The 1988 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 1988, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1988 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Ithaca Bombers won their third Division III championship by defeating the Central (IA) Dutch, 39−24.[1]

Conference standings

1988 Atlantic Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Gallaudet $ 4 0 0 6 3 0
St. John Fisher 3 1 0 5 4 0
Siena 2 2 0 3 6 0
Brooklyn 1 3 0 1 6 0
Maritime 0 4 0 0 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1988 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Dickinson + 6 1 0 10 1 0
Franklin & Marshall + 6 1 0 7 3 0
Muhlenberg 5 2 0 7 3 0
Gettysburg 4 3 0 4 6 0
Ursinus 3 4 0 3 7 0
Swarthmore 2 5 0 2 8 0
Johns Hopkins 1 6 0 1 9 0
Western Maryland 1 6 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1988 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rose–Hulman $ 4 0 0 8 2 0
Rhodes ^ 3 1 0 8 2 0
Centre 2 2 0 6 3 0
Sewanee 1 3 0 3 6 0
Earlham 0 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) +^ 7 1 0 10 2 0
Carroll (WI) + 7 1 0 7 2 0
Millikin 6 2 0 7 2 0
Wheaton (IL) 6 2 0 7 2 0
North Central (IL) 3 5 0 4 5 0
Carthage 3 5 0 3 6 0
Illinois Wesleyan 2 6 0 2 7 0
Elmhurst 1 7 0 1 8 0
North Park 1 7 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ithaca $^ 3 0 0 13 1 0
RPI 2 0 0 7 2 0
St. Lawrence 2 2 0 4 5 0
Alfred 1 2 0 6 2 1
Hobart 0 4 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Simpson $^ 8 0 0 9 2 0
Central (IA) ^ 7 1 0 11 2 0
Buena Vista 5 3 0 7 3 0
Loras 4 4 0 5 5 0
Luther 4 4 0 4 6 0
Upper Iowa 3 5 0 4 6 0
Dubuque 3 5 0 3 7 0
Wartburg 2 6 0 3 7 0
William Penn 0 8 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Liberty Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Fordham + 5 1 0 9 2 0
C. W. Post + 5 1 0 5 5 0
Stony Brook 4 2 0 5 4 0
St. John's 3 3 0 5 5 0
Iona 2 4 0 3 6 0
Pace 1 5 0 3 7 0
Merchant Marine 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1988 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Adrian +^ 4 1 0 7 3 0
Alma + 4 1 0 6 3 0
Albion 3 2 0 6 3 0
Olivet 2 2 1 4 4 1
Hope 1 4 0 1 7 1
Kalamazoo 0 4 1 0 8 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Moravian +^ 7 1 0 10 2 0
Widener +^ 7 1 0 9 2 0
Susquehanna 6 2 0 6 4 0
Lycoming 5 3 0 7 3 0
Juniata 5 3 0 6 3 1
Delaware Valley 3 5 0 5 5 0
Lebanon Valley 2 6 0 3 6 1
Wilkes 1 7 0 2 8 0
Albright 0 8 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hamline + 8 1 0 9 1 0
Concordia–Moorhead +^ 8 1 0 9 2 0
Saint John's (MN) 7 2 0 7 2 0
Carleton 6 3 0 7 3 0
Gustavus Adolphus 5 4 0 6 4 0
Macalester 3 6 0 4 6 0
St. Olaf 3 6 0 4 6 0
St. Thomas (MN) 3 6 0 3 7 0
Bethel (MN) 1 8 0 2 8 0
Augsburg 1 8 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Division
Plymouth State xy$ 6 0 0 10 1 0
Lowell 5 1 0 8 1 0
Nichols 4 2 0 6 3 0
Curry 3 3 0 5 4 0
UMass–Boston 2 4 0 3 6 0
Western New England 1 5 0 1 8 0
Maine Maritime 0 6 0 2 7 0
South Division
Worcester State xy 5 1 0 7 3 0
Massachusetts Maritime 4 2 0 5 4 0
Westfield State 4 2 0 5 4 0
Bridgewater State 3 3 0 5 4 0
Southeastern Massachusetts 3 3 0 5 4 0
Framingham State 2 4 0 2 7 0
Fitchburg State 0 6 0 0 9 0
Championship: Plymouth State 62, Worcester State 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
1988 New Jersey 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 8 2 0
Ramapo 4 2 0 6 2 0
Glassboro State 3 3 0 5 5 0
Kean 2 4 0 4 6 0
William Paterson 2 4 0 3 7 0
Jersey City State 0 6 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1988 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Allegheny $ 6 0 0 8 2 0
Case Western Reserve 4 2 0 7 3 0
Kenyon 4 2 0 6 4 0
Ohio Wesleyan 4 2 0 6 4 0
Denison 2 4 0 3 6 1
Wooster 1 5 0 1 9 0
Oberlin 0 6 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1988 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Baldwin–Wallace + 7 1 0 8 2 0
Wittenberg +^ 7 1 0 9 3 0
Mount Union 5 2 1 6 3 1
Heidelberg 5 3 0 6 4 0
Capital 4 4 0 6 4 0
Muskingum 2 5 1 4 5 1
Otterbein 2 6 0 3 7 0
Ohio Northern 2 6 0 3 7 0
Marietta 1 7 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1988 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Emory & Henry $ 4 0 0 8 2 0
Hampden–Sydney 2 2 0 6 4 0
Washington and Lee 1 2 1 5 3 1
Randolph–Macon 1 2 1 5 4 1
Bridgewater 1 3 0 1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1988 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington & Jefferson $ 6 0 0 7 1 1
John Carroll 4 2 0 7 2 0
Hiram 4 2 0 6 3 0
Carnegie Mellon 2 3 1 5 4 1
Grove City 2 3 1 4 4 1
Bethany (WV) 2 4 0 4 5 0
Thiel 0 6 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1988 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Occidental $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
Redlands 4 1 0 5 4 0
Whittier 2 2 1 3 6 0
La Verne 2 3 0 3 6 0
Claremont-Mudd 1 3 1 2 7 0
Pomona-Pitzer 0 5 0 0 8 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.
    Redlands received a non-conference forfeit win from Menlo.
1988 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–Whitewater $^ 7 1 0 9 3 0
Wisconsin–La Crosse * 6 2 0 11 3 0
Wisconsin–River Falls 6 2 0 7 3 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 5 3 0 7 4 0
Wisconsin–Platteville 4 4 0 6 4 0
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 4 4 0 5 4 1
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 3 5 0 5 5 0
Wisconsin–Stout 1 7 0 2 8 0
Wisconsin–Superior 0 8 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – NAIA Division II playoff participant
1988 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Cortland ^     11 1 0
Ferrum ^     11 1 0
Dayton ^     9 2 0
Hofstra ^     9 2 0
Rochester (NY)     8 2 0
Wagner ^     8 2 0
Aurora     7 2 0
Menlo     7 2 0
Wabash     7 2 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     6 2 0
Georgetown     6 2 0
Drake     7 3 0
Canisius     6 3 0
Mercyhurst     6 3 0
Salisbury State     6 3 0
Catholic University     6 4 0
UC Santa Barbara     6 4 0
San Diego     5 4 0
Albany     5 5 0
Quincy     5 5 0
Union (NY)     4 4 0
Colorado College     4 5 0
DePauw     4 5 0
Brockport     4 6 0
Frostburg State     4 6 0
Maryville (TN)     4 6 0
Norwich     4 6 0
Marist     3 6 0
Western Connecticut State     3 7 0
Duquesne     2 7 0
Buffalo     2 8 0
Buffalo State     1 7 0
Saint Francis (PA)     1 8 0
Wesley     1 8 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1988 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 16th 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 14th time and for the fourth consecutive year. Like the previous three tournaments, 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
            
Cortland 32
Hofstra 17
SUNY Cortland 17
Ithaca 24
Ithaca 34*
Wagner 31
Ithaca 62
Ferrum 28
Ferrum 34
Rhodes 10
Ferrum 49
Moravian 28
Moravian 17
Widener 7
Ithaca 39
Central (IA) 24
Wittenberg 35*
Dayton 28
Wittenberg 14
Augustana (IL) 28
Augustana (IL) 25
Adrian 7
Augustana (IL) 17
Central (IA) 23**
Central (IA) 7
Concordia–Moorhead 0
Central (IA) 16
Wisconsin–Whitewater 13
Wisconsin–Whitewater 29
Simpson 27

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "1988 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 14, 2014.