1984 NAIA Division I football season
Regular seasonAugust–November 1984
PostseasonDecember 1–15, 1984
National ChampionshipEstes Stadium
Conway, AR
ChampionsCarson–Newman (2)
Central Arkansas

The 1984 NAIA Division I football season was the 15th season of play of the NAIA's top division for football.

The season was played from August to November 1984 and culminated in the 1984 NAIA Champion Bowl, played this year on December 15, 1984 at Estes Stadium in Conway, Arkansas on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.[1]

Carson–Newman and Central Arkansas played to a tie, 19–19, in the Champion Bowl and both teams were named co-national champions, Carson–Newman's second NAIA title and Central Arkansas' first.[2]

Conference standings

1984 Central States Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Kearney State $ 6 1 0     6 4 0
Missouri Southern 5 2 0     6 3 0
Wayne State (NE) 5 2 0     8 3 0
Pittsburg State 4 3 0     5 4 0
Missouri Western 4 3 0     4 5 1
Emporia State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washburn 2 5 0     2 8 0
Fort Hays State * 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – Fort Hay forfeited four victories including a conference win over Wayne State (NE).
1984 Evergreen Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Washington $^ 8 0 0     11 2 0
Simon Fraser 5 2 0     7 3 0
Southern Oregon 4 3 0     6 4 0
Puget Sound 4 3 1     5 4 1
Oregon Tech 3 4 0     3 4 2
Whitworth 3 4 0     4 5 0
Western Oregon 3 4 0     3 5 2
Western Washington 2 5 1     2 7 1
Eastern Oregon 0 8 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division I playoff participant
1984 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Saginaw Valley State $^ 6 0 0     8 3 0
Northwood 5 1 0     6 3 0
Wayne State (MI) 4 2 0     6 5 0
Hillsdale 3 3 0     6 4 0
Michigan Tech 2 4 0     4 6 0
Ferris State 1 5 0     2 8 0
Grand Valley State 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division I playoff participant
1984 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East Central $^ 4 0 0     10 2 0
NW Oklahoma State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Northeastern State 2 2 0     5 4 0
SW Oklahoma State 1 3 0     4 6 0
SE Oklahoma State 0 4 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division I playoff participant
1984 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fort Lewis $ 7 0 1     7 2 1
Adams State 6 2 0     6 3 0
Southern Utah 5 3 0     6 4 0
Western State 3 5 0     3 7 0
New Mexico Highlands 3 5 0     3 8 0
Colorado Mines 2 6 0     3 7 0
Southern Colorado 2 6 0     2 8 0
Mesa State * 1 7 0     2 8 0
Western New Mexico ** 5 2 1     7 2 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – Mesa State forfeited five conference wins, over Southern Colorado, Southern Utah, Western State, Colorado Mines, and Western New Mexico, die to an ineligible player
    ** – Western New Mexico on probation and indelible conference title and postseason play
1984 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Carson–Newman $^ 6 1 0     10 2 1
Elon 5 2 0     7 3 0
Newberry 5 2 0     7 4 0
Presbyterian 5 2 0     7 4 0
Mars Hill 4 3 0     6 5 0
Gardner–Webb 2 5 0     4 6 0
Lenoir–Rhyne 1 6 0     1 10 0
Catawba 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division I playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference Champion Record
Arkansas Intercollegiate Central Arkansas 6–0
Central States Kearney State 6–1
Evergreen Central Washington 8–0
NIC Moorhead State (MN)
Minnesota–Morris
5–1
Oklahoma East Central State 4–0
RMAC Fort Lewis 7–0–1
South Atlantic Carson–Newman 6–1
WVIAC Concord (WV)
Salem (WV)
7–0

Postseason

Quarterfinals
December 1, 1984
Campus sites
Semifinals
December 8, 1984
Campus sites
1984 Champion Bowl
December 15, 1984
Conway, AR
         
Salem (WV) 7
Saginaw Valley State* 30
Saginaw Valley State 21
Carson–Newman* 24
Concord 6
Carson–Newman* 42
Carson–Newman 19
Central Arkansas* 19
Central Washington 22
East Central State* 20
Central Washington 6
Central Arkansas* 44
Moorhead State 6
Central Arkansas* 30

See also

References

  1. ^ "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. pp. 4–11. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "1984 Division I NAIA Football Playoffs". JonFMorse.com. Retrieved November 23, 2015.