2010 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 4 – November 13, 2010
PlayoffsNovember 20 – December 18, 2010[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionMinnesota–Duluth
Harlon Hill TrophyEric Czerniewski, Central Missouri

The 2010 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 4, 2010, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 18, 2010 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Delta State Statesmen, 20–17, to win their second Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Eric Czerniewski, quarterback from Central Missouri.

Conference and program changes

School Former conference New conference
Central State Marauders GLFC Independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals Independent Lone Star
Lake Erie Storm Independent GLIAC
Lambuth Eagles Mid-South (NAIA) Independent
Lincoln (MO) Blue Tigers GLFC Independent
Lincoln (PA) Lions Independent CIAA
Notre Dame Falcons New program Independent
Ohio Dominican Panthers Independent GLIAC
Simon Fraser Clan Canada West (CIS) GNAC
Urbana Blue Knights Independent GLFC
Winston-Salem State Rams Independent (FCS) CIAA

Lincoln (PA) and Urbana completed their transitions to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

Super Region 1

2010 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern
Virginia State xy   6 1     8 3  
Bowie State x   6 1     6 4  
Elizabeth City St.   5 2     6 4  
Chowan   3 4     3 7  
Virginia Union   3 4     3 7  
Saint Paul's   2 5     2 8  
Lincoln (PA)   0 7     1 9  
Southern
Shaw xy$^   7 0     9 3  
St. Augustine's   6 1     9 2  
Winston-Salem State   5 2     8 2  
Fayetteville State   4 3     5 5  
Johnson C. Smith   1 6     2 8  
Livingstone   0 7     0 11  
Championship: Shaw 14, Virginia State 7
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
New Haven +   6 2     8 2  
American International +   6 2     6 4  
Southern Connecticut +   6 2     6 4  
Bentley +   5 2     5 4  
Merrimack   4 4     4 6  
Assumption   3 5     6 5  
Stonehill   3 5     5 5  
Saint Anselm   2 6     2 8  
Pace   0 7     0 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
2010 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East
No. 15 Bloomsburg xy^   7 0     10 3  
No. 13 Kutztown ^   6 1     10 2  
C. W. Post   5 2     7 4  
West Chester   4 3     4 7  
Shippensburg   3 4     5 6  
East Stroudsburg   2 5     3 8  
Cheyney   1 6     1 10  
Millersville   0 7     2 9  
West
No. 14 California (PA) x^   6 1     10 2  
No. 11 Mercyhurst xy$^   6 1     10 3  
Gannon   4 3     6 5  
Edinboro   3 4     7 4  
Indiana (PA)   3 4     6 5  
Slippery Rock   3 4     6 5  
Clarion   3 4     4 7  
Lock Haven   0 7     0 11  
Championship: Mercyhurst 56, Bloomsburg 37
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 7 Shepherd $^   7 1     12 2  
West Virginia Wesleyan   6 2     9 2  
West Liberty   6 2     7 3  
Concord   5 3     8 3  
Charleston (WV)   4 4     6 5  
Glenville State   4 4     5 6  
Fairmont State   3 5     5 6  
Seton Hill   1 7     2 9  
West Virginia State   0 8     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2

2010 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 2 Delta State +^   6 2     11 4  
No. 17 Valdosta State +^   6 2     8 3  
Henderson State +   6 2     7 4  
No. 22 North Alabama ^   5 3     9 4  
West Alabama   5 3     7 4  
Ouachita Baptist   4 4     6 4  
Harding   4 4     6 4  
Arkansas–Monticello   3 5     4 7  
Arkansas Tech   2 6     4 7  
West Georgia   2 6     3 7  
Southern Arkansas   1 7     1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 20 Wingate $^   6 1     9 3  
Carson–Newman   5 2     7 4  
Lenoir–Rhyne   4 3     7 4  
Catawba   4 3     6 4  
Mars Hill   3 4     5 6  
Newberry   3 4     4 6  
Tusculum   2 5     6 5  
Brevard   1 6     4 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2010 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 4 Albany State $^   9 0     11 1  
Tuskegee   7 2     9 2  
Fort Valley State   7 2     8 3  
Morehouse ^   7 2     8 3  
Benedict   4 5     5 6  
Clark Atlanta   4 5     4 6  
Miles   3 6     3 8  
Stillman   2 7     3 8  
Kentucky State   2 7     3 8  
Lane   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 NCAA Division II Super Region 2 independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Greenville       8 3  
UNC Pembroke       5 5  
Lambuth #       4 6  
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 3

2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North
No. 10 Grand Valley State $^   9 1     11 2  
No. 25 Michigan Tech   8 2     8 2  
Indianapolis   5 5     6 5  
Ferris State   5 5     5 6  
Northern Michigan   5 5     5 6  
Northwood   5 5     5 6  
Saginaw Valley State   4 6     4 7  
South
No. 21 Wayne State (MI)   8 2     9 2  
No. 16 Hillsdale ^   8 2     9 3  
Ashland   7 3     8 3  
Lake Erie   3 7     3 8  
Ohio Dominican *   2 8     2 8  
Findlay   1 9     1 10  
Tiffin   0 10     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA poll
2010 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North
No. 1 Minnesota–Duluth $^   10 0     15 0  
No. 12 St. Cloud State ^   9 1     10 3  
Bemidji State   6 4     7 4  
Mary   4 6     4 7  
Minnesota State–Moorhead   2 8     2 9  
Northern State   2 8     2 9  
Minnesota–Crookston   0 10     1 10  
South
No. 6 Augustana (SD) ^   9 1     11 2  
Concordia–St. Paul   7 3     8 4  
Winona State   6 4     7 4  
Minnesota State   5 5     6 5  
Wayne State (NE)   5 5     6 5  
SW Minnesota State   3 7     4 7  
Upper Iowa   2 8     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 19 Colorado Mines +^   8 1     9 3  
No. 23 Nebraska–Kearney +   8 1     9 2  
CSU Pueblo   7 2     9 2  
Chadron State   7 2     8 3  
Adams State   4 5     5 6  
Western New Mexico   3 6     4 7  
Mesa State   3 6     3 7  
Fort Lewis   3 6     3 7  
Western State   1 8     1 10  
New Mexico Highlands   1 8     1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Great Lakes Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Saint Joseph's (IN) +   2 1     5 5  
Urbana +   2 1     5 6  
Missouri S&T +   2 1     3 8  
Kentucky Wesleyan   0 3     5 5  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2010 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Notre Dame (OH) #       2 9  
Central State       1 10  
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 4

2010 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Central Washington $   7 1     8 3  
Humboldt State   6 2     8 3  
Western Oregon   5 3     7 4  
Dixie State   2 6     2 8  
Simon Fraser #   0 8     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • # – Provisional Division II member
2010 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North
Northeastern State   6 4     6 5  
East Central   5 5     5 6  
Eastern New Mexico   4 6     5 6  
SE Oklahoma State   3 7     3 8  
SW Oklahoma State   3 7     3 8  
Central Oklahoma   2 8     2 9  
Texas A&M–Commerce   2 8     3 8  
South
No. 8 Abilene Christian $^   10 0     11 1  
No. 9 Texas A&M–Kingsville ^   9 1     10 2  
No. 18 W. Texas A&M ^   8 2     8 4  
Midwestern State   7 3     8 4  
Angelo State   5 5     5 5  
Tarleton State   3 7     3 8  
Incarnate Word   3 7     3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † – Eastern New Mexico vacated all five wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 NW Missouri State $^   9 0     12 1  
No. 5 Central Missouri ^   8 1     11 3  
Washburn   6 3     8 4  
No. 24 Missouri Western ^   6 3     8 4  
Nebraska–Omaha   5 4     5 6  
Pittsburg State   3 6     6 6  
Emporia State   3 6     5 6  
Missouri Southern   2 7     4 7  
Truman   2 7     4 7  
Fort Hays State   1 8     3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2010 NCAA Division II Super Region 4 independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Southwest Baptist       7 4  
OK Panhandle State       6 5  
Lincoln (MO)       2 9  
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

See also: List of NCAA Division II football seasons

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Shaw
Great Lakes Football Conference – Saint Joseph's (IN), Missouri S&T, and Urbana
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – Delta State, Henderson State, and Valdosta State
Lone Star Conference – Abilene Christian
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
Northeast-10 Conference – American International, New Haven, and Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Mercyhurst
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mines and Nebraska–Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Wingate
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason

2010 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 2010 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 37th 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 23rd time.

Seeded teams

Playoff bracket

  First Round
November 20
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 27
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 4
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 11
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 18
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
       
       
  1 Minnesota–Duluth*† 20  
    4 St. Cloud State 17  
4 St. Cloud State* 42
5 Hillsdale 28  
  1 Minnesota–Duluth* 24  
Super Region 3
  2 Augustana (SD) 13  
       
       
  2 Augustana (SD) * 38
    3 Grand Valley State 6  
3 Grand Valley State * 35
6 Colorado Mines 13  
  1 Minnesota–Duluth* 17  
  3 NW Missouri State 13  
       
       
  1 Abilene Christian* 41
    4 Central Missouri 55  
4 Central Missouri* 55
5 West Texas A&M 35  
  4 Central Missouri 20
Super Region 4
  3 NW Missouri State* 37  
       
       
  2 Texas A&M–Kingsville* 31
    3 NW Missouri State 35  
3 NW Missouri State* 28
6 Missouri Western 24  
1 Minnesota–Duluth 20
2 Delta State 17
       
       
  1 Albany State* 30  
    4 Wingate 28  
4 Wingate* 63
5 Morehouse 41  
  1 Albany State* 7  
Super Region 2
  2 Delta State 28  
       
       
  2 Delta State * 47
    6 North Alabama 24  
6 North Alabama 43
3 Valdosta State * 20  
  2 Delta State* 29
  4 Shepherd 17  
     
     
  1 Kutztown * 34
    4 Shepherd 41  
4 Shepherd * 40
5 Shaw 6  
  4 Shepherd 49      
Super Region 1
  2 Mercyhurst* 14        
     
     
  2 Mercyhurst* 28
    6 Bloomsburg 14  
6 Bloomsburg 28
3 California (PA) 26  

Home team    † Overtime

See also

References

  1. ^ "2010-2014 Delta State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "2010 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved January 27, 2014.