hampton Pirates11–1
11Grambling State Tigers11–1
12Montana Grizzlies8–4
13Eastern Washington Eagles7–5
14Youngstown State Penguins8–3
15Brown Bears9–1
16Eastern Illinois Panthers9–3
17Nicholls State Colonels6–4
18Montana State Bobcats7–4
19Massachusetts Minutemen7–4
20South Carolina State Bulldogs9–2
21Lafayette Leopards8–4
22Illinois State Redbirds7–4
23Colgate Raiders8–4
24Coastal Carolina Chanticleers9–2
25James Madison Dukes7–4

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