1982 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1982 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 1982, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1982 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama.

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The West Georgia Wolves won their first Division III championship, defeating the Augustana (IL) Vikings by a final score of 14−0. [1]

Conference changes and new programs

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Westfield State Owls No program NEFC

Conference standings

1982 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Sewanee $410  720
Centre 320  540
Southwestern (TN) 320  540
Principia 230  540
Rose–Hulman 230  460
Illinois College 140  360
  • $ Conference champion
1982 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (IL) $^800  1110
North Central (IL) 611  711
Millikin 521  531
Elmhurst 530  630
Carthage 440  450
Illinois Wesleyan 440  450
Wheaton (IL) 260  270
North Park 170  180
Carroll (WI) 080  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
St. Lawrence $^400  1010
Alfred 210  640
Ithaca 120  640
Hobart 130  450
RPI 020  441
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wartburg $^700  820
Central (IA) 610  820
Luther 520  630
Dubuque 430  630
Buena Vista 340  450
Simpson 250  450
Upper Iowa 160  280
William Penn 070  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
St. John's $400  910
Pace 310  540
Marist 220  270
Brooklyn 130  370
Saint Peter's 040  180
  • $ Conference champion
1982 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hope $500  810
Adrian 320  720
Kalamazoo 221  521
Albion 221  351
Alma 140  360
Olivet 140  180
  • $ Conference champion
1982 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Northern
Delaware Valley x610  820
Lycoming x610  820
Susquehanna 520  730
Juniata 430  640
Upsala 430  550
Albright 250  360
Wilkes 160  180
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 070  180
Southern
Widener x^710  920
Swarthmore x710  810
Franklin & Marshall 620  720
Gettysburg 620  730
Muhlenberg 440  450
Ursinus 341  351
Moravian 350  360
Western Maryland 251  261
Johns Hopkins 260  360
Lebanon Valley 260  270
Dickinson 170  180
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) $^800  910
St. Thomas (MN) 620  820
Gustavus Adolphus 620  640
Concordia–Moorhead 530  640
Hamline #530  640
Augsburg 251  271
Bethel (MN) 161  181
Macalester 170  280
St. Olaf 170  280
Carleton *000  620
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
    # – Hamline initially forfeited 5 conference wins—over Augsburg, St. Olaf, Macalester, Concordia–Moorhead, and Bethel (MN)—because a player was ruled ineligible under NAIA rules, but the player was later ruled eligible under MIAC code, and the wins were restored to Hamline.
    * – ineligible for conference title
1982 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Plymouth State $900  1000
Massachusetts Maritime 720  720
Maine Maritime 621  721
Bridgewater State 531  531
Nichols 540  540
Western New England 450  450
Framingham State 360  360
Western Connecticut State 270  270
Westfield State 270  270
Curry 180  180
  • $ Conference champion
1982 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montclair State $600  802
Trenton State 519   10 
Ramapo 330  730
Glassboro State 330  550
William Paterson 330  550
Kean 150  290
Jersey City State 060  190
  • $ Conference champion
1982 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Blue Division
Ohio Northern xy401  631
Wittenberg 410  720
Otterbein 320  540
Ohio Wesleyan 230  450
Denison 131  252
Marietta 050  090
Red Division
Baldwin–Wallace xy$^500  1010
Mount Union 410  810
Capital 320  540
Heidelberg 230  540
Wooster 140  180
Muskingum 050  270
Not competing for championship
Kenyon     440
Oberlin     270
Championship: Baldwin–Wallace 24, Ohio Northern 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hampden–Sydney $410  441
Randolph–Macon 320  640
Washington and Lee 320  540
Bridgewater 230  360
Emory & Henry 230  360
Maryville (TN) 140  280
Catholic University *    540
  • $ Conference champion
  • * – Ineligible for conference title
1982 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hiram $610  630
Case Western Reserve 520  530
Carnegie Mellon 430  630
John Carroll 430  540
Bethany (WV) 340  450
Washington & Jefferson 340  450
Allegheny 340  350
Thiel 070  090
  • $ Conference champion
1982 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
La Verne +410  810
Whittier +410  630
Occidental 320  450
Redlands 320  460
Claremont-Mudd 140  180
Pomona-Pitzer 050  170
  • + Conference co-champions
1982 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
West Georgia ^    1200
Wabash     1000
Union (NY)     810
Wagner ^    811
DePauw     820
Frostburg State     622
Albany     630
Canisius     630
Duquesne     630
Iona     531
Dayton     640
Hofstra     640
Norwich     640
Colorado College     540
Salisbury State     540
Buffalo     550
Mercyhurst     450
San Diego     450
Buffalo State     460
Cortland     460
Georgetown     350
Fordham     280
Rochester (NY)     280
Brockport     180
Saint Francis (PA)     081
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1982 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the tenth annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the tenth consecutive year. Like the previous seven 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
         
Augustana (IL) 28
Baldwin Wallace 22
Augustana (IL)14
St. Lawrence 0
St. Lawrence 43
Wagner 34
Augustana (IL) 0
West Georgia14
Bishop 32
Wartburg 7
Bishop 6
West Georgia27
West Georgia (3OT) 31
Widener 24

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  2. "1982 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 7, 2014.