1959 NCAA College Division football season

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The 1959 NCAA College Division football season was the fourth season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

Conference standings[edit]

1959 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 5 0 0     7 3 0
Los Angeles State 3 2 0     7 3 0
Cal Poly 3 2 0     6 3 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 3 0     6 4 0
Long Beach State 2 3 0     4 5 0
San Diego State 0 5 0     1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 San Francisco State $ 5 0 0     10 0 0
Humboldt State 4 1 0     9 1 0
Nevada 3 2 0     4 3 0
Chico State 2 3 0     4 4 0
Sacramento State 1 4 0     2 7 0
UC Davis 0 5 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1959 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Louisiana Tech $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Southeastern Louisiana 1 4 0     3 2 0
McNeese State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Northwestern State 2 3 0     4 5 1
Southwestern Louisiana 2 3 0     4 5 0
Northeast Louisiana State 1 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Anderson (IN) $ 5 0 0     7 1 0
Taylor 3 2 0     6 3 0
Franklin (IN) 3 2 0     5 4 0
Hanover 2 3 0     2 6 1
Indiana Central 1 3 1     3 5 1
Manchester (IN) 0 4 1     3 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
1959 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Butler $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
Evansville 4 2 0     6 3 0
Indiana State 3 3 0     5 3 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 3 3 0     4 4 0
Valparaiso 3 3 0     5 4 0
DePauw 1 5 0     1 7 1
Ball State 1 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Western Illinois $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
Northern Illinois State 4 2 0     7 2 0
Central Michigan 4 2 0     7 3 0
Southern Illinois 4 2 0     5 4 0
Eastern Illinois 1 4 1     3 5 1
Eastern Michigan 1 5 0     1 7 0
Illinois State 0 5 1     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wartburg $ 8 0 0     8 1 0
Buena Vista 7 1 0     8 1 0
Luther 6 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa Wesleyan 5 3 0     5 4 0
Dubuque 4 4 0     5 4 0
Parsons 3 5 0     3 7 0
Central (IA) 2 6 0     3 6 0
Upper Iowa 1 7 0     1 8 0
Simpson 0 8 0     0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&I +^ 6 1 0     12 1 0
East Texas State + 6 1 0     9 1 0
Lamar Tech 4 3 0     8 3 0
Stephen F. Austin 4 3 0     4 6 1
Sam Houston State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Howard Payne 3 4 0     3 7 0
Southwest Texas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sul Ross 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NAIA playoff participant
1959 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bowling Green $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
Ohio 4 2 0     7 2 0
Miami 3 2 0     5 4 0
Kent State 3 3 0     5 3 0
Western Michigan 3 3 0     4 5 0
Marshall 1 4 0     1 8 0
Toledo 0 6 0     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bluffton $ 5 0 0     6 3 0
Findlay 3 1 1     5 3 1
Ashland 3 1 1     4 3 2
Ohio Northern 2 3 0     3 6 0
Defiance 1 4 0     1 8 0
Wilmington (OH) 0 5 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
University
Delaware x 5 0 0     8 1 0
Gettysburg 3 2 0     5 4 0
Lafayette 4 3 0     5 4 0
Bucknell 3 3 0     4 5 0
Rutgers 2 2 0     6 3 0
Lehigh 2 3 0     4 5 0
Temple 0 5 0     0 9 0
Muhlenberg* 1 2 0     3 6 0
College–Northern
Albright x 6 1 0     7 3 0
Juniata 5 1 0     7 1 0
Wagner 5 1 0     6 2 0
Lebanon Valley 3 2 0     5 3 0
Susquehanna 3 2 0     4 3 0
Moravian 2 4 0     3 5 0
Wilkes 2 5 0     2 5 0
Lycoming 1 4 0     3 5 0
Scranton* 3 1 0     5 4 0
College–Southern
Johns Hopkins x 6 0 0     7 1 0
Pennsylvania Military 6 2 0     6 2 0
Western Maryland 3 2 1     5 2 2
Ursinus 2 5 0     2 6 0
Dickinson 1 5 0     1 7 0
Haverford 0 5 0     1 5 0
Drexel 0 5 0     1 6 0
Franklin & Marshall* 1 2 1     4 3 1
Swarthmore* 1 3 0     ? ? ?
West Chester* 0 0 0     7 1 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll
1959 Ohio Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. UPI Middle Tennessee State + 5 0 1     10 0 1
Tennessee Tech + 5 0 1     7 2 2
East Tennessee State 4 2 0     7 3 0
Western Kentucky 3 3 0     5 4 0
Eastern Kentucky 2 4 0     3 6 0
Morehead State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Murray State 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from College Division poll
1959 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bluffton $ 5 0 0     6 3 0
Findlay 3 1 1     5 3 1
Ashland 3 1 1     4 3 2
Ohio Northern 2 3 0     3 6 0
Defiance 1 4 0     1 8 0
Wilmington (OH) 0 5 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Idaho State $ 3 0 0     6 2 0
Adams State 3 1 0     8 1 0
Colorado State–Greeley 3 2 0     7 2 0
Colorado College 2 3 0     4 4 0
Colorado Mines 1 3 0     4 6 0
Western State 1 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1959 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Southern $   7 0         8 2  
Prairie View A&M   6 1         9 2  
Texas Southern   5 2         7 3  
Jackson State   4 3         6 4  
Arkansas AM&N   2 5         4 6  
Grambling   2 5         4 6  
Texas College   2 5         4 6  
Wiley   0 7         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1959 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Connecticut $ 4 0 0     6 3 0
UMass 2 2 0     3 5 1
Maine 1 2 2     3 3 2
New Hampshire 1 2 1     3 3 2
Rhode Island 1 2 1     3 5 1
Vermont 0 1 0     4 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Rankings[edit]

Small college poll[edit]

In 1959, United Press International (UPI) conducted its "small college" coaches' poll for the second time; they voted the Bowling Green Falcons, who had a 9–0 record and outscored their opponents 274–83,[1] as the number one team.[2]

United Press International (coaches) final poll
Published on November 27[3]

Rank School Record No. 1
votes
Total
points
1 Bowling Green 9–0 23 407
2 Mississippi Southern 6–3 5 247
3 Middle Tennessee 9–0 2 231
4 Delaware 8–1 1 211
5 East Texas State 9–1 179
6 Western Illinois 9–0 152
7 Memphis State 5–4 86
8 Louisiana Tech 8–1 2 81
9 Ohio 7–2 76
10 West Chester 7–1 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/b/bowling_green/1955-1959_yearly_results.php
  2. ^ "Bowling Green Is Voted No. 1", Lincoln Evening Journal, November 27, 1959, p14
  3. ^ UPI (November 27, 1959). "Bowling Green Top Small College Football Team". Palladium-Item. Richmond, Indiana. Retrieved February 27, 2017 – via newspapers.com.