1985 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1985 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 1985, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1985 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the third of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 20−7. [1]

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Conference changes and new programs

School1984 Conference1985 Conference
Fordham D-III Independent Liberty
Worcester State New program D-III Independent

Conference standings

1985 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Gettysburg $^601  1111
Franklin & Marshall 511  721
Muhlenberg 520  730
Johns Hopkins 430  630
Ursinus 340  540
Swarthmore 340  450
Dickinson 160  180
Western Maryland 070  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Rhodes +310  811
Centre +310  630
Rose–Hulman 220  450
Sewanee 220  450
Earlham 040  090
  • + Conference co-champions
1985 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (IL) $^800  1300
Elmhurst 620  720
Millikin 620  720
Wheaton (IL) 620  630
Illinois Wesleyan 350  360
North Central (IL) 260  360
Carroll (WI) 260  270
North Park 260  270
Carthage 170  180
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $^300  1120
St. Lawrence 310  640
RPI 110  360
Hobart 130  540
Alfred 030  550
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Central (IA) $^700  1110
Wartburg 610  730
Luther 430  550
Dubuque 430  460
Buena Vista 250  460
William Penn 250  460
Simpson 250  270
Upper Iowa 160  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 Liberty Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Merchant Marine $500  830
C. W. Post 410  720
Fordham 230  650
St. John's 230  550
Pace 230  370
Iona 050  0110
  • $ Conference champion
1985 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Albion $^401  721
Adrian 410  630
Hope 311  531
Alma 230  540
Kalamazoo 140  180
Olivet 050  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Lycoming $^900  1010
Juniata 720  830
Moravian 630  730
Widener 630  730
Delaware Valley 630  640
Wilkes 450  460
Susquehanna 360  370
Albright 270  270
Upsala 270  380
Lebanon Valley 090  0100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) $^810  820
Concordia–Moorhead 720  730
St. Thomas (MN) 720  730
Macalester 540  640
Carleton 450  550
Hamline 450  460
St. Olaf 450  460
Gustavus Adolphus 360  370
Bethel (MN) 261  271
Augsburg 081  181
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Western Connecticut State +^810  1020
Plymouth State +810  830
Bridgewater State 540  540
Maine Maritime 440  190
Massachusetts Maritime 440  541
Curry 450  450
Westfield State 450  450
Framingham State 360  360
Western New England 260  260
Nichols 170  170
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montclair State $^600  1020
Trenton State 420  640
Glassboro State 420  550
Jersey City State 330  640
William Paterson 330  550
Kean 150  370
Ramapo 060  0100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Carnegie Mellon $^600  810
Washington & Jefferson 510  810
Hiram 330  450
Grove City 240  450
Thiel 240  450
John Carroll 240  270
Bethany (WV) 150  180
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1985 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Occidental $^500  920
Whittier 311  730
Redlands 320  460
La Verne 230  450
Pomona-Pitzer 140  180
Claremont-Mudd 041  180
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • Each team played two other conference members twice. A head-to-head sweep of the two games counted as one win for the winner and one loss for the loser in the conference standings. A split of the two games counted as a tie for each team.
1985 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Villanova     500
Union (NY) ^    910
Salisbury State ^    1020
Albany     920
Wagner     920
DePauw     820
Mercyhurst     820
Canisius     621
Dayton     730
Marist     530
Frostburg State     640
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     540
Georgetown     540
Ferrum     650
Norwich     550
Cortland     450
Buffalo     460
Hofstra     460
San Diego     350
Duquesne     360
Saint Peter's     250
Buffalo State     270
Rochester (NY)     270
Catholic University     290
Brockport     191
Colorado College     180
Saint Francis (PA)     090
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1985 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 13th 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 eleventh year and first time since 1982. This was the first tournament to feature sixteen teams after expanding from the eight team model in place since 1973. [2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
            
Ithaca 13
Union (NY) 12
Ithaca50
Montclair State 28
Montclair State 28
Western Connecticut State 0
Ithaca34
Gettysburg 0
Salisbury State 35
Carnegie Mellon 22
Salisbury State 6
Gettysburg22
Gettysburg 14
Lycoming 10
Ithaca 7
Augustana (IL)20
Augustana (IL) 26
Albion 10
Augustana (IL)21
Mount Union 14
Mount Union 35
Denison 3
Augustana (IL)14
Central (IA) 7
Central (IA) 27
Coe 7
Central (IA)71
Occidental 0
Occidental 28
Saint John's (MN) 10

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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. "1985 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 7, 2014.