The 1975 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 1975, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1975 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Wittenberg Tigers won their second Division III championship, defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 28−0.[1]

Conference standings

1975 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Rose–Hulman + 4 0 0     7 3 0
Sewanee + 4 0 0     6 3 0
Centre 2 2 0     4 4 1
Southwestern (TN) 2 2 0     4 4 0
Principia 0 4 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1975 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $ 6 2 0     7 2 0
North Central (IL) 5 2 1     5 3 1
Carroll (WI) 5 3 0     6 3 0
Millikin 5 3 0     6 3 0
Wheaton (IL) 5 3 0     5 4 0
Illinois Wesleyan 4 3 1     4 4 1
Carthage 3 5 0     4 5 0
Elmhurst 1 7 0     2 7 0
North Park 1 7 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1975 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ithaca $^ 4 0 0     10 1 0
Alfred 3 1 0     7 2 0
St. Lawrence 3 2 0     7 2 0
Hobart 2 3 0     5 4 0
RIT 1 4 0     2 7 0
RPI 0 3 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1975 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Butler $ 6 0 0     9 1 0
Indiana Central ^ 5 1 0     8 3 0
Evansville 4 2 0     7 3 0
DePauw 2 4 0     5 5 0
Valparaiso 2 4 0     3 6 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 2 4 0     2 8 0
Wabash 0 6 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1975 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
William Penn $^ 7 0 0     10 1 0
Buena Vista 6 1 0     7 2 0
Central (IA) 4 3 0     5 4 0
Luther 4 3 0     4 5 0
Dubuque 3 4 0     4 5 1
Wartburg 2 5 0     4 5 0
Simpson 1 6 0     2 7 0
Upper Iowa 1 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1975 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
C. W. Post $ 4 0 0     9 1 0
Merchant Marine 4 1 0     7 2 0
Wagner 3 2 0     6 2 1
Fordham 1 2 1     3 5 1
Hofstra 1 4 0     3 6 0
Seton Hall 0 4 1     2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1975 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hope $ 4 0 1     8 0 1
Alma 3 2 0     6 3 0
Albion 2 2 1     6 2 1
Adrian 2 3 0     4 5 0
Olivet 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kalamazoo 1 4 0     4 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1975 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Northern
Albright x^ 6 0 0     8 2 0
Juniata 4 2 0     6 3 0
Lycoming 3 2 0     6 2 0
Upsala 3 3 0     5 4 0
Wilkes 2 3 0     3 5 0
Susquehanna 2 4 0     3 6 0
Delaware Valley 0 6 0     0 8 0
Southern
Widener x^ 8 0 0     10 1 0
Franklin & Marshall 6 2 0     7 2 0
Lebanon Valley 6 2 0     6 3 0
Moravian 5 2 1     6 2 1
Johns Hopkins 3 3 1     3 5 1
Dickinson 3 5 1     3 5 1
Muhlenberg 2 5 2     2 6 2
Ursinus 1 6 1     1 6 1
Western Maryland 1 5 0     2 7 0
Swarthmore 1 6 0     1 7 0
Gettysburg 0 0 0     3 6 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1975 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) $ 6 0 1     8 1 1
Minnesota–Duluth 6 1 0     8 2 0
Hamline 4 3 0     5 5 0
Gustavus Adolphus 4 3 0     4 5 0
St. Olaf 3 3 1     5 3 1
Concordia–Moorhead 3 4 0     5 4 0
St. Thomas (MN) 3 4 0     3 6 0
Augsburg 1 6 0     2 8 0
Macalester 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1975 New England Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nichols + 6 2 0     6 2 0
Boston State + 6 2 0     7 3 0
Framingham State 5 2 0     6 2 0
Bridgewater State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Plymouth State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Maine Maritime 4 3 0     4 4 0
Massachusetts Maritime 2 6 0     2 6 0
New Haven 2 6 0     2 7 0
Curry 0 8 0     0 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1975 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Glassboro State $ 5 0 0     7 2 1
Montclair State 4 1 0     4 4 2
Trenton State 3 2 0     5 4 0
Kean 2 3 0     3 7 0
Jersey City State 1 4 0     2 6 0
William Paterson 0 5 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1975 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bethany (WV) $ 5 1 0     5 4 0
Washington & Jefferson 4 2 0     6 3 0
Carnegie Mellon 3 3 0     5 3 0
Thiel 3 3 0     5 4 0
Hiram 3 3 0     4 5 0
John Carroll 3 3 0     4 5 0
Case Western Reserve 0 6 0     0 8 0
Allegheny * 0 0 0     6 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – Ineligible for conference title
1975 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Redlands + 4 0 1     7 2 1
La Verne + 4 0 1     6 3 1
Claremont-Mudd 2 3 0     4 4 0
Whittier 2 3 0     3 6 1
Occidental 2 3 0     3 5 0
Pomona-Pitzer 0 5 0     0 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1975 Virginia College Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Madison $ 5 0 0     9 0 1
Virginia Union 2 0 0     7 4 0
Hampden–Sydney 4 1 0     7 2 0
Virginia State 2 1 0     2 8 0
Randolph–Macon 3 2 0     6 4 0
Hampton 1 2 0     5 5 0
Saint Paul's (VA) 1 2 0     2 8 0
Emory & Henry 0 3 0     2 9 0
Washington and Lee 0 3 0     1 8 1
Bridgewater 0 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1975 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Albany         7 2 0
Colorado College ^         7 2 1
Georgetown         5 3 0
Saint Peter's         5 3 0
Canisius         5 4 0
Rochester (NY)         5 4 0
Norwich         4 5 0
Cortland         2 6 1
Saint Mary's         3 8 0
San Diego         2 7 0
Brockport         1 6 1
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham         1 6 0
Maryville (TN)         0 9 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1975 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the third 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 for the third consecutive year. Unlike the two previous championships, this year's bracket expanded from four to eight teams.[3]

Playoff bracket

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
         
Widener 14
Albright 6
Widener 14
Ithaca 23
Ithaca 41
Fort Valley State 12
Ithaca 0
Wittenberg 28
Wittenberg 14
Indiana Central 13
Wittenberg 55
Millsaps 22
Millsaps 28
Colorado College 21

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Co-champs head all-NE grid roster". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Maine. November 29, 1975. p. 14. Retrieved January 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  3. ^ "1975 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved October 26, 2014.