1975 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1975 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1975, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1975 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Wittenberg Tigers won their second Division III championship, defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 28−0. [1]

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Conference standings

1975 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Rose–Hulman +400  730
Sewanee +400  630
Centre 220  441
Southwestern (TN) 220  440
Principia 040  190
  • + Conference co-champions
1975 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (IL) $620  720
North Central (IL) 521  531
Carroll (WI) 530  630
Millikin 530  630
Wheaton (IL) 530  540
Illinois Wesleyan 431  441
Carthage 350  450
Elmhurst 170  270
North Park 170  180
  • $ Conference champion
1975 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $^400  1010
Alfred 310  720
St. Lawrence 320  720
Hobart 230  540
RIT 140  270
RPI 030  350
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1975 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Butler $600  910
Indiana Central ^510  830
Evansville 420  730
DePauw 240  550
Valparaiso 240  360
Saint Joseph's (IN) 240  280
Wabash 060  370
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1975 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
William Penn $^700  1010
Buena Vista 610  720
Central (IA) 430  540
Luther 430  450
Dubuque 340  451
Wartburg 250  450
Simpson 160  270
Upper Iowa 160  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1975 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
C. W. Post $400  910
Merchant Marine 410  720
Wagner 320  621
Fordham 121  351
Hofstra 140  360
Seton Hall 041  271
  • $ Conference champion
1975 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hope $401  801
Alma 320  630
Albion 221  621
Adrian 230  450
Olivet 230  450
Kalamazoo 140  440
  • $ Conference champion
1975 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Albright x^600  820
Juniata 420  630
Lycoming 320  620
Upsala 330  540
Wilkes 230  350
Susquehanna 240  360
Delaware Valley 060  080
Southern
Widener x^800  1010
Franklin & Marshall 620  720
Lebanon Valley 620  630
Moravian 521  621
Johns Hopkins 331  351
Dickinson 351  351
Muhlenberg 252  262
Ursinus 161  161
Western Maryland 150  270
Swarthmore 160  170
Gettysburg 000  360
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1975 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) $601  811
Minnesota–Duluth 610  820
Hamline 430  550
Gustavus Adolphus 430  450
St. Olaf 331  531
Concordia–Moorhead 340  540
St. Thomas (MN) 340  360
Augsburg 160  280
Macalester 070  0100
  • $ Conference champion
1975 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Nichols +620  620
Boston State +620  730
Framingham State 520  620
Bridgewater State 530  730
Plymouth State 530  640
Maine Maritime 430  440
Massachusetts Maritime 260  260
New Haven 260  270
Curry 080  080
  • + Conference co-champions
1975 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Glassboro State $500  721
Montclair State 410  442
Trenton State 320  540
Kean 230  370
Jersey City State 140  260
William Paterson 050  180
  • $ Conference champion
1975 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bethany (WV) $510  540
Washington & Jefferson 420  630
Carnegie Mellon 330  530
Thiel 330  540
Hiram 330  450
John Carroll 330  450
Case Western Reserve 060  080
Allegheny *000  620
  • $ Conference champion
  • * – Ineligible for conference title
1975 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Redlands +401  721
La Verne +401  631
Claremont-Mudd 230  440
Whittier 230  361
Occidental 230  350
Pomona-Pitzer 050  090
  • + Conference co-champions
1975 Virginia College Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Madison $500  901
Virginia Union 200  740
Hampden–Sydney 410  720
Virginia State 210  280
Randolph–Macon 320  640
Hampton 120  550
Saint Paul's (VA) 120  280
Emory & Henry 030  290
Washington and Lee 030  181
Bridgewater 040  270
  • $ Conference champion
1975 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Albany     720
Colorado College ^    721
Georgetown     530
Saint Peter's     530
Canisius     540
Rochester (NY)     540
Norwich     450
Cortland     261
Saint Mary's     380
San Diego     270
Brockport     161
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     160
Maryville (TN)     090
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1975 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the third annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship game was held at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the third consecutive year. Unlike the two previous championships, this year's bracket expanded from four to eight teams. [3]

Playoff bracket

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
         
Widener 14
Albright 6
Widener 14
Ithaca23
Ithaca 41
Fort Valley State 12
Ithaca 0
Wittenberg28
Wittenberg 14
Indiana Central 13
Wittenberg55
Millsaps 22
Millsaps 28
Colorado College 21

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References

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  2. "Co-champs head all-NE grid roster". Bangor Daily News . Bangor, Maine. November 29, 1975. p. 14. Retrieved January 5, 2021 via Newspapers.com Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg .
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