The 1965 NCAA College Division football season was the tenth season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

Conference realignment

Membership changes

Team 1964 conference 1965 conference
Portland State Oregon (NAIA) Independent

Conference standings

1965 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Weber State + 3 1 0 8 1 0
Idaho + 3 1 0 5 5 0
Montana 2 2 0 4 6 0
Idaho State 1 3 0 3 5 1
Montana State 1 3 0 3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1965 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 AP / No. 2 UPI Cal St Los Angeles $ 5 0 0 9 1 0
No. 9 UPI Long Beach State 4 1 0 9 1 0
San Diego State 3 2 0 8 2 0
Fresno State 1 3 0 6 4 0
Cal Poly 1 4 0 2 8 0
Valley State 0 4 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1965 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Morgan State $ 8 0 0 9 0 0
Johnson C. Smith 5 1 0 5 4 0
Maryland State 5 1 0 5 2 0
St. Augustine's 6 1 1 8 1 1
North Carolina A&T 4 3 0 4 6 0
Delaware State 3 3 0 4 5 0
Virginia State 5 4 0 5 4 0
Saint Paul's (VA) 4 3 0 5 3 0
North Carolina College 3 4 1 3 5 1
Howard 2 3 0 5 3 0
Norfolk State 4 4 0 4 4 0
Virginia Union 3 5 0 3 5 0
Livingstone 3 5 0 3 5 0
Shaw 4 5 0 4 5 0
Elizabeth City State 3 5 0 3 5 0
Winston-Salem State 2 6 0 2 7 0
Fayetteville State 1 5 0 1 6 0
Hampton 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Omaha $ 4 0 0 8 1 0
Fort Hays State 3 1 0 6 3 0
Pittsburg State 2 2 0 3 6 0
Washburn 1 3 0 2 6 1
Emporia State 0 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Sewanee $ 4 0 0 7 1 0
Washington University 3 1 0 7 2 0
Centre 2 2 0 4 3 1
Washington and Lee 1 3 0 3 6 0
Southwestern (TN) 0 4 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 College Conference of Illinois football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Illinois Wesleyan $ 6 0 0 8 0 0
Carthage 5 1 0 6 2 0
North Central (IL) 3 3 0 5 3 0
Augustana (IL) 2 2 2 4 2 2
Carroll (WI) 1 4 1 3 4 1
Millikin 1 4 1 2 5 1
North Park 1 5 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Eastern Football Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southern Connecticut State $ 5 0 0 7 3 0
Central Connecticut State 3 1 0 7 1 0
Montclair State 3 1 0 4 4 0
Bridgeport 1 3 0 3 6 0
Trenton State 1 4 0 1 8 0
Glassboro State 0 4 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
San Francisco State $ 5 0 0 8 2 0
Nevada 4 1 0 6 4 0
UC Davis 3 2 0 4 6 0
Humboldt State 2 3 0 6 4 0
Sacramento State 1 4 0 3 7 0
Chico State 0 5 0 4 6 0
Cal State Hayward* 0 0 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – Games vs. Cal State Hayward did not count as conference games in 1965.
1965 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southwestern Louisiana + 4 1 0 6 3 0
McNeese State + 4 1 0 5 4 0
Louisiana Tech 3 2 0 4 4 0
Northwestern State 2 3 0 5 3 0
Southeastern Louisiana 2 3 0 5 4 0
Northeast Louisiana State 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1965 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Anderson (IN) $ 4 1 0 4 5 0
Taylor 3 1 1 3 5 1
Indiana Central 3 2 0 6 3 0
Franklin (IN) 2 2 1 3 5 1
Manchester (IN) 0 3 2 2 5 2
Hanover 1 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ball State $ 6 0 0 9 0 1
Butler 4 2 0 6 3 0
Evansville 3 3 0 5 4 0
Indiana State 2 3 1 4 3 1
Saint Joseph's (IN) 2 4 0 3 5 0
Valparaiso 2 4 0 3 6 0
DePauw 1 4 1 2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern Illinois $ 4 0 0 9 1 0
Central Michigan 3 1 0 5 5 0
Western Illinois 2 2 0 4 5 0
Eastern Illinois 1 3 0 3 5 0
Illinois State 0 4 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central (IA) $ 7 0 0 8 1 0
Luther 6 1 0 6 3 0
Dubuque 5 2 0 6 2 1
Buena Vista 4 3 0 6 3 0
Upper Iowa 3 4 0 4 5 0
Simpson 2 5 0 3 6 0
Wartburg 1 6 0 2 7 0
William Penn 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Sul Ross $^ 6 0 0 10 1 0
Southwest Texas State 4 2 0 8 2 0
Stephen F. Austin 4 2 0 6 3 0
Texas A&I 4 2 0 6 3 0
East Texas State 2 4 0 4 5 0
Sam Houston State 1 4 0 4 6 0
Howard Payne 0 6 0 2 8 0
McMurry 0 0 0 4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1965 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Randolph–Macon $ 4 0 0 7 2 0
Shepherd 2 0 0 2 5 0
Hampden–Sydney 3 1 0 6 3 0
Johns Hopkins 1 1 0 1 6 1
Bridgewater 1 3 0 1 7 0
Western Maryland 0 3 0 3 6 0
Gallaudet 0 3 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Albion $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
Kalamazoo 3 2 0 5 3 0
Hope 3 2 0 4 4 0
Olivet 2 3 0 3 6 0
Alma 1 4 0 3 5 0
Adrian 1 4 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bowling Green + 5 1 0 7 2 0
Miami + 5 1 0 7 3 0
Western Michigan 3 2 1 6 2 1
Kent State 3 2 1 5 4 1
Marshall 2 4 0 5 5 0
Toledo 2 4 0 5 5 1
Ohio 0 6 0 0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1965 Mid-Ohio Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ashland $ 3 0 0 7 1 1
Bluffton 2 1 0 7 2 0
Defiance 1 2 0 3 4 0
Wilmington (OH) 0 3 0 0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
University
Bucknell x 5 1 0 6 3 0
Hofstra 4 1 0 8 2 0
Temple 3 2 0 5 5 0
Delaware 3 3 0 5 4 0
Gettysburg 2 4 0 5 4 0
Lehigh 1 3 0 1 8 0
Lafayette 1 5 0 3 7 0
College–Northern
Wilkes x 6 1 0 7 1 0
Upsala 5 2 0 5 3 0
Lycoming 4 2 0 5 3 0
Juniata 3 2 0 3 5 0
Moravian 4 4 0 5 4 0
Albright 3 4 0 4 5 0
Wagner 2 3 0 3 6 0
Susquehanna * 0 3 0 0 9 0
College–Southern
Swarthmore x 6 0 0 6 1 0
Dickinson 7 1 0 7 1 0
Drexel 4 2 0 6 2 0
Lebanon Valley 4 3 0 5 3 0
Franklin & Marshall 3 4 0 4 4 0
Haverford 2 3 0 2 5 0
Western Maryland 2 4 0 3 6 0
Pennsylvania Military 2 6 0 2 7 0
Muhlenberg 1 8 0 1 8 0
Johns Hopkins 1 4 1 1 6 1
Ursinus 1 4 1 1 6 1
West Chester * 0 0 0 5 3 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
1965 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) $^ 7 0 0 11 0 0
Concordia (MN) 5 2 0 6 2 0
St. Thomas (MN) 4 2 1 4 4 1
Gustavus Adolphus 4 3 0 5 4 0
Minnesota–Duluth 3 4 0 4 5 0
Augsburg 2 4 1 3 5 1
Hamline 2 5 0 3 6 0
Macalester 0 7 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1965 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
NE Missouri State $ 5 0 0 8 2 0
SW Missouri State 4 1 0 7 2 0
NW Missouri State 3 2 0 6 3 0
SE Missouri State 2 3 0 2 8 0
Central Missouri State 1 4 0 2 6 1
Missouri–Rolla 0 5 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Dakota State $ 6 0 0 11 0 0
North Dakota 5 1 0 9 1 0
State College of Iowa 4 2 0 4 5 0
Morningside 3 3 0 5 4 0
Augustana (SD) 1 4 1 1 6 1
South Dakota State 1 4 1 1 8 1
South Dakota 0 6 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Muskingum $ 7 0 0 8 1 0
Wittenberg 4 1 0 6 2 0
Akron 4 1 0 5 3 1
Mount Union 5 2 0 7 2 0
Capital 5 2 0 6 2 0
Denison 5 2 0 6 3 0
Otterbein 4 3 0 4 5 0
Hiram 3 4 0 4 4 0
Wooster 3 4 0 4 5 0
Baldwin–Wallace 2 3 0 4 3 1
Ohio Wesleyan 1 3 1 3 5 1
Heidelberg 1 5 1 2 5 2
Oberlin 1 5 0 1 7 0
Kenyon 0 5 0 1 8 0
Marietta 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Middle Tennessee $ 7 0 0 10 0 0
Austin Peay 6 1 0 8 1 0
Eastern Kentucky 4 2 1 4 4 1
Morehead State 3 4 0 3 6 0
Tennessee Tech 3 4 0 3 7 0
Murray State 1 4 2 2 6 2
Western Kentucky 1 5 1 2 6 2
East Tennessee State 1 6 0 2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bethany (WV) $ 5 1 0 5 3 0
John Carroll 5 1 1 5 1 1
Eastern Michigan 3 1 1 3 4 1
Wayne State (MI) 3 2 1 3 4 1
Western Reserve 3 4 1 3 4 1
Washington & Jefferson 2 4 0 4 4 0
Allegheny 2 4 0 3 5 0
Case Tech 2 5 0 3 5 0
Thiel 2 5 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western State (CO) $ 3 0 0 7 1 0
Colorado State–Greeley 2 1 0 4 4 2
Adams State 1 2 0 5 4 0
Colorado Mines 0 3 0 4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Occidental $ 5 0 0 8 1 0
Pomona 3 2 0 5 5 0
Whittier 2 2 0 4 5 0
Redlands 2 2 0 4 6 0
Claremont-Mudd 1 3 0 2 7 0
Caltech 0 4 0 0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Southland Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Lamar Tech $ 3 1 0 6 4 0
Arlington State 2 2 0 6 3 0
Trinity (TX) 2 2 0 4 5 1
Abilene Christian 2 2 0 4 5 0
Arkansas State 1 3 0 6 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 UPI Grambling $^ 6 1 0 8 3 0
Southern 4 2 1 5 4 1
Texas Southern 4 2 1 5 4 1
Jackson State 3 3 1 5 3 1
Prairie View A&M 3 3 1 5 3 1
Arkansas AM&N 3 3 1 3 5 1
Alcorn A&M 2 4 1 3 5 1
Wiley 0 7 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – College Division playoff participant
Rankings from College Division poll
1965 West Penn Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Waynesburg $ 2 0 1 6 2 1
Westminster (PA) 2 1 0 5 3 0
Grove City 1 1 1 4 4 1
Geneva 0 3 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Stout State $ 6 0 0 7 1 1
Whitewater State 4 1 1 7 2 1
La Crosse State 4 1 1 5 3 1
Stevens Point State 4 2 0 6 3 0
River Falls State 3 2 2 4 3 2
Oshkosh State 3 4 0 5 4 0
Eau Claire State 2 6 0 2 6 0
Platteville State 1 5 0 2 6 1
Superior State 0 6 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Maine $ 5 0 0 8 2 0
UMass 4 1 0 7 2 0
Vermont 2 2 0 6 2 0
Connecticut 2 2 0 3 6 0
Rhode Island 1 4 0 2 7 0
New Hampshire 0 5 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1965 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Parsons     8 1 0
Santa Clara     8 1 0
UC Santa Barbara     8 2 0
Cortland     7 2 0
Wabash     7 2 0
Northeastern     6 2 0
UC Riverside     6 2 0
Tampa     6 2 1
Northern Michigan     7 3 0
Mississippi Valley State     6 3 0
La Verne     5 3 0
Rose Poly     5 3 0
Drake     6 4 0
Chattanooga     5 4 1
Lake Forest     4 4 0
Cal Poly Pomona     4 5 0
Howard (AL)     4 6 0
Portland State     4 6 0
Colorado College     3 5 0
Milwaukee     2 6 0
Southern Illinois     2 8 0
Pacific (CA)     2 8 0
Hawaii     1 8 1
Wheaton (IL)     1 8 0
Carnegie Tech     1 7 0

Rankings

Main article: 1965 NCAA College Division football rankings

College Division teams (also referred to as "small college") were ranked in polls by the AP (a panel of writers) and by UPI (coaches). The national champion(s) for each season were determined by the final poll rankings, published at or near the end of the regular season, before any bowl games were played.

College Division final polls

In 1965, both services ranked North Dakota State (10–0) first; the UPI coaches' poll had Cal State Los Angeles (8–1) second, while the AP poll had Middle Tennessee (9–0) as the number two team.[1] North Dakota State later beat Grambling, 20–7 in the Pecan Bowl in Abilene, Texas.[2][3]

Bowl games

The postseason consisted of four bowl games as regional finals, played on December 11.

Bowl Region Location Winning team Losing team Ref
Tangerine East Orlando, Florida East Carolina 31 Maine 0 [6]
Grantland Rice Mideast Murfreesboro, Tennessee Tennessee A&I 14, Ball State 14 [7]
Pecan Midwest Abilene, Texas North Dakota State 20 Grambling 7 [2]
Camellia West Sacramento, California Cal State Los Angeles 18 UC Santa Barbara 10 [8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pecan Bowl-Bound Bisons No. 1," Abilene Reporter-News, November 24, 1965, p4-A
  2. ^ a b "Pecan Bowl to N. Dakota State 20 to 7,". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. December 12, 1965. p. 4, section 2.
  3. ^ "Bisons win Pecan Bowl". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. December 12, 1965. p. D1.
  4. ^ AP (November 26, 1965). "Bisons First In AP Small College Poll". News-Journal. Mansfield, Ohio. Retrieved February 19, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ UPI (December 5, 1965). "Football Honors". Lansing State Journal. Lansing, Michigan. Retrieved February 19, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "East Carolina whips Maine 31-0, in Tangerine Bowl". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. December 12, 1965. p. D1.
  7. ^ "Rice Bowl rivals tie". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. December 12, 1965. p. D2.
  8. ^ "Los Angeles State Wins in Camellia". Chicago Tribune. UPI. December 12, 1965. sec. 2 p. 3.