The Sports Almanac

NCAA Division II Football Champions


NORHTWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS
Current NCAA Division II Championship Title Holders

Through the 2016 season
Championship Schools
YEAR WINNER LOSER SCORE
1973 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
34-0
1974 Central Michigan Chippewas
Delaware Blue Hens
54-14
1975 Northern Michigan Wildcats
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
16-14
1976 Montana State Bobcats
Akron Zips
24-13
1977 Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
33-0
1978 Eastern Illinois Panthers
Delaware Blue Hens
10-9
1979 Delaware Blue Hens
Youngstown State Penguins
38-21
1980 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs
Eastern Illinois Panthers
21-13
1981 Southwest Texas State Bobcats
North Dakota State Bison
42-13
1982 Southwest Texas State Bobcats
UC Davis Aggies
34-9
1983 North Dakota State Bison
Central State Marauders
41-21
1984 Troy State Trojans
North Dakota State Bison
18-17
1985 North Dakota State Bison
North Alabama Lions
35-7
1986 North Dakota State Bison
South Dakota Coyotes
27-7
1987 Troy State Trojans
Portland State Vikings
31-17
1988 North Dakota State Bison
Portland State Vikings
35-21
1989 Mississippi College Choctaws
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
3-0
1990 North Dakota State Bison
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks
51-11
1991 Pittsburg State Gorillas
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
23-6
1992 Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Pittsburg State Gorillas
17-13
1993 North Alabama Lions
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks
41-34
1994 North Alabama Lions
Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas
16-10
1995 North Alabama Lions
Pittsburg State Gorillas
27-7
1996 Northern Colorado Bears
Carson-Newman Eagles
23-14
1997 Northern Colorado Bears
New Haven Chargers
51-0
1998 Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
Carson-Newman Eagles
24-6
1999 Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
Carson-Newman Eagles
58-52 4OT
2000 Delta State Statesmen
Bloomsburg Huskies
63-34
2001 North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Grand Valley State Lakers
17-14
2002
Grand Valley State Lakers
Valdosta State Blazers
31-24
2003
Grand Valley State Lakers
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
10-3
2004
Valdosta State Blazers
Pittsburg State Gorillas
36-31
2005
Grand Valley State Lakers
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
21-17
2006
Grand Valley State Lakers
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
17-14
2007
Valdosta State Blazers
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
25-20
2008
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
21-14
2009
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
Grand Valley State Lakers
30-23
2010
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
Delta State Statesmen
20-17
2011
Pittsburg State Gorillas
Wayne State Warriors
35-21
2012
Valdosta State Blazers
Winston-Salem Rams
35-7
2013
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
Lenoir-Ryne Bears
43-28
2014
Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves
Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks
13-0
2015
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
Shepherd Rams
34-7
2016
Northwst Missouri State Bearcats
North Alabama Lions
29-3

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHOOLS
POSITION
SCHOOL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
LAST CHAMPIONSHIP
1
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats 6
2016
2
North Dakota State Bison
5
1990
3
Grand Valley State Lakers
4
2006
4
North Alabama Lions
3
1995
5
Valdosta State Blazers
3
2012
6
Southwest Texas State Bobcats 2
1982
7
Troy State Tojans
2
1987
8
Northern Colorado Bears 2
1997
9
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
2
2010
10
Pittsburg State Gorillas
2
2011
11
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
1
2001
12
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
1
1992
13
Mississippi College Choctaws
1
1989
14
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs
1
1980
15
Delaware Blue Hens
1
1979
16
Eastern Illinois Panthers
1
1978
17
Lehigh Mountain Hawks
1
1977
18
Montana State Bobcats
1
1976
19
Northern Michigan Wildacts
1
1975
20
Central Michigan Chippewas
1
1974
21
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
1
1973
22
Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves
1
2014