1968 NCAA College Division football season

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The 1968 NCAA College Division football season was the 13th 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

1968 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Idaho +310  550
Montana State +310  640
Weber State +310  720
Idaho State 130  450
Montana 040  270
  • + Conference co-champions
1968 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 18 UPI Fresno State $400  740
Cal Poly 220  730
Cal State Los Angeles 220  630
Valley State 130  540
Cal State Long Beach 130  370
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1968 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 12 Morgan State $710  810
North Carolina A&T 610  810
North Carolina College 620  620
Elizabeth City State 710  810
Maryland State 321  521
Virginia State 521  521
Hampton 421  432
Livingstone 430  440
Howard 230  350
Norfolk State 241  251
Johnson C. Smith 330  540
Virginia Union 260  260
Delaware State 240  460
Winston-Salem State 251  351
Fayetteville State 250  250
Shaw 171  171
Saint Paul's (VA) 070  170
  • $ Conference champion
  • Conference standings were determined by Dickinson Rating
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Nebraska–Omaha $400  450
Emporia State 211  522
Pittsburg State 211  451
Washburn 130  270
Fort Hays State 040  270
  • $ Conference champion
1968 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Centre +310  531
Southwestern (TN) +310  450
Sewanee 220  440
Washington and Lee 220  351
Washington University 040  280
  • + Conference co-champions
1968 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (IL) $610  630
Illinois Wesleyan 520  630
North Park 520  630
Carroll (WI) 430  530
Carthage 430  450
Millikin 340  350
North Central (IL) 160  180
Elmhurst 070  090
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Eastern Football Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southern Connecticut State $401  441
Central Connecticut State 320  621
Bridgeport 320  450
Trenton State 221  521
Glassboro State 140  260
Montclair State 140  270
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 16 AP / #10 UPI Humboldt State $600  1010
Sacramento State 420  830
UC Davis 330  540
San Francisco State 330  550
Chico State 240  550
Cal State Hayward 141  541
Nevada 141  361
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1968 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 10 Southwestern Louisiana $410  820
Louisiana Tech 320  920
Northeast Louisiana State 320  640
Northwestern State 230  540
Southeastern Louisiana 230  460
McNeese State 140  460
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Valparaiso $400  450
DePauw 310  630
Evansville 220  360
Butler 130  270
Saint Joseph's (IN) 040  180
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Central Michigan +210  720
Illinois State +210  640
Eastern Illinois 120  450
Western Illinois 120  271
  • + Conference co-champions
1968 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wartburg $601  711
Simpson 502  612
Upper Iowa 430  440
Central (IA) 331  531
Dubuque 340  450
William Penn 250  450
Buena Vista 250  270
Luther 160  270
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Randolph–Macon $500  900
Bridgewater 310  530
Johns Hopkins 110  720
Western Maryland 220  540
Hampden–Sydney 130  352
Shepherd 130  270
Gallaudet 030  170
Towson State 000  250
  • $ Conference champion
  • Conference standings were based on the Dickinson Scoring System.
1968 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Alma $500  800
Albion 410  630
Hope 230  450
Olivet 230  350
Kalamazoo 140  260
Adrian 140  170
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 20 Ohio $600  1010
Miami 510  730
Bowling Green 321  631
Toledo 321  541
Western Michigan 240  360
Kent State 150  190
Marshall 060  091
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
University
Delaware x500  730
Bucknell 320  550
Lehigh 220  370
Lafayette 220  730
Temple 220  460
Hofstra 130  550
Gettysburg 140  180
West Chester *010  530
College–Northern
Albright x700  810
No. 19 Wilkes x600  800
Delaware Valley 520  620
Juniata 420  720
Upsala 340  440
Moravian 360  360
Susquehanna 150  261
Lycoming 170  170
Wagner *310  360
College–Southern
Franklin & Marshall x610  620
Johns Hopkins x610  720
Muhlenberg 630  630
Western Maryland 330  540
Lebanon Valley 440  440
Ursinus 350  350
Pennsylvania Military 250  270
Haverford 160  160
Swarthmore 160  170
Dickinson 170  170
Drexel *310  440
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Gustavus Adolphus $601  711
Hamline 610  810
Concordia (MN) 430  730
Saint John's (MN) 430  640
Macalester 331  541
Minnesota–Duluth 250  460
St. Thomas (MN) 250  280
Augsburg 070  180
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
SE Missouri State $500  640
Central Missouri State 410  721
NE Missouri State 230  540
Missouri–Rolla 230  450
SW Missouri State 230  280
NW Missouri State 050  090
  • $ Conference champion
1968 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 North Dakota State $600  1000
No. 8 South Dakota 510  910
State College of Iowa 330  550
North Dakota 330  350
South Dakota State 240  460
Morningside 240  450
Augustana (SD) 060  270
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Baldwin–Wallace $400  810
Ohio Wesleyan 610  810
Marietta 610  720
Muskingum 520  621
Wooster 520  630
Wittenberg 320  630
Capital 430  530
Mount Union 330  540
Kenyon 230  540
Denison 240  450
Otterbein 240  360
Oberlin 150  251
Heidelberg 060  270
Hiram 070  170
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 9 AP / No. 8 UPI Eastern Kentucky $700  820
No. 19 AP / No. 17 UPI Western Kentucky 520  721
Murray State 520  721
East Tennessee State 430  550
Austin Peay 340  550
Tennessee Tech 250  280
Morehead State 160  361
Middle Tennessee 160  280
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1968 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Allegheny $600  710
Thiel 420  620
Bethany (WV) 420  440
John Carroll 420  440
Western Reserve 240  260
Washington & Jefferson 150  170
Case Tech 060  070
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Whittier $410  540
Occidental 311  351
Redlands 320  550
Claremont-Mudd 221  342
Pomona 230  451
Caltech 050  170
  • $ Conference champion
  • Caltech forfeited to Whittier and Redlands; the forfeits were included only in conference records.
1968 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 15 Arkansas State $301  731
Texas–Arlington 310  640
Trinity (TX) 220  540
Abilene Christian 121  451
Lamar Tech 040  0100
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Alcorn A&M +610  810
Grambling +610  920
Texas Southern +610  640
Arkansas AM&N 430  550
Southern 340  460
Prairie View A&M 250  460
Jackson State 160  360
Wiley 070  280
  • + Conference co-champions
1968 West Penn Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Waynesburg $200  720
Westminster (PA) 110  620
Geneva 020  071
  • $ Conference champion
1968 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
New Hampshire +410  620
Connecticut +410  460
Maine 230  350
Rhode Island 230  360
UMass 230  280
Vermont 140  360
  • + Conference co-champions
1968 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 2 San Diego State     901
No. 3 Chattanooga     910
Indiana State     910
IUP     910
Nevada Southern     810
UC Riverside     711
No. 7 Eastern Michigan     820
Lincoln (MO)     820
La Verne     720
Tennessee State     621
Hawaii     730
No. 14 Tampa     730
No. 17 Akron     731
Northeastern     630
Southern Illinois     630
Cortland     530
Boston University     531
Pacific (CA)     640
Samford     640
Parsons     540
Wheaton (IL)     540
Drake     550
UC Santa Barbara     441
Santa Clara     450
Portland State     460
Wayne State (MI)     360
Wabash     360
Colorado College     260
Milwaukee     270
Lake Forest     280
Northern Illinois     280
Mississippi Valley State     170
Rose Poly     080
Cal Poly Pomona     0100
Rankings from AP Poll

Rankings

College Division teams (also referred to as "small college") were ranked in polls by the AP (a panel of writers) and by UPI (coaches). The national champion(s) for each season were determined by the final poll rankings, published at or near the end of the regular season, before any bowl games were played.

College Division final polls

In 1968, the wire services disagreed as to the champion. UPI picked San Diego State (9–0–1) as number one, while the AP panel chose North Dakota State. San Diego State did not play in the postseason, while North Dakota State later won the Pecan Bowl to finish 10–0. [1]

Bowl games

The postseason consisted of four bowl games as regional finals, all played on December 14. The Boardwalk Bowl succeeded the Tangerine Bowl, and the Pecan Bowl moved within Texas, from Abilene to Arlington. In 1969, the Grantland Rice Bowl moved from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

BowlRegionLocationWinning teamLosing teamRef
Boardwalk East Atlantic City, New Jersey Delaware 31 IUP 24
Grantland Rice Mideast Murfreesboro, Tennessee Louisiana Tech 33 Akron 13
Pecan Midwest Arlington, Texas North Dakota State 23 Arkansas State 14
Camellia West Sacramento, California Humboldt State 29 Fresno State 14

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References

  1. "Bisons triumph". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 15, 1968. p. 19.
  2. "San Diego Is Top Team" . The News-Herald. Franklin, Pennsylvania. United Press International. November 27, 1968. Retrieved February 21, 2017 via newspapers.com.
  3. "North Dakota '68 Champion" . Odessa American . Odessa, Texas. Associated Press. December 5, 1968. Retrieved February 21, 2017 via newspapers.com.