1996 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1996 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1996, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1996 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their second Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 56−24. The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Lon Erickson, quarterback from Illinois Wesleyan. [1]

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Conference and program changes

Conference changes

School1995 Conference1996 Conference
Austin College TIAA American Southwest
Hardin–Simmons TIAA American Southwest
Howard Payne TIAA American Southwest
McMurry TIAA American Southwest
Mississippi College Independent American Southwest
Sul Ross State TIAA American Southwest
Thomas More AMC Independent

Program changes

Conference standings

1996 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Ursinus $^ 70    92 
Franklin & Marshall  61    92 
Johns Hopkins  52    73 
Dickinson  34    55 
Western Maryland  34    46 
Gettysburg  34    37 
Muhlenberg  16    19 
Swarthmore  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Illinois Wesleyan $^ 70    101 
Wheaton (IL)  61    81 
Augustana (IL)  43    54 
North Central (IL)  43    54 
Millikin  34    36 
Carthage  34    36 
Elmhurst  16    27 
North Park  07    09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Salve Regina $ 80    90 
Bentley  71    73 
Stonehill  72    82 
Sacred Heart  43    46 
Merrimack  54    54 
UMass Lowell  44    64 
MIT  35    45 
Nichols  25    28 
Western New England  26    27 
Curry  17    37 
Assumption  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
1996 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Coast Guard +^ 51    83 
Springfield (MA) + 51    64 
Merchant Marine  42    63 
Western Connecticut  33    64 
Plymouth State  33    54 
Norwich  15    28 
WPI  06    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lakeland $ 50    82 
Concordia (WI)  41    54 
MacMurray  32    73 
Eureka  23    54 
Greenville  14    27 
Concordia (IL)  05    18 
  • $ Conference champion
1997 Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
DePauw $ 60    91 
Wabash  42    73 
Anderson (IN)  33    73 
Hanover  33    64 
Rose–Hulman  33    37 
Manchester  24    46 
Franklin (IN)  06    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Simpson $^ 80    101 
Central (IA)  71    73 
Loras  53    73 
Wartburg  53    73 
Buena Vista  44    55 
Upper Iowa  35    37 
Luther  26    37 
William Penn * 26    19 
Dubuque  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – William Penn was awarded a conference forfeit win over Buena Vista, but the NCAA did not award an overall win.
1996 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Albion $^ 50    91 
Hope  32    45 
Alma  23    45 
Kalamazoo  23    36 
Olivet  23    27 
Adrian  14    36 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Commonwealth
Albright x^ 50    102 
Widener  41    73 
Susquehanna  32    55 
Moravian  23    64 
Juniata  14    55 
Lebanon Valley  05    19 
Freedom
Lycoming x^ 40    111 
Wilkes  31    83 
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham  13    28 
King's (PA)  13    28 
Delaware Valley  13    18 
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) $^900  1110
Bethel (MN) 810  910
St. Thomas (MN) 720  820
Concordia–Moorhead 630  640
Carleton 450  550
Hamline 450  550
Augsburg 270  370
Macalester 270  370
Gustavus Adolphus 270  280
St. Olaf 180  280
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Worcester State $ 80    101 
UMass Dartmouth  71    82 
Massachusetts Maritime  53    64 
Maine Maritime  53    55 
Bridgewater State  44    55 
Westfield State  44    46 
UMass–Boston  26    27 
Framingham State  17    18 
Fitchburg State  08    09 
  • $ Conference champion
1996 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
TCNJ $^ 50    83 
Rowan ^ 41    103 
Jersey City State  32    55 
Montclair State  23    46 
Kean  14    27 
William Paterson  05    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington & Jefferson $^500  820
Alfred 410  460
Bethany (WV) 320  460
Waynesburg 230  270
Grove City 140  280
Thiel 050  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1996 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Redlands $ 50    63 
La Verne  41    72 
Cal Lutheran  23    36 
Claremont-Mudd  23    27 
Occidental  14    18 
Whittier  14    18 
  • $ Conference champion
1996 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Trinity (TX) + 31    91 
Millsaps + 31    82 
Sewanee  22    44 
Centre  13    55 
Rhodes  13    37 
  • + Conference co-champions
1996 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
MacMurray + 31    73 
Westminster (MO) + 31    54 
Blackburn + 31    36 
Greenville  13    27 
Principia  04    08 
  • + Conference co-champions
1996 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Union (NY) $ 40    91 
Hobart  31    55 
RPI  22    54 
St. Lawrence  13    27 
Rochester (NY)  04    09 
  • $ Conference champion
1996 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Frostburg State      92 
Buffalo State ^     82 
Catholic University      72 
Chapman      72 
Wesley      72 
Pomona-Pitzer      62 
Ithaca      63 
Brockport      64 
Cortland      64 
Hartwick      64 
Methodist      64 
Thomas More      64 
Aurora      54 
Menlo      54 
Wilmington (OH)      55 
Salisbury State      45 
Colorado College      36 
Defiance      36 
Maryville (TN)      36 
Chowan      37 
Bluffton      28 
Ferrum      18 
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1996 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 24th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the second time. As of 2014, Salem has remained the yearly host of the Stagg Bowl. Like the previous eleven tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams. [2]

Playoff bracket

Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
            
Mount Union 31
Allegheny 26
Mount Union49
Illinois Wesleyan 14
Illinois Wesleyan 23
Albion 20
Mount Union39
Wisconsin–La Crosse 21
Wisconsin–La Crosse 44
Wisconsin–River Falls 0
Wisconsin–La Crosse37
Saint John's (MN) 30
Saint John's (MN) 21
Simpson 18
Mount Union56
Rowan 24
Lycoming 31
Ursinus 24
Lycoming31
Albright 13
Albright 31
Washington & Jefferson 17
Lycoming 14
Rowan33
Rowan 21
Buffalo State 20
Rowan7
TCNJ 3
TCNJ 17
Coast Guard 16

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  2. "1996 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 26, 2014.