2013 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust 31 – November 16, 2013
PlayoffsNovember 23 – December 21, 2013
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL, December 21, 2013
ChampionNorthwest Missouri State (4)
Harlon Hill TrophyFranklyn Quiteh, Bloomsburg (RB)

The 2013 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 August 31, 2013, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 21, 2013, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama. This was the final championship played in Florence, after twenty-eight straight finals, before the game moves to Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats defeated the Lenoir–Rhyne Bears, 43–28, to win their fourth national title.[1]

The 2013 Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to running back Franklyn Quiteh from Bloomsburg.

Conference and program changes

School Former conference New conference
Abilene Christian Lone Star Southland (FCS)
Alderson Broaddus New program Independent
Central State GLVC SIAC
Charleston WVIAC Mountain East
Concord WVIAC Mountain East
Fairmont State WVIAC Mountain East
Florida Tech New program Gulf South
Glenville State College WVIAC Mountain East
Incarnate Word Lone Star Southland (FCS)
LIU Post PSAC NE10
Notre Dame (OH) GLIAC Mountain East
Northwestern Oklahoma State Independent Great American
Seton Hill WVIAC PSAC
Shepherd WVIAC Mountain East
Southern Nazarene Independent Great American
Truman MIAA GLVC
Urbana GLVC Mountain East
Virginia–Wise Mid-South (NAIA) Mountain East
West Liberty WVIAC Mountain East
West Virginia State WVIAC Mountain East
West Virginia Wesleyan WVIAC Mountain East

Black Hills State, Lindenwood, Malone, McKendree, South Dakota Mines, and Walsh completed their transitions to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

Super Region 1

2013 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern
Virginia State x   7 0     9 1  
Elizabeth City State   4 3     4 6  
Bowie State   3 4     5 5  
Chowan   3 4     4 6  
Virginia Union   3 4     3 7  
Lincoln (PA)   0 7     1 9  
Southern
No. 14 Winston-Salem St. x$^   7 0     10 2  
Fayetteville State   5 2     6 4  
Shaw   4 3     6 4  
St. Augustine's   4 3     6 4  
Johnson C. Smith   3 4     4 6  
Livingstone   1 6     3 7  
Championship: Winston-Salem State 1, Virginia State 0 (forfeit)
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • As a result of an attack by Virginia State players on a Winston-Salem State player during a CIAA luncheon before the conference championship game, the conference ruled Virginia State ineligible for postseason and awarded Winston-Salem State the conference championship.
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2013 Mountain East Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 9 Shepherd $^   9 0     11 1  
Concord   7 2     8 3  
Urbana   7 2     7 4  
Charleston (WV)   6 3     6 5  
Glenville State   5 4     6 5  
West Virginia Wesleyan   5 4     5 5  
Notre Dame (OH)   4 5     5 6  
West Liberty   3 6     3 8  
Fairmont State   2 7     3 7  
Virginia–Wise #   2 7     2 9  
West Virginia State   0 10     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division II member
Rankings from AFCA poll
2013 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
American International y$^   8 1     9 3  
Stonehill y   8 1     8 3  
New Haven   7 2     8 3  
Assumption   6 3     6 5  
Merrimack   5 4     7 4  
Bentley   4 5     6 5  
LIU Post   3 6     5 6  
Southern Connecticut   3 6     3 8  
Saint Anselm   1 8     1 10  
Pace   0 9     0 11  
Championship: American International 27, Stonehill 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
2013 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East
No. 16 Bloomsburg xy$^   6 1     10 2  
No. 4 West Chester x^   6 1     13 2  
Shippensburg x   6 1     7 4  
East Stroudsburg   4 3     7 4  
Kutztown   3 4     4 7  
Lock Haven   2 5     3 8  
Millersville   1 6     1 10  
Cheyney   0 7     0 11  
West
No. 21 Slippery Rock xy^   6 1     9 3  
No. 24 Indiana (PA)   5 2     9 2  
California (PA)   4 3     7 4  
Mercyhurst   4 3     7 4  
Gannon   4 3     6 5  
Edinboro   3 4     5 6  
Clarion   2 5     4 7  
Seton Hill   0 7     1 10  
Championship: Bloomsburg 42, Slippery Rock 38
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2

2013 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 10 North Alabama +^   5 1     10 3  
West Alabama +   5 1     8 3  
Delta State   4 2     7 3  
Valdosta State   3 3     6 4  
West Georgia   3 3     6 5  
Florida Tech   1 5     5 7  
Shorter #   0 6     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2013 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 2 Lenoir–Rhyne $^   7 0     13 2  
No. 17 Carson–Newman ^   5 2     10 3  
No. 23 Newberry ^   5 2     9 3  
Catawba   3 4     6 5  
Wingate   3 4     4 6  
Tusculum   2 5     4 7  
Brevard   2 5     3 8  
Mars Hill   1 6     3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2013 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East
Albany State xy$   4 0     5 4  
Fort Valley State   3 1     4 6  
Benedict   2 2     4 6  
Clark Atlanta   1 2     3 7  
Morehouse   0 4     2 8  
West
No. 25 Tuskegee x^   4 1     8 2  
Miles xy   4 1     6 4  
Lane   2 3     6 4  
Stillman   2 3     6 5  
Central State   2 3     2 8  
Kentucky State   1 4     5 5  
Championship: Albany State 17, Miles 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2013 NCAA Division II Super Region 2 independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 15 UNC Pembroke ^       9 2  
North Greenville       5 6  
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 3

2013 Great American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 13 Henderson St. $^   10 0     11 1  
Harding   8 2     9 2  
Ouachita Baptist   7 3     7 3  
Southern Arkansas   6 4     6 4  
SW Oklahoma State   6 4     6 5  
East Central   5 5     5 5  
Arkansas Tech   5 5     5 6  
Arkansas–Monticello   4 6     5 6  
NW Oklahoma State #   2 8     2 9  
SE Oklahoma State   2 8     2 9  
Southern Nazarene #   0 10     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2013 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Azusa Pacific $#   9 1     9 2  
Central Washington   7 3     7 4  
Western Oregon   7 3     7 4  
Dixie State   4 6     4 7  
Simon Fraser   3 7     3 7  
Humboldt State   0 10     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2013 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 NW Missouri State $^   10 0     15 0  
No. 20 Emporia State ^   9 1     9 2  
No. 19 Pittsburg State   7 2     10 2  
Missouri Western   7 3     8 3  
Washburn   7 3     8 3  
Missouri Southern   5 3     7 3  
Central Missouri   5 4     6 4  
Fort Hays State   4 5     6 5  
Nebraska–Kearney   3 6     3 8  
Lindenwood   2 6     3 6  
Lincoln (MO)   2 8     3 8  
Central Oklahoma   2 8     2 8  
Northeastern State   2 8     2 9  
Southwest Baptist   1 9     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2013 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North
No. 8 Minnesota–Duluth ^   10 1     11 2  
No. 5 St. Cloud State ^   10 1     12 2  
Mary   6 5     6 5  
MSU Moorhead   4 7     4 7  
Northern State   4 7     4 7  
Minnesota–Crookston   2 9     2 9  
Bemidji State   3 8     3 8  
Minot State   2 9     2 9  
South
No. 6 Minnesota State $^   11 0     11 1  
SW Minnesota State   7 4     7 5  
Winona State   6 5     6 5  
Sioux Falls   6 5     6 5  
Upper Iowa   6 5     6 5  
Concordia–St. Paul   5 6     5 6  
Augustana (SD)   4 7     4 7  
Wayne State (NE)   2 9     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Super Region 4

2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North
No. 22 Saginaw Valley State ^   9 1     9 3  
Ferris State   8 2     8 3  
No. 3 Grand Valley State ^   7 2     12 3  
Michigan Tech   6 4     6 4  
Hillsdale   5 4     5 6  
Northern Michigan   3 7     3 7  
Wayne State (MI)   3 7     3 8  
Northwood   1 8     2 9  
South
No. 12 Ohio Dominican $^   9 0     10 1  
Findlay   6 3     8 3  
Ashland   5 4     5 5  
Lake Erie   3 6     4 7  
Walsh   3 6     3 8  
Malone   1 8     2 9  
Tiffin   1 8     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2013 Great Lakes Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 18 Indianapolis $^   7 0     10 2  
Truman   5 2     7 4  
Saint Joseph's (IN)   5 2     6 3  
Missouri S&T   5 2     6 5  
McKendree   3 4     4 6  
William Jewell   2 5     3 8  
Quincy   1 6     2 9  
Kentucky Wesleyan   0 7     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2013 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern New Mexico +   5 1     7 3  
Tarleton State +   5 1     7 3  
No. 11 West Texas A&M ^   4 2     11 3  
Midwestern State   3 3     7 3  
Texas A&M–Commerce   2 4     7 5  
Angelo State   2 4     5 6  
Texas A&M–Kingsville   0 6     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll
2013 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 7 CSU Pueblo $^   9 0     11 1  
Chadron State   7 2     8 3  
Colorado Mines   7 2     8 3  
Adams State   5 4     7 4  
Colorado Mesa   4 5     5 6  
Western New Mexico   4 5     4 6  
Fort Lewis   3 6     4 7  
Black Hills State   3 6     3 8  
Western State   2 7     2 9  
New Mexico Highlands   1 8     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2013 NCAA Division II Super Region 4 independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
South Dakota Mines       6 4  
Alderson Broaddus       4 6  
OK Panhandle State       4 7  
McMurry #       3 8  
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

See also: List of NCAA Division II football seasons

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State (10–2, 7–0)

Following an attack on Winston-Salem State players by Virginia State players during a news conference before the CIAA Championship Game at Bowman Gray Stadium during the week, the CIAA declared Virginia State ineligible. Winston-Salem State was awarded the championship by forfeit.

Great American Conference – Henderson State (11–1, 10–0)

This was the first season in which the GAC champion received an automatic berth to the Division II playoffs. The conference was founded in 2011 by schools that left the Gulf South and Lone Star Conferences.

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Ohio Dominican (10–1, 9–0)

Great Lakes Valley Conference – Indianapolis (10–2, 7–0)

Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Azusa Pacific (10–2, 9–1)

Gulf South Conference – North Alabama (10–3, 5–1) and West Alabama (8–3, 5–1)

Lone Star Conference – Eastern New Mexico (7–3, 5–1) and Tarleton State (7–3, 5–1)

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Northwest Missouri State (14–0, 10–0)

Mountain East Conference – Shepherd (11–1, 9–0)

The Mountain East was not eligible for an automatic berth in the Division II playoffs. Under NCAA rules, a new Division II conference is not eligible for such berths until its third season as an official conference, which for the Mountain East will be the 2015 season. Shepherd received an at-large bid.

Northeast-10 Conference – American International (9–3, 8–1) and Stonehill (8–3, 8–1)

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State (11–1, 10–0)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (10–2, 6–1)

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – CSU Pueblo (11–1, 9–0)

South Atlantic Conference – Lenoir-Rhyne (13–1, 7–0)

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State (5–4, 4–0)

Postseason

2013 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 2013 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs involved 24 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football.[2] The tournament began on November 23, 2013 and concluded on December 21, 2013 with the 2013 NCAA Division II National Football Championship game at Braly Municipal Stadium near the campus of the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.[3]

Format

Two teams in each super regional earned first-round byes. The first-round winners advanced to face a bye team in their super regional. Second-round winners met in the quarterfinals and quarterfinal winners advanced to play in the semifinals. First-round, second-round, quarterfinal and semifinal games were played on the campus of one of the competing institutions as determined by the NCAA Division II Football Committee. The home team at the championship was determined by the Division II Football Committee and the Shoals National Championship Committee.

Participants

Teams

School Conference Regular
Season
Record
American International Northeast-10 Conference 9–2
Bloomsburg Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 10–1
Carson-Newman South Atlantic Conference 10–2
CSU Pueblo Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 11–0
Emporia State Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 9–1
Grand Valley State Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 9–2
Henderson State Great American Conference 11–0
Indianapolis Great Lakes Valley Conference 10–0
Lenoir-Rhyne South Atlantic Conference 10–1
Minnesota State Mankato Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 11–0
Minnesota-Duluth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 10–1
Newberry South Atlantic Conference 9–2
North Alabama Gulf South Conference 8–2
Northwest Missouri State Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 11–0
Ohio Dominican Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 10–0
Saginaw Valley State Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 9–2
Shepherd Mountain East Conference 10–0
Slippery Rock Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 9–2
St. Cloud State Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 10–1
Tuskegee Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 8–2
UNC Pembroke Independent 9–1
West Chester Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 10–1
West Texas A&M Lone Star Conference 9–2
Winston-Salem State Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 10–1

Bids by conference

Conference Total Schools Super
Region
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1 Winston-Salem State 1
Great American Conference 1 Henderson State 3
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3 Grand Valley State
Ohio Dominican
Saginaw Valley State
4
Great Lakes Valley Conference 1 Indianapolis 4
Gulf South Conference 1 North Alabama 2
Independent 1 UNC Pembroke 2
Lone Star Conference 1 West Texas A&M 4
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 2 Northwest Missouri State
Emporia State
3
Mountain East Conference 1 Shepherd 1
Northeast-10 Conference 1 American International 1
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3 Minnesota State Mankato
Minnesota-Duluth
St. Cloud State
3
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3 Bloomsburg
Slippery Rock
West Chester
1
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 1 CSU Pueblo 4
South Atlantic Conference 3 Carson-Newman
Lenoir-Rhyne
Newberry
2
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1 Tuskegee 2

Bracket

First Round
November 23
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 30
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 7
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 21
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
               
1 Shepherd * 7
4 Winston-Salem State 0
4 Winston-Salem State * 27
5 Slippery Rock 20
1 Shepherd* 7
3 West Chester 28
2 Bloomsburg* 38
3 West Chester 40
3 West Chester* 38
6 American International 7
SR1 West Chester 14
SR2 Lenoir-Rhyne* 42
1 Lenoir–Rhyne* 27
4 Carson-Newman 20
4 Carson–Newman* 37
5 Newberry 27
1 Lenoir-Rhyne* 42
3 North Alabama 39
2 UNC Pembroke* 13
6 North Alabama 37
3 North Alabama* 30
6 Tuskegee 27
SR2 Lenoir-Rhyne 28
SR3 Northwest Missouri State 43
1 Northwest Missouri State * 45
4 Minnesota-Duluth 21
4 Minnesota–Duluth * 55
5 Emporia State 13
1 Northwest Missouri State* 59
6 St. Cloud State 21
2 Minnesota State* 48
6 St. Cloud State 54
3 Henderson State* 35
6 St. Cloud State 40
SR3 Northwest Missouri State* 27
SR4 Grand Valley State 13
1 CSU Pueblo* 30
4 Grand Valley State 34
4 Grand Valley State * 40
5 Saginaw Valley State 7
4 Grand Valley State* 35
6 West Texas A&M 28
2 Ohio Dominican* 27
6 West Texas A&M 34
3 Indianapolis* 14
6 West Texas A&M 27

Home team     Winner

Playoff standings

2013 NCAA Division II National Football Championship game
1234 Total
Lenoir-Rhyne 70714 28
NW Missouri St. 175714 43
DateDecember 21, 2013
StadiumBraly Municipal Stadium
LocationFlorence, Alabama
Attendance6,543
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2
NCAA Division II National Football Championship game
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Place School
1st Northwest Missouri State
2nd Lenoir-Rhyne
3rd Grand Valley State
West Chester
5th Shepherd
North Alabama
St. Cloud State
West Texas A&M
9th Bloomsburg
Carson-Newman
CSU Pueblo
Minnesota-Duluth
Minnesota State Mankato
Ohio Dominican
UNC Pembroke
Winston-Salem State
17th American International
Emporia State
Henderson State
Indianapolis
Newberry
Saginaw Valley State
Slippery Rock
Tuskegee

See also

References

  1. ^ "2013 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 Division II Football Tournament". NCAA.com. December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Northwest Missouri State wins fourth Division II title". ESPN. Associated Press. December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013.