2002 NCAA Division II football season

The 2002 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 September 7, 2002, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 14, 2002 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Grand Valley State Lakers defeated the Valdosta State Blazers, 31–24, to win their first Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Curt Anes, quarterback from Grand Valley State.

2002 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 7 – November 16, 2002
PlayoffsNovember 23 – December 14, 2002[1]
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionGrand Valley State
Harlon Hill TrophyCurt Anes, Grand Valley State

Conference changes and new programs

School 2001 Conference 2002 Conference
Gardner-Webb D-II Independent Big South (I-AA)
Saint Augustine's Program Revived CIAA (D-II)
Savannah State D-II Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings

2002 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Central Washington $^   3 0         11 1  
Western Washington   2 1         6 4  
Western Oregon   1 2         5 5  
Humboldt State   0 3         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2002 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
NW. Missouri State $^   9 0         12 1  
Central Missouri State ^   8 1         10 2  
Emporia State   6 3         9 3  
Pittsburg State   5 4         8 3  
Missouri Western State   4 5         6 5  
Truman State   4 5         5 6  
Missouri Southern State   3 6         5 6  
Washburn   3 6         3 8  
Southwest Baptist   2 7         3 8  
Missouri-Rolla   0 9         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Fayetteville State
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington
Gulf South Conference – Valdosta State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – Northern Colorado
Northeast-10 Conference – C.W. Post
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg and East Stroudsburg (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Chadron State and Nebraska–Kearney
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Tuskegee
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – West Virginia Wesleyan

Postseason

2002 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2002 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 29th 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 15th time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Valdosta State 24
Catawba 7
Valdosta State 31
Carson–Newman 28
Carson–Newman 40
Fayetteville State 27
Valdosta State 21
Texas A&M–Kingsville 12
UC Davis 24
Central Washington 6
UC Davis 20
Texas A&M–Kingsville 27*
Texas A&M–Kingsville 58
Nebraska–Kearney 40
Valdosta State 24
Grand Valley State 31
Grand Valley State 62
C.W. Post 13
Grand Valley State 62
Indiana (PA) 21
Indiana (PA) 27
Saginaw Valley State 23
Grand Valley State 44
Northern Colorado 7
Northwest Missouri State 45
Minnesota–Duluth 41
Northwest Missouri State 12
Northern Colorado 23
Northern Colorado Bears 49
Central Missouri State 28

References

  1. ^ "2000-2004 Grand Valley State Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "2002 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
2002 Humboldt State Lumberjacks football team

The 2002 Humboldt State Lumberjacks football team represented Humboldt State University during the 2002 NCAA Division II football season. Humboldt State competed in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).

The 2002 Lumberjacks were led by third-year head coach Doug Adkins. They played home games at the Redwood Bowl in Arcata, California. Humboldt State finished the season with a record of one win and ten losses (1–10, 0–3 GNAC). The Lumberjacks were outscored by their opponents 182–376 for the 2002 season.

2002 NCAA Division III football season

The 2002 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 2002, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2002 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their seventh, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Trinity (TX) Tigers, 48−7.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Dan Pugh, running back from Mount Union.

2002 NCAA Division II football rankings

The 2002 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). This is for the 2002 season.

2002 UC Davis Aggies football team

The 2002 UC Davis football team represented the University of California, Davis in the 2002 NCAA Division II football season. They played as a Division II independent in 2002. They would stay an independent until 2004 when they became a charter member of the Great West Conference (GWC).

The 2002 Aggies were led by tenth-year head coach Bob Biggs and played their home games at Toomey Field. UC Davis finished the regular season with a record of eight wins and two losses (8–2). This was the 33rd consecutive year UC Davis finished with a winning record.

At the end of the season the Aggies were ranked #14 and were invited to the Division II playoffs for the seventh year in a row. In the first round they upset previously unbeaten and 5th-ranked Central Washington in Ellensburg, Washington. In the second round (quarterfinal) they were upset by 20th-ranked Texas A&M–Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. This was the fifth time in seven years the Aggies faced the Javelinas in the Division II playoffs. The loss brought the Aggies final record to nine wins and three losses (9–3). The Aggies outscored their opponents 368–223 for the season.

2002 college football season

The 2002 college football season may refer to:

2002 NCAA Division I-A football season

2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season

2002 NCAA Division II football season

2002 NCAA Division III football season

2002 NAIA Football National Championship

Seasons
Playoffs
Championship games
Records & statistics
Pre-divisonal
NCAA University Division
NCAA Division I/I-A/FBS
NCAA Division I-AA/FCS
NCAA College Division
NCAA Division II
NCAA Division III

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