The 1969 NCAA College Division football season was the 14th season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

School 1968 Conference 1969 Conference
Towson State New Program Mason–Dixon

Conference standings

1969 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Montana $ 4 0 0 10 1 0
Weber State 3 1 0 6 4 0
Idaho State 2 2 0 5 5 0
Idaho 1 3 0 2 8 0
Montana State 0 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Cal Poly $ 2 0 0 6 4 0
Valley State 1 1 0 4 5 0
Cal Poly Pomona 1 2 0 2 8 0
UC Riverside 0 1 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Johnson C. Smith $ 6 1 0 8 2 0
North Carolina Central 7 1 1 7 2 1
Elizabeth City State 8 1 0 8 1 0
North Carolina A&T 5 1 1 6 2 1
Morgan State 6 2 0 6 4 0
Norfolk State 4 3 0 4 4 0
Virginia Union 5 4 0 5 4 0
Livingstone 4 3 0 5 3 0
Delaware State 3 3 0 4 5 0
Fayetteville State 3 3 1 3 4 1
Virginia State 3 5 1 3 5 1
Howard 2 3 0 3 6 0
Shaw 2 5 0 2 6 0
Maryland State 1 5 0 1 7 0
Winston-Salem State 1 7 0 2 7 0
Saint Paul's (VA) 0 6 0 1 7 0
Hampton 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Conference standings were determined by Dickinson Rating
1969 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Centre $ 4 0 0 6 4 0
Southwestern (TN) 2 2 0 3 6 0
Sewanee 2 2 0 2 6 0
Washington and Lee 1 3 0 4 5 0
Washington University 1 3 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Carthage $ 7 0 0 9 0 0
Augustana (IL) 6 1 0 7 2 0
Millikin 4 3 0 4 5 0
Elmhurst 3 4 0 4 4 0
Carroll (WI) 3 4 0 4 5 0
Illinois Wesleyan 3 4 0 3 6 0
North Park 2 5 0 2 7 0
North Central (IL) 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 15 UPI Cal State Hayward $ 5 0 0 9 1 0
No. 12 AP Sacramento State 4 1 0 8 2 0
Chico State 3 2 0 8 2 0
Humboldt State 2 3 0 6 4 0
San Francisco State 1 4 0 3 7 0
UC Davis 0 5 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1969 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Louisiana Tech $ 5 0 0 8 2 0
Northwestern State 4 1 0 7 2 0
Southwestern Louisiana 3 2 0 5 5 0
Southeastern Louisiana 2 3 0 5 5 0
McNeese State 1 4 0 4 6 0
Northeast Louisiana 0 5 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Valparaiso + 3 1 0 7 2 0
Evansville + 3 1 0 4 5 0
Butler 2 2 0 3 6 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 1 3 0 5 4 0
DePauw 1 3 0 2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1969 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western Illinois $ 3 0 0 8 2 0
Central Michigan 2 1 0 7 3 0
Illinois State 1 2 0 5 6 0
Eastern Illinois 0 3 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Simpson $ 6 1 0 8 2 0
Luther 5 2 0 7 2 0
Central (IA) 5 2 0 6 3 0
William Penn 4 3 0 6 3 0
Upper Iowa 3 4 0 3 5 0
Wartburg 3 4 0 3 6 0
Buena Vista 2 5 0 2 7 0
Dubuque 0 7 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Randolph–Macon $ 4 0 0 9 1 0
Hampden–Sydney 3 1 0 6 4 0
Western Maryland 2 2 0 3 6 0
Bridgewater 2 3 0 3 6 0
Towson State 1 2 0 4 4 1
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0 5 4 0
Gallaudet 0 2 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Albion $ 5 0 0 8 0 0
Alma 4 1 0 6 3 0
Kalamazoo 3 2 0 4 4 0
Hope 2 3 0 3 5 1
Olivet 1 4 0 1 8 0
Adrian 0 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 20 Toledo $ 5 0 0 11 0 0
Bowling Green 4 1 0 6 4 0
Miami 2 3 0 7 3 0
Ohio 2 3 0 5 4 1
Kent State 1 4 0 5 5 0
Western Michigan 1 4 0 4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1969 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
University
No. 10 Delaware x 6 0 0 9 2 0
Gettysburg 4 2 0 7 2 0
Bucknell 3 2 1 3 5 1
Lehigh 2 2 0 4 5 1
Temple 1 2 1 4 5 1
Lafayette 1 3 0 4 6 0
Hofstra 0 5 0 0 10 0
West Chester * 0 1 0 7 2 0
College–Northern
Wilkes x 5 0 0 6 2 0
Susquehanna 5 1 0 6 3 0
Wagner 4 1 0 4 5 0
Juniata 4 2 0 5 3 0
Delaware Valley 4 3 0 4 3 0
Upsala 3 3 0 4 4 0
Albright 3 4 0 3 6 0
Lycoming 1 7 0 1 7 0
College–Southern
Johns Hopkins x 5 2 0 5 4 0
Lebanon Valley x 5 2 0 6 2 0
Ursinus x 5 2 0 5 2 1
Moravian 6 3 0 6 3 0
Dickinson 4 4 0 4 4 0
Muhlenberg 4 5 0 4 5 0
Drexel 2 3 0 3 5 0
Swarthmore 3 5 0 3 5 0
Western Maryland 2 4 0 3 6 0
Pennsylvania Military 1 5 0 2 6 0
Franklin & Marshall 1 6 0 1 7 0
Haverford 1 6 0 1 6 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll
1969 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Concordia–Moorhead $^ 7 0 0 10 1 0
Saint John's (MN) 5 1 1 8 1 1
Hamline 5 2 0 7 2 0
Gustavus Adolphus 4 2 1 6 3 1
Macalester 3 4 0 5 4 0
Minnesota–Duluth 2 5 0 4 6 0
St. Thomas (MN) 1 6 0 2 8 0
Augsburg 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1969 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
SE Missouri State + 4 1 0 8 2 0
NE Missouri State + 4 1 0 6 2 1
Missouri–Rolla 3 2 0 7 2 0
Central Missouri State 2 3 0 5 4 0
NW Missouri State 2 3 0 4 5 0
SW Missouri State 0 5 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Montclair State $ 3 0 0 8 2 0
Glassboro State 2 1 0 5 3 0
Jersey City State 1 2 0 5 3 0
Trenton State 0 3 0 4 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Dakota State $ 6 0 0 10 0 0
Northern Iowa 4 2 0 5 5 0
North Dakota 3 3 0 4 5 0
South Dakota State 3 3 0 3 7 0
Morningside 2 4 0 4 5 0
South Dakota 2 4 0 3 7 0
Augustana (SD) 1 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Wittenberg $ 4 0 0 10 0 0
Marietta 6 1 0 8 1 0
Baldwin–Wallace 4 1 1 7 1 1
Denison 4 2 0 7 2 0
Muskingum 3 1 2 5 2 2
Kenyon 3 2 0 6 3 0
Ohio Wesleyan 4 3 0 5 4 0
Mount Union 3 3 0 5 4 0
Capital 3 4 0 3 4 1
Wooster 3 4 0 3 6 0
Hiram 2 5 0 3 5 0
Otterbein 1 4 1 3 5 1
Heidelberg 0 4 2 0 6 2
Oberlin 0 6 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1969 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 20 AP / No. 16 UPI East Tennessee State $ 6 0 1 10 0 1
Western Kentucky 5 2 0 6 3 1
Eastern Kentucky 4 3 0 6 4 0
Tennessee Tech 4 3 0 5 5 0
Morehead State 3 4 0 6 4 0
Murray State 2 4 1 5 4 1
Austin Peay 2 5 0 2 7 1
Middle Tennessee 1 6 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1969 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
John Carroll $ 6 0 0 7 1 0
Bethany (WV) 4 2 0 6 2 0
Thiel 4 2 0 6 2 0
Allegheny 4 2 0 5 3 0
Case Tech 1 5 0 2 6 0
Washington & Jefferson 1 5 0 1 7 0
Western Reserve 1 5 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Mountain Division
Adams State xy 6 1 0 6 4 0
Western State (CO) 5 1 0 5 4 0
Westminster (UT) 3 3 0 4 5 0
Southern Utah 2 3 0 4 5 0
Colorado Mines 1 3 0 3 6 0
Western New Mexico 1 4 0 1 7 0
Fort Lewis 1 5 0 1 7 0
Plains Division
Colorado State–Greeley xy$ 5 0 0 10 0 0
Emporia State 4 2 0 6 3 0
Southern Colorado 3 2 0 7 2 0
Washburn 3 3 0 5 5 0
Nebraska–Omaha 2 2 0 3 6 0
Pittsburg State 2 3 0 5 5 0
Fort Hays State 0 6 0 0 9 0
Championship: Colorado State–Greeley 33, Adams State 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
1969 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whittier $ 4 0 0 5 5 0
Redlands 3 1 0 7 2 0
Claremont-Mudd 3 2 0 5 4 0
Pomona 2 3 0 3 6 0
Occidental 1 4 0 1 8 0
Caltech 0 3 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 Southland Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Arkansas State $ 4 0 0 8 1 1
Abilene Christian 2 2 0 8 2 0
Texas–Arlington 2 2 0 5 5 0
Trinity (TX) 2 2 0 4 6 0
Lamar Tech 0 4 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1969 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 AP / #13 UPI Alcorn A&M $ 6 0 1 8 0 1
Southern 5 1 1 6 2 1
Grambling 5 2 0 6 4 0
Texas Southern 3 3 1 4 3 2
Prairie View A&M 3 4 0 4 5 0
Arkansas AM&N 2 4 1 3 5 1
Jackson State 1 6 0 2 6 0
Mississippi Valley State 1 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1969 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
UMass $ 5 0 0 6 3 0
Connecticut 3 2 0 5 4 0
Maine 3 2 0 5 4 0
Vermont 2 3 0 3 6 0
New Hampshire 1 4 0 3 5 0
Rhode Island 1 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1969 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Akron     9 1 0
IUP     8 1 0
Boston University     9 2 0
No. 9 Tampa     8 2 0
Tennessee State     7 1 1
Colorado College     6 2 0
Drake     7 2 2
Hawaii     6 3 1
Indiana State     6 3 1
Lincoln (MO)     5 3 1
Portland State     6 4 0
Santa Clara     6 4 0
UNLV     6 4 0
Eastern Michigan     5 4 0
La Verne     5 4 0
Cortland     4 4 0
Northern Michigan     5 5 0
Nevada     5 5 0
Rose Poly     4 4 0
Southern Illinois     5 5 0
Wayne State (MI)     4 4 0
Chattanooga     4 6 0
Milwaukee     3 6 0
Northeastern     3 6 0
Wabash     3 6 0
Wheaton (IL)     3 6 0
Samford     2 6 1
Lake Forest     2 6 0
Eastern Illinois     2 7 0
Parsons     2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Rankings

Main article: 1969 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 1969, both services ranked 9–0 North Dakota State first and 10–0 Montana second. They later met in the Camellia Bowl, which North Dakota State won, 30–3.[1]

Bowl games

The postseason consisted of four bowl games as regional finals, all played on December 13. 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 North Carolina Central 13
Grantland Rice Mideast Baton Rouge, Louisiana East Tennessee State 34 Louisiana Tech 14 [5]
Pecan Midwest Arlington, Texas Arkansas State 29 Drake 14 [6][7]
Camellia West Sacramento, California North Dakota State 30 Montana 3 [8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "North Dakota State belts Montana 30-3". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. December 14, 1969. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ "N. Dakota State Wins Final Poll". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. United Press International. November 26, 1969. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  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. ^ "Bison Top Final Poll; Canines 4th". Argus Leader. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Associated Press. November 27, 1969. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Tennessee rush ruins Bradshaw". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 14, 1969. p. 3, sports.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 17, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Arkansas State turns back Drake". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. December 14, 1969. p. 6, section 2.
  8. ^ "Bison drop Montana 30-3 in Camellia". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 14, 1969. p. 16.