1994 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 3 – November 12, 1994
PlayoffsNovember 19 – December 10, 1994[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionNorth Alabama
Harlon Hill TrophyChris Hatcher, Valdosta State

The 1994 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 on September 3, 1994, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1994, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama.

North Alabama defeated Texas A&M–Kingsville in the championship game, 16–10, to win their second consecutive Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Chris Hatcher, quarterback from Valdosta State.

Conference changes and new programs

Team 1993 conference 1994 conference
Cal State Hayward Northern California Athletic Conference Dropped program
Michigan Tech Independent MIFC
UC Davis American West (I-AA) Independent

Conference standings

1994 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hampton $ 8 0 0 10 1 0
Virginia State 6 2 0 7 3 0
Norfolk State 5 3 0 7 3 0
North Carolina Central 5 3 0 6 5 0
Winston-Salem State 5 3 0 6 5 0
Livingstone 5 3 0 5 5 0
Fayetteville State 4 4 0 4 5 1
Elizabeth City State 3 5 0 5 6 0
Bowie State 2 6 0 2 8 0
Virginia Union 1 7 0 1 1 9
Johnson C. Smith 0 8 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1994 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bentley $ 6 0 0 11 0 0
Assumption 5 1 0 7 3 0
Stonehill 4 2 0 7 3 0
MIT 3 3 0 4 5 0
Nichols 2 4 0 2 7 0
Curry 1 5 0 1 7 1
Western New England 0 6 0 0 9 0
Salve Regina 6 0 0 8 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1994 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 North Alabama $^ 7 0 0 13 1 0
No. 6 Valdosta State ^ 6 1 0 11 2 0
Central Arkansas 6 1 0 8 2 0
No. 10 West Georgia 4 3 0 7 3 0
Delta State 2 4 1 3 5 2
Henderson State 1 5 1 2 8 1
Livingston 0 7 0 1 9 0
Mississippi College * 2 5 0 4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – ineligible for conference championship
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Texas A&M–Kingsville $^ 5 0 0 12 2 0
No. 13 Angelo State ^ 4 1 0 6 5 0
Central Oklahoma 2 2 1 6 3 1
East Texas State 2 3 0 5 5 0
Eastern New Mexico 1 3 1 6 4 1
Abilene Christian 0 5 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Pittsburg State $^ 9 0 0 10 1 0
No. T–8 NE Missouri State ^ 7 2 0 8 3 0
Missouri Western 6 3 0 8 3 0
Central Missouri State 6 3 0 7 3 0
Missouri Southern 5 4 0 5 5 0
Missouri–Rolla 4 4 1 5 5 1
Emporia State 4 5 0 5 5 0
Washburn 2 7 0 3 7 0
Southwest Baptist 1 7 1 1 8 1
NW Missouri State 0 9 0 0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ferris State $^ 10 0 0 11 1 0
Grand Valley State ^ 8 2 0 8 4 0
Hillsdale 7 3 0 7 4 0
Ashland 6 4 0 6 4 0
Saginaw Valley State 6 4 0 6 4 0
Wayne State (MI) 6 4 0 6 5 0
Northern Michigan 5 5 0 5 5 0
Michigan Tech 3 7 0 4 7 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 3 7 0 4 7 0
Indianapolis 2 7 1 2 7 1
Northwood 2 7 1 2 7 1
St. Francis (IL) 1 9 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1994 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 15 North Dakota +^ 7 2 0 10 3 0
No. 12 North Dakota State +^ 7 2 0 9 3 0
Mankato State 6 3 0 7 4 0
Northern Colorado 6 3 0 7 4 0
No. 19 South Dakota State 5 4 0 7 4 0
St. Cloud State 5 4 0 6 4 0
South Dakota 3 6 0 5 6 0
Augustana (SD) 3 6 0 4 6 0
Morningside 2 7 0 3 8 0
Nebraska–Omaha 1 8 0 1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Humboldt State + 2 1 0 8 2 0
Chico State + 2 1 0 3 6 0
Sonoma State + 2 1 0 3 7 0
San Francisco State 0 3 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Second Chico State vs. Sonoma State game did not count in conference standings
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western State (CO) $^ 6 1 0 8 3 0
Fort Hays State 5 1 1 5 5 1
Chadron State 5 2 0 9 2 0
Mesa State 4 3 0 4 7 0
Adams State 2 4 1 3 7 1
New Mexico Highlands 2 4 1 2 7 1
Fort Lewis 2 5 0 2 9 0
Colorado Mines 0 6 1 2 6 1
Nebraska–Kearney * 0 0 0 8 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – ineligible for conference title
1994 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Lenoir–Rhyne + 6 1 0 8 2 0
No. 16 Carson–Newman +^ 6 1 0 8 3 0
Mars Hill 4 3 0 7 4 0
Elon 4 3 0 5 5 0
Gardner–Webb 3 4 0 5 6 0
Presbyterian 2 5 0 5 6 0
Catawba 2 5 0 2 9 0
Wingate 1 6 0 3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 11 Albany State $^ 8 0 0 10 2 0
Tuskegee 6 2 0 6 5 0
Savannah State 5 3 0 8 3 0
Fort Valley State 5 3 0 5 5 0
Alabama A&M 4 4 0 4 7 0
Clark Atlanta 2 5 0 3 7 0
Miles 2 5 0 2 6 1
Morehouse 2 6 0 3 7 0
Morris Brown 1 7 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1994 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Portland State ^     9 3 0
No. 7 New Haven     7 3 0
Wayne State (NE)     7 3 0
UC Davis     6 4 0
Wofford     5 6 0
Springfield (MA)     5 5 0
Sacred Heart     4 5 0
Jacksonville State     4 7 0
Mercyhurst     3 6 1
American International     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 Conference – Bentley
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Pittsburg State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Ferris State
North Central Conference – North Dakota and North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – Cal State Chico and Humboldt State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg and West Chester (East), Edinboro and Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Glenville State and Shepherd

Postseason

1994 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 1994 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 22nd 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 ninth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Ferris State 43
West Chester 40
Ferris State 17
IUP 21
IUP 35
Grand Valley State 27
IUP 20
Texas A&M–Kingsville 46
Texas A&M–Kingsville 43
Western State (CO) 7
Texas A&M–Kingsville 21
Portland State 16
Portland State 29
Angelo State 0
Texas A&M–Kingsville 10
North Alabama 16
North Dakota State 18***
Pittsburg State 12
North Dakota State 7
North Dakota 14
North Dakota 18
Northeast Missouri State 6
North Dakota 7
North Alabama 35
North Alabama 17
Carson–Newman 13
North Alabama 27**
Valdosta State 24
Valdosta State 14
Albany State 7

See also

References

  1. ^ "1990-1994 North Alabama Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "1994 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 6, 2014.