|1989 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1989|
|Playoffs||November 18 – December 10, 1989|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium|
|Harlon Hill Trophy||Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I|
The 1989 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 in August 1989, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1989, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Mississippi College Choctaws defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 3–0, to win their first Division II national title. However, their championship was later revoked by the NCAA.
Conference changes and new programs
- One program departed Division II for Division I-AA prior to the season.
|School||1988 Conference||1989 Conference|
|Missouri Southern||Central States (NAIA)||MIAA|
|Missouri Western||Central States (NAIA)||MIAA|
|Pittsburg State||Central States (NAIA)||MIAA|
|Washburn||Central States (NAIA)||MIAA|
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Bowie State
|1989 NCAA Division II Football Championship|
The 1989 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 17th 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 fourth time.
Braly Municipal Stadium
|St. Cloud State||24|
|St. Cloud State||27|
|Grand Valley State||24|
|Northwest Missouri State||7|
|North Dakota State||45|
|North Dakota State||17|
- "1989 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.