2005 NCAA Division II football season

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2005 NCAA Division II football season
2005 Div2 Championship Logo.png
The 2005 season's championship logo
Regular seasonAugust 27 – November 5, 2005
PlayoffsNovember 12 – December 10, 2005 [1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Grand Valley State
Harlon Hill Trophy Jimmy Terwilliger, East Stroudsburg

The 2005 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 August 27, 2005, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 2005 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Grand Valley State Lakers defeated the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, 21–17, to win their third Division II national title. [2]

Contents

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Jimmy Terwilliger, quarterback from East Stroudsburg.

Conference changes and new programs

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
Central State Marauders New program Independent
Charleston Golden Eagles Independent WVIAC
Missouri–Rolla Miners MIAA Independent
Saint Paul's Tigers New program CIAA
Stillman Tigers Independent SIAC

Stillman completed their transition to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

Northeast Region

2005 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 22 C. W. Post $^ 81    103 
Southern Connecticut ^ 72    83 
Bentley  72    73 
Bryant  63    73 
American International  54    54 
Stonehill  45    46 
Assumption  36    46 
Merrimack  36    46 
Pace  27    37 
Saint Anselm  09    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
No. 7 Bloomsburg x^ 60    111 
West Chester ^ 51    84 
No. 5 East Stroudsburg ^ 42    113 
Millersville  33    56 
Kutztown  24    28 
Cheyney  15    110 
Mansfield  15    110 
West
California (PA) x 51    82 
Edinboro x 51    82 
Indiana (PA)  42    55 
Slippery Rock  42    55 
Shippensburg  24    47 
Clarion  15    37 
Lock Haven  06    29 
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 20 Shepherd $^ 80    111 
Glenville State  71    92 
Charleston (WV)  62    83 
West Liberty State  44    65 
Fairmont State  44    46 
Concord  35    47 
West Virginia Wesleyan  26    38 
West Virginia State  26    29 
West Virginia Tech  08    011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Southeast Region

2005 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Bowie State xy 52    84 
Virginia State x 52    64 
Shaw  43    55 
Saint Paul's  34    46 
Virginia Union  25    37 
Elizabeth City State  16    28 
South
No. 19 NC Central xy$^ 61    102 
Winston-Salem State x 61    64 
St. Augustine's 43    82 
Fayetteville State  43    64 
Livingstone  16    19 
Johnson C. Smith  07    010 
Championship: NC Central 26, Bowie St. 23
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • † – St. Augustine's vacated all eight wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Central Arkansas $^ 81    113 
No. 4 North Alabama ^ 72    113 
No. 14 Valdosta State ^ 72    93 
West Georgia  72    74 
Delta State  63    74 
Arkansas Tech  63    73 
Harding  45    65 
Southern Arkansas  45    65 
Henderson State  27    38 
Ouachita Baptist  27    28 
Arkansas–Monticello  18    110 
West Alabama  09    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Presbyterian $^ 70    102 
Carson–Newman  52    82 
Newberry  43    54 
Catawba  34    65 
Lenoir–Rhyne  34    55 
Mars Hill  34    46 
Wingate  25    55 
Tusculum  16    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2005 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 11 Tuskegee + 81    111 
No. 9 Albany State +^ 81    82 
Fort Valley State  72    73 
Stillman  54    64 
Kentucky State  54    65 
Benedict  45    65 
Miles  36    47 
Clark Atlanta  36    38 
Morehouse  27    37 
Lane  09    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 NCAA Division II Southeast Region independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North Greenville      28 
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Northwest Region

2005 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Grand Valley State $^ 90    130 
No. 3 Saginaw Valley State * ^ 91    112 
No. 18 Northwood ^ 82    93 
Ashland  82    92 
Michigan Tech  63    63 
Indianapolis  55    65 
Hillsdale  46    56 
Wayne State (MI)  37    37 
Ferris State  37    38 
Gannon  37    38 
Findlay  28    38 
Mercyhurst  28    28 
Northern Michigan  28    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – Saginaw Valley State forfeited all wins, giving all other GLIAC teams except Grand Valley State, Ashland, and Gannon one more official win than shown.
Rankings from AFCA poll
2005 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Central Washington $ 60    82 
Western Washington  33    46 
Western Oregon  24    56 
Humboldt State  15    56 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 South Dakota + 42    92 
No. 8 North Dakota +^ 42    103 
No. 16 Nebraska–Omaha +^ 42    83 
Minnesota–Duluth +^ 42    84 
St. Cloud State  33    83 
Augustana (SD)  24    65 
Minnesota State  06    29 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Concordia–St. Paul + 61    93 
Winona State + 61    83 
Northern State  52    65 
Bemidji State  43    73 
Wayne State (NE)  43    47 
SW Minnesota State  16    47 
MSU Moorhead  16    19 
Minnesota–Crookston  16    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 NCAA Division II Northwest Region independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Saint Joseph's (IN)      74 
Tiffin      65 
Upper Iowa #     38 
Central State #     15 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Southwest Region

2005 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
SE Oklahoma State  72    82 
Texas A&M–Commerce  54    55 
Central Oklahoma  36    37 
East Central  27    37 
Northeastern State  27    28 
SW Oklahoma State  09    110 
South
No. 15 W. Texas A&M $^ 81    102 
No. 23 Angelo State ^ 72    93 
Tarleton State  63    73 
Midwestern State  54    64 
Texas A&M–Kingsville  54    64 
Eastern New Mexico  45    56 
Abilene Christian  45    46 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 13 Washburn $^ 71    93 
No. 25 Missouri Western  62    93 
No. 2 NW Missouri St. ^ 62    114 
No. 12 Pittsburg State ^ 62    104 
Central Missouri  53    73 
Emporia State  35    46 
Missouri Southern  26    37 
Southwest Baptist  27    38 
Truman  08    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 24 Nebraska–Kearney $^ 71    93 
Fort Lewis  62    64 
Colorado Mines  62    65 
Adams State  53    65 
Mesa State  44    56 
Chadron State  44    46 
Fort Hays State  26    28 
Western State  26    29 
New Mexico Highlands  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 NCAA Division II Southwest Region independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Missouri–Rolla      74 
Western New Mexico      55 
Lincoln (MO)      27 
OK Panhandle State      110 
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – Central Arkansas
Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Washburn
North Central Conference – Minnesota–Duluth, Nebraska–Omaha, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference – C.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Concordia–Saint Paul and Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), California (PA) and Edinboro (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Nebraska–Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Presbyterian
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason

2005 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2005 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 32nd 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 18th time.

Seeded teams

Playoff bracket

 First Round
November 12
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 19
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
November 26
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 3
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 10
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                        
5 Central Arkansas 28  1 Presbyterian*28 
4 Albany State 20  5Central Arkansas52 
 5Central Arkansas38 
 6North Alabama41 
6 North Alabama 402 North Carolina Central*21
3 Valdosta State 13  6North Alabama24 
 6North Alabama24 
Super Region 2
 6NW Missouri State25 
5 Pittsburg State 49  1 West Texas A&M*3 
4 Nebraska–Kearney 20  5Pittsburg State41 
 5Pittsburg State10
 6NW Missouri State21 
6 NW Missouri State 452 Washburn*32
3 Angelo State 14  6NW Missouri State42 
 6NW Missouri State17
 1Grand Valley State21
4 C.W. Post 24  1 Shepherd*21 
5 West Chester 20  4C.W. Post28 
 4C.W. Post28
 3East Stroudsburg55 
3 East Stroudsburg 552 Bloomsburg*39
6 S. Connecticut 33  3East Stroudsburg52 
 3East Stroudsburg20
Super Region 4
 1Grand Valley State55 
4 North Dakota 23  1 Grand Valley State *17 
5 Minnesota–Duluth 12  4North Dakota3 
 1Grand Valley State24
 3Saginaw Valley17 
3 Saginaw Valley State 312 Nebraska–Omaha*21
6 Northwood 16  3Saginaw Valley24 

* Home team    Overtime

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