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A list of college football seasons from the first season in 1869 until the NCAA's single division split into Division I, Division II, and Division III in 1973 and then Division I split again into Division I-A and Division I-AA in 1978. Founded as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States in 1906, the NCAA adopted its current name in 1910. Also included are teams from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, which has held its own football championship since 1956.[1]

Pre-regulation (1869–1905)

IAAUS (1906–1909)

Year Conference Champions National Champions Heisman Trophy
1906

Princeton
Yale

1907

Penn
Yale

1908

Penn

1909

Yale

NCAA (1910–present)

Single Division

Year Conference Champions National Champions Heisman Trophy
1910 Harvard
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
  • Big Nine Conference – Minnesota and Illinois
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationVanderbilt
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1916
1917 Georgia Tech
1918
1919
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationAuburn and Centre
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1920
1921
1922
  • Big Ten Conference – Iowa and Michigan
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern ConferenceVanderbilt, Georgia Tech, North Carolina
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1923
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois and Michigan
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Vanderbilt and Washington and Lee
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1924
  • Big Ten Conference – Chicago
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Alabama
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1925
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama and Tulane
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1926
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Northwestern
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Alabama
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1927
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Colorado A&M
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Georgia Tech, NC State, and Tennessee
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1928
  • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
  • Big Six Conference
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference – Georgia Tech
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1929
  • Big Ten Conference – Purdue
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1930
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Northwestern
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1931
  • Big Ten Conference – Purdue, Michigan, and Northwestern
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1932
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Conference
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1933
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference – Utah
  • Southeastern Conference
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1934
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1935
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota and Ohio State
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Jay BerwangerHB (Chicago)
1936
  • Big Ten Conference – Northwestern
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Larry KelleyEnd (Yale)
1937
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Rocky Mountain Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Pittsburgh (AP)
California (Various)
Clint FrankHB (Yale)
1938
  • Big Ten Conference – Minnesota
  • Big Seven ConferenceUtah
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
TCU (AP)
Tennessee (Various)
Davey O'BrienQB (TCU)
1939
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Texas A&M (AP)
USC (Dickenson)
Nile KinnickHB (Iowa)
1940
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
Minnesota (AP)
Boston College (Various)
Tennessee (Various)
Stanford (Helms, Poling System)
Tom HarmonHB (Michigan)
1941
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1942
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1943
  • Big Ten Conference – Purdue and Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1944
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1945
  • Big Ten Conference – Indiana
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1946
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
1947
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Six Conference –
  • Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference
1948
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1949
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1950
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Six Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1951
  • Big Ten Conference –
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1952
  • Big Ten Conference – Wisconsin and Purdue
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1953
  • Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Big Ten Conference – Michigan State and Illinois
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1954
  • Atlantic Coast Conference –
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –
1955
  • Atlantic Coast Conference –
  • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
  • Big Seven Conference –
  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • College Conference of Illinois –
  • Far Western Football Conference –
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Lone Star Conference –
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Mid-American Conference –
  • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
  • Missouri Valley Conference –
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • North Central Conference –
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Northwest Conference –
  • Ohio Valley Conference –
  • Pacific Coast Conference –
  • Skyline Eight Conference –
  • Southeastern Conference –
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southern Conference –
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Southwest Conference –
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Yankee Conference –

University and Small College Divisions (1956–1972)

Year Conference Champions National Champions Heisman Trophy
1956
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Big Seven Conference –
      • Ivy League
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
1957
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Big Seven Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1958
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1959
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Athletic Association of Western Universities
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1960
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Five Conference
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1961
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Five Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1962
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Five Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference –
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1963
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Six Conference
      • Big Sky Conference
      • Big Ten Conference – Illinois
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1964
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1965
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1966
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1967
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Indiana, Purdue
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1968
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1969
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1970
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Independent College Athletic Conference
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1971
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Independent College Athletic Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1972
  • NCAA
    • University Division
      • Atlantic Coast Conference –
      • Big 8 Conference –
      • Big Sky Conference –
      • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
      • Ivy League –
      • Mid-American Conference –
      • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Valley Conference –
      • Ohio Valley Conference –
      • Pacific-8 Conference –
      • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
      • Skyline Eight Conference –
      • Southeastern Conference –
      • Southern Conference –
      • Southwest Conference –
      • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
      • Western Athletic Conference –
      • Yankee Conference –
    • Small College Division
      • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • College Athletic Conference –
      • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin –
      • Far Western Football Conference –
      • Gulf South Conference
      • Independent College Athletic Conference –
      • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Lone Star Conference –
      • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Middle Atlantic Conference –
      • Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association –
      • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • New England Football Conference –
      • New Jersey State Athletic Conference –
      • North Central Conference –
      • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Northwest Conference –
      • Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
      • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
      • Southland Conference –[2]
      • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –

NCAA Division Split (1973)

After the 1972 season, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Far Western Football Conference, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Gulf South Conference, Lone Star Conference, Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, North Central Conference, Northern Intercollegiate Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Southland Conference[2] became part of Division II. The inaugural NCAA Division II Football Championship was played in Sacramento, California in December 1973 following the 1973 NCAA Division II football season. Division II is differentiated from Division I by its reduced number of athletic scholarships. At the same time, the College Athletic Conference, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, Independent College Athletic Conference, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Middle Atlantic Conference, Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, New England Football Conference, New Jersey State Athletic Conference, Northwest Conference, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference became members of Division III. The inaugural NCAA Division III Football Championship was played in Phenix City, Alabama in December 1973 following the 1973 NCAA Division III football season. Division III schools, unlike higher NCAA divisions, are not permitted to grant any athletic scholarships.

Division I only (1973–1977)

Year Conference Champions National Champions Heisman Trophy
1973
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1974
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State and Michigan
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1975
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Ohio State
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southland Conference –[2]
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1976
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Ohio State
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southland Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –
1977
  • NCAA
    • Atlantic Coast Conference –
    • Big 8 Conference –
    • Big Sky Conference –
    • Big Ten Conference – Michigan and Ohio State
    • Ivy League –
    • Mid-American Conference –
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference –
    • Missouri Valley Conference –
    • Ohio Valley Conference –
    • Pacific-8 Conference –
    • Pacific Coast Athletic Association –
    • Skyline Eight Conference –
    • Southeastern Conference –
    • Southern Conference –
    • Southland Conference –
    • Southwest Conference –
    • Southwestern Athletic Conference –
    • Western Athletic Conference –
    • Yankee Conference –
  • Others
    • NAIA Football National Championship –
    • NJCAA National Football Championship –

Division I-A and I-AA split

After the 1977 season, the Big Sky Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Southwestern Athletic Conference, and the Yankee Conference became part of Division I–AA (now the FCS). The inaugural NCAA Division I Football Championship was played in Wichita Falls, Texas on December 16, 1978 following the 1978 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Division I–AA (now FCS) schools are usually smaller in size than Division I–A (now FBS) schools while they also offer fewer athletic scholarships. The Ivy League, Southern Conference, and Southland Conference would also eventually make the transition from I-A to I-AA in subsequent years.

Notes

References

  1. "All-Time Conference Champions". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 1–28. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2013/Conference.pdf. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 "About the Southland". Southland Conference. http://southland.org/sports/2013/10/24/GEN_1024130130.aspx?. Retrieved March 29, 2016. "Historically, the Southland’s successful football heritage has sustained itself through numerous membership and classification changes. The Southland joined the NCAA College Division in 1964, and was designated as NCAA Division II in 1973 before joining Division I in 1975. The Southland was an NCAA Division I-A league from 1978-81, before joining the ranks of FCS in 1982, its home ever since."
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