The 1974 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1974, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1974 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Central Dutch won their first Division III championship, defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 10−8.[1]

Conference standings

1974 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rose–Hulman $ 3 0 1 5 3 1
Southwestern (TN) 2 1 1 3 3 3
Centre 2 2 0 3 6 0
Sewanee 2 2 0 2 6 0
Principia 1 3 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1974 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Illinois Wesleyan + 7 1 0 8 1 0
Millikin + 7 1 0 8 2 0
Carroll (WI) 5 3 0 6 3 0
Augustana (IL) 4 3 1 5 3 1
Carthage 4 3 1 5 3 1
Wheaton (IL) 4 4 0 4 5 0
North Park 2 6 0 3 6 0
Elmhurst 1 7 0 1 8 0
North Central (IL) 1 7 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1974 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ithaca $^ 3 0 0 10 1 0
Hobart 3 1 0 8 1 0
St. Lawrence 3 2 0 7 2 0
Alfred 2 2 0 4 4 0
RIT 1 4 0 1 7 0
RPI 0 3 0 4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1974 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Butler $ 6 0 0 8 2 0
Evansville ^ 5 1 0 8 2 0
DePauw 4 2 0 7 3 0
Indiana Central 2 4 0 5 5 0
Wabash 2 4 0 5 5 0
Valparaiso 2 4 0 3 6 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 0 6 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1974 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central (IA) $^ 7 0 0 11 0 0
William Penn 6 1 0 9 1 0
Buena Vista 4 3 0 5 4 0
Upper Iowa 4 3 0 4 5 0
Luther 3 4 0 3 6 0
Simpson 2 5 0 2 6 1
Dubuque 1 6 0 4 7 0
Wartburg 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1974 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Towson State $ 4 0 0 10 0 0
Randolph–Macon 2 1 0 6 2 1
Hampden–Sydney 2 2 0 6 4 0
Salisbury State 1 1 0 4 4 1
Bridgewater 1 2 0 4 5 0
Western Maryland 1 2 0 2 7 0
Gallaudet 0 1 0 3 6 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0 3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1974 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
C. W. Post $ 4 0 0 6 4 0
Merchant Marine 3 1 0 6 3 0
Seton Hall 2 1 0 7 2 0
Wagner 2 2 0 5 3 1
Fordham 0 3 1 3 5 1
Hofstra 0 4 1 1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1974 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Olivet $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
Hope 4 1 0 8 1 0
Alma 3 2 0 4 5 0
Albion 2 3 0 3 6 0
Kalamazoo 1 4 0 2 6 0
Adrian 0 5 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1974 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern
Wilkes x 6 0 0 7 2 0
Juniata 5 1 0 7 2 0
Albright 4 2 0 6 3 0
Susquehanna 3 3 0 4 5 1
Delaware Valley 2 4 0 2 6 0
Lycoming 1 5 0 3 6 0
Upsala 0 6 0 0 8 0
Southern
Franklin & Marshall x 8 0 0 9 0 0
Widener 7 1 0 8 1 0
Lebanon Valley 4 4 0 5 4 0
Moravian 4 2 0 5 5 0
Johns Hopkins 3 2 1 3 5 1
Dickinson 5 4 0 5 4 0
Muhlenberg 2 6 0 2 7 0
Ursinus 1 5 1 1 6 1
Western Maryland 1 6 0 2 7 0
Swarthmore 0 7 0 0 7 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
1974 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Concordia–Moorhead + 5 2 0 7 2 0
Saint John's (MN) + 5 2 0 7 2 0
Minnesota–Duluth 4 2 1 7 2 1
Hamline 4 2 1 4 5 1
St. Thomas (MN) 4 3 0 5 4 0
Gustavus Adolphus 4 3 0 4 6 0
Augsburg 3 4 0 5 5 0
St. Olaf 1 6 0 3 6 0
Macalester 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Macalester's win over Gustavus Adolphus counted in the conference standings for Macalester, but not for Gustavus Adolphus.
1974 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nichols $ 6 0 1 7 1 1
Plymouth State 5 1 1 7 1 1
Boston State 5 2 1 5 3 1
Curry 5 2 1 5 3 1
Framingham State 4 3 0 5 3 0
Bridgewater State 4 3 0 6 4 0
Massachusetts Maritime 2 6 0 3 6 0
Maine Maritime 1 7 0 1 8 0
New Haven 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1974 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Glassboro State $ 4 0 1 6 3 1
Kean 3 1 0 8 2 0
Trenton State 3 1 1 5 4 1
Montclair State 2 2 0 6 3 1
William Paterson 1 4 0 3 7 0
Jersey City State 0 5 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1974 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Blue Division
Wittenberg xy$ 3 0 1 7 1 2
Mount Union 3 1 0 7 2 0
Capital 2 2 0 5 4 0
Ohio Wesleyan 1 3 0 4 5 0
Denison 0 3 1 3 5 1
Red Division
Baldwin–Wallace xy 5 0 0 8 2 0
Otterbein 4 1 0 6 3 0
Marietta 3 2 0 6 3 0
Muskingum 2 3 0 4 5 0
Heidelberg 1 4 0 2 6 0
Wooster 0 5 0 2 6 0
Not competing for championship
Oberlin     5 4 0
Kenyon     2 6 1
Ohio Northern     2 7 0
Championship: Wittenberg 17, Baldwin–Wallace 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
1974 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Allegheny + 6 1 0 7 1 0
John Carroll + 6 1 0 7 2 0
Bethany (WV) 4 3 0 5 3 1
Hiram 3 3 1 4 4 1
Thiel 3 3 1 4 4 1
Carnegie Mellon 2 5 0 3 5 0
Case Western Reserve 2 5 0 2 7 0
Washington & Jefferson 1 6 0 1 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1974 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Redlands $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
Whittier 4 1 0 7 2 0
La Verne 3 2 0 5 5 0
Claremont-Mudd 1 4 0 2 6 0
Occidental 1 4 0 1 7 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1974 Virginia College Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Virginia Union 2 0 0 8 2 0
Randolph–Macon 4 0 1 6 2 1
Hampden–Sydney 4 1 0 6 4 0
Virginia State 2 1 0 3 7 0
Madison 3 2 0 6 4 0
Hampton 1 2 0 3 7 0
Bridgewater 1 3 0 4 5 0
Washington and Lee 0 2 1 1 8 1
Emory & Henry 0 3 0 3 8 0
Saint Paul's (VA) 0 3 0 1 8 0
1974 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–Platteville + 7 1 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin–Whitewater + 7 1 0 8 3 0
Wisconsin–La Crosse + 7 1 0 7 3 0
Wisconsin–River Falls 5 3 0 7 3 0
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 4 4 0 6 4 0
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 2 6 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 2 6 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin–Stout 1 7 0 2 8 0
Wisconsin–Superior 1 7 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Wisconsin–La Crosse forfeited one non-conference game.
1974 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Albany     9 0 0
Colorado College     8 1 0
Georgetown     6 2 0
Norwich     6 3 0
Bridgeport     6 4 0
Salisbury State     4 4 1
Trinity (TX)     5 5 1
Rochester (NY)     3 6 0
Saint Mary's     3 6 0
Saint Peter's     3 6 0
Cortland     2 6 1
Maryville (TN)     2 6 1
San Diego     3 8 0
Brockport     2 6 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     0 5 0

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1974 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the second annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship game was held at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. Like the 1973 championship, this year's bracket featured only four teams.[2]

Playoff bracket

Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
      
Central (IA) 17
Evansville 16
Central (IA) 10
Ithaca 8
Ithaca 27
Slippery Rock 14

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "1974 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved October 25, 2014.