1959 NCAA College Division football season

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The 1959 NCAA College Division football season was the fourth season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

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Conference standings

1959 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Fresno State $500  730
Los Angeles State 320  730
Cal Poly 320  630
UC Santa Barbara 230  640
Long Beach State 230  450
San Diego State 050  161
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
North Carolina A&T $500  620
Virginia Union 701  702
Virginia State 720  720
St. Augustine's 620  720
Winston-Salem State 520  620
Maryland State 610  611
Johnson C. Smith 540  540
North Carolina College 330  441
Saint Paul's (VA) 340  340
Hampton 440  441
Elizabeth City State 350  360
Howard 240  350
Lincoln (PA) 240  360
Fayetteville State 160  170
Shaw 161  161
Bluefield State 140  360
Delaware State 160  170
Morgan State 160  161
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
St. Benedict's $500  730
Pittsburg State 410  630
Washburn 230  360
Emporia State 230  270
Fort Hays State 140  360
Omaha 140  170
  • $ Conference champion
1959 College Conference of Illinois football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wheaton (IL) $601  612
Illinois Wesleyan 520  630
Carroll (WI) 421  521
Augustana (IL) 430  530
North Central (IL) 322  432
Lake Forest 250  350
Millikin 250  260
Elmhurst 070  071
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 17 San Francisco State $500  1000
Humboldt State 410  910
Nevada 320  430
Chico State 230  440
Sacramento State 140  270
UC Davis 050  180
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1959 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Louisiana Tech $500  910
McNeese State 230  630
Northwestern State 230  451
Southwestern Louisiana 230  450
Southeastern Louisiana 140  320
Northeast Louisiana State 140  280
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Anderson (IN) $500  710
Taylor 320  630
Franklin (IN) 320  540
Hanover 230  261
Indiana Central 131  351
Manchester (IN) 041  351
  • + Conference co-champions
1959 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Butler $600  900
Evansville 420  630
Indiana State 330  530
Saint Joseph's (IN) 330  440
Valparaiso 330  540
DePauw 150  171
Ball State 150  170
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Western Illinois $600  900
Northern Illinois State 420  720
Central Michigan 420  730
Southern Illinois 420  540
Eastern Illinois 141  351
Eastern Michigan 150  170
Illinois State 051  351
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wartburg $800  810
Buena Vista 710  810
Luther 620  630
Iowa Wesleyan 530  540
Dubuque 440  540
Parsons 350  370
Central (IA) 260  360
Upper Iowa 170  180
Simpson 080  080
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Texas A&I +^610  1210
East Texas State +610  910
Lamar Tech 430  830
Stephen F. Austin 430  461
Sam Houston State 340  550
Howard Payne 340  370
Southwest Texas State 250  460
Sul Ross 070  090
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1959 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hillsdale $^600  820
Hope 510  810
Alma 420  540
Albion 330  440
Olivet 150  350
Adrian 150  260
Kalamazoo 150  260
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1959 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bowling Green $600  900
Ohio 420  720
Miami 320  540
Kent State 330  530
Western Michigan 330  450
Marshall 140  180
Toledo 060  261
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bluffton $500  630
Findlay 311  531
Ashland 311  432
Ohio Northern 230  360
Defiance 140  180
Wilmington (OH) 050  160
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
University
Delaware x500  810
Gettysburg 320  540
Lafayette 430  540
Bucknell 330  450
Rutgers 220  630
Lehigh 230  450
Temple 050  090
Muhlenberg *120  360
College–Northern
Albright x610  730
Juniata 510  710
Wagner 510  620
Lebanon Valley 320  530
Susquehanna 320  430
Moravian 240  350
Wilkes 250  250
Lycoming 140  350
Scranton *310  540
College–Southern
Johns Hopkins x600  710
Pennsylvania Military 620  620
Western Maryland 321  522
Ursinus 250  260
Dickinson 150  170
Haverford 050  150
Drexel 050  160
Franklin & Marshall *121  431
Swarthmore *130   ? ? ?
West Chester *000  710
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
1959 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Gustavus Adolphus $700  810
Concordia (MN) 610  720
Minnesota–Duluth 421  521
Saint John's (MN) 430  530
St. Thomas (MN) 331  431
Augsburg 250  350
Macalester 160  260
Hamline 070  080
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
SE Missouri State $500  720
NE Missouri State 311  711
NW Missouri State 221  332
Missouri–Rolla 230  440
SW Missouri State 140  450
Central Missouri State 140  370
  • $ Conference champion
1959 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (SD) $411  621
North Dakota State 321  441
South Dakota 321  451
Iowa State Teachers 330  630
Morningside 330  540
South Dakota State 240  270
North Dakota 141  251
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 3 Middle Tennessee +501  1001
Tennessee Tech +501  722
East Tennessee State 420  730
Western Kentucky 330  540
Eastern Kentucky 240  360
Morehead State 150  360
Murray State 060  0100
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from UPI College Division poll
1959 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bluffton $500  630
Findlay 311  531
Ashland 311  432
Ohio Northern 230  360
Defiance 140  180
Wilmington (OH) 050  160
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
John Carroll $600  700
Allegheny 410  620
Wayne State (MI) 410  430
Western Reserve 320  340
Thiel 141  151
Case Tech 140  160
Bethany (WV) 140   ? ? ?
Washington & Jefferson 041  160
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Idaho State $300  620
Adams State 310  810
Colorado State–Greeley 320  720
Colorado College 230  440
Colorado Mines 130  460
Western State (CO) 140  350
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Whittier $500  820
Redlands 410  640
Pomona 320  540
Occidental 230  350
Caltech 140  170
Claremont-Mudd 050  171
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Southern $ 70    82 
Prairie View A&M  61    92 
Texas Southern  52    73 
Jackson State  43    64 
Arkansas AM&N  25    46 
Grambling  25    46 
Texas College  25    46 
Wiley  07    28 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1959 West Penn Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Westminster (PA) $500  620
Carnegie Tech 310  710
Geneva 220  720
Saint Vincent 130  340
Grove City 021  351
Waynesburg 031  162
  • $ Conference champion
1959 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Connecticut $400  630
UMass 220  351
Maine 122  332
New Hampshire 121  332
Rhode Island 121  351
Vermont 010  430
  • $ Conference champion
1959 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hofstra     900
Howard (AL)     910
Buffalo     810
Carnegie Tech     710
Cal Poly Pomona     711
North Park     611
Santa Clara     410
Northern Michigan     620
UC Riverside     520
Carthage     531
Memphis State     640
Mississippi Southern     640
Sewanee     431
Abilene Christian     550
Baldwin–Wallace     440
Wabash     351
Xavier     460
Arlington State     430
Rose Poly     241
Hawaii     360
La Verne     360
Pepperdine     251
Chattanooga     370
Tampa     370
Drake     270
Northeastern     161
Washington University     170

Rankings

Small college poll

In 1959, United Press International (UPI) conducted its "small college" coaches' poll for the second time; they voted the Bowling Green Falcons, who had a 9–0 record and outscored their opponents 274–83, [1] as the number one team. [2]

United Press International (coaches) final poll
Published on November 27 [3]

RankSchoolRecordNo. 1
votes
Total
points
1 Bowling Green 9–023407
2 Mississippi Southern 6–35247
3 Middle Tennessee 9–02231
4 Delaware 8–11211
5 East Texas State 9–1179
6 Western Illinois 9–0152
7 Memphis State 5–486
8 Louisiana Tech 8–1281
9 Ohio 7–276
10 West Chester 7–171

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References

  1. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/b/bowling_green/1955-1959_yearly_results.php
  2. "Bowling Green Is Voted No. 1", Lincoln Evening Journal, November 27, 1959, p14
  3. UPI (November 27, 1959). "Bowling Green Top Small College Football Team" . Palladium-Item . Richmond, Indiana . Retrieved February 27, 2017 via newspapers.com.