1989 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1989
PlayoffsNovember 18 – December 10, 1989
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionMississippi College
Harlon Hill TrophyJohnny Bailey, Texas A&I

The 1989 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 in August 1989, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1989, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Mississippi College Choctaws defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 3–0, to win their first Division II national title. However, their championship was later revoked by the NCAA.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Johnny Bailey, running back from Texas A&I, for the third consecutive year.

Conference changes and new programs

School 1988 Conference 1989 Conference
Cal Lutheran Western -
Liberty Independent I-AA Independent
Missouri Southern Central States (NAIA) MIAA
Missouri Western Central States (NAIA) MIAA
Pittsburg State Central States (NAIA) MIAA
Washburn Central States (NAIA) MIAA

Conference standings

1988 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern
Bowie State xy$ 5 1 0 7 3 1
Hampton 4 1 1 8 1 1
Virginia Union 4 1 1 6 2 1
Norfolk State 3 2 1 6 3 1
Virginia State 2 3 1 5 4 1
Elizabeth City State 0 6 0 2 8 0
Southern
Winston-Salem State xy 5 1 0 8 2 0
North Carolina Central 3 3 0 5 5 0
Johnson C. Smith 1 5 0 4 5 0
Livingstone 1 5 0 1 8 0
Fayetteville State 1 5 0 1 9 0
Championship: Bowie State 28, Winston-Salem State 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
1989 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Grand Valley State $^ 5 0 0 11 1 0
Hillsdale 3 2 0 6 4 0
Northern Michigan 3 2 0 5 5 0
Ferris State 2 3 0 6 5 0
Saginaw Valley State 2 3 0 3 6 0
Wayne State (MI) 0 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1989 Heartland Collegiate Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Butler $ 4 0 0 7 2 1
Ashland 2 2 0 6 4 0
Indianapolis 2 2 0 4 5 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 2 2 0 4 6 0
Valparaiso 0 4 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1989 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Texas A&I $^ 7 0 0 10 1 0
No. T–5 Angelo State ^ 5 2 0 11 3 0
Eastern New Mexico 5 2 0 7 3 0
Abilene Christian 5 2 0 5 5 0
East Texas State 2 5 0 4 6 0
Cameron 2 5 0 3 7 0
West Texas State 2 5 0 3 8 0
Central State (OK) 0 7 0 0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1989 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Pittsburg State $^ 10 0 0 12 1 0
No. 18 NW Missouri State ^ 8 2 0 9 3 0
SE Missouri State 7 3 0 7 4 0
Missouri Southern State 6 4 0 6 4 0
Southwest Baptist 5 5 0 5 5 0
Central Missouri State 5 5 0 5 6 0
Missouri Western State 5 5 0 5 6 0
NE Missouri State 4 6 0 4 7 0
Washburn 3 7 0 3 7 0
Missouri–Rolla 1 9 0 1 9 0
Lincoln (MO) 1 9 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1989 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. T–5 St. Cloud State $^ 8 1 0 10 2 0
No. 11 Augustana (SD) ^ 6 2 1 8 3 1
No. 17 North Dakota State ^ 6 2 1 8 3 1
Northern Colorado 5 4 0 6 4 0
Nebraska–Omaha 5 4 0 6 5 0
Mankato State 4 4 1 5 5 1
South Dakota 4 5 0 5 6 0
South Dakota State 3 6 0 5 6 0
North Dakota 2 6 1 3 7 1
Morningside 0 9 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1989 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 16 UC Davis $^ 5 0 0 8 3 0
Chico State 4 1 0 6 4 0
Humboldt State 3 2 0 6 4 0
Sonoma State 2 3 0 4 6 0
Cal State Hayward 1 4 0 1 8 0
San Francisco State 0 5 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1989 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alabama A&M $^ 6 0 0 8 4 0
Fort Valley State 5 1 0 7 3 0
Tuskegee 4 2 0 5 5 0
Albany State 2 4 0 5 5 0
Morehouse 2 4 0 2 6 1
Clark (GA) 1 5 0 3 7 0
Knoxville 0 6 0 1 8 0
Savannah State 0 0 0 8 1 0
Morris Brown 0 0 0 3 7 0
Miles 0 0 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1989 Western Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 14 Portland State $^ 4 1 0 9 4 0
Cal State Northridge 4 2 0 6 5 0
Southern Utah State 4 2 0 5 5 0
Santa Clara 3 3 0 7 4 0
Sacramento State 2 3 0 5 4 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0 5 5 0
Cal Lutheran 0 3 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1989 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. T–12 New Haven     8 2 0
No. 19 American International     7 3 0
UCF     7 3 0
Saint Mary's     6 4 0
Wofford     6 5 0
Central Connecticut     5 5 0
Springfield (MA)     4 6 0
Michigan Tech     2 7 0
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll

Conference summaries

See also: List of NCAA Division II football seasons

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Bowie State
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&I
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – Saint Cloud State
Northern California Athletic Conference – UC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Millersville and West Chester (East), Edinboro
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Adams State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama A&M
Western Football League – Portland State

Postseason

1989 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 1989 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 17th 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 fourth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Mississippi College34
Texas A&I 19
Mississippi College55
St. Cloud State 24
St. Cloud State 27
Augustana (SD) 20
Mississippi College26
IUP 14
Portland State 56***
West Chester 50
Portland State 0
IUP 17
IUP 34
Grand Valley State 24
Mississippi College3
Jacksonville State 0
Pittsburg State 28
Northwest Missouri State 7
Pittsburg State 21
Angelo State 24
Angelo State 28
UC Davis 23
Angelo State 16
Jacksonville State 34
North Dakota State 45
Edinboro 32
North Dakota State 17
Jacksonville State 21
Jacksonville State 33
Alabama A&M 9

See also

References

  1. ^ "1989 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.