1971 NCAA College Division football season

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The 1971 NCAA College Division football season was the 16th 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

1971 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Idaho $410  830
No. 7 Boise State 420  1020
Montana 320  650
Weber State 321  721
Idaho State 230  640
Northern Arizona 130  550
Montana State 051  271
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division AP Poll
1971 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Cal Poly $300  650
Cal State Fullerton 310  740
Valley State 120  470
Cal Poly Pomona 130  650
UC Riverside 020  271
  • $ Conference champion
1971 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Elizabeth City State xy$720  730
Virginia Union 521  522
Virginia State 320  531
Norfolk State 230  360
Hampton 160  190
Saint Paul's (VA) 051  171
Southern
Winston-Salem State xy630  640
Johnson C. Smith 320  540
Fayetteville State 330  540
Livingstone 330  460
Shaw 350  460
Championship: Elizabeth City State 33, Winston-Salem State 22
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • Virginia State forfeited wins over Shaw and Virginia Union.
1971 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southwestern (TN) +310  520
Centre +310  360
Washington and Lee 220  450
Washington University 130  450
Sewanee 130  260
  • + Conference co-champions
1971 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Carthage $^800  901
Augustana (IL) 530  540
Carroll (WI) 530  530
Illinois Wesleyan 530  540
Elmhurst 440  450
Millikin 440  540
North Park 440  450
Wheaton (IL) 170  180
North Central (IL) 080  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1971 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 11 UPI Chico State +510  920
UC Davis +510  910
Cal State Hayward 321  721
Humboldt State 330  740
Sacramento State 231  451
San Francisco State 240  560
Sonoma State 060  280
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from College Division poll
1971 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint Joseph's (IN) $400  820
Valparaiso 310  820
Evansville 220  360
Indiana Central *120  650
Butler 130  370
Wabash *130  550
DePauw 040  180
  • $ Conference champion
  • * – ineligible for conference title
1971 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Luther $610  810
Buena Vista 520  620
William Penn 520  630
Central (IA) 430  630
Simpson 430  540
Wartburg 340  450
Upper Iowa 061  261
Dubuque 061  171
  • $ Conference champion
1971 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Alma +410  720
Adrian +410  540
Olivet 221  341
Kalamazoo 230  530
Hope 230  450
Albion 041  072
  • + Conference co-champions
1971 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 14 Toledo $500  1200
Bowling Green 410  640
Western Michigan 230  730
Miami 230  730
Ohio 230  550
Kent State 050  380
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1971 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Morgan State $501  641
North Carolina Central 510  720
North Carolina A&T 321  641
South Carolina State 321  631
Maryland Eastern Shore 141  152
Howard 150  450
Delaware State 150  180
  • $ Conference champion
1971 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Upsala x430  530
Albright 331  351
Delaware Valley 340  440
Juniata 142  342
Lycoming 250  260
Susquehanna 051  361
Wilkes *400  620
Wagner *310  540
Southern
Franklin & Marshall x610  620
Western Maryland 410  540
Johns Hopkins 520  630
Moravian 630  630
Lebanon Valley 530  540
Pennsylvania Military 430  730
Ursinus 430  440
Muhlenberg 540  540
Dickinson 340  350
Haverford 160  260
Swarthmore 080  080
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible due to insufficient conference games
1971 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) +610  810
Gustavus Adolphus +610  640
Minnesota–Duluth 520  631
Concordia (MN) 430  730
Hamline 430  730
St. Thomas (MN) 250  370
Macalester 160  171
Augsburg 070  180
  • + Conference co-champions
1971 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
NE Missouri State $600  910
SE Missouri State 420  731
Lincoln (MO) 330  550
Missouri–Rolla 231  461
NW Missouri State 240  450
Central Missouri State 240  460
SW Missouri State 141  181
  • $ Conference champion
1971 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montclair State $300  720
Jersey City State 120  520
Glassboro State 120  260
Trenton State 120  260
  • $ Conference champion
1971 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
North Dakota $510  631
North Dakota State 420  720
Northern Iowa 420  450
Morningside 330  640
South Dakota 330  370
South Dakota State 240  370
Augustana (SD) 060  181
  • $ Conference champion
1971 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 6 AP / No. 12 UPI Western Kentucky $610  820
Tennessee Tech 520  820
Middle Tennessee 520  740
Morehead State 430  730
Murray State 331  541
Eastern Kentucky 340  560
Austin Peay 160  280
East Tennessee State 061  091
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1971 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
John Carroll $410  450
Thiel 320  530
Washington & Jefferson 320  053
Allegheny 230  440
Bethany (WV) 230  351
Case Western Reserve 140  360
  • $ Conference champion
1971 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Occidental $310  360
Claremont-Mudd 320  720
Whittier 320  541
Pomona 320  450
La Verne 130  161
Redlands 140  280
  • $ Conference champion
1971 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 4 Louisiana Tech +410  920
Trinity (TX) +410  820
Lamar +410  560
SW Louisiana 221  541
Arkansas State 131  441
Abilene Christian 140  550
Texas–Arlington 140  290
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1971 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Grambling $510  920
Jackson State 411  911
No. 16 UPI Alcorn A&M 420  630
Texas Southern 321  721
Prairie View A&M 240  370
Mississippi Valley State 150  470
Southern 150  271
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1971 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Connecticut +311  531
UMass +311  441
New Hampshire 320  441
Rhode Island 230  360
Vermont 230  270
Maine 140  260
  • + Conference co-champions
1971 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 Delaware     1010
No. 5 Tennessee State     910
Colorado College     710
No. 8 Akron     820
Samford     820
No. 3 Eastern Michigan     712
Arkansas AM&N     720
IUP     720
Northern Michigan     730
Hawaii     740
Santa Clara     640
Southern Illinois     640
Tampa     650
UNLV     541
Bucknell     550
Central Michigan     550
Milwaukee     550
Nevada     550
Wayne State (MI)     440
Hofstra     560
Cortland     450
Northeastern     450
Portland State     450
Northeast Louisiana     461
Indiana State     460
Saint Mary's     350
Rose-Hulman     360
Drexel     260
Chattanooga     290
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

Delaware, who during the regular season had defeated Rutgers, Villanova, and Boston University, averaged 40 points per game, and had a 9–1 record, was ranked first by both UPI and AP; both polls also ranked McNeese State (9–0–1) second, and Eastern Michigan (7–0–2) third. [1] [2]

Bowl games

The postseason consisted of four bowl games as regional finals, all played on December 11. This was the first year for the Pioneer Bowl; it succeeded the Pecan Bowl, which had been played in Arlington, Texas.

Top-ranked Delaware met C.W. Post in the Boardwalk Bowl; played indoors at Convention Hall, [5] Delaware won by 50 points in a rout. [6] The next two teams in the polls both lost; Eastern Michigan was defeated by Louisiana Tech in the Pioneer Bowl, and McNeese State fell to Tennessee State—led by future National Football League quarterback Joe Gilliam—in the Grantland Rice Bowl. Out west in the Camellia Bowl, Boise State mounted a 25–0 fourth quarter comeback to defeat Chico State. [7]

BowlRegionLocationWinning teamLosing teamRef
Boardwalk East Atlantic City, New Jersey Delaware 72 C.W. Post 22 [8]
Grantland Rice Mideast Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tennessee State 26 McNeese State 23 [9]
Pioneer Midwest Wichita Falls, Texas Louisiana Tech 14 Eastern Michigan 3 [10]
Camellia West Sacramento, California Boise State 32 Chico State 28 [11]

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References

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  2. "North Dakota Number Nine", Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), Nov. 24, 1971, p12
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  10. "Louisiana Tech Pioneer winner". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 12, 1971. p. 9, sports.
  11. "Boise State uses fourth quarter rally to take Camellia Bowl win". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 12, 1971. p. 15.