2006 NCAA Division II football season

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2006 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 2 – November 11, 2006
PlayoffsNovember 18 – December 16, 2006 [1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Grand Valley State
Harlon Hill Trophy Danny Woodhead, Chadron State

The 2006 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 2, 2006, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 16, 2006 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama.

Contents

Grand Valley State defeated Northwest Missouri State in the championship game, 17–14, to win their fourth Division II national title. [2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Danny Woodhead, running back from Chadron State.

Conference changes and new programs

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
Brevard Tornadoes New program Independent
Central Arkansas Bears Gulf South Independent (FCS)
Central State Marauders Independent GLFC
Central Washington Wildcats GNAC NCC
Chowan Hawks Independent (D-III) Independent
Dixie State Trailblazers Junior college Independent
Fort Hays State Tigers RMAC MIAA
Humboldt State Lumberjacks GNAC Independent
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers Mid-South (NAIA) GLFC
Lincoln Blue Tigers Independent GLFC
Mary Marauders DAC (NAIA) Independent
Missouri–Rolla Miners Independent GLFC
Saint Joseph's Pumas Independent GLFC
Tiffin Dragons Independent GLFC
Upper Iowa Peacocks Independent NSIC
West Virginia Tech Golden Bears WVIAC Mid-South (NAIA)
Western New Mexico Mustangs Independent RMAC
Western Oregon Wolves GNAC Independent
Western Washington Vikings GNAC NCC
Winston-Salem State Rams CIAA Independent (FCS)

Upper Iowa completed their transition to Division II and became eligible for the postseason. West Georgia changed the name of its athletic teams from Braves to Wolves due to NCAA rules regarding Native American mascots.

Conference standings

Northeast Region

2006 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Bryant +^ 72  83 
C. W. Post + 72  73 
Merrimack +^ 72  84 
Southern Connecticut +^ 72  74 
American International  63  64 
Bentley  45  65 
Assumption  45  46 
Pace  27  37 
Stonehill  18  19 
Saint Anselm  09  010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
2006 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
East
No. 4 Bloomsburg x^ 60  122 
No. 24 West Chester ^ 51  94 
East Stroudsburg  42  74 
Millersville  33  56 
Kutztown  24  46 
Cheyney  15  110 
Mansfield  06  010 
West
No. 25 Indiana (PA) x 51  82 
California (PA) x 51  83 
Slippery Rock  42  74 
Edinboro  33  65 
Shippensburg  33  56 
Lock Haven  15  29 
Clarion  06  110 
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 8 Shepherd $^ 70  111 
West Liberty State  43  74 
Charleston (WV)  43  56 
Glenville State  43  56 
Fairmont State  34  47 
Concord  34  38 
West Virginia State  25  56 
West Virginia Wesleyan  16  28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Southeast Region

2006 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Eastern
No. 21 Elizabeth City St. xy^ 70  93 
Virginia Union  52  73 
Bowie State  34  55 
Shaw  25  37 
Virginia State  25  28 
Saint Paul's  16  28 
Western
No. 9 NC Central xy$^ 70  111 
Johnson C. Smith  43  74 
St. Augustine's 43  46 
Fayetteville State  25  37 
Livingstone  16  19 
Championship: NC Central 17, Elizabeth City St. 14
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • † – St. Augustine's vacated all four wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 Gulf South Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 6 North Alabama $^ 80  111 
No. 3 Delta State ^ 71  123 
No. 14 Valdosta State  62  82 
Henderson State  62  83 
Arkansas Tech  53  73 
Harding  53  64 
West Alabama  35  65 
Ouachita Baptist  17  28 
Southern Arkansas  17  29 
West Georgia  17  19 
Arkansas–Monticello  17  110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2006 South Atlantic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 12 Newberry $^ 61  112 
Wingate  52  83 
Presbyterian  52  74 
Carson–Newman  43  83 
Catawba  34  64 
Tusculum  34  65 
Mars Hill  16  47 
Lenoir–Rhyne  16  38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2006 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Tuskegee + 61  93 
Albany State +^ 61  74 
Lane  52  83 
Kentucky State  43  74 
Stillman  43  55 
Fort Valley State  43  47 
Clark Atlanta  34  55 
Benedict  25  37 
Morehouse  16  29 
Miles  07  55 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 NCAA Division II Southeast Region independents football records
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
North Greenville    102 
Brevard #   26 
Chowan #   010 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Northwest Region

2006 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 1 Grand Valley State $^ 100  150 
No. 18 Northwood ^ 82  83 
Ferris State  73  83 
Michigan Tech  64  64 
Saginaw Valley State  64  64 
Wayne State (MI)  64  65 
Indianapolis  55  65 
Hillsdale  55  56 
Ashland  46  46 
Mercyhurst  37  37 
Northern Michigan  37  37 
Findlay  19  29 
Gannon  19  110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2006 North Central Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 7 North Dakota +^ 71  112 
No. 11 Nebraska–Omaha +^ 71  83 
No. 13 South Dakota ^ 62  94 
Minnesota–Duluth  44  64 
Central Washington  35  65 
Augustana (SD)  35  56 
Western Washington  35  56 
Minnesota State  26  47 
St. Cloud State  17  38 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 23 Bemidji State $ 80  93 
No. 19 Winona State ^ 71  93 
MSU Moorhead  44  65 
Concordia–St. Paul  44  56 
Wayne State (NE)  44  56 
Northern State  35  47 
SW Minnesota State  35  47 
Upper Iowa  35  38 
Minnesota–Crookston  08  011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 Great Lakes Football Conference standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 22 Tiffin + 41  101 
Saint Joseph's (IN) + 41  83 
Central State # 21  25 
Missouri–Rolla  22  65 
Lincoln (MO)  13  18 
Kentucky Wesleyan  05  011 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 NCAA Division II Northwest Region independents football records
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Humboldt State    91 
Mary #   64 
Western Oregon    64 
Dixie State #   110 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Southwest Region

2006 Lone Star Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
North
SE Oklahoma State  54  64 
SW Oklahoma State  45  65 
Texas A&M–Commerce  45  55 
Central Oklahoma  45  56 
Northeastern State  45  46 
East Central  27  28 
South
No. 10 W. Texas A&M $^ 81  112 
No. 17 Midwestern St. ^ 72  103 
No. 20 Abilene Christian ^ 72  83 
Tarleton State  63  64 
Angelo State  27  37 
Eastern New Mexico  27  37 
Texas A&M–Kingsville  27  38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 2 NW Missouri State $^ 90  141 
No. 15 Pittsburg State  72  102 
No. 16 Missouri Western ^ 72  93 
Washburn  63  74 
Truman  63  65 
Central Missouri  36  56 
Missouri Southern  36  56 
Emporia State  27  38 
Fort Hays State  18  110 
Southwest Baptist  18  110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 5 Chadron State $^ 80  121 
Fort Lewis  62  74 
Nebraska–Kearney  53  64 
Adams State  44  65 
New Mexico Highlands  35  65 
Western New Mexico  35  55 
Mesa State  35  47 
Colorado Mines  26  47 
Western State  26  38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2006 NCAA Division II Southwest Region independents football records
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
OK Panhandle State    010 
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
Great Lakes Football ConferenceSaint Joseph's (IN)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha and North Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference – Bryant, C.W. Post, Merrimack, and Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Bemidji State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), California (PA) and Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Chadron State
South Atlantic Conference – Newberry
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State and Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason

2006 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 2006 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 33rd 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 19th time.

Seeded teams

Playoff bracket

 First round
November 18
Campus Sites
Second round
November 25
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 2
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 9 and 10
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 16
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                        
    
    
  Grand Valley State *35 
  South Dakota17 
South Dakota 31
Northwood 28 
 Grand Valley State*30 
Super Region 3
 North Dakota20 
    
    
  Nebraska–Omaha*35
  North Dakota38 
North Dakota 42
Winona State 0 
 Grand Valley State49 
 Delta State30 
    
    
  North Carolina Central*17
  Delta State24 
Delta State 17
Elizabeth City State 10 
 Delta State27
Super Region 2
 North Alabama10 
    
    
  North Alabama *38
  Newberry20 
Newberry 34
Albany State 28 
Grand Valley State17
NW Missouri State14
    
    
  Shepherd *31 
  Merrimack7 
Merrimack Warriors 28
S. Connecticut 26 
 Shepherd21 
Super Region 1
 Bloomsburg24 
    
    
  Bloomsburg *21
  West Chester20 
West Chester 31
Bryant 29 
 Bloomsburg3
 NW Missouri State33 
   
   
  NW Missouri State *27
  Midwestern State0 
Midwestern State 28
Missouri Western 26 
 NW Missouri State28   
Super Region 4
 Chadron State21    
   
   
  Chadron State *43
  West Texas A&M17 
West Texas A&M 30
Abilene Christian 27 

* Home team    Overtime

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