2005 NCAA Division II football season

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2005 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust 27 – November 5, 2005
PlayoffsNovember 12 – December 10, 2005[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionGrand Valley State
Harlon Hill TrophyJimmy Terwilliger, East Stroudsburg

The 2005 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 27, 2005, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 2005 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Grand Valley State Lakers defeated the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, 21–17, to win their third Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Jimmy Terwilliger, quarterback from East Stroudsburg.

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

School Former conference New conference
Central State Marauders New program Independent
Charleston Golden Eagles Independent WVIAC
Missouri–Rolla Miners MIAA Independent
Saint Paul's Tigers New program CIAA
Stillman Tigers Independent SIAC

Stillman completed their transition to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings[edit]

Northeast Region[edit]

2005 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 C. W. Post $^   8 1         10 3  
Southern Connecticut ^   7 2         8 3  
Bentley   7 2         7 3  
Bryant   6 3         7 3  
American International   5 4         5 4  
Stonehill   4 5         4 6  
Assumption   3 6         4 6  
Merrimack   3 6         4 6  
Pace   2 7         3 7  
Saint Anselm   0 9         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#7 Bloomsburg x^   6 0         11 1  
West Chester ^   5 1         8 4  
#5 East Stroudsburg ^   4 2         11 3  
Millersville   3 3         5 6  
Kutztown   2 4         2 8  
Cheyney   1 5         1 10  
Mansfield   1 5         1 10  
West
California (PA) x   5 1         8 2  
Edinboro x   5 1         8 2  
Indiana (PA)   4 2         5 5  
Slippery Rock   4 2         5 5  
Shippensburg   2 4         4 7  
Clarion   1 5         3 7  
Lock Haven   0 6         2 9  
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#20 Shepherd $^   8 0         11 1  
Glenville State   7 1         9 2  
Charleston (WV)   6 2         8 3  
West Liberty State   4 4         6 5  
Fairmont State   4 4         4 6  
Concord   3 5         4 7  
West Virginia Wesleyan   2 6         3 8  
West Virginia State   2 6         2 9  
West Virginia Tech   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


Southeast Region[edit]

2005 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
Bowie State xy   5 2         8 4  
Virginia State x   5 2         6 4  
Shaw   4 3         5 5  
Saint Paul's   3 4         4 6  
Virginia Union   2 5         3 7  
Elizabeth City State   1 6         2 8  
South
#19 NC Central xy$^   6 1         10 2  
Winston-Salem State x   6 1         6 4  
St. Augustine's   4 3         8 2  
Fayetteville State   4 3         6 4  
Livingstone   1 6         1 9  
Johnson C. Smith   0 7         0 10  
Championship: NC Central 26, Bowie St. 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
  • † – St. Augustine's vacated all eight wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Central Arkansas $^   8 1         11 3  
#4 North Alabama ^   7 2         11 3  
#14 Valdosta State ^   7 2         9 3  
West Georgia   7 2         7 4  
Delta State   6 3         7 4  
Arkansas Tech   6 3         7 3  
Harding   4 5         6 5  
Southern Arkansas   4 5         6 5  
Henderson State   2 7         3 8  
Ouachita Baptist   2 7         2 8  
Arkansas–Monticello   1 8         1 10  
West Alabama   0 9         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 Presbyterian $^   7 0         10 2  
Carson–Newman   5 2         8 2  
Newberry   4 3         5 4  
Catawba   3 4         6 5  
Lenoir–Rhyne   3 4         5 5  
Mars Hill   3 4         4 6  
Wingate   2 5         5 5  
Tusculum   1 6         3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Tuskegee +   8 1         11 1  
#9 Albany State +^   8 1         8 2  
Fort Valley State   7 2         7 3  
Stillman   5 4         6 4  
Kentucky State   5 4         6 5  
Benedict   4 5         6 5  
Miles   3 6         4 7  
Clark Atlanta   3 6         3 8  
Morehouse   2 7         3 7  
Lane   0 9         0 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 NCAA Division II Southeast Region independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Greenville           2 8  
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Northwest Region[edit]

2006 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Grand Valley St. $^   9 0         13 0  
#3 Saginaw Valley St. ^†   9 1         11 2  
#18 Northwood ^   8 2         9 3  
Ashland   8 2         9 2  
Michigan Tech   6 3         6 3  
Indianapolis   5 5         6 5  
Hillsdale   4 6         5 6  
Wayne State (MI)   3 7         3 7  
Ferris State   3 7         3 8  
Gannon   3 7         3 8  
Findlay   2 8         3 8  
Mercyhurst   2 8         2 8  
Northern Michigan   2 8         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
  • † – Saginaw Valley State forfeited all wins, giving all other GLIAC teams except Grand Valley State, Ashland, and Gannon one more official win than shown.
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Central Washington $   6 0         8 2  
Western Washington   3 3         4 6  
Western Oregon   2 4         5 6  
Humboldt State   1 5         5 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 North Central Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 South Dakota +   4 2         9 2  
#8 North Dakota +^   4 2         10 3  
#16 Nebraska–Omaha +^   4 2         8 3  
Minnesota–Duluth +^   4 2         8 4  
St. Cloud State   3 3         8 3  
Augustana (SD)   2 4         6 5  
Minnesota State   0 6         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Concordia–St. Paul +   6 1         9 3  
Winona State +   6 1         8 3  
Northern State   5 2         6 5  
Bemidji State   4 3         7 3  
Wayne State (NE)   4 3         4 7  
SW Minnesota State   1 6         4 7  
MSU Moorhead   1 6         1 9  
Minnesota–Crookston   1 6         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 NCAA Division II Northwest Region independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Saint Joseph's (IN)           7 4  
Tiffin           6 5  
Upper Iowa #           3 8  
Central State #           1 5  
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Southwest Region[edit]

2005 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
SE Oklahoma State   7 2         8 2  
Texas A&M–Commerce   5 4         5 5  
Central Oklahoma   3 6         3 7  
East Central   2 7         3 7  
Northeastern State   2 7         2 8  
SW Oklahoma State   0 9         1 10  
South
#15 W. Texas A&M $^   8 1         10 2  
#23 Angelo State ^   7 2         9 3  
Tarleton State   6 3         7 3  
Midwestern State   5 4         6 4  
Texas A&M–Kingsville   5 4         6 4  
Eastern New Mexico   4 5         5 6  
Abilene Christian   4 5         4 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2005 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Washburn $^   7 1         9 3  
#25 Missouri Western   6 2         9 3  
#2 NW Missouri St. ^   6 2         11 4  
#12 Pittsburg State ^   6 2         10 4  
Central Missouri   5 3         7 3  
Emporia State   3 5         4 6  
Missouri Southern   2 6         3 7  
Southwest Baptist   2 7         3 8  
Truman   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#24 Nebraska–Kearney $^   7 1         9 3  
Fort Lewis   6 2         6 4  
Colorado Mines   6 2         6 5  
Adams State   5 3         6 5  
Mesa State   4 4         5 6  
Chadron State   4 4         4 6  
Fort Hays State   2 6         2 8  
Western State   2 6         2 9  
New Mexico Highlands   0 8         0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll


2005 NCAA Division II Southwest Region independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Missouri–Rolla           7 4  
Western New Mexico           5 5  
Lincoln (MO)           2 7  
OK Panhandle State           1 10  
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – North Carolina Central
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – Central Arkansas
Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Washburn
North Central Conference – Minnesota–Duluth, Nebraska–Omaha, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference – C.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Concordia–Saint Paul and Winona State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg (East), California (PA) and Edinboro (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Nebraska–Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Presbyterian
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Shepherd

Postseason[edit]

2005 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2005 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 32nd 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 18th time.

Seeded teams[edit]




Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 12
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 19
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
November 26
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 3
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 10
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                                               
5 Central Arkansas 28     1 Presbyterian* 28  
4 Albany State 20     5 Central Arkansas 52  
  5 Central Arkansas 38  
  6 North Alabama 41  
6 North Alabama 40 2 North Carolina Central* 21
3 Valdosta State 13     6 North Alabama 24  
  6 North Alabama 24  
Super Region 2
  6 NW Missouri State 25  
5 Pittsburg State 49     1 West Texas A&M* 3  
4 Nebraska–Kearney 20     5 Pittsburg State 41  
  5 Pittsburg State 10
  6 NW Missouri State 21  
6 NW Missouri State 45 2 Washburn* 32
3 Angelo State 14     6 NW Missouri State 42  
  6 NW Missouri State 17
  1 Grand Valley State 21
4 C.W. Post 24     1 Shepherd* 21  
5 West Chester 20     4 C.W. Post 28  
  4 C.W. Post 28
  3 East Stroudsburg 55  
3 East Stroudsburg 55 2 Bloomsburg* 39
6 S. Connecticut 33     3 East Stroudsburg 52  
  3 East Stroudsburg 20
Super Region 4
  1 Grand Valley State 55  
4 North Dakota 23     1 Grand Valley State* 17  
5 Minnesota–Duluth 12     4 North Dakota 3  
  1 Grand Valley State 24
  3 Saginaw Valley 17  
3 Saginaw Valley State 31 2 Nebraska–Omaha* 21
6 Northwood 16     3 Saginaw Valley 24  

Home team    † Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "2005 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 23, 2014.