The Sports Almanac

NCAA Division II Football Champions


TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE LIONS
Current NCAA Division II Championship Title Holders

Through the 2017 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
2017
Texas A&M-Commerce Lions
West Florida Argonauts
37-27

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
23
Texas A&M-Commerce Lions
1
2017