The 1959 NCAA College Division football season was the fourth season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

Conference standings

1959 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Fresno State $ 5 0 0 7 3 0
Los Angeles State 3 2 0 7 3 0
Cal Poly 3 2 0 6 3 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 3 0 6 4 0
Long Beach State 2 3 0 4 5 0
San Diego State 0 5 0 1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Carolina A&T $ 5 0 0 6 2 0
Virginia Union 7 0 1 7 0 2
Virginia State 7 2 0 7 2 0
St. Augustine's 6 2 0 7 2 0
Winston-Salem State 5 2 0 6 2 0
Maryland State 6 1 0 6 1 1
Johnson C. Smith 5 4 0 5 4 0
North Carolina College 3 3 0 4 4 1
Saint Paul's (VA) 3 4 0 3 4 0
Hampton 4 4 0 4 4 1
Elizabeth City State 3 5 0 3 6 0
Howard 2 4 0 3 5 0
Lincoln (PA) 2 4 0 3 6 0
Fayetteville State 1 6 0 1 7 0
Shaw 1 6 1 1 6 1
Bluefield State 1 4 0 3 6 0
Delaware State 1 6 0 1 7 0
Morgan State 1 6 0 1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
St. Benedict's $ 5 0 0 7 3 0
Pittsburg State 4 1 0 6 3 0
Washburn 2 3 0 3 6 0
Emporia State 2 3 0 2 7 0
Fort Hays State 1 4 0 3 6 0
Omaha 1 4 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 College Conference of Illinois football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wheaton (IL) $ 6 0 1 6 1 2
Illinois Wesleyan 5 2 0 6 3 0
Carroll (WI) 4 2 1 5 2 1
Augustana (IL) 4 3 0 5 3 0
North Central (IL) 3 2 2 4 3 2
Lake Forest 2 5 0 3 5 0
Millikin 2 5 0 2 6 0
Elmhurst 0 7 0 0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 17 San Francisco State $ 5 0 0 10 0 0
Humboldt State 4 1 0 9 1 0
Nevada 3 2 0 4 3 0
Chico State 2 3 0 4 4 0
Sacramento State 1 4 0 2 7 0
UC Davis 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from UPI College Division poll
1959 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Louisiana Tech $ 5 0 0 9 1 0
McNeese State 2 3 0 6 3 0
Northwestern State 2 3 0 4 5 1
Southwestern Louisiana 2 3 0 4 5 0
Southeastern Louisiana 1 4 0 3 2 0
Northeast Louisiana State 1 4 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Anderson (IN) $ 5 0 0 7 1 0
Taylor 3 2 0 6 3 0
Franklin (IN) 3 2 0 5 4 0
Hanover 2 3 0 2 6 1
Indiana Central 1 3 1 3 5 1
Manchester (IN) 0 4 1 3 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
1959 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Butler $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
Evansville 4 2 0 6 3 0
Indiana State 3 3 0 5 3 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 3 3 0 4 4 0
Valparaiso 3 3 0 5 4 0
DePauw 1 5 0 1 7 1
Ball State 1 5 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western Illinois $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
Northern Illinois State 4 2 0 7 2 0
Central Michigan 4 2 0 7 3 0
Southern Illinois 4 2 0 5 4 0
Eastern Illinois 1 4 1 3 5 1
Eastern Michigan 1 5 0 1 7 0
Illinois State Normal 0 5 1 3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wartburg $ 8 0 0 8 1 0
Buena Vista 7 1 0 8 1 0
Luther 6 2 0 6 3 0
Iowa Wesleyan 5 3 0 5 4 0
Dubuque 4 4 0 5 4 0
Parsons 3 5 0 3 7 0
Central (IA) 2 6 0 3 6 0
Upper Iowa 1 7 0 1 8 0
Simpson 0 8 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Texas A&I +^ 6 1 0 12 1 0
East Texas State + 6 1 0 9 1 0
Lamar Tech 4 3 0 8 3 0
Stephen F. Austin 4 3 0 4 6 1
Sam Houston State 3 4 0 5 5 0
Howard Payne 3 4 0 3 7 0
Southwest Texas State 2 5 0 4 6 0
Sul Ross 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1959 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Johns Hopkins $ 2 1 0 7 1 0
Western Maryland 2 1 1 5 2 2
Hampden–Sydney 2 1 1 5 3 1
Randolph–Macon 2 2 1 4 2 3
Bridgewater 1 3 0 2 6 0
Gallaudet 0 2 0 3 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Conference standings were based on the Dickinson Scoring System.
1959 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hillsdale $^ 6 0 0 8 2 0
Hope 5 1 0 8 1 0
Alma 4 2 0 5 4 0
Albion 3 3 0 4 4 0
Olivet 1 5 0 3 5 0
Adrian 1 5 0 2 6 0
Kalamazoo 1 5 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1959 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bowling Green $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
Ohio 4 2 0 7 2 0
Miami 3 2 0 5 4 0
Kent State 3 3 0 5 3 0
Western Michigan 3 3 0 4 5 0
Marshall 1 4 0 1 8 0
Toledo 0 6 0 2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bluffton $ 5 0 0 6 3 0
Findlay 3 1 1 5 3 1
Ashland 3 1 1 4 3 2
Ohio Northern 2 3 0 3 6 0
Defiance 1 4 0 1 8 0
Wilmington (OH) 0 5 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
University
Delaware x 5 0 0 8 1 0
Gettysburg 3 2 0 5 4 0
Lafayette 4 3 0 5 4 0
Bucknell 3 3 0 4 5 0
Rutgers 2 2 0 6 3 0
Lehigh 2 3 0 4 5 0
Temple 0 5 0 0 9 0
Muhlenberg * 1 2 0 3 6 0
College–Northern
Albright x 6 1 0 7 3 0
Juniata 5 1 0 7 1 0
Wagner 5 1 0 6 2 0
Lebanon Valley 3 2 0 5 3 0
Susquehanna 3 2 0 4 3 0
Moravian 2 4 0 3 5 0
Wilkes 2 5 0 2 5 0
Lycoming 1 4 0 3 5 0
Scranton * 3 1 0 5 4 0
College–Southern
Johns Hopkins x 6 0 0 7 1 0
Pennsylvania Military 6 2 0 6 2 0
Western Maryland 3 2 1 5 2 2
Ursinus 2 5 0 2 6 0
Dickinson 1 5 0 1 7 0
Haverford 0 5 0 1 5 0
Drexel 0 5 0 1 6 0
Franklin & Marshall * 1 2 1 4 3 1
Swarthmore * 1 3 0 ? ? ?
West Chester * 0 0 0 7 1 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
1959 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Gustavus Adolphus $ 7 0 0 8 1 0
Concordia (MN) 6 1 0 7 2 0
Minnesota–Duluth 4 2 1 5 2 1
Saint John's (MN) 4 3 0 5 3 0
St. Thomas (MN) 3 3 1 4 3 1
Augsburg 2 5 0 3 5 0
Macalester 1 6 0 2 6 0
Hamline 0 7 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
SE Missouri State $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
NE Missouri State 3 1 1 7 1 1
NW Missouri State 2 2 1 3 3 2
Missouri–Rolla 2 3 0 4 4 0
SW Missouri State 1 4 0 4 5 0
Central Missouri State 1 4 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (SD) $ 4 1 1 6 2 1
North Dakota State 3 2 1 4 4 1
South Dakota 3 2 1 4 5 1
Iowa State Teachers 3 3 0 6 3 0
Morningside 3 3 0 5 4 0
South Dakota State 2 4 0 2 7 0
North Dakota 1 4 1 2 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Middle Tennessee + 5 0 1 10 0 1
Tennessee Tech + 5 0 1 7 2 2
East Tennessee State 4 2 0 7 3 0
Western Kentucky 3 3 0 5 4 0
Eastern Kentucky 2 4 0 3 6 0
Morehead State 1 5 0 3 6 0
Murray State 0 6 0 0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from UPI College Division poll
1959 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bluffton $ 5 0 0 6 3 0
Findlay 3 1 1 5 3 1
Ashland 3 1 1 4 3 2
Ohio Northern 2 3 0 3 6 0
Defiance 1 4 0 1 8 0
Wilmington (OH) 0 5 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
John Carroll $ 6 0 0 7 0 0
Allegheny 4 1 0 6 2 0
Wayne State (MI) 4 1 0 4 3 0
Western Reserve 3 2 0 3 4 0
Thiel 1 4 1 1 5 1
Case Tech 1 4 0 1 6 0
Bethany (WV) 1 4 0 1 8 0
Washington & Jefferson 0 4 1 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Idaho State $ 3 0 0 6 2 0
Adams State 3 1 0 8 1 0
Colorado State–Greeley 3 2 0 7 2 0
Colorado College 2 3 0 4 4 0
Colorado Mines 1 3 0 4 6 0
Western State (CO) 1 4 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whittier $ 5 0 0 8 2 0
Redlands 4 1 0 6 4 0
Pomona 3 2 0 5 4 0
Occidental 2 3 0 3 5 0
Caltech 1 4 0 1 7 0
Claremont-Mudd 0 5 0 1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Southern $   7 0     8 2  
Prairie View A&M   6 1     9 2  
Texas Southern   5 2     7 3  
Jackson State   4 3     6 4  
Arkansas AM&N   2 5     4 6  
Grambling   2 5     4 6  
Texas College   2 5     4 6  
Wiley   0 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1959 West Penn Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Westminster (PA) $ 5 0 0 6 2 0
Carnegie Tech 3 1 0 7 1 0
Geneva 2 2 0 7 2 0
Saint Vincent 1 3 0 3 4 0
Grove City 0 2 1 3 5 1
Waynesburg 0 3 1 1 6 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Wisconsin State College Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whitewater State $ 6 0 0 7 1 1
La Crosse State 5 1 0 8 1 0
Superior State 3 1 2 4 3 2
Stevens Point State 3 3 1 4 3 1
Milwaukee 3 3 0 4 4 0
Oshkosh State 2 3 2 3 3 2
Eau Claire State 2 4 1 2 5 1
River Falls State 2 4 1 2 6 1
Platteville State 2 4 0 2 6 0
Stout State 0 5 1 2 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Connecticut $ 4 0 0 6 3 0
UMass 2 2 0 3 5 1
Maine 1 2 2 3 3 2
New Hampshire 1 2 1 3 3 2
Rhode Island 1 2 1 3 5 1
Vermont 0 1 0 4 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hofstra     9 0 0
Howard (AL)     9 1 0
Buffalo     8 1 0
Carnegie Tech     7 1 0
Cal Poly Pomona     7 1 1
North Park     6 1 1
Santa Clara     4 1 0
Northern Michigan     6 2 0
UC Riverside     5 2 0
Montana State     6 3 0
Carthage     5 3 1
Louisville     6 4 0
Memphis State     6 4 0
Mississippi Southern     6 4 0
Arlington State     4 3 0
Sewanee     4 3 1
Abilene Christian     5 5 0
Baldwin–Wallace     4 4 0
Xavier     4 6 0
Wabash     3 5 1
Rose Poly     2 4 1
Arkansas State     3 6 0
Hawaii     3 6 0
La Verne     3 6 0
Trinity (TX)     3 6 0
Pepperdine     2 5 1
Chattanooga     3 7 0
Tampa     3 7 0
Drake     2 7 0
Northeastern     1 6 1
Washington University     1 7 0

Rankings

Main article: 1959 NCAA College Division football rankings

Small college poll

In 1959, United Press International (UPI) conducted its "small college" coaches' poll for the second time; they voted the Bowling Green Falcons, who had a 9–0 record and outscored their opponents 274–83, as the number one team.[1]

United Press International (coaches) final poll
Published on November 27[2]

Rank School Record No. 1
votes
Total
points
1 Bowling Green 9–0 23 407
2 Mississippi Southern 6–3 5 247
3 Middle Tennessee 9–0 2 231
4 Delaware 8–1 1 211
5 East Texas State 9–1 179
6 Western Illinois 9–0 152
7 Memphis State 5–4 86
8 Louisiana Tech 8–1 2 81
9 Ohio 7–2 76
10 West Chester 7–1 71

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bowling Green Is Voted No. 1", Lincoln Evening Journal, November 27, 1959, p14
  2. ^ UPI (November 27, 1959). "Bowling Green Top Small College Football Team". Palladium-Item. Richmond, Indiana. Retrieved February 27, 2017 – via newspapers.com.