The 1963 NCAA College Division football season was played by American football teams representing 299 colleges and universities recognized the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as minor programs. The remaining 120 colleges and universities that were NCAA members and fielded football teams competed in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season.[1]

Conference standings

1963 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Idaho State $ 3 1 0 5 3 0
Montana State 2 1 0 6 3 0
Weber State 1 2 0 6 3 0
Montana 0 3 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Idaho was an independent in football and played
    only one Big Sky opponent, Idaho State.
1963 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 UPI San Diego State $ 4 1 0 7 2 0
Los Angeles State $ 3 1 0 7 1 0
Long Beach State 3 2 0 5 5 0
Fresno State 2 2 0 4 6 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0 2 8 0
Valley State 0 3 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1963 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Carolina College $ 6 1 0 8 1 0
Morgan State 8 1 0 8 1 0
North Carolina A&T 5 2 0 7 3 0
Johnson C. Smith 5 1 0 7 2 0
Virginia Union 7 2 0 7 2 0
St. Augustine's 4 2 1 4 3 1
Virginia State 4 4 0 4 4 1
Saint Paul's (VA) 4 3 0 4 3 1
Winston-Salem State 3 3 1 4 3 1
Norfolk State 4 3 0 4 4 0
Maryland State 3 4 0 4 4 0
Elizabeth City State 3 5 0 3 5 0
Hampton 2 5 0 4 5 0
Shaw 2 6 0 2 8 0
Howard 1 4 0 4 5 0
Fayetteville State 1 5 0 1 7 0
Delaware State 1 5 0 2 5 1
Livingstone 0 7 0 0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Omaha $ 4 0 0 7 2 0
Pittsburg State 2 1 1 5 3 1
Washburn * 2 2 0 3 6 0
Fort Hays State 1 3 0 2 6 1
Emporia State 0 3 1 2 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * — Washburn forfeited two non-conference wins
1963 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Sewanee $ 4 0 0 8 0 0
Washington and Lee 2 1 0 5 3 0
Washington University 1 1 0 6 2 1
Centre 1 2 0 3 5 0
Southwestern (TN) 0 4 0 2 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 College Conference of Illinois football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Carthage $ 4 1 1 6 1 1
Augustana (IL) 4 2 0 7 2 0
Illinois Wesleyan 4 2 0 6 3 0
Millikin 3 2 1 4 3 1
Carroll (WI) 3 3 0 5 4 0
North Central (IL) 2 4 0 2 6 0
North Park 0 6 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Humboldt State + 3 1 1 6 1 2
San Francisco State + 3 1 1 6 2 1
UC Davis + 3 1 1 6 2 1
Sacramento State 2 2 1 6 2 1
Nevada 2 3 0 3 6 0
Chico State 0 5 0 2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from College Division poll
1963 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
McNeese State $ 5 0 0 8 0 0
Louisiana Tech 3 2 0 6 3 0
Southeastern Louisiana 3 2 0 4 4 1
Northwestern State 2 3 0 4 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana 1 4 0 4 5 0
Northeast Louisiana State 1 4 0 4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Taylor $ 4 0 1 5 2 1
Franklin (IN) 3 2 0 6 3 0
Manchester (IN) 3 2 0 4 4 0
Anderson (IN) 2 2 1 2 5 1
Indiana Central 2 3 0 3 6 0
Hanover 0 5 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Butler $ 6 0 0 8 1 0
Ball State 4 2 0 5 3 0
DePauw 3 3 0 4 4 0
Valparaiso 3 3 0 3 5 0
Indiana State 2 4 0 4 4 0
Evansville 2 4 0 2 6 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 1 5 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern Illinois $ 4 0 0 10 0 0
Western Illinois 3 1 0 6 3 0
Central Michigan 2 2 0 4 5 1
Eastern Illinois 1 3 0 2 7 0
Illinois State Normal 0 4 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Luther $ 8 0 0 9 0 0
Central (IA) 6 1 1 7 1 1
Upper Iowa 5 3 0 6 3 0
Simpson 5 3 0 5 4 0
Dubuque 3 4 1 3 4 1
Buena Vista 3 5 0 4 5 0
Wartburg 3 5 0 3 5 0
Iowa Wesleyan 2 6 0 2 7 0
William Penn 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southwest Texas State $ 6 0 0 10 0 0
East Texas State 4 2 0 7 2 1
Stephen F. Austin 4 2 0 7 3 0
Texas A&I 3 3 0 5 4 0
Sam Houston State 2 3 1 4 3 1
Howard Payne 1 5 0 3 7 0
Sul Ross 0 5 1 1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western Maryland $ 2 0 1 6 1 1
Hampden–Sydney 2 1 0 6 2 0
Bridgewater 2 1 1 2 4 1
Randolph–Macon 1 3 0 3 6 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0 0 6 1
Gallaudet 0 1 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Kalamazoo + 4 1 0 6 2 0
Hope + 4 1 0 5 4 0
Albion 3 2 0 5 4 0
Adrian 3 2 0 4 4 0
Alma 1 4 0 2 7 0
Olivet 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Albion forfeited a win over Adrian.
1963 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ohio $ 5 1 0 6 4 0
Miami 4 1 1 5 3 2
Bowling Green 4 2 0 8 2 0
Marshall 3 2 1 5 4 1
Western Michigan 2 4 0 2 7 0
Kent State 1 5 0 3 5 1
Toledo 1 5 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Mid-Ohio Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ashland $ 3 0 0 9 1 0
Bluffton 2 1 0 7 2 0
Defiance 1 3 0 2 6 0
Wilmington (OH) 1 3 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
University
No. 2 Delaware x 4 0 0 8 0 0
Bucknell 3 1 0 6 3 0
Gettysburg 2 2 0 5 4 0
Temple 1 2 0 5 3 1
Lehigh 1 3 0 1 8 0
Lafayette 1 4 0 1 8 0
College–Northern
Upsala x 4 1 0 6 2 0
Wagner 4 1 0 6 3 0
Albright 2 3 0 3 5 0
Moravian 2 4 0 2 4 0
Wilkes 2 5 0 3 5 0
Lycoming 1 5 0 1 7 0
Juniata * 3 1 0 5 3 0
Susquehanna * 2 1 0 8 1 0
Hofstra * 0 0 0 3 6 0
College–Southern
Western Maryland x 4 0 0 6 1 1
Muhlenberg 4 1 0 5 3 0
Dickinson 5 2 0 5 2 0
Swarthmore 4 2 0 4 3 0
Drexel 3 2 0 5 3 0
Lebanon Valley 4 3 0 4 3 0
Pennsylvania Military 3 5 0 3 6 0
Ursinus 2 4 1 2 4 1
Haverford 2 4 0 2 5 0
Franklin & Marshall 1 4 0 1 6 0
Johns Hopkins 0 4 1 0 6 1
West Chester * 0 0 0 7 1 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll
1963 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) $^ 7 0 0 10 0 0
Concordia (MN) 6 1 0 7 2 0
Augsburg 4 3 0 4 3 1
Hamline 3 4 0 4 4 1
Gustavus Adolphus 3 4 0 4 5 0
St. Thomas (MN) 3 4 0 4 5 0
Minnesota–Duluth 2 5 0 3 6 0
Macalester 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1963 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
SW Missouri State $ 5 0 0 9 1 0
NE Missouri State 4 1 0 7 3 0
SE Missouri State 2 3 0 4 6 0
Missouri–Rolla 2 3 0 2 7 0
NW Missouri State 1 4 0 3 5 1
Central Missouri State 1 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
South Dakota State $ 6 0 0 9 1 0
North Dakota 4 2 0 6 3 0
State College of Iowa 4 2 0 5 3 1
North Dakota State 3 3 0 3 5 0
Augustana (SD) 2 4 0 2 8 0
Morningside 1 5 0 3 5 0
South Dakota 1 5 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Wittenberg $ 6 0 1 8 0 1
Denison 5 1 0 8 1 0
Oberlin 5 1 0 6 2 0
Muskingum 6 2 0 6 3 0
Akron 5 2 0 6 3 0
Otterbein 4 2 1 5 3 1
Baldwin–Wallace 3 2 0 6 3 0
Marietta 4 3 0 5 4 0
Hiram 2 3 0 3 5 0
Kenyon 2 4 0 2 6 0
Capital 2 6 0 2 6 0
Heidelberg 1 5 1 1 7 1
Mount Union 1 5 0 1 8 0
Wooster 1 6 0 1 8 0
Ohio Wesleyan 0 5 1 2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1963 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Western Kentucky $ 7 0 0 10 0 1
Middle Tennessee 6 1 0 8 2 0
East Tennessee State 5 2 0 7 2 0
Tennessee Tech 3 4 0 6 4 0
Murray State 3 4 0 5 5 0
Morehead State 3 4 0 5 4 0
Eastern Kentucky 1 6 0 2 8 0
Austin Peay 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division UPI Poll
1963 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
John Carroll $ 6 0 0 7 0 0
Washington & Jefferson 4 2 0 5 2 0
Thiel 4 2 1 4 2 1
Wayne State (MI) 3 3 0 3 4 0
Allegheny 2 3 0 4 3 0
Bethany (WV) 2 5 0 2 5 0
Case Tech 2 5 0 2 5 0
Western Reserve 1 4 1 1 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western State (CO) $ 4 0 0 8 1 0
Adams State 3 1 0 6 4 0
Colorado State–Greeley 2 2 0 4 5 0
Colorado Mines 1 3 0 6 3 0
Colorado College 0 4 0 4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whittier + 2 1 0 6 2 1
Occidental + 2 1 0 6 3 0
Pomona 1 2 0 5 3 1
Redlands 1 2 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1963 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Prairie View A&M $^ 7 0 0 10 1 0
Southern 5 2 0 7 3 0
Texas Southern 5 2 0 7 3 0
Grambling 3 3 1 5 3 1
Arkansas AM&N 3 3 1 5 4 1
Jackson State 2 5 0 4 5 0
Wiley 2 5 0 4 5 0
Alcorn A&M 0 7 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
Rankings from College Division poll
1963 West Penn Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Waynesburg + 2 0 0 6 2 0
Westminster (PA) + 2 1 0 5 2 1
Geneva 1 2 0 1 7 0
Grove City 0 2 0 4 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Waynesburg and Westminster (PA) tied for the conference title based on two points per victory.
1963 Wisconsin State College Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eau Claire State $ 6 0 0 7 0 0
Stevens Point State 6 1 0 6 2 0
Whitewater State 5 2 0 6 3 0
Superior State 4 2 0 5 4 0
Platteville State 3 3 0 3 5 0
River Falls State 3 3 1 4 3 2
Stout State 2 4 1 2 5 1
Milwaukee 1 4 1 1 6 1
Oshkosh State 0 5 2 0 5 2
La Crosse State 0 6 1 0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
UMass $ 5 0 0 8 0 1
Maine 3 2 0 5 3 0
Rhode Island 2 3 0 4 5 0
Vermont 2 2 0 6 2 0
Connecticut 1 3 0 2 6 0
New Hampshire 1 4 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1963 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
East Carolina     9 1 0
Abilene Christian     8 1 0
Northeastern     8 1 0
Wheaton (IL)     8 1 0
Mississippi Vocational     6 3 0
Santa Clara     6 3 0
Howard (AL)     5 3 1
Cortland     4 3 0
Lamar Tech     5 4 0
Parsons     5 4 0
Drake     4 4 0
Hawaii     5 5 0
Northern Michigan     4 4 1
Wabash     4 4 1
Tampa     4 5 1
Southern Illinois     4 5 0
UC Riverside     4 5 0
UC Santa Barbara     4 5 0
Chattanooga     4 6 0
La Verne     3 5 0
Lake Forest     2 4 1
Hardin–Simmons     2 6 1
Arkansas State     2 6 0
Eastern Michigan     2 6 0
Rose Poly     2 6 0
Union (NY)     2 6 0
Cal Poly Pomona     2 7 0
Trinity (TX)     1 6 1
Carnegie Tech     1 6 0
Arlington State     1 8 0

Rankings

Main article: 1963 NCAA College Division football rankings

Small college poll

In 1963, both United Press International (UPI) and the Associated Press (AP) conducted "small college" polls, and selected different number one teams. UPI's panel of coaches selected Delaware, who had a record of 8–0 and had outscored their opponents 290–76 while winning all their games by at least 9 points.[2] The AP's panel of sportswriters selected Northern Illinois, who finished the regular season at 9–0 including three shutouts.[3] The Huskies went on to defeat Southwest Missouri State in the Mineral Water Bowl, 21–14.

After the season ended, the NCAA announced plans to play "four postseason regional games" in 1964.[4] These were played from 1964 through 1972.[5] However, not until 1973, when the NCAA College Division was reorganized as NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III, did these postseason games to determine a national champion.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Next year's NCAA program includes two new events". Redlands Daily Facts. August 14, 1963. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2019-02-26.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-02-27. Retrieved 2019-02-26.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Snider, Steve (January 8, 1964). "NCAA Holds Upper Hand". The Greenville News. Greenville, South Carolina. UPI. Retrieved February 28, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Regional Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. 2012. p. 3. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  6. ^ AP (November 29, 1963). "Jacks Sixth In Final AP College Poll". Argus Leader. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Retrieved February 28, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-02-27. Retrieved 2019-02-26.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ UPI (December 4, 1963). "UPI Coaches Board Names Delaware Poll Champion". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. Retrieved February 28, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-02-27. Retrieved 2021-12-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)