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1985 NCAA Division I-AA football season

1985 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1985
Playoff
Duration November 30 – December 21, 1985
Championship site Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
Champion Georgia Southern Eagles
Division I-AA football season

The 1985 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 1985, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 21, 1985, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Furman Paladins by a final score of 44−42.[1]

Conference standings

1985 Big Sky football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #5 Idaho
6 1 0     9 3 0
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This page is a soft redirect. #2 Nevada
6 1 0     11 2 0
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This page is a soft redirect. Boise State
5 2 0     7 4 0
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This page is a soft redirect. Weber State
4 3 0     6 5 0
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This page is a soft redirect. Idaho State
3 4 0     5 6 0
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This page is a soft redirect. Montana
2 5 0     3 8 0
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This page is a soft redirect. Northern Arizona
1 6 0     3 8 0
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This page is a soft redirect. Montana State
1 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Idaho earned automatic berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship. Nevada earned at-large berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship.
    Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll (released before championship playoffs)
1985 Southern Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Furman Paladins football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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6 0 0     12 2 0
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This page is a soft redirect. Appalachian State
6 1 0     8 3 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Chattanooga Mocs football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Chattanooga]]
5 2 0     6 5 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Marshall Thundering Herd football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Marshall]]
3 3 1     7 3 1
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This page is a soft redirect. The Citadel
2 4 1     5 5 1
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Western Carolina Catamounts football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Western Carolina]]
2 4 1     4 6 1
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This page is a soft redirect. [[VMI Keydets football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.VMI]]
1 4 1     3 7 1
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Davidson Wildcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Davidson]]
0 6 0     1 10 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[East Tennessee State Buccaneers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.East Tennessee State]]
0 7 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1985 Yankee Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #7 [[Rhode Island Rams football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Rhode Island]] ^
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This page is a soft redirect. UMass
4 1 0     7 4 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[New Hampshire Wildcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New Hampshire]]
2 3 0     6 4 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Maine Black Bears football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Maine]]
2 3 0     6 5 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Connecticut Huskies football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Connecticut]]
1 4 0     4 5 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Boston University Terriers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Boston University]]
1 4 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
1985 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #9 [[Georgia Southern Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Georgia Southern]] ^
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Eastern Washington Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Eastern Washington]] ^
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Richmond Spiders football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Richmond]]
        8 3 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Colgate Raiders football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Colgate]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Delaware
        7 4 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Tennessee State Tigers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Tennessee State]]
        7 4 0
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This page is a soft redirect. #16 William & Mary
        7 4 0
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Lafayette Leopards football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Lafayette]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[James Madison Dukes football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.James Madison]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Lehigh Engineers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Lehigh]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Holy Cross Crusaders football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Holy Cross]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Western Kentucky]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Bucknell Bison football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Bucknell]]
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^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Gateway Collegiate Athletic ConferenceNorthern Iowa
Ivy League – Penn
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Delaware State
Ohio Valley Conference – Middle Tennessee State
Southern Conference – Furman Paladins
Southland Conference – Louisiana Tech
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Arkansas State
Yankee Conference – Rhode Island

Postseason

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

First Round
November 30
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 7
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 21
                           
    Murfreesboro, TN        
Statesboro, GA
  Middle Tennessee State   21
  Georgia Southern   27 Cedar Falls, IA
    Georgia Southern   28  
  Jackson State   0     Georgia Southern   40
  Cedar Falls, IA
Moscow, ID     Northern Iowa   33  
  Northern Iowa   17
  Idaho   38 Tacoma, WATacoma Dome
    Eastern Washington   14  
  Eastern Washington   42     Georgia Southern   44
  Greenville, SC
Kingston, RI     Furman   42
  Furman   59
  Rhode Island   35 Greenville, SC
    Rhode Island   15  
  Akron   27     Furman   35
  Reno, NV
Jonesboro, AR     Nevada   12  
  Nevada   24
  Arkansas State   10
    Arkansas State   23  
  Grambling State   7  

References

  1. ^ "1984 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 26, 2013.