List of college football seasons

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A list of college football seasons from the first season in 1869 until the NCAA's single division split into Division I, Division II, and Division III in 1973 and then Division I split again into Division I-A and Division I-AA in 1978. Founded as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States in 1906, the NCAA adopted its current name in 1910. Also included are teams from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, which has held its own football championship since 1956. [1]

Contents

Pre-regulation (1869–1905)

NCAA (1906–present)

Single Division (1906–1955)

YearConference champions National champion Heisman Trophy
1906

Princeton
Yale

1907

Penn
Yale

1908

Penn

1909

Yale

YearConference champions National champion Heisman Trophy
1910 Harvard
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
  • Big Nine Conference – Minnesota and Illinois
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationVanderbilt
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1916
1917 Georgia Tech
1918
1919
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationAuburn and Centre
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1920
1921
1922
  • Big Ten Conference – Iowa and Michigan
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern ConferenceVanderbilt, Georgia Tech, North Carolina
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1923
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois and Michigan
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Vanderbilt and Washington and Lee
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1924
  • Big Ten Conference – Chicago
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Alabama
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1925
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama and Tulane
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1926
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Northwestern
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Alabama
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1927
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Georgia Tech, NC State, and Tennessee
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1928
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
  • Big Six Conference
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Georgia Tech
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1929
  • Big Ten Conference – Purdue
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1930
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Northwestern
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1931
  • Big Ten Conference – Purdue, Michigan, and Northwestern
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1932
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Conference
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1933
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southeastern Conference
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1934
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1935
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota and Ohio State
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Jay BerwangerHB (Chicago)
1936
  • Big Ten Conference – Northwestern
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Minnesota (AP) Larry KelleyEnd (Yale)
1937
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Pittsburgh (AP)
California (Various)
Clint FrankHB (Yale)
1938
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota
  • Big Seven ConferenceUtah
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
TCU (AP)
Tennessee (Various)
Davey O'BrienQB (TCU)
1939
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Texas A&M (AP)
USC (Dickenson)
Nile KinnickHB (Iowa)
1940
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Minnesota (AP)
Boston College (Various)
Tennessee (Various)
Stanford (Helms, Poling System)
Tom HarmonHB (Michigan)
1941
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1942
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1943
  • Big Ten Conference – Purdue and Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1944
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1945
  • Big Ten Conference – Indiana
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1946
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1947
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference
1948
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1949
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1950
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1951
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1952
  • Big Ten Conference – Wisconsin and Purdue
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1953
  • Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan State and Illinois
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1954
  • Atlantic Coast Conference –
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1955
  • Atlantic Coast Conference –
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –

University and College Divisions (1956–1972)

YearConference champions National champion Heisman Trophy
1956
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Big Seven Conference –
      • Ivy League
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
1957
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Big Seven Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1958
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1959
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Athletic Association of Western Universities
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1960
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Five Conference
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1961
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Five Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1962
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Five Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1963
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Six Conference
      • Big Sky Conference
      • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1964
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1965
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1966
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1967
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Indiana, Purdue
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1968
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1969
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1970
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Independent College Athletic Conference
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1971
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Independent College Athletic Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1972
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Gulf South Conference
      • Independent College Athletic Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference – [2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –

Division I only (1973–1977)

After the 1972 season, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Far Western Football Conference, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Gulf South Conference, Lone Star Conference, Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, North Central Conference, Northern Intercollegiate Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Southland Conference [2] became part of Division II. The inaugural NCAA Division II Football Championship was played in Sacramento, California in December 1973 following the 1973 NCAA Division II football season. Division II is differentiated from Division I by its reduced number of athletic scholarships. At the same time, the College Athletic Conference, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, Independent College Athletic Conference, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Middle Atlantic Conference, Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, New England Football Conference, New Jersey State Athletic Conference, Northwest Conference, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference became members of Division III. The inaugural NCAA Division III Football Championship was played in Phenix City, Alabama in December 1973 following the 1973 NCAA Division III football season. Division III schools, unlike higher NCAA divisions, are not permitted to grant any athletic scholarships.

YearConference champions National champion Heisman Trophy
1973
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1974
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1975
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southland Conference – [2]
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1976
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Ohio State
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southland Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1977
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Ohio State
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southland Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –

Division I-A/FBS and I-AA/FCS split (1978–present)

After the 1977 season, the Big Sky Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Southwestern Athletic Conference, and the Yankee Conference became part of Division I–AA (now the FCS). The inaugural NCAA Division I Football Championship was played in Wichita Falls, Texas on December 16, 1978 following the 1978 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Division I–AA (now FCS) schools are usually smaller in size than Division I–A (now FBS) schools while they also offer fewer athletic scholarships. The Ivy League, Southern Conference, and Southland Conference would also eventually make the transition from I-A to I-AA in subsequent years.

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NCAA Division III Division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Division III (DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. DIII consists of athletic programs at colleges and universities that choose not to offer athletic scholarships to their student-athletes.

NCAA Division II Intermediate-level division of competition in college basketball

NCAA Division II (D-II) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It offers an alternative to both the larger and better-funded Division I and to the scholarship-free environment offered in Division III.

In American college sports, NCAA Division I independent schools are four-year institutions that do not belong to a conference for a particular sport.

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Top level of college football in the US

The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, is the top level of college football in the United States. The FBS is the most competitive subdivision of NCAA Division I, which itself consists of the largest and most competitive schools in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As of 2020, there are 10 conferences and 130 schools in FBS.

Florida A&M Rattlers football

The Florida A&M Rattlers football team represents Florida A&M University in the sport of American football. The Rattlers compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Starting with the fall 2021 season, the Rattlers will compete in the East Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), after a long tenure in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They play their home games at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee. The Rattlers have won 15 black college football national championship, 29 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) titles, eight MEAC titles, and one I-AA national title in the history of their football program. During the 2004 season, the Rattlers briefly attempted to move up to Division I-A and become the only HBCU at college football's highest level, but the team was forced to abort its bid.

Furman Paladins football

The Furman Paladins football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Furman University located in the state of South Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1889. The team plays its home games at the 16,000 seat Paladin Stadium. They are coached by Clay Hendrix.

Chattanooga Mocs football

The Chattanooga Mocs football program is the intercollegiate college football team for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1904. The team plays its home games at the 20,668 seat Finley Stadium. They are coached by UTC alumni, Rusty Wright. He was an assistant coach under Russ Huesman.

The Samford Bulldogs football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Samford University located in the U.S. state of Alabama. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference. Samford's first football team was fielded in 1902. The team plays its home games at the 6,700 seat Seibert Stadium in Homewood, Alabama. The Bulldogs are coached by Chris Hatcher.

Central Arkansas Bears football

The Central Arkansas Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for University of Central Arkansas (UCA) located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and, for at least the 2021 season, will be a de facto associate member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Central Arkansas's first football team was fielded in 1908. The team plays its home games at the 12,000-seat Estes Stadium in Conway, Arkansas. The Bears are coached by Nathan Brown, in his second year.

The Davidson Wildcats football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Davidson College located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League. Davidson's first football team was fielded in 1896. The team plays its home games at the 6,000 seat Richardson Stadium in Davidson, North Carolina. The Wildcats are coached by Scott Abell.

Morehead State Eagles football

The Morehead State Eagles football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Morehead State University located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League, the only public school in the conference. Morehead State's first football team was fielded in 1927. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Kentucky. The Eagles are coached by Rob Tenyer.

North Carolina Central Eagles football

The North Carolina Central Eagles football program is a college football team representing North Carolina Central University. The Eagles play at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Northern Arizona University located in the U.S. state of Arizona. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big Sky Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1915. The team plays its home games at the 17,500 seat Walkup Skydome. They are coached by Chris Ball.

References

  1. "All-Time Conference Champions" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 1–28. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 "About the Southland". Southland Conference. Retrieved March 29, 2016. Historically, the Southland’s successful football heritage has sustained itself through numerous membership and classification changes. The Southland joined the NCAA College Division in 1964, and was designated as NCAA Division II in 1973 before joining Division I in 1975. The Southland was an NCAA Division I-A league from 1978-81, before joining the ranks of FCS in 1982, its home ever since.