2019 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust 31 – November 16, 2019
PlayoffsNovember 23 – December 21, 2019
National ChampionshipMcKinney Independent School District Stadium
McKinney, TX
December 21, 2019
ChampionWest Florida
Harlon Hill TrophyRoland Rivers III, QB, Slippery Rock

The 2019 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level, began on August 31 and ended on December 21 with the Division II championship at the McKinney Independent School District Stadium in McKinney, Texas, hosted by the Lone Star Conference.[1]

Conference changes and new programs

Membership changes

School Former conference New conference
Franklin Pierce Ravens New program Northeast-10
Frostburg State Bobcats NJAC (D-III) Mountain East
Humboldt State Lumberjacks GNAC Dropped program
Lincoln Blue Tigers GLVC MIAA
Lindenwood Lions MIAA GLVC
LIU Post Pioneers Northeast-10 Combined athletics with LIU Brooklyn; football team now competes in NEC (FCS)
Malone Pioneers G-MAC Dropped program
Merrimack Warriors Northeast-10 NEC (FCS)
Savannah State Tigers MEAC (FCS) SIAC
Shepherd Rams Mountain East Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Virginia–Wise Cavaliers Mountain East South Atlantic
Wheeling Cardinals New program Mountain East

Davenport completed its transition to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

Super Region 1

2019 Great Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 23 Tiffin $^   7 0     9 2  
Ohio Dominican   6 1     7 3  
Findlay   5 2     7 4  
Hillsdale   4 3     6 5  
Lake Erie   2 5     3 8  
Walsh   2 5     3 8  
Alderson Broaddus   1 6     1 9  
Kentucky Wesleyan   1 6     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Mountain East Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 10 Notre Dame (OH) $^   9 1     12 2  
Charleston (WV)   7 3     8 3  
Frostburg State #   7 3     8 3  
Urbana   7 3     7 4  
West Virginia State   7 3     7 4  
Glenville State   6 4     7 4  
Fairmont State   5 5     5 5  
West Liberty   4 6     5 6  
Concord   1 9     1 10  
West Virginia Wesleyan   1 9     1 10  
Wheeling   1 9     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division II member
Rankings from AFCA poll
2019 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
New Haven +   6 2     7 3  
Bentley +   6 2     6 4  
Assumption   5 3     6 4  
Pace   5 3     6 4  
Stonehill   5 3     6 4  
Saint Anselm   4 4     4 7  
American International   3 5     4 6  
Southern Connecticut   2 6     2 8  
Franklin Pierce   0 8     1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
2019 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East
No. 16 Kutztown xy^   7 0     11 2  
No. 22 Shepherd ^   6 1     10 3  
No. 24 West Chester ^   5 2     9 3  
Shippensburg   4 3     4 7  
Bloomsburg   3 4     5 6  
East Stroudsburg   2 5     6 5  
Millersville   1 6     2 9  
Lock Haven   0 7     2 9  
West
No. 6 Slippery Rock xy$^   7 0     13 1  
No. 21 IUP ^   6 1     9 3  
California (PA)   5 2     7 4  
Mercyhurst   3 4     6 5  
Edinboro   3 4     3 8  
Seton Hill   2 5     2 8  
Clarion   1 6     3 8  
Gannon   1 6     2 9  
Championship: Slippery Rock 37, Kutztown 35
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2

2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern
No. 18 Bowie State xy$^   7 0     11 1  
Virginia State   6 1     8 2  
Virginia Union   5 2     7 3  
Chowan   2 5     3 7  
Elizabeth City State   2 5     2 9  
Lincoln (PA)   0 7     0 10  
Southern
Fayetteville State xy   6 1     8 3  
Shaw   5 2     6 4  
Johnson C. Smith   3 4     4 6  
Winston–Salem State   3 4     4 6  
St. Augustine's   2 5     2 8  
Livingstone   1 6     4 6  
Championship: Bowie State 23, Fayetteville State 7
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 Valdosta State $^   8 0     10 1  
No. 1 West Florida ^   7 1     13 2  
Delta State   5 3     6 4  
West Georgia   4 4     6 5  
Mississippi College   4 4     5 5  
West Alabama   3 5     6 5  
Florida Tech   3 5     5 6  
North Greenville   2 6     3 7  
Shorter   0 8     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 4 Lenoir–Rhyne $^   8 0     13 1  
No. 19 Wingate ^   7 1     10 2  
No. 20 Carson–Newman ^   6 2     9 3  
Mars Hill   4 4     5 6  
Newberry   4 4     5 6  
Tusculum   4 4     5 6  
Limestone   2 6     3 8  
Virginia–Wise   1 7     2 9  
Catawba   0 8     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Coaches poll
2019 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East
Savannah State #   5 0     7 3  
Albany State xy   5 1     7 4  
Fort Valley State   4 2     6 4  
Morehouse   2 4     4 6  
Benedict   1 5     1 9  
Clark Atlanta   0 6     0 10  
West
Miles xy$^   5 1     9 3  
Tuskegee   4 2     5 5  
Kentucky State   3 3     7 3  
Lane   2 4     4 6  
Central State   2 4     3 7  
Championship: Miles 21, Albany State 6
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division II member
2019 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
UNC Pembroke       4 7  

Super Region 3

2019 Great American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 14 Ouachita Baptist $^   11 0     11 1  
No. 15 Harding ^   10 1     10 2  
Henderson State   9 2     9 3  
Southern Arkansas   8 3     8 4  
Oklahoma Baptist   7 4     7 4  
Arkansas–Monticello   5 6     5 6  
NW Oklahoma State   4 7     4 7  
Arkansas Tech   3 8     3 8  
East Central   3 8     3 8  
SW Oklahoma State   3 8     3 8  
Southern Nazarene   2 9     2 9  
SE Oklahoma State   1 10     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 Ferris State $^   8 0     12 1  
Wayne State (MI)   7 1     8 3  
Ashland   6 2     7 4  
Grand Valley State   5 3     8 3  
Davenport   3 5     5 5  
Michigan Tech   3 5     5 5  
Saginaw Valley State   3 5     5 6  
Northwood   1 7     1 10  
Northern Michigan   0 8     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Coaches poll
2019 Great Lakes Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 25 Lindenwood $^   7 0     9 4  
No. 17 Indianapolis ^   6 1     9 2  
Truman   5 2     10 2  
Missouri S&T   4 3     7 4  
McKendree   3 4     5 6  
Quincy   2 5     5 6  
Southwest Baptist   1 6     3 8  
William Jewell   0 7     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 7 NW Missouri State +^   10 1     12 2  
No. 13 Central Missouri +^   10 1     11 2  
Missouri Western   8 3     9 3  
Fort Hays State   8 3     8 3  
Nebraska–Kearney   6 5     7 5  
Pittsburg State   6 5     6 5  
Washburn   6 5     6 5  
Central Oklahoma   5 6     5 6  
Emporia State   4 7     4 7  
Missouri Southern   2 9     2 9  
Lincoln (MO)   1 10     1 10  
Northeastern State   0 11     0 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA poll

Super Region 4

2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Central Washington +   5 1     7 4  
Western Oregon +   5 1     7 4  
Azusa Pacific   1 5     1 9  
Simon Fraser   1 5     1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
2019 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 9 Tarleton State $^   8 0     11 1  
No. 11 Texas A&M–Commerce ^   7 1     10 3  
Angelo State   5 3     8 3  
West Texas A&M   5 3     8 3  
Eastern New Mexico   4 4     8 4  
Midwestern State   3 5     5 6  
Texas–Permian Basin   2 6     4 7  
Texas A&M–Kingsville   1 7     2 9  
Western New Mexico   1 7     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Coaches poll
2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North
Bemidji State   8 3     8 3  
Minnesota–Duluth   8 3     8 3  
MSU Moorhead   6 5     6 5  
Northern State   6 5     6 5  
St. Cloud State   4 7     4 7  
Minot State   3 8     3 8  
Mary   2 9     2 9  
Minnesota–Crookston   0 11     0 11  
South
No. 2 Minnesota State $^   11 0     14 1  
Augustana (SD) ^   9 2     9 3  
Sioux Falls ^   8 3     8 4  
Winona State   8 3     8 4  
Concordia–St. Paul   6 5     6 5  
Wayne State (NE)   4 7     4 7  
SW Minnesota State   3 8     3 8  
Upper Iowa   2 9     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2019 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 8 Colorado Mines $^   10 0     12 1  
No. 12 CSU Pueblo ^   9 1     11 2  
Dixie State   7 3     8 3  
Colorado Mesa   6 4     6 5  
Chadron State   5 5     6 5  
Western Colorado   5 5     5 6  
Adams State   4 6     4 7  
Fort Lewis   3 7     3 7  
Black Hills State   2 8     3 8  
South Dakota Mines   2 8     3 8  
New Mexico Highlands   2 8     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Postseason

Super Region 1

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Slippery Rock 51
Shepherd 30
Shepherd 31
4 IUP 27
1 Slippery Rock 65
3 Notre Dame (OH) 59
3 Notre Dame (OH) 31
West Chester 24
3 Notre Dame (OH) 20
2 Kutztown 17
Tiffin 31
2 Kutztown 33

Super Region 2

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Valdosta State 35
West Florida 38
West Florida 38
4 Wingate 17
West Florida 43
2 Lenoir–Rhyne 38
3 Bowie State 9
Carson–Newman 17
Carson–Newman 21
2 Lenoir–Rhyne 49
Miles 7
2 Lenoir–Rhyne 36

Super Region 3

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Ferris State 37
4 Central Missouri 10
Indianapolis 27
4 Central Missouri 37
1 Ferris State 25
3 NW Missouri State 3
3 NW Missouri State 7
Harding 6
3 NW Missouri State 63
Lindenwood 7
Lindenwood 41
2 Ouachita Baptist 38

Super Region 4

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
         
1 Minnesota State 35
4 CSU Pueblo 7
Augustana (SD) 0
4 CSU Pueblo 17
1 Minnesota State 42
TAMU Commerce 21
3 Colorado Mines 24
Sioux Falls 21
3 Colorado Mines 3
TAMU Commerce 23
TAMU Commerce 23
2 Tarleton State 16

Semifinals

Teams that advanced to the semifinals were seeded.

Semifinals
December 14
Hosted by higher seeded team
National Championship
December 21
McKinney ISD Stadium, McKinney, TX
      
1 Ferris State 14
4 West Florida 28
4 West Florida 48
3 Minnesota State 40
2 Slippery Rock 15
3 Minnesota State 58

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 2019-21 Division II football championship is returning to McKinney, Texas". NCAA.com. NCAA. March 12, 2019.