1966 NCAA College Division football season

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The 1966 NCAA College Division football season was the 11th season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA College Division level.

Conference standings[edit]

1966 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Montana State $^ 4 0 0     8 3 0
Idaho 3 1 0     4 6 0
Weber State 2 2 0     6 3 0
Idaho State 1 3 0     3 6 0
Montana 0 4 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
1966 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 AP / #1 UPI San Diego State $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
Fresno State 3 2 0     7 3 0
Cal State Long Beach 3 2 0     6 3 0
Cal Poly 2 3 0     6 4 0
Cal State Los Angeles 2 3 0     4 6 0
Valley State 0 5 0     2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1966 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sacramento State $ 6 0 0     8 2 0
San Francisco State 5 1 0     7 3 0
Nevada 3 3 0     6 3 0
UC Davis 3 3 0     5 5 0
Humboldt State 2 4 0     4 6 0
Chico State 1 5 0     4 6 0
Cal State Hayward 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1966 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Northwestern State $ 5 0 0     9 0 0
Southwestern Louisiana 3 2 0     6 4 0
McNeese State 3 2 0     5 5 0
Northeast Louisiana State 2 3 0     7 3 0
Southeastern Louisiana 1 4 0     3 6 0
Louisiana Tech 1 4 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Manchester (IN) + 4 1 0     5 4 0
Franklin (IN) + 4 1 0     4 5 0
Taylor 3 2 0     5 3 0
Hanover 3 2 0     4 5 0
Anderson (IN) 1 4 0     1 7 0
Indiana Central 0 5 0     1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1966 Indiana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ball State $ 5 0 1     7 0 1
Indiana State 4 2 0     6 2 0
Butler 4 2 0     4 5 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 3 3 0     4 4 0
Evansville 2 3 1     4 4 1
DePauw 1 5 0     3 6 0
Valparaiso 1 5 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 IIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan $ 3 0 0     5 4 0
Eastern Illinois 1 1 1     1 6 1
Western Illinois 1 2 0     1 7 1
Illinois State 0 2 1     2 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1966 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Miami + 5 1 0     9 1 0
Western Michigan + 5 1 0     7 3 0
Bowling Green 4 2 0     6 3 0
Ohio 3 3 0     5 5 0
Kent State 2 4 0     4 6 0
Toledo 1 5 0     2 7 1
Marshall 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1966 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
University
Delaware x 6 0 0     6 3 0
Gettysburg 4 2 0     7 2 0
Temple 2 2 0     6 3 0
Lafayette 2 3 0     3 6 0
Bucknell 2 3 0     4 5 0
Hofstra 1 3 0     2 8 0
Lehigh 0 4 0     0 9 0
College–Northern
Wilkes x 7 0 0     8 0 0
Upsala 6 1 0     ? ? ?
Delaware Valley 4 2 0     5 3 0
Lycoming 4 3 0     4 4 0
Moravian 4 4 1     4 4 1
Albright 4 4 0     4 5 0
Juniata 3 3 0     4 4 0
Wagner 1 3 1     2 6 1
Susquehanna* 1 2 0     3 6 0
College–Southern
Swarthmore x 6 0 1     6 0 1
Drexel 4 1 0     6 1 1
Franklin & Marshall 3 2 2     3 3 2
Dickinson 4 3 1     4 3 1
Western Maryland 2 3 0     4 5 0
Ursinus 2 4 1     2 5 1
Muhlenberg 2 6 1     2 6 1
Lebanon Valley 2 6 0     2 6 0
Pennsylvania Military 2 6 0     2 7 0
Haverford 1 5 0     1 6 0
Johns Hopkins 0 4 2     0 6 2
West Chester* 0 0 0     8 1 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll
1966 Ohio Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Morehead State $ 6 1 0     7 2 0
Middle Tennessee State 5 2 0     7 3 0
Austin Peay 4 3 0     6 4 0
No. 16 UPI Eastern Kentucky 4 3 0     7 3 0
Tennessee Tech 4 3 0     5 5 0
Western Kentucky 3 4 0     5 5 0
East Tennessee State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Murray State 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll
1966 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Arlington State + 3 1 0     6 4 0
Lamar Tech + 3 1 0     6 4 0
Arkansas State 2 2 0     7 2 0
Trinity (TX) 2 2 0     5 4 0
Abilene Christian 0 4 0     4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1966 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Grambling + 4 2 1     6 2 1
Southern + 4 2 1     6 2 1
Arkansas AM&N + 4 2 1     5 4 1
Texas Southern + 4 2 1     5 4 1
Jackson State 3 3 1     5 3 1
Prairie View A&M 3 3 1     5 3 1
Alcorn A&M 2 3 2     5 3 2
Wiley 0 7 0     0 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from College Division poll
1966 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
UMass $ 5 0 0     6 3 0
Vermont 3 2 0     6 2 0
Connecticut 2 2 1     2 6 1
Maine 2 3 0     4 5 0
Rhode Island 1 3 1     1 7 1
New Hampshire 1 4 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Rankings[edit]

College Division teams (also referred to as "small college") were ranked in polls by the AP (a panel of writers) and by UPI (coaches). The national champion(s) for each season were determined by the final poll rankings, published at or near the end of the regular season, before any bowl games were played.

College Division final polls[edit]

In 1966, both services ranked the San Diego State Aztecs (10–0) at the top, with Montana State Bobcats (8–2) ranked second by UPI and third by the AP, led by quarterbacks Don Horn and Dennis Erickson, respectively. They later met in the Camellia Bowl in Sacramento,[1] with San Diego State prevailing, 28–7.[2][3]

Bowl games[edit]

The postseason consisted of four bowls as regional finals, played on December 10.

Bowl Region Location Winning team Losing team Ref
Tangerine East Orlando, Florida Morgan State 14 West Chester 6 [6]
Grantland Rice Mideast Murfreesboro, Tennessee Tennessee State 34 Muskingum 7 [6]
Pecan Midwest Abilene, Texas North Dakota 42 Parsons 24 [6]
Camellia West Sacramento, California San Diego State 28 Montana State 7 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana State will play San Diego in Camellia Bowl". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 15, 1966. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Don Horn leads San Diego romp". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. p. 4, sports.
  3. ^ "Horn's passing sparks Aztecs". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. p. 15.
  4. ^ UPI (November 30, 1966). "UPI Poll". The Town Talk. Alexandria, Louisiana. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "San Diego No. 1 Small College Pick". Tallahassee Democrat. Tallahassee, Florida. Associated Press. December 1, 1966. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b c d "College bowls". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. p. 4, sports.