2001 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2001 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 2001, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2001 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their sixth, and second consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Bridgewater (VA) Eagles, 30−27.

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The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chuck Moore, running back from Mount Union. [1]

Conference and program changes

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Conference standings

2001 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hardin–Simmons $^ 80    82 
Mary Hardin–Baylor ^ 71    82 
Howard Payne  72    82 
Mississippi College  63    73 
East Texas Baptist  45    55 
Austin  35    36 
Louisiana College  36    46 
Sul Ross  36    37 
Texas Lutheran  27    28 
McMurry  08    09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Wesley $ 30    73 
Frostburg State  21    45 
Salisbury  12    46 
Apprentice § 03    27 
  • $ Conference champion
  • § – Not an NCAA member
2001 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Western Maryland +^ 51    83 
Muhlenberg + 51    74 
Johns Hopkins  42    63 
Ursinus  33    64 
Dickinson  33    55 
Gettysburg  15    46 
Franklin & Marshall  06    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Augustana (IL) +^ 61    102 
Illinois Wesleyan + 61    72 
Millikin  52    82 
Wheaton (IL)  52    64 
Carthage  34    64 
North Central (IL)  25    37 
Elmhurst  16    28 
North Park  07    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Dixie Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Ferrum + 51    64 
Christopher Newport +^ 51    55 
Greensboro  33    55 
Methodist  33    55 
Shenandoah  33    55 
Chowan  24    27 
Averett  06    18 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Western Connecticut +^ 51    82 
Plymouth State + 51    73 
Merchant Marine  33    45 
Springfield (MA)  33    45 
WPI  33    46 
Norwich  15    46 
Coast Guard  15    27 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Anderson (IN) + 51    82 
Defiance +^ 51    83 
Bluffton  42    55 
Hanover  42    55 
Franklin (IN)  24    37 
Manchester  15    28 
Mount St. Joseph  06    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
MacMurray $^ 70    92 
Aurora  61    72 
Concordia (WI)  43    64 
Benedictine (IL)  43    46 
Lakeland  34    46 
Greenville  25    55 
Concordia (IL)  16    19 
Eureka  16    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Central (IA) $^ 81    92 
Wartburg  72    82 
Cornell (IA)  63    73 
Coe  63    64 
Buena Vista  45    55 
Loras  45    55 
Simpson  45    46 
Upper Iowa  36    37 
Luther  27    37 
Dubuque  18    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Albion $ 50    82 
Hope  41    72 
Alma  32    64 
Adrian  23    28 
Kalamazoo  14    54 
Olivet  05    19 
  • $ Conference champion
2001 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Widener $^ 100    121 
Lycoming  81    81 
King's (PA)  72    73 
Albright  54    64 
Juniata  45    55 
Susquehanna  45    46 
Wilkes  45    46 
Moravian  35    45 
Delaware Valley  27    37 
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham  17    18 
Lebanon Valley  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Ripon + 71    82 
St. Norbert +^ 81    91 
Monmouth (IL)  62    82 
Grinnell  53    55 
Illinois College  44    64 
Lake Forest  44    55 
Beloit  26    37 
Carroll (WI)  26    27 
Knox  26    27 
Lawrence  17    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Bethel (MN) +^810  920
Saint John's (MN) +^810  1130
St. Thomas (MN) 720  730
Gustavus Adolphus 630  730
St. Olaf 540  640
Concordia–Moorhead 450  550
Augsburg 450  460
Hamline 270  280
Carleton 180  190
Macalester 090  0100
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Williams $ 80    80 
Amherst  71    71 
Tufts  62    62 
Colby  44    44 
Middlebury  44    44 
Trinity (CT)  44    44 
Wesleyan  44    44 
Bates  17    17 
Bowdoin  17    17 
Hamilton  17    17 
  • $ Conference champion
2001 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bogan Division
Westfield State xy$^ 60    101 
Worcester State  51    101 
Bridgewater State  33    54 
Framingham State  24    27 
Maine Maritime  24    27 
Massachusetts Maritime  24    27 
Fitchburg State  15    27 
Boyd Division
Nichols xy 50    64 
Curry  41    92 
UMass Dartmouth  32    64 
Salve Regina  23    44 
Western New England  14    35 
MIT  05    18 
Championship: Westfield State 12, Nichols 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Rowan +^ 51    112 
Montclair State +^ 51    92 
TCNJ  42    64 
Cortland  33    55 
William Paterson  24    37 
Kean  15    27 
New Jersey City  15    18 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Wittenberg $^ 70    112 
Ohio Wesleyan  61    91 
Wabash  61    82 
Allegheny  43    55 
Earlham  34    46 
Wooster  34    46 
Denison  25    28 
Oberlin  25    28 
Hiram  16    37 
Kenyon  16    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Linfield + 41    72 
Whitworth + 41    72 
Pacific Lutheran +^ 41    83 
Willamette  23    45 
Lewis & Clark  14    36 
Puget Sound  05    09 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mount Union $^ 90    140 
Ohio Northern  81    82 
Capital  63    73 
John Carroll  63    73 
Baldwin–Wallace  54    55 
Wilmington (OH)  45    55 
Otterbein  36    46 
Muskingum  27    37 
Marietta  18    28 
Heidelberg  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2001 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Washington & Jefferson $^ 40    111 
Bethany (WV)  22    63 
Waynesburg  22    37 
Grove City  13    28 
Thiel  13    28 
Westminster (PA) * 00    45 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * Completing reclassification from NCAA Division II—games did not count in conference standings.
2001 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Occidental $ 50    81 
Cal Lutheran  32    63 
Redlands  32    53 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  23    53 
Whittier  23    27 
La Verne  05    18 
  • $ Conference champion
2001 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Trinity (TX) $^ 60    92 
Centre  51    91 
DePauw  42    55 
Millsaps  33    64 
Sewanee  24    55 
Rhodes  15    55 
Rose–Hulman  06    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
RPI $ 40    81 
Union (NY)  31    92 
Hobart  22    63 
Rochester (NY)  13    37 
St. Lawrence  04    010 
  • $ Conference champion
2001 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Thomas More ^     111 
Ithaca ^     112 
Brockport ^     92 
Menlo      82 
Hartwick      74 
Rockford      54 
Alfred      45 
Martin Luther      45 
Wisconsin Lutheran      45 
Chapman      36 
Colorado College      36 
Maranatha Baptist      36 
Principia      24 
St. John Fisher      37 
Pomona-Pitzer      26 
Maryville (TN)      28 
Westminster (MO)      28 
Buffalo State      18 
Mount Ida      18 
Utica      08 
Blackburn      010 
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2001 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 29th 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 ninth time. This was the third bracket to feature 28 teams since last expanding in 1999. [2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Mount Union32
Augustana (IL)54Augustana (IL) 7
Defiance 14 Mount Union49
Wittenberg38*Wittenberg 21
Hardin–Simmons 35 Wittenberg41
Thomas More34Thomas More 0
MacMurray 30 Mount Union35
Saint John's (MN) 14
Central (IA) 21
Pacific Lutheran27*Pacific Lutheran27*
Whitworth 26 Pacific Lutheran 6
Saint John's (MN)27Saint John's (MN)31
St. Norbert 20 Saint John's (MN)9
UW–Stevens Point37UW–Stevens Point 7
Bethel (MN) 27 Mount Union30
Bridgewater (VA) 27
RPI 10
Ithaca35Ithaca27
Montclair State 23 Ithaca 0
Rowan40Rowan48
Brockport 17 Rowan43
West. Conn. State8West. Conn. State 14
Westfield State 7 Rowan 24
Bridgewater (VA)29
Bridgewater (VA)41
Trinity (TX)30Trinity (TX) 37
Mary Hardin–Baylor 6 Bridgewater (VA)57
Widener56Widener 32
Christopher Newport 7 Widener46
Wash. & Jefferson24Wash. & Jefferson 30
Western Maryland 21

* Overtime

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References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. "2001 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 28, 2014.