1995 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 2 – November 11, 1995
PlayoffsNovember 18 – December 9, 1995[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionNorth Alabama
Harlon Hill TrophyRonald McKinnon, North Alabama

The 1995 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 2, 1995, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 9, 1995, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The North Alabama Lions defeated the Pittsburg State Gorillas, 27–7, to win their third consecutive, and overall, Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Ronald McKinnon, linebacker from North Alabama.

Conference changes and new programs

Team 1994 conference 1995 conference
Albany (NY) D-III Independent D-II Independent
Arkansas–Monticello Arkansas (NAIA) Gulf South (NCAA Division II)
Arkansas Tech Arkansas (NAIA) Gulf South (NCAA Division II)
Hampton CIAA MEAC (I-AA)
Harding Arkansas (NAIA) Lone Star (NCAA Division II)
Ouachita Baptist Arkansas (NAIA) Lone Star (NCAA Division II)
Quincy Illini-Badger D-II Independent
San Francisco State Northern California Dropped program
Southern Arkansas Arkansas (NAIA) Gulf South (NCAA Division II)
Tarleton State - Lone Star
Wofford Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings

1995 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 Virginia State $ 7 1 0 8 2 0
Norfolk State 6 2 0 7 3 0
Elizabeth City State 6 2 0 7 4 0
Livingstone 4 3 1 5 4 1
North Carolina Central 4 4 0 5 6 0
Winston-Salem State 3 3 2 4 4 2
Bowie State 2 6 0 3 8 0
Johnson C. Smith 2 6 0 2 8 0
Fayetteville State 1 5 2 1 7 2
Virginia Union 0 6 2 0 8 2
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Teams played designated conference games against non-CIAA members.
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1995 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Stonehill $ 8 0 0 9 1 0
Bentley 7 1 0 9 1 0
Salve Regina 6 2 0 7 2 0
Assumption 5 3 0 6 4 0
MIT 3 4 0 3 5 0
Sacred Heart 2 4 0 3 7 0
Western New England 2 6 0 2 6 0
Curry 1 7 0 2 8 0
Nichols 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 North Alabama $^ 8 0 0 14 0 0
No. 17 West Georgia ^ 7 1 0 8 3 0
Central Arkansas 6 3 0 7 4 0
Henderson State 6 3 0 6 5 0
Valdosta State 4 3 0 6 5 0
Delta State 5 4 0 5 6 0
Arkansas–Monticello 3 3 0 6 5 0
Arkansas Tech 2 6 1 3 6 1
Mississippi College 2 7 1 2 7 1
Southern Arkansas 1 6 0 4 6 0
West Alabama 0 8 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1995 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Texas A&M–Kingsville $^ 7 0 0 11 2 0
No. 11 East Texas State ^ 6 1 0 8 4 0
No. 15 Angelo State 4 2 1 6 3 1
Central Oklahoma 4 3 0 8 3 0
Eastern New Mexico 3 3 1 6 4 1
Abilene Christian 2 5 0 4 7 0
West Texas A&M 1 6 0 5 6 0
Tarleton State 0 7 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1995 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Pittsburg State $^ 9 0 0 12 1 1
No. 20 Missouri Western 6 3 0 7 3 1
NE Missouri State 6 3 0 6 5 0
NW Missouri State 6 3 0 6 5 0
Missouri Southern 5 4 0 6 4 0
Emporia State 4 5 0 5 6 0
Washburn 3 6 0 4 6 0
Central Missouri State 3 6 0 4 6 0
Southwest Baptist 2 7 0 2 8 0
Missouri–Rolla 1 8 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1995 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ferris State $^ 10 0 0 12 1 0
Grand Valley State 8 2 0 8 3 0
Northern Michigan 7 3 0 7 3 0
Saginaw Valley State 7 3 0 7 3 0
Hillsdale 7 3 0 7 4 0
Michigan Tech 5 5 0 5 5 0
St. Francis (IL) 5 5 0 5 6 0
Indianapolis 3 7 0 3 8 0
Wayne State (MI) 3 7 0 3 8 0
Ashland 2 8 0 2 8 0
Northwood 2 8 0 2 8 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 1 9 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1995 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 North Dakota $^ 8 1 0 9 2 0
No. 13 North Dakota State ^ 7 2 0 10 3 0
No. 16 Northern Colorado ^ 7 2 0 9 3 0
South Dakota 6 3 0 8 3 0
St. Cloud State 5 4 0 6 4 0
South Dakota State 4 5 0 6 5 0
Mankato State 3 6 0 4 7 0
Augustana (SD) 2 6 1 3 6 1
Nebraska–Omaha 2 7 0 3 8 0
Morningside 0 8 1 0 9 2
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1995 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Humboldt State $ 4 0 0 8 1 1
Chico State 1 2 1 2 5 2
Sonoma State 0 3 1 0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Fort Hays State +^ 6 0 1 8 2 2
Western State (CO) + 6 0 1 7 2 1
Chadron State 5 2 0 8 2 0
Adams State 3 4 0 4 6 0
Fort Lewis 3 4 0 4 6 0
New Mexico Highlands 2 5 0 4 7 0
Mesa State 2 5 0 3 7 0
Colorado Mines 0 7 0 1 9 0
Nebraska–Kearney * 0 0 0 6 3 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – ineligible for conference title
1995 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Carson–Newman $^ 6 1 0 9 3 0
Catawba 5 2 0 7 3 0
Gardner–Webb 4 3 0 6 4 0
Mars Hill 4 3 0 6 4 0
Presbyterian 4 3 0 6 5 0
Elon 2 5 0 4 7 0
Lenoir–Rhyne 2 5 0 3 7 0
Wingate 1 6 0 4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1995 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 12 Albany State $^ 7 1 0 8 4 0
Alabama A&M 5 3 0 6 5 0
Clark Atlanta 5 3 0 5 5 0
Morehouse 5 3 0 5 6 0
Savannah State 4 4 0 7 4 0
Miles 4 4 0 4 6 0
Fort Valley State 3 5 0 3 8 0
Tuskegee 2 6 0 2 8 0
Morris Brown 1 7 0 1 9 0
Kentucky State 0 0 0 7 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1995 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 New Haven ^     10 1 1
Mercyhurst     7 3 0
No. 9 Portland State ^     8 5 0
UC Davis     6 3 1
Wayne State (NE)     6 4 0
Albany     3 7 0
American International     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 – Virginia State
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Stonehill
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
Northern California Athletic Conference – Humboldt State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth and Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Edinboro (West) and Millersville (East)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Fort Hays State and Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan

Postseason

1995 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 1995 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 36
Millersville 26
Ferris State 17
New Haven 9
New Haven 27
Edinboro 12
Ferris State 7
North Alabama 45
North Alabama 38
Albany State 28
North Alabama 28
Carson–Newman 7
Carson–Newman 37
West Georgia 26
North Alabama 27
Pittsburg State 7
Pittsburg State 36
Northern Colorado 17
Pittsburg State 9
North Dakota State 7
North Dakota State 41
North Dakota 10
Pittsburg State 28*
Texas A&M–Kingsville 25
Texas A&M–Kingsville 59
Fort Hays State 28
Texas A&M–Kingsville 30
Portland State 3
Portland State 56
East Texas State 35

See also

References

  1. ^ "1995-1999 North Alabama Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "1995 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 6, 2014.