1977 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1977 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 1977, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1977 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Widener Pioneers won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wabash Little Giants by a final score of 39−36. [1]

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Conference standings

1977 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southwestern (TN) $400  911
Rose–Hulman 310  550
Centre 130  360
Principia 130  260
Sewanee 130  270
  • $ Conference champion
1977 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Illinois Wesleyan +620  630
Millikin +620  630
North Central (IL) 530  630
Carthage 440  540
Wheaton (IL) 440  540
Elmhurst 440  540
Augustana (IL) 440  450
Carroll (WI) 350  450
North Park 080  090
  • + Conference co-champions
1977 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $400  630
Hobart 410  720
St. Lawrence 320  720
RPI 120  450
Alfred 130  450
RIT 050  081
  • $ Conference champion
1977 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint Joseph's (IN) +310  540
Butler +310  550
Indiana Central 211  621
Valparaiso 121  361
Evansville 040  180
  • + Conference co-champions
1977 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Central (IA) $^700  910
Wartburg 610  720
Buena Vista 520  720
William Penn 340  640
Luther 340  550
Dubuque 250  460
Simpson 250  270
Upper Iowa 070  270
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1977 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Fordham $300  820
C. W. Post 300  531
Hofstra 320  630
Merchant Marine 120  360
Wagner 140  270
Seton Hall 030  350
  • $ Conference champion
1977 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Albion $^500  820
Hope 410  630
Adrian 221  441
Alma 230  630
Kalamazoo 140  350
Olivet 041  081
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1977 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Albright x510  720
Upsala 510  720
Lycoming 420  630
Juniata 330  550
Wilkes 330  450
Susquehanna 150  270
Delaware Valley 060  270
Southern
Widener x^600  1110
Franklin & Marshall 710  720
Dickinson 521  621
Muhlenberg 530  630
Swarthmore 441  441
Lebanon Valley 350  360
Western Maryland 241  261
Moravian 250  270
Ursinus 250  270
Johns Hopkins 081  181
Gettysburg *110  370
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – Ineligible due to insufficient conference games
1977 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) $^700  720
Concordia–Moorhead 520  730
Gustavus Adolphus 520  640
St. Thomas (MN) 331  451
Augsburg 340  360
St. Olaf 241  541
Hamline 250  270
Macalester 070  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1977 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Massachusetts Maritime $710  810
Bridgewater State 530  630
Maine Maritime 530  530
Boston State 431  441
Curry 440  540
Nichols 440  540
New Haven 350  350
Framingham State 260  360
Plymouth State 161  261
  • $ Conference champion
1977 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Glassboro State $500  730
Montclair State 320  640
Trenton State 320  450
Kean 221  361
William Paterson 131  441
Jersey City State 050  180
  • $ Conference champion
1977 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Blue Division
Baldwin–Wallace xy$500  910
Otterbein 410  810
Marietta 320  360
Mount Union 230  450
Ohio Wesleyan 140  261
Denison 050  081
Red Division
Wittenberg xy500  910
Muskingum 410  720
Wooster 320  630
Capital 230  540
Ohio Northern 140  270
Heidelberg 050  180
Not competing for championship
Kenyon     450
Oberlin     170
Championship: Baldwin–Wallace 14, Wittenberg 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
1977 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hampden–Sydney $^400  920
Randolph–Macon 211  451
Emory & Henry 220  370
Washington and Lee 130  380
Bridgewater 031  351
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1977 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Carnegie Mellon $700  810
Allegheny 520  530
Case Western Reserve 520  540
Washington & Jefferson 331  441
Hiram 340  360
Thiel 241  251
Bethany (WV) 250  270
John Carroll 070  270
  • $ Conference champion
1977 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Redlands $500  630
Whittier 410  820
Occidental 320  540
La Verne 230  450
Claremont-Mudd 140  170
Pomona-Pitzer 050  080
  • $ Conference champion
  • Redlands forfeited two non-conference wins.
1977 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wabash ^    1120
Albany ^    920
Norwich     720
Maryville (TN)     620
Dayton     830
Canisius     522
Rochester (NY)     630
James Madison     550
Salisbury State     550
Brockport     450
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     450
Saint Mary's     450
Colorado College     360
Union (NY)     251
San Diego     370
Saint Peter's     250
Georgetown     270
Cortland     280
DePauw     190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1977 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the fifth 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 fifth consecutive year. Like the previous two championships, eight teams competed in this edition. [2]

Playoff bracket

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
         
Minnesota–Morris 13
Albion 10
Minnesota–Morris 21
Wabash37
Wabash 20
Saint John's (MN) 9
Wabash 36
Widener39
Widener 19
Central (IA) 0
Widener33
Albany 15
Albany 51
Hampden–Sydney 41

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  2. "1977 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved October 31, 2014.