1986 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1986 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1986, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1986 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the fourth of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Salisbury State Sea Gulls by a final score of 31−3. [1]

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Conference standings

1986 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Franklin & Marshall +610  830
Muhlenberg +610  730
Gettysburg 520  640
Swarthmore 430  450
Johns Hopkins 241  351
Ursinus 241  261
Dickinson 250  460
Western Maryland 070  0100
  • + Conference co-champions
1986 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Rose–Hulman $400  820
Centre 310  810
Rhodes 220  630
Sewanee 130  270
Earlham 040  180
  • $ Conference champion
1986 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (IL) $^701  1201
Millikin 620  720
Wheaton (IL) 620  720
Illinois Wesleyan 431  531
North Central (IL) 431  531
Carthage 350  360
Elmhurst 251  261
Carroll (WI) 260  270
North Park 080  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $^300  1110
Alfred 210  920
Hobart 220  540
St. Lawrence 130  351
RPI 020  370
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Central (IA) $^800  1110
Buena Vista ^710  920
Luther 620  730
Loras 530  650
Wartburg 440  550
William Penn 350  361
Dubuque 260  290
Simpson 170  180
Upper Iowa 080  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Liberty Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Merchant Marine $410  820
Fordham 311  451
St. John's 320  640
Pace 221  541
C. W. Post 230  270
Iona 050  0110
  • $ Conference champion
1986 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hope $^401  721
Adrian 410  810
Albion 311  621
Alma 230  540
Kalamazoo 140  180
Olivet 050  360
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Susquehanna $^900  1110
Juniata 720  920
Lycoming 720  720
Wilkes 630  630
Widener 630  740
Moravian 351  451
Delaware Valley 351  361
Albright 270  370
Lebanon Valley 180  280
Upsala 090  290
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Concordia–Moorhead $^900  1120
Macalester 621  721
Carleton 630  730
St. Thomas (MN) 630  730
Saint John's (MN) 441  441
St. Olaf 450  550
Gustavus Adolphus 450  460
Hamline 450  460
Augsburg 180  190
Bethel (MN) 090  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Plymouth State $801  911
Curry 810  810
Bridgewater State 612  612
Framingham State 630  640
Westfield State 540  540
Massachusetts Maritime 541  541
Worcester State 450  450
Nichols 360  360
Western New England 270  270
Maine Maritime 180  190
Fitchburg State 090  090
  • $ Conference champion
1986 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Montclair State $^600  1020
Glassboro State 420  550
William Paterson 321  631
Jersey City State 330  640
Trenton State 330  460
Kean 150  370
Ramapo 051  091
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington & Jefferson $^600  820
Carnegie Mellon 420  630
Grove City 420  540
Hiram 330  531
John Carroll 240  270
Thiel 150  170
Bethany (WV) 150  180
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Claremont-Mudd $410  810
La Verne 311  630
Occidental 311  531
Whittier 221  550
Pomona-Pitzer 131  360
Redlands 050  0100
  • $ Conference champion
  • Each team played one other conference member 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.
1986 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Salisbury State ^    1310
Dayton ^    1010
Union (NY) ^    910
Villanova     810
Buffalo     920
Hofstra ^    920
Wagner     920
Duquesne     531
DePauw     640
Mercyhurst     640
Canisius     540
Colorado College     540
Georgetown     440
Menlo     441
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     450
Saint Francis (PA)     450
UC Santa Barbara     450
Albany     460
Brockport     460
San Diego     460
Marist     350
Frostburg State     370
Ferrum     380
Catholic University     281
Aurora     140
Norwich     280
Rochester (NY)     171
Buffalo State     180
Cortland     180
Saint Peter's     080
Wesley     080
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1986 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 14th 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 twelfth time and for the second consecutive year. Like the previous tournament, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams. [2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
            
Ithaca (OT) 24
Union (NY) 17
Ithaca29
Montclair State 15
Montclair State 24
Hofstra 21
Ithaca 40
Salisbury State44
Susquehanna 35
Washington & Jefferson 22
Susquehanna 17
Salisbury State31
Salisbury State 35
Emory & Henry 20
Salisbury State 3
Augustana (IL)31
Mount Union 42
Dayton 36
Mount Union 7
Augustana (IL)16
Augustana (IL) 35
Hope 3
Augustana (IL)41
Concordia–Moorhead 7
Central (IA) 27
Buena Vista 7
Central (IA) 14
Concordia–Moorhead17
Concordia–Moorhead 28
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 10

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  2. "1986 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 8, 2014.