1988 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1988 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 1988, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1988 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Ithaca Bombers won their third Division III championship by defeating the Central (IA) Dutch, 39−24. [1]

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Conference standings

1988 Atlantic Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Gallaudet $400  630
St. John Fisher 310  540
Siena 220  360
Brooklyn 130  160
Maritime 040  060
  • $ Conference champion
1988 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dickinson +610  1010
Franklin & Marshall +610  730
Muhlenberg 520  730
Gettysburg 430  460
Ursinus 340  370
Swarthmore 250  280
Johns Hopkins 160  190
Western Maryland 160  190
  • + Conference co-champions
1988 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Rose–Hulman $400  820
Rhodes 310  810
Centre 220  630
Sewanee 130  360
Earlham 040  180
  • $ Conference champion
1988 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (IL) +^710  1020
Carroll (WI) +710  720
Millikin 620  720
Wheaton (IL) 620  720
North Central (IL) 350  450
Carthage 350  360
Illinois Wesleyan 260  270
Elmhurst 170  180
North Park 170  180
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $^300  1310
RPI 200  720
St. Lawrence 220  450
Alfred 120  621
Hobart 040  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Simpson $^800  920
Central (IA) ^710  1120
Buena Vista 530  730
Loras 440  550
Luther 440  460
Upper Iowa 350  460
Dubuque 350  370
Wartburg 260  370
William Penn 080  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Liberty Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Fordham +510  920
C. W. Post +510  550
Stony Brook 420  540
St. John's 330  550
Iona 240  360
Pace 150  370
Merchant Marine 150  280
  • + Conference co-champions
1988 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Adrian +^410  730
Alma +410  630
Albion 320  630
Olivet 221  441
Hope 140  171
Kalamazoo 041  081
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Moravian +^710  1020
Widener +^710  920
Susquehanna 620  640
Lycoming 530  730
Juniata 530  631
Delaware Valley 350  550
Lebanon Valley 260  361
Wilkes 170  280
Albright 080  280
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hamline +810  910
Concordia–Moorhead +^810  920
Saint John's (MN) 720  720
Carleton 630  730
Gustavus Adolphus 540  640
Macalester 360  460
St. Olaf 360  460
St. Thomas (MN) 360  370
Bethel (MN) 180  280
Augsburg 180  190
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
North Division
Plymouth State xy$600  1010
Lowell 510  810
Nichols 420  630
Curry 330  540
UMass–Boston 240  360
Western New England 150  180
Maine Maritime 060  270
South Division
Worcester State xy510  730
Massachusetts Maritime 420  540
Westfield State 420  540
Bridgewater State 330  540
Southeastern Massachusetts 330  540
Framingham State 240  270
Fitchburg State 060  090
Championship: Plymouth State 62, Worcester State 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
1988 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Trenton State $510  820
Montclair State 510  820
Ramapo 420  620
Glassboro State 330  550
Kean 240  460
William Paterson 240  370
Jersey City State 060  280
  • $ Conference champion
1988 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington & Jefferson $600  711
John Carroll 420  720
Hiram 420  630
Carnegie Mellon 231  541
Grove City 231  441
Bethany (WV) 240  450
Thiel 060  090
  • $ Conference champion
1988 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Occidental $500  720
Redlands 410  540
Whittier 221  360
La Verne 230  360
Claremont-Mudd 131  270
Pomona-Pitzer 050  080
  • $ 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.
    Redlands received a non-conference forfeit win from Menlo.
1988 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Cortland ^    1110
Ferrum ^    1110
Dayton ^    920
Hofstra ^    920
Rochester (NY)     820
Wagner ^    820
Aurora     720
Menlo     720
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     620
Georgetown     620
Drake     730
Canisius     630
Mercyhurst     630
Salisbury State     630
Catholic University     640
UC Santa Barbara     640
San Diego     540
Albany     550
Quincy     550
Union (NY)     440
Colorado College     450
DePauw     450
Brockport     460
Frostburg State     460
Maryville (TN)     460
Norwich     460
Marist     360
Duquesne     270
Buffalo     280
Buffalo State     170
Saint Francis (PA)     180
Wesley     180
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1988 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 16th 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 14th time and for the fourth consecutive year. Like the previous three tournaments, 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
            
Cortland 32
Hofstra 17
SUNY Cortland 17
Ithaca24
Ithaca 34*
Wagner 31
Ithaca62
Ferrum 28
Ferrum 34
Rhodes 10
Ferrum49
Moravian 28
Moravian 17
Widener 7
Ithaca39
Central (IA) 24
Wittenberg 35*
Dayton 28
Wittenberg 14
Augustana (IL)28
Augustana (IL) 25
Adrian 7
Augustana (IL) 17
Central (IA)23**
Central (IA) 7
Concordia–Moorhead 0
Central (IA)16
Wisconsin–Whitewater 13
Wisconsin–Whitewater 29
Simpson 27

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  2. "1988 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 14, 2014.