1982 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1982 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1982
Playoff
Duration November 27–December 18, 1982
Championship site Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls, TX
Champion Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Division I-AA football season

The 1982 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1982, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 18, 1982, at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels won their second I-AA championship, defeating the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens by a final score of 17−14.[1]

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

Before the 1982 season, three conferences, and all of their members, were shifted from Division I-A to Division I-AA:

  • Ivy League — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale
  • Southern Conference — Appalachian State, Chattanooga, East Tennessee State, Furman, Marshall, The Citadel, VMI, and Western Carolina
  • Southland Conference — Arkansas State, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, and Texas–Arlington
School 1981 Conference 1982 Conference
Alabama State D-II Independent SWAC (I-AA)
Colgate I-A Independent I-AA Independent
Holy Cross I-A Independent I-AA Independent
Indiana State I-A Independent I-AA Independent
Richmond I-A Independent I-AA Independent
Western Kentucky Ohio Valley I-AA Independent
William & Mary I-A Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings[edit]

1982 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#19 Montana $ 5 2 0     6 6 0
#11 Idaho 5 2 0     9 4 0
Montana State 5 2 0     6 5 0
#15 Boise State 4 3 0     8 3 0
Nevada 3 4 0     6 5 0
Northern Arizona 3 4 0     4 7 0
Weber State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Idaho State 1 6 0     3 8 0
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll (released before championship playoffs)
Template:1982 Ivy League football standings
1982 Mid-Continent football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Illinois + 2 0 1     11 1 1
Northern Iowa + 2 0 1     4 6 1
Southwest Missouri State 1 2 0     5 6 0
Western Illinois 0 3 0     2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Template:1982 MEAC football standings Template:1982 Ohio Valley football standings
1982 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Furman $^   6 1         9 3  
Chattanooga   5 1         7 4  
Western Carolina   4 2         6 5  
The Citadel   3 4         5 6  
Appalachian State   3 4         4 7  
VMI   2 3         5 6  
East Tennessee State   2 5         2 9  
Marshall   1 6         3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1982 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Louisiana Tech $^ 5 0 0     10 3 0
Northeast Louisiana 4 1 0     8 3 0
Arkansas State 2 3 0     5 6 0
McNeese State 2 3 0     4 6 1
Lamar 1 4 0     4 7 0
Texas–Arlington 1 4 0     3 8 0
North Texas State 0 0 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
Template:1982 SWAC football standings
1982 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Boston University +^ 3 2 0     5 6 0
Maine + 3 2 0     7 4 0
Connecticut + 3 2 0     5 6 0
UMass + 3 2 0     5 6 0
Rhode Island 2 3 0     7 4 0
New Hampshire 1 4 0     4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
1982 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Delaware ^         12 2 0
Tennessee State ^         10 1 1
Holy Cross         8 3 0
Colgate ^         8 4 0
James Madison         8 3 0
Lafayette         7 3 0
Nicholls State         7 4 0
Northwestern State         6 5 0
Western Kentucky         5 5 0
SE Louisiana         4 7 0
Bucknell         4 6 0
Lehigh         4 6 0
William & Mary         3 8 0
Richmond         0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Big Sky Conference – Montana
Ivy LeagueDartmouth, Harvard, and Penn
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – South Carolina State
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Southern ConferenceFurman
Southland ConferenceLouisiana Tech
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Boston University, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 27
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 4
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 11
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 18
                           
    Richmond, KY        
Moscow, ID
  Eastern Kentucky   38
  Idaho   17 Richmond, KY
    Idaho   30  
  Montana   3     Eastern Kentucky   13
  Nashville, TN
Charleston, IL     Tennessee State   7  
  Tennessee State   20
  Eastern Illinois   16 Wichita Falls, TXMemorial Stadium
    Eastern Illinois   19  
  Jackson State   13     Eastern Kentucky   17
  Ruston, LA
Greenville, SC     Delaware   14
  Louisiana Tech   17
  Furman   0 Ruston, LA
    South Carolina State   19  
  South Carolina State   17     Louisiana Tech   0
  Newark, DE
Hamilton, NY     Delaware   17  
  Delaware   20
  Colgate   21
    Colgate   13  
  Boston U.   7  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 26, 2013.