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1974 NCAA Division II football season


1974 NCAA Division II football season

The 1974 NCAA Division II football season, part of National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began in August 1974, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship in December 1974 at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, California.

Central Michigan defeated Delaware in the championship game, 54-15, to win their first Division II national title.[1]


  • Conference standings 1
  • Conference summaries 2
  • Postseason 3
    • Playoff bracket 3.1
  • References 4

Conference standings

1974 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NW Missouri State $ 5 1 0     8 2 0
Missouri-Rolla 4 1 1     6 4 1
SW Missouri State 4 2 0     7 3 0
SE Missouri State 4 2 0     7 4 0
NE Missouri State 2 4 0     4 7 0
Central Missouri State 1 4 1     3 7 1
Lincoln (MO) 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Norfolk State
Far Western Football Conference – UC Davis
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Ferris State and Northwood
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&I
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Michigan Tech
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II) – Tuskegee
Yankee Conference – Maine and Massachusetts


1974 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 8
Finals Site Charles C. Hughes Stadium
Sacramento, California
Champions Central Michigan (1st title)
Runner-Up Delaware (1st championship game)
Semifinalists Louisiana Tech

The 1974 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the second single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, California. The Central Michigan Chippewas defeated the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, 54-14, to win their first national title.[2]

Playoff bracket

First round Semifinals Championship
Central Michigan 20
Boise State 6
Central Michigan 35
Louisiana Tech 14
Louisiana Tech 10
Western Carolina 7
Central Michigan 54
Delaware 14
Alcorn State 22
Delaware 49
Delaware 35
Youngstown State 14


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