2010 NCAA Division II football season

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2010 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 4 – November 13, 2010
PlayoffsNovember 20 – December 18, 2010 [1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Minnesota–Duluth
Harlon Hill Trophy Eric Czerniewski, Central Missouri

The 2010 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 4, 2010, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 18, 2010 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Delta State Statesmen, 20–17, to win their second Division II national title. [2]

Contents

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Eric Czerniewski, quarterback from Central Missouri.

Conference and program changes

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
Central State Marauders GLFC Independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals Independent Lone Star
Lake Erie Storm Independent GLIAC
Lambuth Eagles Mid-South (NAIA) Independent
Lincoln (MO) Blue Tigers GLFC Independent
Lincoln (PA) Lions Independent CIAA
Notre Dame Falcons New program Independent
Ohio Dominican Panthers Independent GLIAC
Simon Fraser Clan Canada West (CIS) GNAC
Urbana Blue Knights Independent GLFC
Winston-Salem State Rams Independent (FCS) CIAA

Lincoln (PA) and Urbana completed their transitions to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

Super Region 1

2010 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Virginia State xy 61    83 
Bowie State x 61    64 
Elizabeth City St.  52    64 
Chowan  34    37 
Virginia Union  34    37 
Saint Paul's  25    28 
Lincoln (PA)  07    19 
South
Shaw xy$^ 70    93 
St. Augustine's  61    92 
Winston-Salem State  52    82 
Fayetteville State  43    55 
Johnson C. Smith  16    28 
Livingstone  07    011 
Championship: Shaw 14, Virginia State 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
New Haven + 62    82 
American International + 62    64 
Southern Connecticut + 62    64 
Bentley + 52    54 
Merrimack  44    46 
Assumption  35    65 
Stonehill  35    55 
Saint Anselm  26    28 
Pace  07    09 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
No. 15 Bloomsburg xy^ 70    103 
No. 13 Kutztown ^ 61    102 
C. W. Post  52    74 
West Chester  43    47 
Shippensburg  34    56 
East Stroudsburg  25    38 
Cheyney  16    110 
Millersville  07    29 
West
No. 14 California (PA) x^ 61    102 
No. 11 Mercyhurst xy$^ 61    103 
Gannon  43    65 
Edinboro  34    74 
Indiana (PA)  34    65 
Slippery Rock  34    65 
Clarion  34    47 
Lock Haven  07    011 
Championship: Mercyhurst 56, Bloomsburg 37
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Shepherd $^ 71    122 
West Virginia Wesleyan  62    92 
West Liberty  62    73 
Concord  53    83 
Charleston (WV)  44    65 
Glenville State  44    56 
Fairmont State  35    56 
Seton Hill  17    29 
West Virginia State  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2

2010 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Delta State +^ 62    114 
No. 17 Valdosta State +^ 62    83 
Henderson State + 62    74 
No. 22 North Alabama ^ 53    94 
West Alabama  53    74 
Ouachita Baptist  44    64 
Harding  44    64 
Arkansas–Monticello  35    47 
Arkansas Tech  26    47 
West Georgia  26    37 
Southern Arkansas  17    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 20 Wingate $^ 61    93 
Carson–Newman  52    74 
Lenoir–Rhyne  43    74 
Catawba  43    64 
Mars Hill  34    56 
Newberry  34    46 
Tusculum  25    65 
Brevard  16    47 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2010 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Albany State $^ 90    111 
Tuskegee  72    92 
Fort Valley State  72    83 
Morehouse ^ 72    83 
Benedict  45    56 
Clark Atlanta  45    46 
Miles  36    38 
Stillman  27    38 
Kentucky State  27    38 
Lane  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 NCAA Division II Super Region 2 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North Greenville      73 
UNC Pembroke      55 
Lambuth #     46 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 3

2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
No. 10 Grand Valley State $^ 91    112 
No. 25 Michigan Tech  82    82 
Indianapolis  55    65 
Ferris State  55    56 
Northern Michigan  55    56 
Northwood  55    56 
Saginaw Valley State  46    47 
South
No. 21 Wayne State (MI)  82    92 
No. 16 Hillsdale ^ 82    93 
Ashland  73    83 
Lake Erie  37    38 
Ohio Dominican * 28    28 
Findlay  19    110 
Tiffin  010    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA poll
2010 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
No. 1 Minnesota–Duluth $^ 100    150 
No. 12 St. Cloud State ^ 91    103 
Bemidji State  64    74 
Mary  46    47 
MSU Moorhead  28    29 
Northern State  28    29 
Minnesota–Crookston  010    110 
South
No. 6 Augustana (SD) ^ 91    112 
Concordia–St. Paul  73    84 
Winona State  64    74 
Minnesota State  55    65 
Wayne State (NE)  55    65 
SW Minnesota State  37    47 
Upper Iowa  28    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 19 Colorado Mines +^ 81    93 
No. 23 Nebraska–Kearney + 81    92 
CSU–Pueblo  72    92 
Chadron State  72    83 
Adams State  45    56 
Western New Mexico  36    47 
Mesa State  36    37 
Fort Lewis  36    37 
Western State  18    110 
New Mexico Highlands  18    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Great Lakes Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Saint Joseph's (IN) + 21    55 
Urbana + 21    56 
Missouri S&T + 21    38 
Kentucky Wesleyan  03    55 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Notre Dame (OH) #     29 
Central State      110 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 4

2010 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Central Washington $ 71    83 
Humboldt State  62    83 
Western Oregon  53    74 
Dixie State  26    28 
Simon Fraser # 08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • # – Provisional Division II member
2010 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Northeastern State  64    65 
East Central  55    56 
Eastern New Mexico 46    56 
SE Oklahoma State  37    38 
SW Oklahoma State  37    38 
Central Oklahoma  28    29 
Texas A&M–Commerce  28    38 
South
No. 8 Abilene Christian $^ 100    111 
No. 9 Texas A&M–Kingsville ^ 91    102 
No. 18 W. Texas A&M ^ 82    84 
Midwestern State  73    84 
Angelo State  55    55 
Tarleton State  37    38 
Incarnate Word  37    38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • † – Eastern New Mexico vacated all five wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 NW Missouri St. $^ 90    121 
No. 5 Central Missouri ^ 81    113 
Washburn  63    84 
No. 24 Missouri Western ^ 63    84 
Nebraska–Omaha  54    56 
Pittsburg State  36    66 
Emporia State  36    56 
Missouri Southern  27    47 
Truman  27    47 
Fort Hays State  18    38 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 NCAA Division II Super Region 4 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Southwest Baptist      74 
OK Panhandle State      65 
Lincoln (MO)      29 
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Shaw
Great Lakes Football Conference – Saint Joseph's (IN), Missouri S&T, and Urbana
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – Delta State, Henderson State, and Valdosta State
Lone Star Conference – Abilene Christian
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
Northeast-10 Conference – American International, New Haven, and Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Mercyhurst
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mines and Nebraska–Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Wingate
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason

2010 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2010 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 37th 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 23rd time.

Seeded teams

Playoff bracket

 First Round
November 20
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 27
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 4
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 11
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 18
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                        
St. Cloud State 42   Minnesota–Duluth 20 
Hillsdale 28  St. Cloud State17 
 Minnesota–Duluth24 
 Augustana (SD)13 
Grand Valley State 35 Augustana (SD) 38
Colorado Mines 13  Grand Valley State6 
 Minnesota–Duluth17 
 NW Missouri State13 
Central Missouri 55   Abilene Christian 41 
West Texas A&M 35  Central Missouri55 
 Central Missouri20
 NW Missouri State37 
NW Missouri State 28 Texas A&M–Kingsville 31
Missouri Western 24  NW Missouri State35 
 Minnesota–Duluth20
 Delta State17
Wingate 63   Albany State 30 
Morehouse 41  Wingate28 
 Albany State7
 Delta State28 
North Alabama 43 Delta State 47
Valdosta State 20  North Alabama24 
 Delta State29
 Shepherd17 
Shepherd 40   Kutztown 34 
Shaw 6  Shepherd41 
 Shepherd49
 Mercyhurst14 
Bloomsburg 28 Mercyhurst 28
California (PA) 26  Bloomsburg14 

* Home team    Overtime

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