1970 NCAA College Division football season

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The 1970 NCAA College Division football season was the 15th 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 and program changes

Conference changes

School1969 Conference1970 Conference
Cal State Fullerton New Program CCAA
Fordham Reactivated Program Independent
Georgetown Reactivated Program Independent
Saint Mary's Reactivated Program Independent

Conference standings

1970 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montana $500  1010
Boise State 210  830
Idaho State 320  550
Weber State 330  551
Idaho 220  470
Montana State 150  280
Northern Arizona 030  280
  • $ Conference champion
1970 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 20 UPI Cal Poly $300  820
Cal State Fullerton 310  641
Valley State 120  460
Cal Poly Pomona 130  550
UC Riverside 020  460
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1970 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Morgan State x500  820
Virginia State y$510  820
Delaware State 410  620
Howard 320  720
Saint Paul's (VA) 110  350
Norfolk State 230  360
Virginia Union 140  360
Maryland Eastern Shore 150  180
Hampton 050  090
Southern
Johnson C. Smith xy600  820
Elizabeth City State 410  630
North Carolina Central 310  540
Shaw 321  351
Fayetteville State 131  351
Livingstone 140  270
Winston-Salem State 150  350
North Carolina A&T 030  460
Championship: Virginia State 32, Johnson C. Smith 14
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
1970 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southwestern (TN) +310  710
Washington University +310  540
Centre 220  450
Washington and Lee 130  270
Sewanee 130  260
  • + Conference co-champions
1970 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Carthage $701  711
Carroll (WI) 710  810
Illinois Wesleyan 521  531
Millikin 530  540
Elmhurst 440  450
Augustana (IL) 250  360
North Park 251  261
Wheaton (IL) 161  171
North Central (IL) 080  180
  • $ Conference champion
1970 Eastern Football Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montclair State +310  910
Southern Connecticut State +310  531
Central Connecticut State 211  531
Bridgeport 130  460
Glassboro State 031  341
  • + Conference co-champions
1970 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Chico State +410  830
Cal State Hayward +410  740
UC Davis 320  640
Humboldt State 230  550
Sacramento State 230  460
San Francisco State 050  091
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from College Division poll
1970 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southwestern Louisiana $500  920
Northwestern State 320  730
Northeast Louisiana 320  540
McNeese State 230  560
Southeastern Louisiana 230  460
Louisiana Tech 050  280
  • $ Conference champion
1970 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Evansville $400  630
Saint Joseph's (IN) 310  720
Butler 220  361
Valparaiso 130  531
DePauw 040  450
  • $ Conference champion
1970 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Luther $610  820
Central (IA) 520  620
Simpson 520  620
William Penn 520  630
Wartburg 340  360
Dubuque 250  270
Upper Iowa 160  161
Buena Vista 160  180
  • $ Conference champion
1970 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Adrian +410  630
Alma +410  530
Hope 320  540
Albion 320  360
Kalamazoo 140  350
Olivet 050  090
  • + Conference co-champions
1970 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 12 Toledo $500  1200
Miami 320  730
Ohio 320  450
Western Michigan 230  730
Kent State 140  370
Bowling Green 140  261
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1970 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Susquehanna x510  730
Albright 420  450
Upsala 331  341
Lycoming 340  350
Delaware Valley 140  170
Juniata 160  261
Wagner *310  531
Wilkes *021  341
Southern
Moravian x612  612
Muhlenberg 720  720
Johns Hopkins 520  540
Lebanon Valley 521  531
Western Maryland 320  450
Pennsylvania Military 430  540
Franklin & Marshall 340  350
Ursinus 340  350
Dickinson 241  241
Swarthmore 260  260
Haverford 070  070
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll
1970 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Concordia–Moorhead $610  721
Saint John's (MN) 520  811
Gustavus Adolphus 520  630
Minnesota–Duluth 421  721
Hamline 340  640
Macalester 241  351
Augsburg 160  180
St. Thomas (MN) 160  190
  • $ Conference champion
1970 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Central Missouri State +510  910
NE Missouri State +510  720
SE Missouri State 420  550
Lincoln (MO) 330  730
Missouri–Rolla 231  631
SW Missouri State 141  271
NW Missouri State 060  280
  • + Conference co-champions
1970 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montclair State $300  910
Glassboro State 210  341
Jersey City State 120  530
Trenton State 030  260
  • $ Conference champion
1970 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
North Dakota State $600  901
North Dakota 411  531
South Dakota 321  442
Augustana (SD) 330  460
Morningside 240  350
Northern Iowa 150  280
South Dakota State 150  280
  • $ Conference champion
1970 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 12 AP / No. 9 UPI Western Kentucky $511  811
Eastern Kentucky 520  820
East Tennessee State 412  712
Morehead State 430  640
Middle Tennessee 331  631
Austin Peay 250  370
Tennessee Tech 250  460
Murray State 160  460
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1970 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington & Jefferson $500  071
Bethany (WV) 320  620
John Carroll 221  251
Allegheny 230  250
Case Western Reserve 131  251
Thiel 140  260
  • $ Conference champion
1970 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Claremont-Mudd +310  810
Redlands +310  640
Pomona 220  630
Whittier 220  460
Occidental 040  270
  • + Conference co-champions
1970 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 Arkansas State $400  1100
No. 14 Abilene Christian 310  920
Trinity (TX) 220  560
Lamar Tech 130  370
Texas–Arlington 040  0100
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1970 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 9 AP / #14 UPI Alcorn A&M $600  810
No. 16 AP / #15 UPI Grambling 510  920
Texas Southern 420  630
Southern 231  551
Prairie View A&M 231  451
Jackson State 150  470
Mississippi Valley State 060  180
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1970 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Connecticut $401  442
UMass 311  451
New Hampshire 320  530
Rhode Island 320  350
Maine 140  350
Vermont 050  090
  • $ Conference champion
1970 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 4 Tampa     1010
No. 5 Tennessee State     1000
No. 11 Delaware     920
Hawaii     920
Northern Michigan     820
No. 19 Eastern Michigan     721
Akron     730
Central Michigan     730
Temple     730
Drake     740
Wayne State (MI)     620
Arkansas AM&N     630
Southern Illinois     630
Nevada     631
Portland State     640
UNLV     640
Lafayette     650
Cortland     540
IUP     540
La Verne     540
Santa Clara     541
Colorado College     440
Drexel     440
Hofstra     550
Indiana State     550
Samford     550
Sonoma State     441
Wabash     332
Saint Mary's     340
Bucknell     460
Lehigh     460
Rose Poly     351
Northeastern     350
Lake Forest     360
Chattanooga     380
Parsons     270
Eastern Illinois     280
Milwaukee     190
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 1970, both UPI and AP ranked Arkansas State (10–0) number one. [1] [2] The 34 coaches on the UPI board ranked Tampa second, followed by Montana, while the AP panel ranked Montana second, followed by North Dakota State. Arkansas State went on to beat Central Missouri State in the Pecan Bowl, 38–21, [3] while Montana lost to North Dakota State in the Camellia Bowl, 31–16.

Bowl games

The postseason consisted of four bowl games as regional finals, all played on December 12.

BowlRegionLocationWinning teamLosing teamRef
Boardwalk East Atlantic City, New Jersey Delaware 38 Morgan State 23
Grantland Rice Mideast Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tennessee State 26 Southwestern Louisiana 25
Pecan Midwest Arlington, Texas Arkansas State 38 Central Missouri State 21 [7]
Camellia West Sacramento, California North Dakota State 31 Montana 16 [8]

This was the final year for the Pecan Bowl; it was succeeded by the Pioneer Bowl in Wichita Falls in 1971.

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References

  1. "Arkansas State Wins Small College Crown," European Stars and Stripes, Dec. 3, 1970, p22
  2. "No. 1 Reflects Program At Arkansas St.," The Bee (Danville, VA), Dec. 3, 1970, p13
  3. "Top-rated grid team wins bowl". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 13, 1970. p. 3, sports.
  4. UPI (December 2, 1970). "Arkansas State Tops Final Poll" . The Pantagraph . Bloomington, Illinois . Retrieved February 22, 2017 via newspapers.com.
  5. AP (December 3, 1970). "Tampa 4th in Final Small College Poll" . The News-Press . Fort Myers, Florida . Retrieved February 22, 2017 via newspapers.com.
  6. AP (December 4, 1970). "TSU Places 5th In Final AP Poll" . The Tennessean . Nashville, Tennessee . Retrieved February 22, 2017 via newspapers.com.
  7. "Pecan Bowl (2) Games". Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  8. "Bentson-led Bisons defeat Montana 31-16 in Camellia". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 13, 1970. p. 1, sports.