1986 NAIA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust–November 1986
PostseasonNovember–December 1986
National ChampionshipMaxwell Field
McMinnville, OR
ChampionsLinfield (3)

The 1986 NAIA Division II football season, as part of the 1986 college football season in the United States and the 31st season of college football sponsored by the NAIA, was the 17th season of play of the NAIA's lower division for football.

The season was played from August to November 1986 and culminated in the 1986 NAIA Division II Football National Championship, played at Maxwell Field on the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.[1]

Linfield defeated Baker in the championship game, 17–0, to win their third NAIA national title.

Conference standings

1986 Columbia Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Northern Division
Pacific Lutheran x^ 6 0 0     8 1 0
Central Washington 4 2 0     6 3 0
Puget Sound 4 2 0     6 3 0
Simon Fraser 4 2 0     6 3 0
Whitworth 1 4 1     2 6 1
Western Washington 1 5 0     2 7 0
Eastern Oregon 0 5 1     0 8 1
Southern Division
Linfield x^ 6 0 0     12 0 0
Western Oregon 5 1 0     7 2 0
Oregon Tech 4 2 0     5 4 0
Southern Oregon 2 4 0     4 5 0
Willamette 2 4 0     4 5 0
Pacific (OR) 1 5 0     2 7 0
Lewis & Clark 1 5 0     1 8 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1986 Frontier Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Carroll (MT) $^ 6 0 0     9 1 0
Western Montana 3 3 0     4 4 0
Rocky Mountain 3 3 0     4 5 0
Montana Tech 0 6 0     0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1986 Heart of America Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Baker $^ 7 0 0     9 2 0
Culver–Stockton 4 3 0     4 5 1
Missouri Valley 4 3 0     4 6 0
William Jewell 4 3 0     4 6 0
Central Methodist 3 4 0     4 6 0
Tarkio 2 5 0     5 5 0
MidAmerica Nazarene 2 5 0     4 5 0
Graceland 2 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1986 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Lakeland $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Concordia (WI) 3 2 0     5 4 0
Eureka 3 2 0     3 5 1
Concordia (IL) 2 3 0     3 6 0
Northeastern Illinois 1 4 0     3 7 0
Principia 1 4 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bethany (KS) $ 8 1 0     8 1 0
Bethel (KS) 7 2 0     7 2 0
Southwestern (KS) 7 2 0     7 3 0
Kansas Wesleyan 6 3 0     6 4 0
Sterling 6 3 0     6 4 0
St. Mary of the Plains 4 5 0     4 6 0
Tabor 3 6 0     3 6 0
Friends 2 7 0     2 7 0
Ottawa 2 7 0     2 8 0
McPherson 0 9 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska Wesleyan $ 5 0 0     7 3 0
Hastings 3 2 0     6 4 0
Dana 3 2 0     6 4 0
Doane 3 2 0     5 5 0
Concordia (NE) 1 4 0     4 6 0
Midland 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 North Dakota College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dickinson State $^ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Valley City State 4 1 0     6 3 0
Minot State 3 2 0     5 4 0
Jamestown 2 3 0     5 4 0
Mayville State 1 4 0     2 7 0
NDSCS–Wahpeton 0 5 0     1 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1986 South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Huron $^ 5 0 0     9 1 1
South Dakota Tech 3 2 0     3 6 0
Dakota Wesleyan 2 3 0     4 6 0
Black Hills State 2 3 0     3 6 0
Sioux Falls 2 3 0     3 7 0
Dakota State 1 4 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1986 Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tarleton State $ 6 0 0     9 1 1
Austin 2 4 0     6 4 0
McMurry 2 4 0     4 6 0
Sul Ross 2 4 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 NAIA Division II independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Northwestern (IA)         8 2 0
Oklahoma Panhandle State         7 2 0
Benedictine (KS)         7 3 0
Westminster (PA)         6 3 0
Wilmington (OH)         6 3 0
Evangel         6 4 0
St. Ambrose         6 4 0
Findlay         5 4 0
Cumberland (KY)         3 7 0
Peru State         3 7 0
Tiffin         2 8 0
Texas Lutheran         1 9 0

Conference champions

Conference Champion Record
Columbia Northern Division: Pacific Lutheran
Southern Division: Linfield
6–0
6–0
Frontier Carroll (MT) 6–0
Heart of America Baker 6–0
Illini-Badger Lakeland 5–0
Kansas Bethany 8–1
Nebraska Nebraska Wesleyan 5–0
North Dakota Dickinson State 5–0
South Dakota Huron (SD) 5–0
Texas Tarleton State 6–0
WSUC Wisconsin–La Crosse
Wisconsin–River Falls
Wisconsin–Stevens Point
7–1

Postseason

Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
McMinnville, OR
         
  Wisconsin–La Crosse 35
  Hanover* 33
  Wisconsin–La Crosse* 14
  Baker 16
  Huron (SD) 20
  Baker* 49
  Baker 0
  Linfield* 17
  Carroll (MT) 21
  Dickinson State* 16
  Carroll (MT) 7
  Linfield* 53
  Linfield (OT) 27
  Pacific Lutheran* 21

See also

References

  1. ^ "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. pp. 4–11. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.