1957 NAIA football season
Regular seasonAugust–December 1957
PostseasonDecember 21, 1957
National ChampionshipStewart Field
St. Petersburg, FL
ChampionPittsburg State

The 1957 NAIA football season was the second season of college football sponsored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The season was played from August to December 1957, culminating in the second annual NAIA Football National Championship, played this year at Stewart Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. During its four years in St. Petersburg, the game was also called the Holiday Bowl.

Pittsburg State defeated Hillsdale in the championship game, 27–26, to win their first NAIA national title.[1]

Conference standings

1957 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburg State $^ 5 0 0     11 0 0
St. Benedict's 4 1 0     7 1 0
Fort Hays State 2 2 0     4 4 0
Washburn 2 3 0     5 4 0
Emporia State 1 3 0     2 7 0
Southwestern (KS) 0 5 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1957 Central Church College Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dana $ 3 0 0     3 5 0
Westmar 2 1 0     6 2 1
Tarkio 1 2 0     2 5 0
Concordia (NE) 0 3 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Evergreen Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Washington $ 6 0 0     7 1 0
Puget Sound 4 1 1     4 3 1
Western Washington 4 2 0     4 3 0
Eastern Washington 3 2 1     5 2 1
Whitworth 2 4 0     2 6 0
Pacific Lutheran 1 5 0     2 6 0
UBC 0 6 0     ? ? ?
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Frontier Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Arizona State–Flagstaff $ 3 0 0     8 1 0
New Mexico Highlands 1 1 1     3 3 1
New Mexico Western 1 1 0     3 3 0
Panhandle A&M 1 2 0     3 6 0
New Mexico Military 0 2 1     1 2 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Luther $ 7 1 0     8 1 0
Upper Iowa 6 2 0     6 3 0
Parsons 5 2 1     7 2 1
Simpson 4 4 0     4 4 0
Wartburg 4 4 0     5 4 0
Buena Vista 3 4 0     3 5 0
Central (IA) 2 4 1     3 4 1
Dubuque 1 5 2     1 5 2
Iowa Wesleyan 1 7 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hillsdale $^ 6 0 0     9 1 0
Hope 4 2 0     7 2 0
Albion 4 2 0     5 3 0
Alma 3 2 1     5 2 2
Kalamazoo 2 3 1     2 5 1
Adrian 1 5 0     3 5 0
Olivet 0 6 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1957 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Concordia (MN) $ 6 1 0     7 2 0
Macalester 5 1 1     6 1 1
Gustavus Adolphus 5 1 1     5 3 1
Saint John's (MN) 4 3 0     5 3 0
Augsburg 3 4 0     4 4 0
Minnesota–Duluth 2 5 0     2 5 1
St. Thomas (MN) 1 5 1     2 5 1
Hamline 0 6 0     0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Missouri College Athletic Union football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Culver–Stockton $ 2 0 0     7 2 0
William Jewell 1 0 0     7 1 2
Tarkio 1 2 0     2 5 0
Central Methodist 0 2 0     2 6 0
Missouri Valley 0 0 0     4 2 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • A game between Missouri Valley and William Jewell scheduled for October 26 was cancelled when more than 20 players on each team were stricken by the flu.
1957 Montana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Carroll (MT) $ 2 0 1     3 3 2
Eastern Montana 2 1 0     6 2 0
Western Montana 2 2 0     3 4 1
Rocky Mountain 0 2 1     2 2 1
Montana Mines 0 1 0     0 6 0
Montana Northern * 0 0 0     2 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – Montana Northern was not a full conference member in football until 1958.
1957 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Kansas Wesleyan $ 6 1 0     8 1 0
Baker 5 1 1     6 2 1
McPherson 5 2 0     6 3 0
Bethel (KS) 5 2 0     5 4 0
Ottawa 3 4 0     4 5 0
College of Emporia 2 4 1     2 6 1
Friends 1 6 0     1 8 0
Bethany (KS) 0 7 0     0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Nebraska College Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hastings $ 7 0 0     7 2 0
Peru State 6 1 0     7 2 0
Doane 5 2 0     6 2 0
Kearney State 4 3 0     6 3 0
Nebraska Wesleyan 3 4 0     3 5 0
Chadron State 1 6 0     2 6 0
Midland 1 5 1     3 5 1
Wayne State (NE) 0 6 1     1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Kearney State forfeited conference wins over Peru State and Doane.
1957 North State Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Lenoir–Rhyne $ 5 1 0     8 2 1
Elon 4 0 0     6 0 0
Catawba 3 2 0     4 3 0
Western Carolina 2 2 1     2 5 1
Appalachian State 2 4 0     4 6 0
Guilford 1 3 1     1 6 1
East Carolina 0 5 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Oklahoma Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
SW Oklahoma State $ 4 1 0     7 1 1
Northeastern State 3 2 0     7 3 0
NW Oklahoma State 3 2 0     5 4 0
Central State (OK) 2 2 0     5 2 0
SE Oklahoma State 2 2 0     4 4 0
East Central 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 Oregon Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Southern Oregon $ 3 0 1     6 2 1
Oregon College 3 1 0     5 3 0
Oregon Tech 2 2 0     4 4 0
Portland State 1 3 0     2 6 0
Eastern Oregon 0 3 1     1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1957 South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Huron $ 7 0 0     7 1 0
Northern State 5 1 0     7 1 0
General Beadle 4 1 0     6 1 1
Southern State 4 2 0     5 3 0
South Dakota Mines 2 3 1     2 4 2
Yankton 2 5 0     2 6 0
Black Hills 1 4 1     2 6 1
Sioux Falls 1 4 0     1 5 0
Dakota Wesleyan 1 7 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Postseason

1957 Holiday Bowl

Championship
December 21, 1957
Holiday Bowl[2]
   
Pittsburg State 27
Hillsdale 26

References

  1. ^ "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "1957 NAIA Football Playoffs". JonFMorse.com. Retrieved November 8, 2015.