1990 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1990
PlayoffsNovember 17 – December 8, 1990
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionNorth Dakota State (5)
Harlon Hill TrophyChris Simdorn, North Dakota State

The 1990 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 1990, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 8, 1990, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The North Dakota State Bison defeated the Indiana (PA) Crimson Hawks, then known as the Indians, 51–11, to win their fifth Division II national title.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Chris Simdorn, quarterback from North Dakota State.

Conference and program changes

School 1989 Conference 1990 Conference
Ashland Heartland MIFC
Butler Heartland MIFC
Central Florida D-II Independent I-AA Independent
Ferris State GLIAC MIFC
Grand Valley State GLIAC MIFC
Hillsdale GLIAC MIFC
Indianapolis Heartland MIFC
Lincoln (MO) MIAA Dropped Program
Northern Michigan GLIAC MIFC
Saginaw Valley State GLIAC MIFC
Saint Joseph's (IN) Heartland MIFC
Troy State Gulf South D-II Independent
Valparaiso Heartland MIFC
Wayne State GLIAC MIFC

Conference standings

1990 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern
No. 5 Virginia Union xy^ 7 0 0 10 2 0
Norfolk State 5 1 0 7 3 0
Hampton 3 3 0 5 5 0
Virginia State 3 3 0 5 5 0
Elizabeth City State 2 4 0 3 6 1
Bowie State 2 4 0 3 6 0
Southern
Winston-Salem State xy$^ 4 1 0 7 4 1
Fayetteville State 2 4 0 3 6 0
Livingstone 2 4 0 3 6 0
North Carolina Central 2 4 0 3 7 0
Johnson C. Smith 0 6 0 0 9 0
Championship: Winston-Salem State 34, Virginia Union 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1990 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Mississippi College $^ 8 0 0 11 2 0
No. 10 Jacksonville State ^ 6 2 0 9 3 0
No. 15 North Alabama ^ 6 2 0 8 3 0
Valdosta State 5 3 0 5 5 0
Delta State 4 4 0 5 5 0
Troy State 4 4 0 5 5 0
Tennessee–Martin 2 6 0 0 4 7
Livingston 1 7 0 0 3 9
West Georgia 0 8 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1990 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 East Texas State $^ 7 0 0 10 3 0
Angelo State 5 2 0 7 3 0
Eastern New Mexico 5 2 0 6 4 0
Texas A&I 5 2 0 6 4 0
Central State (OK) 3 4 0 4 6 0
Cameron 1 6 0 2 8 0
Abilene Christian 1 6 0 1 9 0
West Texas State 1 6 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1990 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Grand Valley State $^ 9 1 0 10 2 0
Ashland 7 3 0 7 3 1
Hillsdale 7 3 0 7 4 0
Ferris State 5 4 1 6 4 1
Butler 5 4 1 5 5 1
Northern Michigan 5 4 1 5 5 1
Saginaw Valley State 5 5 0 6 5 0
Indianapolis 3 6 1 3 6 1
Wayne State (MI) 3 7 0 3 7 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 3 7 0 3 7 0
Valparaiso 1 9 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1990 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Pittsburg State $^ 9 0 0 12 1 0
No. 9 NE Missouri State ^ 8 1 0 9 2 0
SE Missouri State 7 2 0 7 3 0
Central Missouri State 5 4 0 5 5 0
Missouri Southern State 4 5 0 4 5 0
Washburn 4 5 0 4 6 0
Southwest Baptist 4 5 0 4 6 0
NW Missouri State 2 7 0 2 8 1
Missouri Western State 2 7 0 2 8 0
Missouri–Rolla 1 8 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1990 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 North Dakota State $^ 9 0 0 14 0 0
No. 12 North Dakota 7 2 0 7 3 0
No. T–20 Northern Colorado ^ 6 3 0 7 4 0
Augustana (SD) 5 4 0 5 5 0
Morningside 5 4 0 7 4 0
Mankato State 4 5 0 5 6 0
South Dakota 3 6 0 4 7 0
St. Cloud State 3 6 0 4 7 0
South Dakota State 2 7 0 3 8 0
Nebraska–Omaha 1 8 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1990 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
UC Davis $ 5 0 0 7 3 0
Sonoma State 4 1 0 7 3 0
Chico State 3 2 0 4 6 0
San Francisco State 1 4 0 4 7 0
Humboldt State 1 4 0 2 8 1
Cal State Hayward 1 4 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • First Humboldt State vs. Cal State Hayward game did not count as a conference game
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1990 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alabama A&M $ 6 1 0 6 5 0
No. 14 Tuskegee 6 1 0 8 3 0
Albany State 5 3 0 6 4 0
Savannah State 5 2 0 7 4 0
Morris Brown 3 3 0 4 6 0
Clark Atlanta 2 5 0 4 6 0
Fort Valley State 2 6 0 4 7 0
Morehouse 1 4 0 1 7 1
Miles 0 4 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1990 Western Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Cal Poly +^ 4 1 0 10 2 0
No. 13 Cal State Northridge +^ 4 1 0 7 4 0
Portland State 2 3 0 6 5 0
Santa Clara 2 3 0 6 5 0
Southern Utah State 2 3 0 6 5 0
Sacramento State 1 4 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1990 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 18 Wofford ^     9 3 0
No. 17 American International     7 3 0
No. 19 New Haven     7 3 0
Saint Mary's     7 3 0
Wayne State (NE)     7 4 0
Michigan Tech     6 4 0
Springfield (MA)     6 4 0
Central Connecticut     2 7 0
Cal Lutheran     2 8 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
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 – Winston-Salem State
Gulf South Conference – Mississippi College
Lone Star Conference – East Texas State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football ConferenceGrand Valley State
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – UC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth, Northern State, and Southwest Minnesota State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Millersville (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama A&M
Western Football League – Cal Poly–SLO and Cal State Northridge

Postseason

1990 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
  • IUP
  • (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 1990 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 18th 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 fifth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Mississippi College 70
Wofford 19
Mississippi College 14
Jacksonville State 7
Jacksonville State 38
North Alabama 14
Mississippi College 8
IUP 27
IUP 48
Winston-Salem State 0
IUP 14
Edinboro 7
Edinboro 38
Virginia Union 14
IUP 11
North Dakota State 51
North Dakota State 17
Northern Colorado 7
North Dakota State 47
Cal Poly 0
Cal Poly 14
Cal State Northridge 7
North Dakota State 39
Pittsburg State 29
Pittsburg State 59
Northeast Missouri State 3
Pittsburg State 60
East Texas State 28
East Texas State 20
Grand Valley State 14

See also

References

  1. ^ "1990 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.