The 1966 NCAA College Division football season was the 11th season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

Conference standings

1966 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Montana State $^ 4 0 0 8 3 0
Idaho 3 1 0 4 6 0
Weber State 2 2 0 6 3 0
Idaho State 1 3 0 3 6 0
Montana 0 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 AP / No.1 UPI San Diego State $ 5 0 0 11 0 0
Fresno State 3 2 0 7 3 0
Long Beach State 3 2 0 6 3 0
Cal Poly 2 3 0 6 4 0
Cal State Los Angeles 2 3 0 4 6 0
Valley State 0 5 0 2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1966 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Morgan State $ 8 0 0 9 0 0
North Carolina College 6 3 0 6 3 0
Livingstone 5 1 1 6 3 1
Johnson C. Smith 3 2 1 3 5 1
Hampton 5 2 0 6 3 0
Elizabeth City State 5 3 0 5 3 0
Maryland State 3 3 0 5 3 0
Virginia Union 4 4 0 4 4 0
Norfolk State 3 5 0 3 5 0
North Carolina A&T 3 4 0 3 6 0
Fayetteville State 2 3 1 3 4 1
Howard 2 3 0 4 4 0
Virginia State 3 5 0 3 5 0
Delaware State 2 4 0 3 5 0
Winston-Salem State 2 5 0 2 6 0
Saint Paul's (VA) 1 6 1 1 7 1
Shaw 0 7 2 0 7 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Fort Hays State + 3 1 0 7 2 0
Pittsburg State + 3 1 0 7 2 0
Emporia State 2 2 0 3 6 0
Washburn 1 3 0 2 7 0
Omaha 1 3 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington University $ 4 0 0 7 2 0
Centre 2 2 0 7 2 0
Southwestern (TN) 2 2 0 4 4 0
Washington and Lee 1 3 0 2 5 2
Sewanee 1 3 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 College Conference of Illinois football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $ 5 1 0 6 2 1
Carthage 4 2 0 6 2 0
North Central (IL) 4 2 0 6 3 0
Illinois Wesleyan 4 2 0 5 3 0
Carroll (WI) 2 4 0 5 4 0
Millikin 2 4 0 3 5 0
North Park 0 6 0 0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Eastern Football Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southern Connecticut State $ 4 1 0 6 3 0
Bridgeport 3 1 0 7 3 0
Central Connecticut State 3 2 0 7 2 0
Trenton State 3 2 0 4 4 0
Montclair State 1 4 0 3 5 0
Glassboro State 0 4 0 1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Sacramento State $ 6 0 0 8 2 0
San Francisco State 5 1 0 7 3 0
Nevada 3 3 0 6 3 0
UC Davis 3 3 0 5 5 0
Humboldt State 2 4 0 4 6 0
Chico State 1 5 0 4 6 0
Cal State Hayward 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northwestern State $ 5 0 0 9 0 0
Southwestern Louisiana 3 2 0 6 4 0
McNeese State 3 2 0 5 5 0
Northeast Louisiana State 2 3 0 7 3 0
Southeastern Louisiana 1 4 0 3 6 0
Louisiana Tech 1 4 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Manchester (IN) + 4 1 0 5 4 0
Franklin (IN) + 4 1 0 4 5 0
Taylor 3 2 0 5 3 0
Hanover 3 2 0 4 5 0
Anderson (IN) 1 4 0 1 7 0
Indiana Central 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1966 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ball State $ 5 0 1 7 0 1
Indiana State 4 2 0 6 2 0
Butler 4 2 0 4 5 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 3 3 0 4 4 0
Evansville 2 3 1 4 4 1
DePauw 1 5 0 3 6 0
Valparaiso 1 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central Michigan $ 3 0 0 5 4 0
Eastern Illinois 1 1 1 1 6 1
Western Illinois 1 2 0 1 7 1
Illinois State 0 2 1 2 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central (IA) $^ 7 0 0 9 1 0
Luther 6 1 0 7 2 0
Upper Iowa 5 2 0 7 3 0
Buena Vista 4 3 0 6 3 0
Dubuque 3 4 0 5 4 0
Simpson 2 5 0 3 5 0
Wartburg 1 6 0 1 8 0
William Penn 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1966 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
East Texas State $ 4 1 2 5 3 2
Southwest Texas State 4 2 1 7 2 1
Sam Houston State 4 2 1 6 3 1
Sul Ross 3 3 1 6 3 1
Stephen F. Austin 3 3 1 5 3 1
Howard Payne 3 3 1 5 5 1
Texas A&I 3 4 0 5 5 0
McMurry 0 6 1 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hampden–Sydney $ 5 0 0 5 4 1
Randolph–Macon 4 1 0 7 1 1
Western Maryland 2 2 0 4 5 0
Bridgewater 2 3 0 3 4 0
Shepherd 1 3 0 1 8 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0 0 6 2
Gallaudet 0 3 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Conference standings were based on the Dickinson Scoring System.
1966 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Albion $ 4 1 0 7 2 0
Olivet 3 2 0 5 3 0
Alma 3 2 0 5 4 0
Hope 2 3 0 3 4 0
Kalamazoo 2 3 0 3 5 0
Adrian 1 4 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Miami + 5 1 0 9 1 0
Western Michigan + 5 1 0 7 3 0
Bowling Green 4 2 0 6 3 0
Ohio 3 3 0 5 5 0
Kent State 2 4 0 4 6 0
Toledo 1 5 0 2 7 1
Marshall 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1966 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
University
Delaware x 6 0 0 6 3 0
Gettysburg 4 2 0 7 2 0
Temple 2 2 0 6 3 0
Lafayette 2 3 0 3 6 0
Bucknell 2 3 0 4 5 0
Hofstra 1 3 0 2 8 0
Lehigh 0 4 0 0 9 0
College–Northern
Wilkes x 7 0 0 8 0 0
Upsala 6 1 0 6 2 0
Delaware Valley 4 2 0 5 3 0
Lycoming 4 3 0 4 4 0
Moravian 4 4 1 4 4 1
Albright 4 4 0 4 5 0
Juniata 3 3 0 4 4 0
Wagner 1 3 1 2 6 1
Susquehanna * 1 2 0 3 6 0
College–Southern
Swarthmore x 6 0 1 6 0 1
Drexel 4 1 0 6 1 1
Franklin & Marshall 3 2 2 3 3 2
Dickinson 4 3 1 4 3 1
Western Maryland 2 3 0 4 5 0
Ursinus 2 4 1 2 5 1
Muhlenberg 2 6 1 2 6 1
Lebanon Valley 2 6 0 2 6 0
Pennsylvania Military 2 6 0 2 7 0
Haverford 1 5 0 1 6 0
Johns Hopkins 0 4 2 0 6 2
West Chester * 0 0 0 8 1 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
1966 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hamline $ 6 1 0 8 1 0
Gustavus Adolphus 4 1 2 5 2 2
Minnesota–Duluth 4 2 1 5 3 1
Concordia (MN) 4 3 0 5 3 0
Saint John's (MN) 3 3 1 4 3 1
Augsburg 3 4 0 4 4 1
St. Thomas (MN) 2 5 0 2 6 1
Macalester 0 7 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
SW Missouri State $ 5 0 0 7 4 0
SE Missouri State 4 1 0 5 5 0
NW Missouri State 3 2 0 4 5 0
Central Missouri State 2 3 0 4 5 0
Missouri–Rolla 1 4 0 3 6 0
NE Missouri State 0 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Dakota + 5 1 0 8 2 0
North Dakota State + 5 1 0 8 2 0
State College of Iowa 4 2 0 4 5 0
Augustana (SD) 2 4 0 5 4 0
South Dakota 2 4 0 5 5 0
South Dakota State 2 4 0 3 7 0
Morningside 1 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Muskingum + 6 0 0 9 1 0
Wittenberg + 4 0 0 8 1 0
Denison 7 1 0 8 1 0
Capital 4 2 0 6 2 0
Ohio Wesleyan 4 2 0 6 3 0
Mount Union 4 4 0 4 5 0
Hiram 3 4 0 3 5 0
Marietta 2 3 0 4 4 1
Heidelberg 2 3 0 3 4 1
Baldwin–Wallace 2 3 0 3 5 0
Oberlin 2 4 0 2 6 0
Wooster 1 5 0 1 8 0
Otterbein 1 6 0 2 7 0
Kenyon 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
1966 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Morehead State $ 6 1 0 7 2 0
Middle Tennessee 5 2 0 7 3 0
Austin Peay 4 3 0 6 4 0
No. 16 Eastern Kentucky 4 3 0 7 3 0
Tennessee Tech 4 3 0 5 5 0
Western Kentucky 3 4 0 5 5 0
East Tennessee State 2 5 0 3 6 0
Murray State 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from UPI College Division Poll
1966 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bethany (WV) $ 5 0 1 6 0 1
John Carroll 4 1 0 4 3 0
Allegheny 3 2 0 4 3 0
Thiel 2 2 1 3 4 1
Case Tech 1 4 0 2 5 0
Western Reserve 1 4 0 1 6 0
Washington & Jefferson 1 4 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Redlands $ 4 1 0 7 3 0
Pomona 3 1 1 6 2 1
Whittier 3 1 1 3 5 2
Occidental 3 2 0 5 4 0
Claremont-Mudd 1 4 0 1 8 0
Caltech 0 5 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Caltech forfeited to Whittier.
1966 Southland Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Arlington State + 3 1 0 6 4 0
Lamar Tech + 3 1 0 6 4 0
No. 6 Arkansas State 2 2 0 7 2 0
Trinity (TX) 2 2 0 5 4 0
Abilene Christian 0 4 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
1966 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Grambling + 4 2 1 6 2 1
Southern + 4 2 1 6 2 1
Arkansas AM&N + 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
Alcorn A&M 2 3 2 5 3 2
Wiley 0 7 0 0 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from College Division poll
1966 West Penn Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Waynesburg $^ 2 0 0 11 0 0
Grove City 1 0 1 8 0 1
Westminster (PA) 1 1 1 6 2 1
Geneva 0 3 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1966 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whitewater State $^ 8 0 0 10 1 0
River Falls State 6 1 1 6 2 1
Stevens Point State 6 2 0 6 3 0
La Crosse State 5 3 0 6 3 0
Platteville State 3 4 1 4 4 1
Oshkosh State 3 5 0 3 6 0
Stout State 2 6 0 3 6 0
Eau Claire State 1 7 0 1 7 1
Superior State 1 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1966 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
UMass $ 5 0 0 6 3 0
Vermont 3 2 0 6 2 0
Connecticut 2 2 1 2 6 1
Maine 2 3 0 4 5 0
Rhode Island 1 3 1 1 7 1
New Hampshire 1 4 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Parsons     9 2 0
Drake     8 2 0
Northern Illinois     8 2 0
IUP     7 2 0
Santa Clara     7 2 0
Cortland     6 2 0
Northeastern     6 2 0
Akron     6 3 0
Samford     6 3 1
Carnegie Tech     5 3 0
Eastern Michigan     5 3 1
UC Santa Barbara     6 4 0
Wheaton (IL)     5 4 0
Boston University     5 5 0
Cal Poly Pomona     5 5 0
Chattanooga     5 5 0
Colorado College     4 4 0
Wabash     4 4 1
Milwaukee     4 5 1
Southern Illinois     4 5 1
UC Riverside     4 5 0
Tampa     4 5 0
Rose Poly     3 4 1
Hawaii     4 6 0
Portland State     4 6 0
La Verne     3 6 0
Mississippi Valley State     3 6 0
Lake Forest     2 5 0
Wayne State (MI)     2 6 0

Rankings

Main article: 1966 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 1966, both services ranked San Diego State (10–0) at the top, with Montana State (8–2) ranked second by UPI and third by the AP, led by quarterbacks Don Horn and Dennis Erickson, respectively. They later met in the Camellia Bowl in Sacramento, California,[1] with San Diego State prevailing, 28–7.[2][3]

Bowl games

The postseason consisted of four bowls as regional finals, played on December 10.

Bowl Region Location Winning team Losing team Ref
Tangerine East Orlando, Florida Morgan State 14 West Chester 6 [6]
Grantland Rice Mideast Murfreesboro, Tennessee Tennessee A&I 34 Muskingum 7 [6]
Pecan Midwest Abilene, Texas North Dakota 42 Parsons 24 [6]
Camellia West Sacramento, California San Diego State 28 Montana State 7 [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Montana State will play San Diego in Camellia Bowl". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 15, 1966. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Don Horn leads San Diego romp". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. p. 4, sports.
  3. ^ "Horn's passing sparks Aztecs". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. p. 15.
  4. ^ "UPI Poll". The Town Talk. Alexandria, Louisiana. United Press International. November 30, 1966. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "San Diego No. 1 Small College Pick". Tallahassee Democrat. Tallahassee, Florida. Associated Press. December 1, 1966. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b c d "College bowls". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. p. 4, sports.