2019 NCAA Division II football season

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2019 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust 31 - November 16, 2019
PlayoffsNovember 23 - December 21, 2019
National Championship McKinney Independent School District Stadium
McKinney, TX
December 21, 2019
Champion West Florida
Harlon Hill Trophy Roland Rivers III, QB, Slippery Rock

The 2019 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level, began on August 31 and ended on December 21 with the Division II championship at the McKinney Independent School District Stadium in McKinney, Texas, hosted by the Lone Star Conference. [1]

Contents

Conference changes and new programs

Membership changes

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
Franklin Pierce Ravens New program Northeast-10
Frostburg State Bobcats NJAC (D-III) Mountain East
Humboldt State Lumberjacks GNAC Dropped program
Lincoln Blue Tigers GLVC MIAA
Lindenwood Lions MIAA GLVC
LIU Post Pioneers Northeast-10 Combined athletics with LIU Brooklyn; football team now competes in NEC (FCS)
Malone Pioneers G-MAC Dropped program
Merrimack Warriors Northeast-10 NEC (FCS)
Savannah State Tigers MEAC (FCS) SIAC
Shepherd Rams Mountain East PSAC
Virginia–Wise Cavaliers Mountain East South Atlantic
Wheeling Cardinals New program Mountain East

Davenport completed its transition to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

Super Region 1

2019 Great Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 23 Tiffin $^ 70    92 
Ohio Dominican  61    73 
Findlay  52    74 
Hillsdale  43    65 
Lake Erie  25    38 
Walsh  25    38 
Alderson Broaddus  16    19 
Kentucky Wesleyan  16    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Mountain East Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Notre Dame (OH) $^ 91    122 
Charleston (WV)  73    83 
Frostburg State # 73    83 
Urbana  73    74 
West Virginia State  73    74 
Glenville State  64    74 
Fairmont State  55    55 
West Liberty  46    56 
Concord  19    110 
West Virginia Wesleyan  19    110 
Wheeling  19    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
New Haven + 62    73 
Bentley + 62    64 
Assumption  53    64 
Pace  53    64 
Stonehill  53    64 
Saint Anselm  44    47 
American International  35    46 
Southern Connecticut  26    28 
Franklin Pierce  08    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
2019 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
No. 16 Kutztown xy^ 70    112 
No. 22 Shepherd ^ 61    103 
No. 24 West Chester ^ 52    93 
Shippensburg  43    47 
Bloomsburg  34    56 
East Stroudsburg  25    65 
Millersville  16    29 
Lock Haven  07    29 
West
No. 6 Slippery Rock xy$^ 70    131 
No. 21 IUP ^ 61    93 
California (PA)  52    74 
Mercyhurst  34    65 
Edinboro  34    38 
Seton Hill  25    28 
Clarion  16    38 
Gannon  16    29 
Championship: Slippery Rock 37, Kutztown 35
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2

2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Northern
No. 18 Bowie State xy$^ 70    111 
Virginia State  61    82 
Virginia Union  52    73 
Chowan  25    37 
Elizabeth City State  25    29 
Lincoln (PA)  07    010 
Southern
Fayetteville State xy 61    83 
Shaw  52    64 
Johnson C. Smith  34    46 
Winston–Salem State  34    46 
St. Augustine's  25    28 
Livingstone  16    46 
Championship: Bowie State 23, Fayetteville State 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Valdosta State $^ 80    101 
No. 1 West Florida ^ 71    132 
Delta State  53    64 
West Georgia  44    65 
Mississippi College  44    55 
West Alabama  35    65 
Florida Tech  35    56 
North Greenville  26    37 
Shorter  08    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Lenoir–Rhyne $^ 80    131 
No. 19 Wingate ^ 71    102 
No. 20 Carson–Newman ^ 62    93 
Mars Hill  44    56 
Newberry  44    56 
Tusculum  44    56 
Limestone  26    38 
Virginia–Wise  17    29 
Catawba  08    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Coaches poll
2019 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
Savannah State # 50    73 
Albany State xy 51    74 
Fort Valley State  42    64 
Morehouse  24    46 
Benedict  15    19 
Clark Atlanta  06    010 
West
Miles xy$^ 51    93 
Tuskegee  42    55 
Kentucky State  33    73 
Lane  24    46 
Central State  24    37 
Championship: Miles 21, Albany State 6
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
2019 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
UNC Pembroke      47 

Super Region 3

2019 Great American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 14 Ouachita Baptist $^ 110    111 
No. 15 Harding ^ 101    102 
Henderson State  92    93 
Southern Arkansas  83    84 
Oklahoma Baptist  74    74 
Arkansas–Monticello  56    56 
NW Oklahoma State  47    47 
Arkansas Tech  38    38 
East Central  38    38 
SW Oklahoma State  38    38 
Southern Nazarene  29    29 
SE Oklahoma State  110    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Ferris State $^ 80    121 
Wayne State (MI)  71    83 
Ashland  62    74 
Grand Valley State  53    83 
Davenport  35    55 
Michigan Tech  35    55 
Saginaw Valley State  35    56 
Northwood  17    110 
Northern Michigan  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Coaches poll
2019 Great Lakes Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 25 Lindenwood $^ 70    94 
No. 17 Indianapolis ^ 61    92 
Truman  52    102 
Missouri S&T  43    74 
McKendree  34    56 
Quincy  25    56 
Southwest Baptist  16    38 
William Jewell  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 NW Missouri State +^ 101    122 
No. 13 Central Missouri +^ 101    112 
Missouri Western  83    93 
Fort Hays State  83    83 
Nebraska–Kearney  65    75 
Pittsburg State  65    65 
Washburn  65    65 
Central Oklahoma  56    56 
Emporia State  47    47 
Missouri Southern  29    29 
Lincoln (MO)  110    110 
Northeastern State  011    011 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll

Super Region 4

2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Central Washington + 51    74 
Western Oregon + 51    74 
Azusa Pacific  15    19 
Simon Fraser  15    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
2019 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 Tarleton State $^ 80    111 
No. 11 Texas A&M–Commerce ^ 71    103 
Angelo State  53    83 
West Texas A&M  53    83 
Eastern New Mexico  44    84 
Midwestern State  35    56 
Texas–Permian Basin  26    47 
Texas A&M–Kingsville  17    29 
Western New Mexico  17    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Coaches poll
2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Bemidji State  83    83 
Minnesota–Duluth  83    83 
MSU Moorhead  65    65 
Northern State  65    65 
St. Cloud State  47    47 
Minot State  38    38 
Mary  29    29 
Minnesota–Crookston  011    011 
South
No. 2 Minnesota State $^ 110    141 
Augustana (SD) ^ 92    93 
Sioux Falls ^ 83    84 
Winona State  83    84 
Concordia–St. Paul  65    65 
Wayne State (NE)  47    47 
SW Minnesota State  38    38 
Upper Iowa  29    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Colorado Mines $^ 100    121 
No. 12 CSU–Pueblo ^ 91    112 
Dixie State  73    83 
Colorado Mesa  64    65 
Chadron State  55    65 
Western Colorado  55    56 
Adams State  46    47 
Fort Lewis  37    37 
Black Hills State  28    38 
South Dakota Mines  28    38 
New Mexico Highlands  28    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Playoffs

Super Region 1

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Slippery Rock 51
Shepherd 30
Shepherd 31
4 Indiana (PA) 27
1 Slippery Rock 65
3 Notre Dame (OH) 59
3 Notre Dame (OH) 31
West Chester 24
3 Notre Dame (OH) 20
2 Kutztown 17
Tiffin 31
2 Kutztown 33

Super Region 2

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Valdosta State 35
West Florida 38
West Florida 38
4 Wingate 17
West Florida 43
2 Lenoir–Rhyne 38
3 Bowie State 9
Carson–Newman 17
Carson–Newman 21
2 Lenoir–Rhyne 49
Miles 7
2 Lenoir–Rhyne 36

Super Region 3

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Ferris State 37
4 Central Missouri 10
Indianapolis 27
4 Central Missouri 37
1 Ferris State 25
3 NW Missouri State 3
3 NW Missouri State 7
Harding 6
3 NW Missouri State 63
Lindenwood 7
Lindenwood 41
2 Ouachita Baptist 38

Super Region 4

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Minnesota State 35
4 CSU Pueblo 7
Augustana (SD) 0
4 CSU Pueblo 17
1 Minnesota State 42
TAMU Commerce 21
3 Colorado Mines 24
Sioux Falls 21
3 Colorado Mines 3
TAMU Commerce 23
TAMU Commerce 23
2 Tarleton State 16

Semifinals

Teams that advanced to the semifinals were seeded.

Semifinals
December 14
Hosted by higher seeded team
National Championship
December 21
McKinney ISD Stadium, McKinney, TX
      
1 Ferris State 14
4 West Florida 28
4 West Florida 48
3 Minnesota State 40
2 Slippery Rock 15
3 Minnesota State 58

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