1978 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1978 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 1978, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1978 at Garrett–Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Baldwin–Wallace Yellow Jackets won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wittenberg Tigers by a score of 24−10. [1]

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Conference standings

1978 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southwestern (TN) +310  630
Sewanee +310  440
Rose–Hulman 220  541
Centre 220  360
Principia 040  090
  • + Conference co-champions
1978 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Elmhurst +710  810
Millikin +710  810
North Central (IL) 530  630
Carroll (WI) 530  630
Wheaton (IL) 530  630
Augustana (IL) 350  450
Illinois Wesleyan 350  450
Carthage 170  180
North Park 080  090
  • + Conference co-champions
1978 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Buena Vista +520  720
Dubuque +520  720
Luther +520  630
Central (IA) +520  540
Wartburg 340  450
Simpson 250  450
Upper Iowa 250  460
William Penn 160  190
  • + Conference co-champions
1978 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $^300  920
St. Lawrence ^310  820
Alfred 120  540
Hobart 130  260
RPI 020  180
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1978 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Pace $500  620
Brooklyn 320  540
Iona 220  540
Saint Peter's 220  540
St. John's 230  550
Marist 050  180
  • $ Conference champion
1978 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hope $500  810
Adrian 410  630
Kalamazoo 320  620
Albion 230  350
Olivet 140  270
Alma 050  450
  • $ Conference champion
1978 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Lycoming x510  720
Upsala x510  720
Juniata 420  540
Wilkes 330  450
Albright 330  360
Susquehanna 150  180
Delaware Valley 060  180
Southern
Widener x510  810
Western Maryland 511  711
Franklin & Marshall 620  720
Muhlenberg 521  621
Gettysburg 330  550
Dickinson 341  351
Lebanon Valley 340  540
Swarthmore 350  450
Moravian 251  351
Johns Hopkins 250  360
Ursinus 160  270
  • x Division champion/co-champions
1978 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Concordia–Moorhead * +710  1110
St. Olaf +^710  920
Gustavus Adolphus 620  820
Saint John's (MN) 530  630
St. Thomas (MN) 440  540
Hamline 341  541
Augsburg 251  361
Bethel (MN) 170  280
Macalester 080  090
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1978 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Nichols +620  620
Boston State +620  630
Massachusetts Maritime 530  630
New Haven 530  630
Curry 431  531
Framingham State 440  540
Bridgewater State 350  360
Plymouth State 260  360
Maine Maritime 071  071
  • + Conference co-champions
1978 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montclair State $500  820
Glassboro State 410  730
Trenton State 320  630
William Paterson 230  370
Jersey City State 140  270
Kean 050  370
  • $ Conference champion
1978 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Blue Division
Wittenberg xy+^500  1011
Capital 320  630
Wooster 320  630
Marietta 230  540
Muskingum 140  351
Otterbein 140  261
Red Division
Baldwin–Wallace xy+^500  1101
Ohio Northern 320  540
Denison 320  441
Mount Union 230  441
Ohio Wesleyan 230  351
Heidelberg 050  090
Not competing for championship
Kenyon     360
Oberlin     090
Championship: Baldwin–Wallace 17, Wittenberg 17
  • + Conference co-champions
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1978 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Randolph–Macon $400  540
Hampden–Sydney 220  550
Emory & Henry 220  270
Bridgewater 130  360
Washington and Lee 130  280
  • $ Conference champion
1978 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Carnegie Mellon $^610  920
Hiram 520  620
John Carroll 430  540
Washington & Jefferson 430  540
Allegheny 331  431
Thiel 331  441
Bethany (WV) 250  260
Case Western Reserve 070  270
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1978 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Redlands $500  910
Claremont-Mudd 410  630
Whittier 320  630
Occidental 230  460
La Verne 140  170
Pomona-Pitzer 050  070
  • $ Conference champion
1978 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Maryville (TN)     810
Wabash     810
Georgetown     710
James Madison     820
Dayton ^    921
Albany     730
Catholic University     730
Fordham     730
Saint Mary's     730
San Diego     730
Colorado College     630
Brockport     540
Norwich     540
Rochester (NY)     540
Cortland     550
Salisbury State     550
Canisius     450
Hofstra     450
Saint Francis (PA)     450
Union (NY)     350
Buffalo     360
Frostburg State     370
DePauw     270
Wagner     280
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     180
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1978 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the sixth 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 sixth consecutive year. Like the previous three 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 23
St. Olaf 10
Minnesota–Morris 14
Wittenberg35
Wittenberg 6
Ithaca 3
Wittenberg 10
Baldwin–Wallace24
Carnegie Mellon 24
Dayton 21
Carnegie Mellon 6
Baldwin–Wallace31
Baldwin–Wallace 71
St. Lawrence 7

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. "1978 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 1, 2014.