1998 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1998 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 1998, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1998 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their fourth, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 44−24.

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The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Scott Hvistendahl, wide receiver and punter from Augsburg. [1]

Conference standings

1998 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hardin–Simmons $ 70    91 
McMurry  61    82 
Howard Payne  52    82 
Austin  43    46 
Mississippi College  25    46 
Texas Lutheran  25    46 
Mary Hardin–Baylor  25    37 
Sul Ross  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
1998 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Wesley $ 30    73 
Methodist  31    73 
Frostburg State  22    73 
Chowan  23    55 
Ferrum  23    64 
Salisbury State  14    37 
  • $ Conference champion
1998 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Western Maryland $^ 70    102 
Dickinson  52    83 
Johns Hopkins  52    73 
Franklin & Marshall  43    46 
Muhlenberg  34    55 
Gettysburg  25    37 
Ursinus  25    37 
Swarthmore  07    08 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Millikin $^ 61    82 
Augustana (IL)  52    72 
Illinois Wesleyan  52    72 
Wheaton (IL)  52    63 
Carthage  43    54 
Elmhurst  16    36 
North Central (IL)  16    36 
North Park  16    27 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Springfield (MA) $^ 60    92 
Plymouth State  42    74 
Merchant Marine  42    63 
Western Connecticut  33    55 
WPI  33    45 
Norwich  15    56 
Coast Guard  06    18 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Wabash $ 70    91 
Hanover  61    91 
Franklin (IN)  43    64 
Bluffton  43    55 
Wilmington (OH)  34    46 
Manchester  25    28 
Mount St. Joseph  25    28 
Anderson (IN)  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
1998 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Aurora $ 70    73 
MacMurray  61    91 
Concordia (WI)  52    73 
Lakeland  43    73 
Benedictine (IL)  34    37 
Eureka  25    46 
Greenville  16    28 
Concordia (IL)  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
1998 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Central (IA) $^ 100    101 
Wartburg  91    91 
Buena Vista  73    73 
Simpson  73    73 
Coe  55    55 
Upper Iowa  55    55 
Cornell (IA)  46    46 
Loras  46    46 
Luther  37    37 
William Penn  19    19 
Dubuque  010    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Albion $^ 60    82 
Hope  42    54 
Adrian  33    54 
Alma  33    54 
Olivet  25    54 
Kalamazoo  24    45 
Defiance  15    36 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Commonwealth
Widener x 41    82 
Susquehanna x 41    63 
Juniata  32    55 
Albright  23    46 
Moravian  23    37 
Lebanon Valley  05    19 
Freedom
Lycoming x^ 40    101 
Wilkes  31    54 
King's (PA)  22    37 
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham  13    28 
Delaware Valley  04    37 
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Grinnell $ 90    100 
Beloit  72    73 
Ripon  72    73 
Knox  63    64 
St. Norbert  54    55 
Lake Forest  45    46 
Carroll (WI)  36    46 
Lawrence  27    28 
Monmouth (IL)  27    28 
Illinois College  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
1998 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) $^900  1110
Bethel (MN) 720  820
Gustavus Adolphus 720  820
St. Thomas (MN) 720  730
Augsburg 540  640
Concordia–Moorhead 450  460
Hamline 270  280
St. Olaf 270  280
Carleton 180  280
Macalester 180  280
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Blue Division
Salve Regina x 60    101 
UMass Dartmouth  51    82 
Curry  42    64 
Western New England  33    54 
Nichols  24    55 
MIT  15    18 
UMass–Boston  06    010 
Red Division
Bridgewater State x 51    73 
Maine Maritime x 51    55 
Massachusetts Maritime  42    64 
Worcester State  33    46 
Westfield State  24    55 
Fitchburg State  24    37 
Framingham State  06    28 
  • x Division champion/co-champions
1998 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
TCNJ $^ 50    83 
Rowan ^ 41    103 
Montclair State  32    83 
New Jersey City  23    64 
Kean  14    19 
William Paterson  05    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Wittenberg $^ 80    111 
Allegheny  61    82 
Wooster  62    82 
Case Western Reserve  42    55 
Ohio Wesleyan  44    64 
Kenyon  25    46 
Denison  26    37 
Earlham  26    28 
Oberlin  00    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Pacific Lutheran $^ 50    82 
Linfield  41    72 
Willamette  32    73 
Whitworth  23    55 
Puget Sound  14    28 
Lewis & Clark  05    17 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mount Union $^ 90    140 
Baldwin–Wallace  81    82 
John Carroll  72    82 
Ohio Northern  63    73 
Marietta  54    64 
Muskingum  45    55 
Otterbein  36    46 
Heidelberg  27    28 
Hiram  18    28 
Capital  09    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
1998 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Washington & Jefferson + 31    54 
Waynesburg + 31    54 
Grove City + 31    55 
Bethany (WV)  13    28 
Thiel  04    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
1998 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Whittier $ 50    72 
Redlands  41    72 
Cal Lutheran  23    54 
La Verne  23    45 
Claremont-Mudd  14    27 
Occidental  14    18 
  • $ Conference champion
1998 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Trinity (TX) $^ 60    121 
DePauw  51    73 
Rhodes  42    55 
Centre  33    37 
Rose–Hulman  24    37 
Sewanee  15    27 
Millsaps  06    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1998 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
MacMurray $ 40    91 
Westminster (MO)  31    91 
Blackburn  22    45 
Greenville  13    28 
Principia  04    08 
  • $ Conference champion
1998 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
RPI + 31    72 
Hobart + 31    63 
Union (NY)  22    63 
Rochester (NY)  13    18 
St. Lawrence  13    18 
  • + Conference co-champions
1998 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Catholic University ^     101 
Ithaca      92 
Hartwick      92 
Buffalo State ^     93 
Pomona-Pitzer      62 
Maranatha Baptist      64 
Alfred      54 
Maryville (TN)      46 
Cortland      46 
Brockport      36 
Colorado College      36 
Thomas More      37 
Chapman      27 
St. John Fisher      27 
Menlo      28 
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1998 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 26th 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. This was the final bracket to feature sixteen teams before expanding to 28 teams in 1999. [2]

Playoff bracket

Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
            
Mount Union 21
Albion 19
Mount Union21
Wittenberg 19
Wittenberg 13
Millikin 10
Mount Union34
Trinity (TX) 29
Lycoming 49
Catholic University 14
Lycoming 21
Trinity (TX)37
Trinity (TX) 30
Western Maryland 20
Mount Union44
Rowan 24
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 28
Central (IA) 21
Wisconsin–Eau Claire10
Saint John's (MN) 3
Saint John's (MN) 33
Pacific Lutheran 20
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 19
Rowan22
Buffalo State 38
Springfield 35
Buffalo State 17
Rowan19
Rowan 26
TCNJ 2

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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. "1998 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 26, 2014.