NCAA Division II National Champions

Prior to 1973, there was no Division 2 Football Championship. Instead, four regional bowl games were played in order to provide postseason action for what was then called the NCAA College Division.


Year
Champion
Rec
Coach
Score
Opponent
Att
2018
Valdosta St.
14-0
Kerwin Bell
49-47
Ferris St.
4,306
2017
Tx. A&M-Commerce
14-1
Colby Carthel
37-27
West Florida
4,259
2016
Northwest Mo.
15-0
Adam Dorrel
29-3
N. Alabama
9,576
2015
Northwest Mo.
15-0
Adam Dorrel
34-7
Shepherd
16,181
2014
CSU-Pueblo
14-1
John Wristen
13-0
Minnesota St.
6,762
2013
Northwest Mo.
15-0
Adam Dorrel
43-28
Lenoir-Rhyne
6,543
2012
Valdosta St.
13-2
David Dean
35-7
Winston-Salem
7,525
2011
Pittsburg St.
13-1
Tim Beck
35-21
Wayne St. (M)
7,276
2010
Minn-Duluth
15-0
Bob Nielson
20-17
Delta St.
4,027
2009
Northwest Mo.
14-1
Mel Tjeerdsma
30-23
Grand Valley
6,211
2008
Minn-Duluth
15-0
Bob Nielson
21-14
Northwest Mo.
6,219
2007
Valdosta St.
13-1
David Dean
25-20
Northwest Mo.
7,532
2006
Grand Valley
15-0
Chuck Martin
17-14
Northwest Mo.
7,437
2005
Grand Valley
13-0
Chuck Martin
21-17
Northwest Mo.
6,837
2004
Valdosta St.
13-1
Chris Hatcher
36-31
Pittsburg St.
8,604
2003
Grand Valley
14-1
Brian Kelly
10-3
North Dakota
6,837
2002
Grand Valley
14-0
Brian Kelly
31-24
Valdosta St.
9,783
2001
North Dakota
14-1
Dale Lennon
17-14
Grand Valley
6,113
2000
Delta St.
14-1
Steve Campbell
63-34
Bloomsburg
7,123
1999
Northwest Mo.
14-1
Mel Tjeerdsma
58-52
Carson-Newman
8,451
1998
Northwest Mo.
15-0
Mel Tjeerdsma
24-6
Carson-Newman
6,149
1997
N. Colorado
13-2
Joe Glenn
51-0
New Haven
3,352
1996
N. Colorado
12-3
Joe Glenn
23-14
Carson-Newman
5,745
1995
N. Alabama
14-0
Bobby Wallace
27-7
Pittsburg St.
15,241
1994
N. Alabama
13-1
Bobby Wallace
16-10
Tx. A&M-Kingsville
13,526
1993
N. Alabama
13-1
Bobby Wallace
41-34
IUP
15,631
1992
Jacksonville St.
12-1
Bill Burgess
17-13
Pittsburg St.
11,733
1991
Pittsburg St.
13-1-1
Chuck Broyles
17-13
Jacksonville St.
11,733
1990
N. Dakota St.
14-0
Rocky Hager
51-11
Pittsburg St.
11,500
1989
Miss. College
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John Williams
3-0
Jacksonville St.
6,763
1988
N. Dakota St.
14-0
Rocky Hager
35-21
Portland St.
6,763
1987
Troy St.
12-1-1
Rick Rhoades
31-17
Portland St.
10,600
1986
N. Dakota St.
13-0
Earle Solomonson
27-7
S. Dakota
11,506
1985
N. Dakota St.
11-2-1
Earle Solomonson
35-7
N. Alabama
6,000
1984
Troy St.
12-1
Chan Gailey
18-17
N. Dakota St.
4,500
1983
N. Dakota St.
13-1
Don Morton
41-21
Central St.
5,275
1982
Southwest Tx.
14-0
Jim Wacker
34-9
UC Davis
8,000
1981
Southwest Tx.
13-1
Jim Wacker
42-13
N. Dakota St.
9,415
1980
Cal-Poly
10-3
Joe Harper
21-13
E. Illinois
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1979
Delaware
13-1
Harold Raymond
38-21
Youngstown St.
4,000
1978
E. Illinois
12-2
Darrell Mudra
10-9
Delaware
5,500
1977
Lehigh
12-2
John Whitehead
33-0
Jacksonville St.
14,114
1976
Montana St.
12-1
Sonny Holland
24-13
Akron
13,200
1975
N. Michigan
12-1
Gil Krueger
16-14
W. Kentucky
13,200
1974
C. Michigan
12-1
Roy Kramer
54-14
Delaware
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1973
Louisiana Tech
12-1
Maxie Lambright
34-0
W. Kentucky
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