|1998 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||September 5 – November 14, 1998|
|Playoffs||November 21 – December 12, 1998|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium|
|Champion||Northwest Missouri State|
|Harlon Hill Trophy||Brian Shay, Emporia State|
The 1998 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 5, 1998, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 1998, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats defeated the Carson–Newman, 24–6, to win their first Division II national title.
The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Brian Shay, running back from Emporia State.
|School||1997 Conference||1998 Conference|
|Alabama A&M||Southern Intercollegiate||D-II Independent|
|Sacred Heart||Eastern||Northeast (I-AA)|
|Westminster (PA)||MSFA (NAIA)||MIFC|
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Livingstone and Winston-Salem State
|1998 NCAA Division II Football Championship|
The 1998 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 25th 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 12th time.
Braly Municipal Stadium
|Fort Valley State||31|
|Fort Valley State||21|
|Grand Valley State||14|
|Northwest Missouri State||24|
|Northwest Missouri State||28|
|Northwest Missouri State||42|
|Northwest Missouri State||49|