1980 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1980 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 1980, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1980 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Dayton Flyers won their first Division III championship, defeating the defending national champion Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 63−0. [1]

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Conference changes and new programs

School1979 Conference1980 Conference
James Madison D-III Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings

1980 College Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Centre $ 4 0 14 4 1
Rose–Hulman 4 1 06 4 0
Sewanee 3 2 04 5 0
Southwestern (TN) 2 2 15 4 1
Illinois College 1 4 03 6 0
Principia 0 5 03 6 0
  • $ Conference champion
1980 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Elmhurst + 6 2 07 2 0
Illinois Wesleyan + 6 2 06 3 0
Augustana (IL) 5 3 06 3 0
Carthage 5 3 06 3 0
Millikin 5 3 06 3 0
North Central (IL) 5 3 06 3 0
North Park 2 6 03 6 0
Wheaton (IL) 1 7 02 7 0
Carroll (WI) 1 7 01 8 0
  • + Conference co-champions
1980 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Ithaca $^ 3 0 012 1 0
Alfred 2 1 07 2 1
Hobart 1 2 11 7 1
RPI 0 1 15 3 1
St. Lawrence 1 3 05 4 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Iowa Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Dubuque $^ 6 1 08 2 1
Buena Vista 5 2 06 3 0
Luther 5 2 06 3 0
Central (IA) 5 2 05 4 0
Simpson 3 4 05 4 0
Upper Iowa 2 5 03 6 0
Wartburg 1 6 02 7 0
William Penn 1 6 03 7 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Pace $ 5 0 06 3 0
Iona 3 1 16 4 1
Saint Peter's 3 1 14 4 1
Marist 2 3 02 7 0
St. John's 1 4 03 7 0
Brooklyn 0 5 01 9 0
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Adrian $ 5 0 09 0 0
Hope 4 1 04 5 0
Albion 2 3 05 4 0
Olivet 2 3 02 6 0
Kalamazoo 1 4 03 5 0
Alma 1 4 02 7 0
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Northern
Delaware Valley x 7 0 07 3 0
Lycoming 6 1 09 1 0
Albright 4 3 05 4 0
Juniata 4 3 04 5 0
Wilkes 3 4 03 6 0
Upsala 2 5 03 6 1
Susquehanna 2 5 02 7 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 0 7 01 8 0
Southern
Widener x^ 8 0 011 1 0
Muhlenberg 7 1 08 1 0
Franklin & Marshall 6 2 07 2 0
Western Maryland 5 3 05 4 0
Gettysburg 4 3 16 3 1
Moravian 4 4 05 4 0
Ursinus 3 4 13 5 1
Swarthmore 3 5 04 5 0
Dickinson 2 5 12 6 1
Lebanon Valley 0 7 10 8 1
Johns Hopkins 0 8 01 8 0
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Concordia–Moorhead $ 7 1 08 2 0
Gustavus Adolphus 6 2 07 3 0
Saint John's (MN) 5 3 05 3 0
Hamline 5 3 05 4 0
St. Olaf 4 4 06 4 0
Augsburg 4 4 05 5 0
St. Thomas (MN) 2 5 13 6 1
Bethel (MN) 2 6 02 8 0
Macalester 0 7 11 7 1
  • $ Conference champion
1980 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Trenton State $ 6 0 08 1 1
Montclair State 5 1 08 2 0
Glassboro State 4 2 04 6 0
Ramapo 2 4 05 5 0
William Paterson 2 4 05 5 0
Kean 2 4 04 5 0
Jersey City State 0 6 02 8 0
  • $ Conference champion
1980 New England Football Conference standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Maine Maritime $ 8 1 08 1 0
New Haven 6 2 16 3 1
Massachusetts Maritime 6 3 06 3 0
Plymouth State 5 3 16 3 1
Bridgewater State 5 3 15 3 1
Boston State 5 4 05 4 0
Framingham State 4 5 04 5 0
Nichols 3 5 13 5 1
Curry 0 8 10 8 1
Western Connecticut State 0 8 10 8 1
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Blue Division
Wittenberg xy 6 0 08 2 0
Ohio Northern 4 2 06 2 1
Capital 4 2 06 3 0
Wooster 3 2 16 2 1
Denison 2 3 14 4 1
Ohio Wesleyan 1 5 02 6 1
Muskingum 0 6 01 8 0
Red Division
Baldwin–Wallace xy$^ 5 0 010 1 0
Mount Union 4 1 05 4 0
Otterbein 2 3 05 4 0
Heidelberg 2 3 03 6 0
Kenyon 1 4 03 6 0
Marietta 1 4 01 7 1
Not competing for championship
Oberlin   1 8 0
Championship: Baldwin–Wallace 16, Wittenberg 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Bridgewater $ 4 1 06 3 0
Maryville (TN) 3 2 05 5 0
Randolph–Macon 3 2 04 5 0
Washington and Lee 2 3 06 4 0
Hampden–Sydney 2 3 03 7 0
Emory & Henry 1 4 02 8 0
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Bethany (WV) $^ 7 0 09 1 0
Carnegie Mellon 6 1 08 1 0
John Carroll 4 3 04 5 0
Thiel 4 3 04 5 0
Allegheny 3 3 13 4 1
Hiram 2 4 12 6 1
Washington & Jefferson 1 6 02 7 0
Case Western Reserve 0 7 00 9 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Redlands $ 5 0 06 4 0
Claremont-Mudd 4 1 06 3 0
Whittier 3 2 05 5 0
Occidental 2 3 04 6 0
La Verne 1 4 02 8 0
Pomona-Pitzer 0 5 00 9 0
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Wisconsin–La Crosse + 6 2 08 2 0
Wisconsin–River Falls + 6 2 08 2 0
Wisconsin–Whitewater + 6 2 08 3 0
Wisconsin–Platteville + 6 2 07 3 0
Wisconsin–Stout 5 3 06 4 0
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 3 5 04 6 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 2 6 04 6 0
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 2 6 03 8 0
Wisconsin–Superior 0 8 00 10 0
  • + Conference co-champions
1980 NCAA Division III independents football records
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Dayton ^   14 0 0
Wabash   8 0 1
Hofstra   8 2 0
Wagner ^   8 2 0
DePauw   7 2 1
Salisbury State   7 3 1
Catholic University   6 3 0
Canisius   5 4 0
Brockport   5 4 1
Buffalo   6 5 0
Albany   5 5 0
Georgetown   4 4 0
San Diego   5 5 0
UCF   4 4 1
Saint Mary's   5 6 0
Duquesne   4 5 0
Frostburg State   4 5 0
Norwich   4 6 0
Rochester (NY)   3 5 1
Cortland   3 7 0
Colorado College   2 7 0
Saint Francis (PA)   2 7 0
Union (NY)   1 7 0
Fordham   0 9 0
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1980 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the eighth 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 eighth consecutive year. Like the previous five 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
         
Ithaca 41
Wagner 13
Ithaca36
Minnesota–Morris 0
Minnesota–Morris 41
Dubuque 35
Ithaca 0
Dayton63
Dayton 34
Baldwin Wallace 0
Dayton28
Widener 24
Widener 43
Bethany (WV) 12

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  2. "1980 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 6, 2014.