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
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Centre $401  441
Rose–Hulman 410  640
Sewanee 320  450
Southwestern (TN) 221  541
Illinois College 140  360
Principia 050  360
  • $ Conference champion
1980 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Elmhurst +620  720
Illinois Wesleyan +620  630
Augustana (IL) 530  630
Carthage 530  630
Millikin 530  630
North Central (IL) 530  630
North Park 260  360
Wheaton (IL) 170  270
Carroll (WI) 170  180
  • + Conference co-champions
1980 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $^300  1210
Alfred 210  721
Hobart 121  171
RPI 011  531
St. Lawrence 130  540
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dubuque $^610  821
Buena Vista 520  630
Luther 520  630
Central (IA) 520  540
Simpson 340  540
Upper Iowa 250  360
Wartburg 160  270
William Penn 160  370
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Pace $500  630
Iona 311  641
Saint Peter's 311  441
Marist 230  270
St. John's 140  370
Brooklyn 050  190
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Adrian $500  900
Hope 410  450
Albion 230  540
Olivet 230  260
Kalamazoo 140  350
Alma 140  270
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Delaware Valley x700  730
Lycoming 610  910
Albright 430  540
Juniata 430  450
Wilkes 340  360
Upsala 250  361
Susquehanna 250  270
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 070  180
Southern
Widener x^800  1110
Muhlenberg 710  810
Franklin & Marshall 620  720
Western Maryland 530  540
Gettysburg 431  631
Moravian 440  540
Ursinus 341  351
Swarthmore 350  450
Dickinson 251  261
Lebanon Valley 071  081
Johns Hopkins 080  180
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Concordia–Moorhead $710  820
Gustavus Adolphus 620  730
Saint John's (MN) 530  530
Hamline 530  540
St. Olaf 440  640
Augsburg 440  550
St. Thomas (MN) 251  361
Bethel (MN) 260  280
Macalester 071  171
  • $ Conference champion
1980 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Trenton State $600  811
Montclair State 510  820
Glassboro State 420  460
Ramapo 240  550
William Paterson 240  550
Kean 240  450
Jersey City State 060  280
  • $ Conference champion
1980 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Maine Maritime $810  810
New Haven 621  631
Massachusetts Maritime 630  630
Plymouth State 531  631
Bridgewater State 531  531
Boston State 540  540
Framingham State 450  450
Nichols 351  351
Curry 081  081
Western Connecticut State 081  081
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bridgewater $410  630
Maryville (TN) 320  550
Randolph–Macon 320  450
Washington and Lee 230  640
Hampden–Sydney 230  370
Emory & Henry 140  280
  • $ Conference champion
1980 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bethany (WV) $^700  910
Carnegie Mellon 610  810
John Carroll 430  450
Thiel 430  450
Allegheny 331  341
Hiram 241  261
Washington & Jefferson 160  270
Case Western Reserve 070  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1980 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Redlands $500  640
Claremont-Mudd 410  630
Whittier 320  550
Occidental 230  460
La Verne 140  280
Pomona-Pitzer 050  090
  • $ Conference champion
1980 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dayton ^    1400
Hofstra     820
Wagner     820
DePauw     721
Salisbury State     731
Catholic University     630
Canisius     540
Brockport     541
Buffalo     650
Albany     550
Georgetown     440
San Diego     550
UCF     441
Saint Mary's     560
Duquesne     450
Frostburg State     450
Norwich     460
Rochester (NY)     351
Cortland     370
Colorado College     270
Saint Francis (PA)     270
Union (NY)     170
Fordham     090
  • ^ 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.