1982 NCAA Division II football season

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1982 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1982
PlayoffsDecember 1982
National Championship Palm Bowl
Veterans Stadium
McAllen, TX
Champion Southwest Texas State (2)

The 1982 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began in August 1982, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 11, 1982, at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas. During the game's five-year stretch in McAllen, the "City of Palms", it was referred to as the Palm Bowl.

Contents

Southwest Texas State defeated UC Davis in the championship game, 34–9, to win their second overall and second consecutive Division II national title. [1]

Conference changes and new programs

School1981 Conference1982 Conference
Alabama State Independent SWAC (I-AA)
Cal Poly CCAA Western
Cal Poly Pomona CCAA Western
Cal State Northridge CCAA Western
Central Florida D-III Independent D-II Independent
Portland State Independent Western
Santa Clara Independent Western
Valdosta State New program Gulf South

Conference standings

1982 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 3 UC Davis $^500  1210
Sacramento State 320  830
Cal State Hayward 320  451
San Francisco State 230  460
Chico State 140  550
Humboldt State 140  370
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1982 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hillsdale $^600  1210
Grand Valley State 510  730
Northwood 420  640
Wayne State (MI) 240  370
Ferris State 240  260
Michigan Tech 150  180
Saginaw Valley State 150  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division I playoff participant
1982 Heartland Collegiate Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ashland $610  820
Butler 520  730
Evansville 520  640
Franklin (IN) 520  640
Indiana Central 340  460
Saint Joseph's (IN) 250  460
Valparaiso 160  370
Georgetown (KY) 160  280
  • $ Conference champion
1982 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 Southwest Texas State $^700  1400
Angelo State 430  730
East Texas State 430  640
Abilene Christian 430  640
Stephen F. Austin 430  650
Texas A&I 250  560
Howard Payne 160  370
Sam Houston State 160  380
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1982 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
NE Missouri State $^500  920
Central Missouri State 320  730
Missouri-Rolla 320  830
SE Missouri State 320  551
NW Missouri State 041  271
Lincoln (MO) 041  181
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
1982 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 2 North Dakota State $^700  1210
North Dakota 520  730
South Dakota *421  650
Northern Colorado 430  531
Nebraska–Omaha 340  650
South Dakota State *241  460
Augustana (SD) 250  470
Morningside 070  290
St. Cloud State000  450
Mankato State000  290
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
  • * – South Dakota and South Dakota State split two head-to-head games, which counted as a tie for each team in the conference standings.
    † – ineligible for the conference title
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1982 Western Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Cal Poly $400  650
Santa Clara 310  740
Cal State Northridge 220  470
Cal Poly Pomona 130  1100
Portland State 040  290
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1982 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Eastern Washington     820
No. 6 Northern Michigan ^    830
Central State (OH)     740
Liberty     740
Towson State     740
New Haven     460
Morgan State     470
Sonoma State     290
UCF     0100
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Virginia Union
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Hillsdale
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Southwest Texas State
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northeast Missouri State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic ConferenceUC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – East Stroudsburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Fort Valley State

Postseason

1982 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams8
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach

The 1982 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 10th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas, for the second time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium
McAllen, TX
         
Southwest Texas State 27
Fort Valley State 6
Southwest Texas State19
Jacksonville State 14
Jacksonville State 34
Northeast Missouri State 21
Southwest Texas State34
UC Davis 9
North Dakota State 21
Virginia Union 20
North Dakota State 14
UC Davis19
UC Davis 42
Northern Michigan 21

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References

  1. "1982 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.