The 1986 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1986, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1986 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the fourth of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Salisbury State Sea Gulls by a final score of 31−3.[1]

Conference standings

1986 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Franklin & Marshall + 6 1 0 8 3 0
Muhlenberg + 6 1 0 7 3 0
Gettysburg 5 2 0 6 4 0
Swarthmore 4 3 0 4 5 0
Johns Hopkins 2 4 1 3 5 1
Ursinus 2 4 1 2 6 1
Dickinson 2 5 0 4 6 0
Western Maryland 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1986 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rose–Hulman $ 4 0 0 8 2 0
Centre 3 1 0 8 1 0
Rhodes 2 2 0 6 3 0
Sewanee 1 3 0 2 7 0
Earlham 0 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $^ 7 0 1 12 0 1
Millikin 6 2 0 7 2 0
Wheaton (IL) 6 2 0 7 2 0
Illinois Wesleyan 4 3 1 5 3 1
North Central (IL) 4 3 1 5 3 1
Carthage 3 5 0 3 6 0
Elmhurst 2 5 1 2 6 1
Carroll (WI) 2 6 0 2 7 0
North Park 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ithaca $^ 3 0 0 11 1 0
Alfred 2 1 0 9 2 0
Hobart 2 2 0 5 4 0
St. Lawrence 1 3 0 3 5 1
RPI 0 2 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central (IA) $^ 8 0 0 11 1 0
Buena Vista ^ 7 1 0 9 2 0
Luther 6 2 0 7 3 0
Loras 5 3 0 6 5 0
Wartburg 4 4 0 5 5 0
William Penn 3 5 0 3 6 1
Dubuque 2 6 0 2 9 0
Simpson 1 7 0 1 8 0
Upper Iowa 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Liberty Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Merchant Marine $ 4 1 0 8 2 0
Fordham 3 1 1 4 5 1
St. John's 3 2 0 6 4 0
Pace 2 2 1 5 4 1
C. W. Post 2 3 0 2 7 0
Iona 0 5 0 0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hope $^ 4 0 1 7 2 1
Adrian 4 1 0 8 1 0
Albion 3 1 1 6 2 1
Alma 2 3 0 5 4 0
Kalamazoo 1 4 0 1 8 0
Olivet 0 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Susquehanna $^ 9 0 0 11 1 0
Juniata 7 2 0 9 2 0
Lycoming 7 2 0 7 2 0
Wilkes 6 3 0 6 3 0
Widener 6 3 0 7 4 0
Moravian 3 5 1 4 5 1
Delaware Valley 3 5 1 3 6 1
Albright 2 7 0 3 7 0
Lebanon Valley 1 8 0 2 8 0
Upsala 0 9 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Concordia–Moorhead $^ 9 0 0 11 2 0
Macalester 6 2 1 7 2 1
Carleton 6 3 0 7 3 0
St. Thomas (MN) 6 3 0 7 3 0
Saint John's (MN) 4 4 1 4 4 1
St. Olaf 4 5 0 5 5 0
Gustavus Adolphus 4 5 0 4 6 0
Hamline 4 5 0 4 6 0
Augsburg 1 8 0 1 9 0
Bethel (MN) 0 9 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Plymouth State $ 8 0 1 9 1 1
Curry 8 1 0 8 1 0
Bridgewater State 6 1 2 6 1 2
Framingham State 6 3 0 6 4 0
Westfield State 5 4 0 5 4 0
Massachusetts Maritime 5 4 1 5 4 1
Worcester State 4 5 0 4 5 0
Nichols 3 6 0 3 6 0
Western New England 2 7 0 2 7 0
Maine Maritime 1 8 0 1 9 0
Fitchburg State 0 9 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Montclair State $^ 6 0 0 10 2 0
Glassboro State 4 2 0 5 5 0
William Paterson 3 2 1 6 3 1
Jersey City State 3 3 0 6 4 0
Trenton State 3 3 0 4 6 0
Kean 1 5 0 3 7 0
Ramapo 0 5 1 0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Denison $ 6 0 0 9 1 0
Case Western Reserve 5 1 0 7 1 1
Allegheny 4 2 0 6 4 0
Wooster 3 3 0 4 5 0
Kenyon 2 4 0 4 6 0
Oberlin 1 5 0 2 8 0
Ohio Wesleyan 0 6 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1986 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Mount Union $^ 8 0 0 11 1 0
Baldwin–Wallace 6 2 0 7 3 0
Muskingum 6 2 0 7 3 0
Wittenberg 5 3 0 7 3 0
Marietta 4 4 0 6 4 0
Heidelberg 3 5 0 5 5 0
Capital 3 5 0 4 5 0
Otterbein 1 7 0 1 9 0
Ohio Northern 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Emory & Henry $^ 5 0 0 10 2 0
Hampden–Sydney 4 1 0 8 2 0
Randolph–Macon 3 2 0 7 3 0
Maryville (TN) 1 4 0 3 7 0
Bridgewater 1 4 0 2 6 1
Washington and Lee 1 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington & Jefferson $^ 6 0 0 8 2 0
Carnegie Mellon 4 2 0 6 3 0
Grove City 4 2 0 5 4 0
Hiram 3 3 0 5 3 1
John Carroll 2 4 0 2 7 0
Thiel 1 5 0 1 7 0
Bethany (WV) 1 5 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1986 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Claremont-Mudd $ 4 1 0 8 1 0
La Verne 3 1 1 6 3 0
Occidental 3 1 1 5 3 1
Whittier 2 2 1 5 5 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 3 1 3 6 0
Redlands 0 5 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Each team played one other conference member twice. A head-to-head sweep of the two games counted as one win for the winner and one loss for the loser in the conference standings. A split of the two games counted as a tie for each team.
1986 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–La Crosse +* 7 1 0 10 2 0
Wisconsin–River Falls + 7 1 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point +^ 7 1 0 8 4 0
Wisconsin–Whitewater 4 3 1 6 3 1
Wisconsin–Platteville 3 5 0 6 5 0
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 3 5 0 4 6 0
Wisconsin–Stout 2 5 1 2 8 1
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 2 6 0 4 6 0
Wisconsin–Superior 0 8 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1986 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Salisbury State ^     13 1 0
Dayton ^     10 1 0
Union (NY) ^     9 1 0
Villanova     8 1 0
Buffalo     9 2 0
Hofstra ^     9 2 0
Wagner     9 2 0
MacMurray     6 3 0
Wabash     6 3 0
Duquesne     5 3 1
DePauw     6 4 0
Mercyhurst     6 4 0
Western Connecticut State     6 4 0
Canisius     5 4 0
Colorado College     5 4 0
Georgetown     4 4 0
Menlo     4 4 1
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     4 5 0
Saint Francis (PA)     4 5 0
UC Santa Barbara     4 5 0
Albany     4 6 0
Brockport     4 6 0
Brooklyn     4 6 0
San Diego     4 6 0
Marist     3 5 0
Frostburg State     3 7 0
Ferrum     3 8 0
Catholic University     2 8 1
Aurora     1 4 0
Norwich     2 8 0
Rochester (NY)     1 7 1
Buffalo State     1 8 0
Cortland     1 8 0
Saint Peter's     0 8 0
Wesley     0 8 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1986 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 14th 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 twelfth time and for the second consecutive year. Like the previous tournament, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
            
Ithaca (OT) 24
Union (NY) 17
Ithaca 29
Montclair State 15
Montclair State 24
Hofstra 21
Ithaca 40
Salisbury State 44
Susquehanna 35
Washington & Jefferson 22
Susquehanna 17
Salisbury State 31
Salisbury State 35
Emory and Henry 20
Salisbury State 3
Augustana (IL) 31
Mount Union 42
Dayton 36
Mount Union 7
Augustana (IL) 16
Augustana (IL) 35
Hope 3
Augustana (IL) 41
Concordia–Moorhead 7
Central (IA) 27
Buena Vista 7
Central (IA) 14
Concordia–Moorhead 17
Concordia–Moorhead 28
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 10

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "1986 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 8, 2014.