1992 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1992
PlayoffsNovember 21 – December 12, 1992
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionJacksonville State
Harlon Hill TrophyRonald Moore, Pittsburg State

The 1992 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 1992, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 1992, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks defeated the Pittsburg State Gorillas, 17–13, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Ronald Moore, running back from Pittsburg State.

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

Team 1991 conference 1992 conference
Emporia State NAIA Independent MIAA
Tennessee–Martin Independent Ohio Valley (I-AA)
West Texas State Restored program Lone Star

Conference standings

1992 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Jacksonville State $^ 5 0 1 12 1 1
No. T–16 North Alabama 3 2 1 7 4 1
No. T–20 Valdosta State 3 2 1 5 4 1
Mississippi College 2 3 1 4 5 1
Livingston 2 4 0 5 4 0
West Georgia 2 4 0 5 6 0
Delta State 2 4 0 3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1992 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Texas A&I $^ 6 0 0 9 3 0
No. 14 East Texas State 5 1 0 8 3 0
Angelo State 3 3 0 5 5 0
Eastern New Mexico 3 3 0 5 5 0
Central Oklahoma 2 4 0 6 4 0
Abilene Christian 2 5 0 3 6 0
Cameron 0 6 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1992 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburg State $^ 9 0 0 14 1 0
No. T–16 NE Missouri State ^ 7 2 0 9 3 0
Emporia State 6 3 0 7 3 0
Central Missouri State 6 3 0 6 4 0
NW Missouri State 6 3 0 6 5 0
Missouri Western 4 5 0 5 6 0
Missouri Southern 3 6 0 4 6 0
Washburn 2 7 0 2 8 0
Southwest Baptist 1 8 0 2 8 0
Missouri–Rolla 1 8 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1992 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hillsdale + 8 2 0 9 2 0
Ferris State +^ 8 2 0 10 3 0
Butler + 8 2 0 8 2 0
Grand Valley State + 8 2 0 8 3 0
Ashland 7 3 0 8 3 0
Saginaw Valley State 6 4 0 7 4 0
Wayne State (MI) 3 7 0 4 7 0
Valparaiso 3 7 0 3 8 0
Indianapolis 1 8 1 1 8 1
Saint Joseph's (IN) 1 8 1 1 8 1
Northern Michigan 1 9 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1992 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 North Dakota State $^ 8 1 0 10 2 0
No. 13 North Dakota ^ 6 2 1 6 4 1
Augustana (SD) 6 3 0 8 3 0
St. Cloud State 6 3 0 7 4 0
South Dakota State 5 4 0 6 4 0
Morningside 4 4 1 5 5 1
Mankato State 4 5 0 6 5 0
Northern Colorado 4 5 0 6 5 0
South Dakota 1 8 0 2 9 0
Nebraska–Omaha 0 9 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1992 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 UC Davis $^ 5 0 0 8 2 1
Sonoma State 3 2 0 7 3 0
Cal State Hayward 3 2 0 5 5 0
Humboldt State 3 2 0 5 6 0
San Francisco State 1 4 0 2 7 0
Chico State 0 5 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1992 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western State (CO) $^ 7 0 0 9 2 0
Fort Hays State 6 1 0 6 5 0
Chadron State 5 2 0 7 3 0
New Mexico Highlands 4 3 0 7 3 1
Mesa State 3 4 0 3 8 0
Colorado Mines 2 5 0 4 6 0
Adams State 1 6 0 3 7 0
Fort Lewis 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1992 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 Fort Valley State $ 6 1 0 7 4 0
Albany State 5 1 1 6 4 1
No. T–20 Savannah State ^ 5 2 0 8 4 0
Morehouse 4 3 0 6 5 0
Clark Atlanta 3 4 0 3 7 0
Alabama A&M 3 4 0 3 8 0
Tuskegee 2 4 1 3 6 1
Morris Brown 2 5 0 4 6 0
Miles 0 6 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1992 Western Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 19 Portland State $^ 3 1 0 9 4 0
No. 11 Sacramento State 3 2 0 7 3 0
Cal State Northridge 3 2 0 5 5 0
Southern Utah 2 3 0 6 5 0
Cal Poly 2 3 0 4 5 1
Santa Clara 1 3 0 4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1992 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 New Haven ^     12 1 0
Troy State     10 1 0
Michigan Tech     9 1 0
Saint Mary's     5 4 0
Wayne State (NE)     5 4 1
Wofford     6 5 0
Springfield (MA)     3 6 0
Northwood     0 9 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 – Hampton
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&I
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics AssociationPittsburg State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Butler, Ferris State, Grand Valley State, and Hillsdale
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – UC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Northern State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – West Chester (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Gardner–Webb
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Fort Valley State
Western Football Conference – Portland State

Postseason

1992 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 1992 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 20th 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 seventh time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Ferris State 19
Edinboro 15
Ferris State 13
New Haven 35
New Haven 38
West Chester 26
New Haven 35
Jacksonville State 46
Jacksonville State 41
Savannah State 16
Jacksonville State 14
North Alabama 12
North Alabama 33
Hampton 21
Jacksonville State 17
Pittsburg State 13
Texas A&I 22
Western State 13
Portland State 35
Texas A&I 30
Portland State 42
UC Davis 28
Portland State 38
Pittsburg State 41
Pittsburg State 28
North Dakota 21
Pittsburg State 38*
North Dakota State 37
North Dakota State 42
Northeast Missouri State 7

References

  1. ^ "1992 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 5, 2014.