The 1982 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 1982, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1982 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama.

The West Georgia Wolves won their first Division III championship, defeating the Augustana (IL) Vikings by a final score of 14−0.[1]

Conference changes and new programs

New conference

Conference changes

School 1981 conference 1982 conference
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Conference standings

1982 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Sewanee $ 4 1 0 7 2 0
Centre 3 2 0 5 4 0
Southwestern (TN) 3 2 0 5 4 0
Principia 2 3 0 5 4 0
Rose–Hulman 2 3 0 4 6 0
Illinois College 1 4 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1982 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $^ 8 0 0 11 1 0
North Central (IL) 6 1 1 7 1 1
Millikin 5 2 1 5 3 1
Elmhurst 5 3 0 6 3 0
Carthage 4 4 0 4 5 0
Illinois Wesleyan 4 4 0 4 5 0
Wheaton (IL) 2 6 0 2 7 0
North Park 1 7 0 1 8 0
Carroll (WI) 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
St. Lawrence $^ 4 0 0 10 1 0
Alfred 2 1 0 6 4 0
Ithaca 1 2 0 6 4 0
Hobart 1 3 0 4 5 0
RPI 0 2 0 4 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wartburg $^ 7 0 0 8 2 0
Central (IA) 6 1 0 8 2 0
Luther 5 2 0 6 3 0
Dubuque 4 3 0 6 3 0
Buena Vista 3 4 0 4 5 0
Simpson 2 5 0 4 5 0
Upper Iowa 1 6 0 2 8 0
William Penn 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
St. John's $ 4 0 0 9 1 0
Pace 3 1 0 5 4 0
Marist 2 2 0 2 7 0
Brooklyn 1 3 0 3 7 0
Saint Peter's 0 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1982 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hope $ 5 0 0 8 1 0
Adrian 3 2 0 7 2 0
Kalamazoo 2 2 1 5 2 1
Albion 2 2 1 3 5 1
Alma 1 4 0 3 6 0
Olivet 1 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1982 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern
Delaware Valley x 6 1 0 8 2 0
Lycoming x 6 1 0 8 2 0
Susquehanna 5 2 0 7 3 0
Juniata 4 3 0 6 4 0
Upsala 4 3 0 5 5 0
Albright 2 5 0 3 6 0
Wilkes 1 6 0 1 8 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 0 7 0 1 8 0
Southern
Widener x^ 7 1 0 9 2 0
Swarthmore x 7 1 0 8 1 0
Franklin & Marshall 6 2 0 7 2 0
Gettysburg 6 2 0 7 3 0
Muhlenberg 4 4 0 4 5 0
Ursinus 3 4 1 3 5 1
Moravian 3 5 0 3 6 0
Western Maryland 2 5 1 2 6 1
Johns Hopkins 2 6 0 3 6 0
Lebanon Valley 2 6 0 2 7 0
Dickinson 1 7 0 1 8 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) $^ 8 0 0 9 1 0
St. Thomas (MN) 6 2 0 8 2 0
Gustavus Adolphus 6 2 0 6 4 0
Concordia–Moorhead 5 3 0 6 4 0
Hamline # 5 3 0 6 4 0
Augsburg 2 5 1 2 7 1
Bethel (MN) 1 6 1 1 8 1
Macalester 1 7 0 2 8 0
St. Olaf 1 7 0 2 8 0
Carleton * 0 0 0 6 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
    # – Hamline initially forfeited 5 conference wins—over Augsburg, St. Olaf, Macalester, Concordia–Moorhead, and Bethel (MN)—because a player was ruled ineligible under NAIA rules, but the player was later ruled eligible under MIAC code, and the wins were restored to Hamline.
    * – ineligible for conference title
1982 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Plymouth State $ 9 0 0 10 0 0
Massachusetts Maritime 7 2 0 7 2 0
Maine Maritime 6 2 1 7 2 1
Bridgewater State 5 3 1 5 3 1
Nichols 5 4 0 5 4 0
Western New England 4 5 0 4 5 0
Framingham State 3 6 0 3 6 0
Western Connecticut State 2 7 0 2 7 0
Westfield State 2 7 0 2 7 0
Curry 1 8 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1982 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Montclair State $ 6 0 0 8 0 2
Trenton State 5 1 9   1 0  
Ramapo 3 3 0 7 3 0
Glassboro State 3 3 0 5 5 0
William Paterson 3 3 0 5 5 0
Kean 1 5 0 2 9 0
Jersey City State 0 6 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1982 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Blue Division
Ohio Northern xy 4 0 1 6 3 1
Wittenberg 4 1 0 7 2 0
Otterbein 3 2 0 5 4 0
Ohio Wesleyan 2 3 0 4 5 0
Denison 1 3 1 2 5 2
Marietta 0 5 0 0 9 0
Red Division
Baldwin–Wallace xy$^ 5 0 0 10 1 0
Mount Union 4 1 0 8 1 0
Capital 3 2 0 5 4 0
Heidelberg 2 3 0 5 4 0
Wooster 1 4 0 1 8 0
Muskingum 0 5 0 2 7 0
Not competing for championship
Kenyon     4 4 0
Oberlin     2 7 0
Championship: Baldwin–Wallace 24, Ohio Northern 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1982 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hampden–Sydney $ 4 1 0 4 4 1
Randolph–Macon 3 2 0 6 4 0
Washington and Lee 3 2 0 5 4 0
Bridgewater 2 3 0 3 6 0
Emory & Henry 2 3 0 3 6 0
Maryville (TN) 1 4 0 2 8 0
Catholic University *     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – Ineligible for conference title
1982 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hiram $ 6 1 0 6 3 0
Case Western Reserve 5 2 0 5 3 0
Carnegie Mellon 4 3 0 6 3 0
John Carroll 4 3 0 5 4 0
Bethany (WV) 3 4 0 4 5 0
Washington & Jefferson 3 4 0 4 5 0
Allegheny 3 4 0 3 5 0
Thiel 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1982 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
La Verne + 4 1 0 8 1 0
Whittier + 4 1 0 6 3 0
Occidental 3 2 0 4 5 0
Redlands 3 2 0 4 6 0
Claremont-Mudd 1 4 0 1 8 0
Pomona-Pitzer 0 5 0 1 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1982 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–La Crosse $ 7 1 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin–River Falls 6 2 0 7 2 1
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 6 2 0 6 4 0
Wisconsin–Stout 5 3 0 8 3 0
Wisconsin–Whitewater 4 4 0 7 4 0
Wisconsin–Platteville 3 5 0 5 5 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 3 5 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 1 7 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin–Superior 1 7 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Wisconsin–Stevens Point forfeited 3 games.
1982 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
West Georgia ^     12 0 0
Wabash     10 0 0
Union (NY)     8 1 0
Wagner ^     8 1 1
DePauw     8 2 0
Frostburg State     6 2 2
Albany     6 3 0
Canisius     6 3 0
Duquesne     6 3 0
Iona     5 3 1
Dayton     6 4 0
Hofstra     6 4 0
Norwich     6 4 0
Colorado College     5 4 0
Salisbury State     5 4 0
Buffalo     5 5 0
Mercyhurst     4 5 0
San Diego     4 5 0
Buffalo State     4 6 0
Cortland     4 6 0
Georgetown     3 5 0
Fordham     2 8 0
Rochester (NY)     2 8 0
Brockport     1 8 0
Saint Francis (PA)     0 8 1
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1982 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the tenth annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the tenth consecutive year. Like the previous seven championships, eight teams competed in this edition.[3]

Playoff bracket

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
         
Augustana (IL) 28
Baldwin Wallace 22
Augustana (IL) 14
St. Lawrence 0
St. Lawrence 43
Wagner 34
Augustana (IL) 0
West Georgia 14
Bishop 32
Wartburg 7
Bishop 6
West Georgia 27
West Georgia (3OT) 31
Widener 24

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "NAIA Football Regular Season Records" (PDF). NAIA. p. 21. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  3. ^ "1982 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 7, 2014.