The 1983 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 1983, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1983 at Galbreath Field in Kings Island, Mason, Ohio. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won their first of four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Union Dutchmen by a final score of 21−17.[1]

Conference and program changes

Conference standings

1983 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Gettysburg + 5 2 0 8 2 0
Swarthmore + 5 2 0 7 2 0
Muhlenberg + 5 2 0 6 3 0
Franklin & Marshall 4 3 0 5 4 0
Johns Hopkins 3 4 0 5 4 0
Western Maryland 3 4 0 4 4 1
Ursinus 2 5 0 4 5 0
Dickinson 1 6 0 2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1983 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Centre + 4 1 0 5 3 1
Rose–Hulman + 4 1 0 6 5 0
Sewanee 3 2 0 5 4 0
Southwestern (TN) 3 2 0 4 6 0
Principia 1 4 0 3 5 1
Fisk 0 5 0 0 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1983 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $^ 8 0 0 12 0 0
Elmhurst 6 2 0 7 2 0
Wheaton (IL) 5 3 0 6 3 0
Illinois Wesleyan 5 3 0 5 4 0
Millikin 4 4 0 4 5 0
Carthage 3 5 0 4 5 0
North Central (IL) 3 5 0 4 5 0
North Park 2 6 0 3 6 0
Carroll (WI) 0 8 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1983 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
St. Lawrence $ 3 0 1 5 3 1
Hobart 2 1 1 5 3 1
Ithaca 1 2 0 7 3 0
RPI 0 1 1 2 6 1
Alfred 0 2 1 4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1983 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wartburg + 6 1 0 8 1 0
Central (IA) + 6 1 0 7 2 0
Buena Vista 5 2 0 5 5 0
Luther 3 4 0 5 4 0
Dubuque 3 4 0 4 6 0
Simpson 2 5 0 3 6 0
William Penn 2 5 0 2 8 0
Upper Iowa 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1983 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
St. John's $ 4 0 0 9 1 0
Marist 3 1 0 3 6 0
Pace 2 2 0 5 4 0
Saint Peter's 1 3 0 1 7 0
Brooklyn 0 4 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1983 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Adrian $^ 5 0 0 8 2 0
Hope 3 2 0 6 3 0
Alma 3 2 0 4 5 0
Albion 2 3 0 5 4 0
Kalamazoo 2 3 0 5 4 0
Olivet 0 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1983 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Susquehanna $ 7 0 1 8 0 1
Lycoming 6 1 1 7 2 1
Widener 6 2 0 7 3 0
Moravian 5 3 0 6 3 0
Delaware Valley 4 4 0 6 4 0
Albright 4 4 0 5 4 0
Wilkes 1 7 0 2 7 0
Juniata 1 7 0 2 8 0
Upsala 1 7 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1983 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
St. Thomas (MN) $^ 9 0 0 9 2 0
Saint John's (MN) 7 2 0 7 4 0
Hamline 6 3 0 6 4 0
Gustavus Adolphus 5 4 0 6 4 0
Macalester 5 4 0 6 4 0
Concordia–Moorhead 4 5 0 5 6 0
Augsburg 3 6 0 4 7 0
St. Olaf 3 6 0 3 7 0
Bethel (MN) 2 7 0 2 8 0
Carleton 1 8 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1983 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Plymouth State + 8 1 0 9 2 0
Massachusetts Maritime + 8 1 0 8 2 0
Nichols 7 2 0 7 2 0
Western Connecticut State 6 3 0 7 3 0
Bridgewater State 4 5 0 4 5 0
Western New England 4 5 0 4 5 0
Framingham State 3 6 0 3 6 0
Maine Maritime 3 6 0 3 6 0
Westfield State 2 7 0 2 7 0
Curry 0 9 0 0 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1983 New Jersey State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Trenton State + 5 1 0 8 2 0
Montclair State + 5 1 0 7 2 1
Glassboro State + 5 1 0 5 5 0
Ramapo 2 4 0 5 4 0
Kean 2 4 0 4 5 1
William Paterson 2 4 0 3 7 0
Jersey City State 0 6 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1983 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Blue Division
Baldwin–Wallace xy$ 5 0 0 6 4 0
Muskingum 4 1 0 6 3 0
Mount Union 2 3 0 6 3 0
Capital 2 3 0 4 5 0
Wooster 2 3 0 3 6 0
Heidelberg 0 5 0 2 7 0
Red Division
Wittenberg xy 5 0 0 8 2 0
Denison 3 1 1 6 2 1
Ohio Northern 3 2 0 5 4 0
Otterbein 2 3 0 3 6 0
Ohio Wesleyan 1 3 1 1 6 2
Marietta 0 5 0 0 9 0
Not competing for championship
Kenyon     5 3 1
Oberlin     2 7 0
Championship: Baldwin–Wallace 17, Wittenberg 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
1983 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hampden–Sydney $ 5 1 0 6 4 0
Washington and Lee 4 2 0 6 3 0
Emory & Henry 4 2 0 5 5 0
Randolph–Macon 4 2 0 5 5 0
Catholic University   3 3   0 5 5
Maryville (TN) 1 5 0 2 6 0
Bridgewater 0 6 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1983 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Carnegie Mellon $^ 7 0 0 9 1 0
Case Western Reserve 6 1 0 8 1 0
John Carroll 4 3 0 4 5 0
Washington & Jefferson 3 3 1 3 5 1
Bethany (WV) 3 4 0 4 5 0
Hiram 2 4 1 3 5 1
Allegheny 2 5 0 4 5 0
Thiel 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1983 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Occidental $^ 5 0 0 8 2 0
Whittier 4 1 0 7 2 0
Redlands 2 3 0 4 6 0
La Verne 2 3 0 3 5 0
Claremont-Mudd 2 3 0 3 6 0
Pomona-Pitzer 0 5 0 0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1983 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–Eau Claire $ 7 1 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin–La Crosse ^ 6 1 1 9 3 1
Wisconsin–River Falls 6 2 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin–Whitewater 6 2 0 6 5 0
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 3 4 1 5 4 1
Wisconsin–Platteville 3 5 0 4 6 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 2 6 0 4 6 0
Wisconsin–Stout 2 6 0 2 9 0
Wisconsin–Superior 0 8 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1983 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hofstra ^     10 1 0
Salisbury State ^     10 1 1
Union (NY) ^     10 2 0
Buffalo     8 2 0
Wagner     8 2 1
Dayton     7 3 0
DePauw     7 3 0
Mercyhurst     5 3 1
Buffalo State     5 4 0
Canisius     5 4 0
Wabash     5 4 0
Duquesne     5 4 1
Norwich     5 5 0
San Diego     5 5 0
Cortland     4 5 0
Rochester (NY)     4 5 0
Iona     3 6 0
Albany     3 7 0
Georgetown     2 6 0
Colorado College     2 7 0
Frostburg State     2 8 0
Fordham     2 9 0
Saint Francis (PA)     1 7 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     1 8 0
Brockport     0 10 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1983 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 11th 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 Galbreath Field at the College Football Hall of Fame in Kings Island, Mason, Ohio for the first time. Like the previous eight championships, eight teams competed in this edition.[2]

Playoff bracket

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Galbreath Field
Kings Island, Mason, OH
         
Union (NY) 51
Hofstra 19
Union (NY) 23
Salisbury State 21
Salisbury State 16
Carnegie Mellon 14
Union (NY) 17
Augustana (IL) 21
Augustana (IL) 22
Adrian 21
Augustana (IL) 21
Wisconsin–La Crosse 15
Wisconsin–La Crosse 43
Occidental 42

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "1983 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 7, 2014.