The 1968 NCAA College Division football season was the 13th season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

Conference standings

1968 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Idaho + 3 1 0 5 5 0
Montana State + 3 1 0 6 4 0
Weber State + 3 1 0 7 2 0
Idaho State 1 3 0 4 5 0
Montana 0 4 0 2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1968 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 18 UPI Fresno State $ 4 0 0 7 4 0
Cal Poly 2 2 0 7 3 0
Cal State Los Angeles 2 2 0 6 3 0
Valley State 1 3 0 5 4 0
Long Beach State 1 3 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1968 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 12 Morgan State $ 7 1 0 8 1 0
North Carolina A&T 6 1 0 8 1 0
North Carolina College 6 2 0 6 2 0
Elizabeth City State 7 1 0 8 1 0
Maryland State 3 2 1 5 2 1
Virginia State 5 2 1 5 2 1
Hampton 4 2 1 4 3 2
Livingstone 4 3 0 4 4 0
Howard 2 3 0 3 5 0
Norfolk State 2 4 1 2 5 1
Johnson C. Smith 3 3 0 5 4 0
Virginia Union 2 6 0 2 6 0
Delaware State 2 4 0 4 6 0
Winston-Salem State 2 5 1 3 5 1
Fayetteville State 2 5 0 2 5 0
Shaw 1 7 1 1 7 1
Saint Paul's (VA) 0 7 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Conference standings were determined by Dickinson Rating
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nebraska–Omaha $ 4 0 0 4 5 0
Emporia State 2 1 1 5 2 2
Pittsburg State 2 1 1 4 5 1
Washburn 1 3 0 2 7 0
Fort Hays State 0 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Centre + 3 1 0 5 3 1
Southwestern (TN) + 3 1 0 4 5 0
Sewanee 2 2 0 4 4 0
Washington and Lee 2 2 0 3 5 1
Washington University 0 4 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1968 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $ 6 1 0 6 3 0
Illinois Wesleyan 5 2 0 6 3 0
North Park 5 2 0 6 3 0
Carroll (WI) 4 3 0 5 3 0
Carthage 4 3 0 4 5 0
Millikin 3 4 0 3 5 0
North Central (IL) 1 6 0 1 8 0
Elmhurst 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Eastern Football Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southern Connecticut State $ 4 0 1 4 4 1
Central Connecticut State 3 2 0 6 2 1
Bridgeport 3 2 0 4 5 0
Trenton State 2 2 1 5 2 1
Glassboro State 1 4 0 2 6 0
Montclair State 1 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 16 AP / #10 UPI Humboldt State $ 6 0 0 10 1 0
Sacramento State 4 2 0 8 3 0
UC Davis 3 3 0 5 4 0
San Francisco State 3 3 0 5 5 0
Chico State 2 4 0 5 5 0
Cal State Hayward 1 4 1 5 4 1
Nevada 1 4 1 3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1968 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 Southwestern Louisiana $ 4 1 0 8 2 0
Louisiana Tech 3 2 0 9 2 0
Northeast Louisiana State 3 2 0 6 4 0
Northwestern State 2 3 0 5 4 0
Southeastern Louisiana 2 3 0 4 6 0
McNeese State 1 4 0 4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Valparaiso $ 4 0 0 4 5 0
DePauw 3 1 0 6 3 0
Evansville 2 2 0 3 6 0
Butler 1 3 0 2 7 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 0 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central Michigan + 2 1 0 7 2 0
Illinois State + 2 1 0 6 4 0
Eastern Illinois 1 2 0 4 5 0
Western Illinois 1 2 0 2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
1968 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wartburg $ 6 0 1 7 1 1
Simpson 5 0 2 6 1 2
Upper Iowa 4 3 0 4 4 0
Central (IA) 3 3 1 5 3 1
Dubuque 3 4 0 4 5 0
William Penn 2 5 0 4 5 0
Buena Vista 2 5 0 2 7 0
Luther 1 6 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Randolph–Macon $ 5 0 0 9 0 0
Bridgewater 3 1 0 5 3 0
Johns Hopkins 1 1 0 7 2 0
Western Maryland 2 2 0 5 4 0
Hampden–Sydney 1 3 0 3 5 2
Shepherd 1 3 0 2 7 0
Gallaudet 0 3 0 1 7 0
Towson State 0 0 0 2 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Conference standings were based on the Dickinson Scoring System.
1968 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alma $ 5 0 0 8 0 0
Albion 4 1 0 6 3 0
Hope 2 3 0 4 5 0
Olivet 2 3 0 3 5 0
Kalamazoo 1 4 0 2 6 0
Adrian 1 4 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 20 Ohio $ 6 0 0 10 1 0
Miami 5 1 0 7 3 0
Bowling Green 3 2 1 6 3 1
Toledo 3 2 1 5 4 1
Western Michigan 2 4 0 3 6 0
Kent State 1 5 0 1 9 0
Marshall 0 6 0 0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
University
Delaware x 5 0 0 7 3 0
Bucknell 3 2 0 5 5 0
Lehigh 2 2 0 3 7 0
Lafayette 2 2 0 7 3 0
Temple 2 2 0 4 6 0
Hofstra 1 3 0 5 5 0
Gettysburg 1 4 0 1 8 0
West Chester * 0 1 0 5 3 0
College–Northern
Albright x 7 0 0 8 1 0
No. 19 Wilkes x 6 0 0 8 0 0
Delaware Valley 5 2 0 6 2 0
Juniata 4 2 0 7 2 0
Upsala 3 4 0 4 4 0
Moravian 3 6 0 3 6 0
Susquehanna 1 5 0 2 6 1
Lycoming 1 7 0 1 7 0
Wagner * 3 1 0 3 6 0
College–Southern
Franklin & Marshall x 6 1 0 6 2 0
Johns Hopkins x 6 1 0 7 2 0
Muhlenberg 6 3 0 6 3 0
Western Maryland 3 3 0 5 4 0
Lebanon Valley 4 4 0 4 4 0
Ursinus 3 5 0 3 5 0
Pennsylvania Military 2 5 0 2 7 0
Haverford 1 6 0 1 6 0
Swarthmore 1 6 0 1 7 0
Dickinson 1 7 0 1 7 0
Drexel * 3 1 0 4 4 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Gustavus Adolphus $ 6 0 1 7 1 1
Hamline 6 1 0 8 1 0
Concordia (MN) 4 3 0 7 3 0
Saint John's (MN) 4 3 0 6 4 0
Macalester 3 3 1 5 4 1
Minnesota–Duluth 2 5 0 4 6 0
St. Thomas (MN) 2 5 0 2 8 0
Augsburg 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
SE Missouri State $ 5 0 0 6 4 0
Central Missouri State 4 1 0 7 2 1
NE Missouri State 2 3 0 5 4 0
Missouri–Rolla 2 3 0 4 5 0
SW Missouri State 2 3 0 2 8 0
NW Missouri State 0 5 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 North Dakota State $ 6 0 0 10 0 0
No. 8 South Dakota 5 1 0 9 1 0
State College of Iowa 3 3 0 5 5 0
North Dakota 3 3 0 3 5 0
South Dakota State 2 4 0 4 6 0
Morningside 2 4 0 4 5 0
Augustana (SD) 0 6 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Baldwin–Wallace $ 4 0 0 8 1 0
Ohio Wesleyan 6 1 0 8 1 0
Marietta 6 1 0 7 2 0
Muskingum 5 2 0 6 2 1
Wooster 5 2 0 6 3 0
Wittenberg 3 2 0 6 3 0
Capital 4 3 0 5 3 0
Mount Union 3 3 0 5 4 0
Kenyon 2 3 0 5 4 0
Denison 2 4 0 4 5 0
Otterbein 2 4 0 3 6 0
Oberlin 1 5 0 2 5 1
Heidelberg 0 6 0 2 7 0
Hiram 0 7 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 9 AP / No. 8 UPI Eastern Kentucky $ 7 0 0 8 2 0
No. 19 AP / No. 17 UPI Western Kentucky 5 2 0 7 2 1
Murray State 5 2 0 7 2 1
East Tennessee State 4 3 0 5 5 0
Austin Peay 3 4 0 5 5 0
Tennessee Tech 2 5 0 2 8 0
Morehead State 1 6 0 3 6 1
Middle Tennessee 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1968 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Allegheny $ 6 0 0 7 1 0
Thiel 4 2 0 6 2 0
Bethany (WV) 4 2 0 4 4 0
John Carroll 4 2 0 4 4 0
Western Reserve 2 4 0 2 6 0
Washington & Jefferson 1 5 0 1 7 0
Case Tech 0 6 0 0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whittier $ 4 1 0 5 4 0
Occidental 3 1 1 3 5 1
Redlands 3 2 0 5 5 0
Claremont-Mudd 2 2 1 3 4 2
Pomona 2 3 0 4 5 1
Caltech 0 5 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Caltech forfeited to Whittier and Redlands; the forfeits were included only in conference records.
1968 Southland Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 15 Arkansas State $ 3 0 1 7 3 1
Texas–Arlington 3 1 0 6 4 0
Trinity (TX) 2 2 0 5 4 0
Abilene Christian 1 2 1 4 5 1
Lamar Tech 0 4 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1968 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alcorn A&M + 6 1 0 8 1 0
Grambling + 6 1 0 9 2 0
Texas Southern + 6 1 0 6 4 0
Arkansas AM&N 4 3 0 5 5 0
Southern 3 4 0 4 6 0
Prairie View A&M 2 5 0 4 6 0
Jackson State 1 6 0 3 6 0
Wiley 0 7 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1968 West Penn Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Waynesburg $ 2 0 0 7 2 0
Westminster (PA) 1 1 0 6 2 0
Geneva 0 2 0 0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1968 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
New Hampshire + 4 1 0 6 2 0
Connecticut + 4 1 0 4 6 0
Maine 2 3 0 3 5 0
Rhode Island 2 3 0 3 6 0
UMass 2 3 0 2 8 0
Vermont 1 4 0 3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1968 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 San Diego State     9 0 1
No. 3 Chattanooga     9 1 0
Indiana State     9 1 0
IUP     9 1 0
Nevada Southern     8 1 0
UC Riverside     7 1 1
No. 7 Eastern Michigan     8 2 0
Lincoln (MO)     8 2 0
La Verne     7 2 0
Tennessee State     6 2 1
Hawaii     7 3 0
No. 14 Tampa     7 3 0
No. 17 Akron     7 3 1
Northeastern     6 3 0
Southern Illinois     6 3 0
Cortland     5 3 0
Boston University     5 3 1
Pacific (CA)     6 4 0
Samford     6 4 0
Parsons     5 4 0
Wheaton (IL)     5 4 0
Drake     5 5 0
UC Santa Barbara     4 4 1
Santa Clara     4 5 0
Portland State     4 6 0
Wayne State (MI)     3 6 0
Wabash     3 6 0
Colorado College     2 6 0
Milwaukee     2 7 0
Lake Forest     2 8 0
Northern Illinois     2 8 0
Mississippi Valley State     1 7 0
UC San Diego     0 7 0
Rose Poly     0 8 0
Cal Poly Pomona     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Rankings

Main article: 1968 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 1968, the wire services disagreed as to the champion. UPI picked San Diego State (9–0–1) as number one, while the AP panel chose North Dakota State. San Diego State did not play in the postseason, while North Dakota State later won the Pecan Bowl to finish 10–0.[1]

Bowl games

The postseason consisted of four bowl games as regional finals, all played on December 14. The Boardwalk Bowl succeeded the Tangerine Bowl, and the Pecan Bowl moved within Texas, from Abilene to Arlington. In 1969, the Grantland Rice Bowl moved from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bowl Region Location Winning team Losing team Ref
Boardwalk East Atlantic City, New Jersey Delaware 31 IUP 24
Grantland Rice Mideast Murfreesboro, Tennessee Louisiana Tech 33 Akron 13
Pecan Midwest Arlington, Texas North Dakota State 23 Arkansas State 14
Camellia West Sacramento, California Humboldt State 29 Fresno State 14

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bisons triumph". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 15, 1968. p. 19.
  2. ^ "San Diego Is Top Team". The News-Herald. Franklin, Pennsylvania. United Press International. November 27, 1968. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "North Dakota '68 Champion". Odessa American. Odessa, Texas. Associated Press. December 5, 1968. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.