1993 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1993
PlayoffsNovember 20 – December 11, 1993
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionNorth Alabama
Harlon Hill TrophyRoger Graham, New Haven

The 1993 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 1993, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 11, 1993, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama.

North Alabama defeated IUP in the championship game, 41–34, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Roger Graham, running back from New Haven.

Conference changes and new programs

Conference changes

Team 1992 conference 1993 conference
Butler MIFC (D-II) Pioneer (I-AA)
California–Davis Northern California (D-II) American West (I-AA)
Cal Lutheran D-II Independent SCIAC (D-III)
Cal Poly Western (D-II) American West (I-AA)
Cal State Northridge Western (D-II) American West (I-AA)
Cameron Lone Star Dropped Program
Central Arkansas Arkansas (NAIA) Gulf South (D-II)
Central Connecticut State D-II Independent I-AA Independent
Henderson State Arkansas (NAIA) Gulf South (D-II)
Jacksonville State Gulf South D-II Independent
Mercyhurst D-III Independent D-II Independent
Northwood D-II Independent MIFC
Portland State Western (D-II) D-II Independent
Quincy D-III Independent Illini-Badger
Sacramento State Western (D-II) American West (I-AA)
Sacred Heart D-III Independent Independent
St. Francis (IL) NAIA Independent MIFC
Santa Clara Western (D-II) Dropped Program
Southern Utah Western (D-II) American West (I-AA)
Troy State D-II Independent I-AA Independent
Valparaiso MIFC (D-II) Pioneer (I-AA)

Program changes

Conference standings

1993 American West Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 UC Davis +^ 3 1 0 10 2 0
Southern Utah + 3 1 0 3 7 1
Sacramento State 2 2 0 4 6 0
Cal Poly 1 3 0 6 4 0
Cal State Northridge 1 3 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • Although UC Davis was a conference member, they participated in NCAA Division II polls and postseason.
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Hampton $^ 8 0 0 12 1 0
No. 18 Virginia State 7 1 0 10 1 0
Winston-Salem State 5 2 1 6 4 1
North Carolina Central 5 3 0 6 5 0
Fayetteville State 4 4 0 6 5 0
Bowie State 3 4 1 3 6 1
Johnson C. Smith 3 5 0 3 8 0
Norfolk State 2 5 1 3 7 1
Virginia Union 2 5 1 2 8 1
Elizabeth City State 1 7 0 2 8 0
Livingstone 1 7 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bentley $ 6 0 0 10 0 0
Stonehill 4 2 0 7 2 0
MIT 4 2 0 5 3 0
Assumption 4 2 0 6 4 0
Western New England 2 4 0 2 6 1
Curry 1 5 0 1 8 0
Nichols 0 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 North Alabama $^ 7 0 0 14 0 0
Valdosta State 5 2 0 8 3 0
Central Arkansas 4 3 0 6 4 1
West Georgia 4 3 0 4 6 0
Henderson State 2 5 0 4 6 0
Livingston 1 5 1 2 7 1
Delta State 1 6 0 3 7 0
Mississippi College * 3 3 1 6 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – ineligible for conference championship
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 19 Texas A&M–Kingsville $^ 5 0 0 7 6 0
Abilene Christian 3 2 0 7 3 0
Angelo State 3 2 0 7 3 0
Central Oklahoma 2 3 0 7 3 0
East Texas State 1 4 0 5 6 0
Eastern New Mexico 1 4 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Missouri Southern $^ 9 0 0 9 1 1
No. 17 Pittsburg State ^ 8 1 0 8 3 0
Missouri Western 6 2 1 8 2 1
Central Missouri State 6 2 1 7 2 1
NE Missouri State 5 4 0 6 5 0
Emporia State 3 6 0 3 7 0
NW Missouri State 3 6 0 3 8 0
Missouri–Rolla 2 7 0 3 7 0
Southwest Baptist 2 7 0 2 9 0
Washburn 0 9 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ferris State $^ 8 0 2 9 1 2
Ashland 7 2 0 8 2 0
Grand Valley State 6 2 2 6 3 2
Hillsdale 6 3 1 7 3 1
Northern Michigan 5 3 1 5 3 1
Wayne State (MI) 5 5 0 6 5 0
St. Francis (IL) 5 5 0 5 6 0
Saginaw Valley State 3 6 0 3 7 0
Northwood 2 6 1 3 6 1
Saint Joseph's (IN) 1 8 1 1 8 1
Indianapolis 1 9 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1993 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 12 Mankato State +^ 7 2 0 10 3 0
No. 9 North Dakota +^ 7 2 0 10 3 0
Northern Colorado 6 3 0 8 3 0
No. T–20 North Dakota State 6 3 0 7 3 0
South Dakota State 6 3 0 7 4 0
South Dakota 4 5 0 6 5 0
St. Cloud State 4 5 0 5 5 0
Augustana (SD) 3 6 0 4 7 0
Morningside 1 8 0 2 9 0
Nebraska–Omaha 1 8 0 2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Chico State $ 3 0 1 4 4 1
Cal State Hayward 2 2 0 3 6 0
Sonoma State 2 2 0 2 7 0
Humboldt State 1 2 1 4 6 1
San Francisco State 1 3 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Fort Hays State $^ 6 1 0 8 4 0
Western State (CO) 5 2 0 8 3 0
New Mexico Highlands 5 2 0 6 4 0
Mesa State 5 2 0 5 5 0
Adams State 3 4 0 4 6 0
Chadron State 2 5 0 5 6 0
Colorado Mines 1 6 0 2 7 1
Fort Lewis 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1993 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 14 Carson–Newman $^ 7 0 0 8 2 1
Elon 5 2 0 8 3 0
Lenoir–Rhyne 4 3 0 7 3 0
Presbyterian 4 3 0 5 6 0
Wingate 3 4 0 6 5 0
Catawba 3 4 0 5 5 0
Mars Hill 2 5 0 4 6 0
Gardner–Webb 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Albany State $^ 8 0 0 11 1 0
Fort Valley State 5 1 1 6 4 1
Savannah State 4 2 2 5 3 2
Morehouse 4 3 0 5 5 0
Alabama A&M 4 3 1 4 6 1
Morris Brown 3 4 0 4 6 0
Tuskegee 3 5 0 3 8 0
Clark Atlanta 2 5 0 3 7 0
Miles 0 8 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1993 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 New Haven ^     11 1 0
Wayne State (NE)     9 1 0
No. 5 Portland State ^     8 3 0
Wofford     7 3 1
Michigan Tech     6 4 0
Mercyhurst     5 5 0
West Texas A&M     3 6 0
American International     3 7 0
Jacksonville State     3 7 0
Sacred Heart     3 7 0
Springfield (MA)     3 7 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
Eastern Collegiate Football ConferenceBentley
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Missouri Southern State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Ferris State
North Central Conference – Minnesota State–Mankato and North Dakota
Northern California Athletic Conference – Cal State Chico
Northern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceWinona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Millersville (East), IUP (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Fort Hays State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceGlenville State

Postseason

1993 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
  • IUP
  • (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 1993 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 21st 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 eighth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
North Alabama 38
Carson–Newman 28
North Alabama 45
Hampton 20
Hampton 33
Albany State 7
North Alabama 27
Texas A&M–Kingsville 25
Texas A&M–Kingsville 50
Portland State 15
Texas A&M–Kingsville 51
UC Davis 28
UC Davis 37
Fort Hays State 34
North Alabama 41
IUP 34
Mankato State 34
Missouri Southern 13
Mankato State 21
North Dakota 54
North Dakota 17
Pittsburg State 14
North Dakota 6
IUP 21
New Haven 48
Edinboro 28
New Haven 35
IUP 38
IUP 28
Ferris State 21

See also

References

  1. ^ "1993 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "About Texas A&M University-Kingsville". Texas A&M-Kingsville. tamuk.edu. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "A Brief History of West Texas A&M University". West Texas A&M. wtamu.edu. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014.