2002 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2002 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 2002, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2002 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their seventh, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Trinity (TX) Tigers, 48−7.

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

Conference standings

2002 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mary Hardin–Baylor $^ 90    101 
Howard Payne  81    91 
Hardin–Simmons  72    82 
East Texas Baptist  63    64 
Mississippi College  45    46 
Austin * 45    46 
Louisiana College  36    46 
Texas Lutheran  27    28 
McMurry * 09    010 
Sul Ross * 27    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – Sul Ross forfeited wins over Austin and McMurry for use of ineligible player, but season records stood.
2002 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Frostburg State $ 30    65 
Salisbury ^ 21    92 
Wesley  12    55 
Apprentice § 03    55 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • § – Not an NCAA member
2002 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Muhlenberg +^ 51    102 
Johns Hopkins + 51    92 
McDaniel + 51    92 
Dickinson  33    55 
Franklin & Marshall  24    46 
Gettysburg  15    46 
Ursinus  06    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Wheaton (IL) $^ 70    102 
Augustana (IL)  61    72 
Millikin  43    73 
North Central (IL)  43    64 
Illinois Wesleyan  34    64 
Carthage  34    46 
Elmhurst  16    37 
North Park  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Dixie Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Christopher Newport +^ 51    65 
Ferrum + 51    55 
Shenandoah  42    55 
Greensboro  42    46 
Methodist  24    37 
Averett  15    27 
Chowan  06    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Ithaca $ 40    73 
Hartwick  31    82 
St. John Fisher  22    64 
Alfred  13    46 
Utica  04    19 
  • $ Conference champion
2002 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Springfield (MA) $^ 60    82 
Merchant Marine  51    83 
Western Connecticut  42    73 
WPI  33    46 
Norwich  24    46 
Coast Guard  15    27 
Plymouth State  06    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hanover $^ 60    101 
Anderson (IN)  51    73 
Mount St. Joseph  42    55 
Manchester  24    37 
Franklin (IN)  24    28 
Bluffton  15    37 
Defiance  15    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
MacMurray $^ 70    101 
Concordia (WI)  61    82 
Aurora  52    54 
Lakeland  43    64 
Benedictine (IL)  34    46 
Eureka  25    28 
Greenville  16    19 
Concordia (IL)  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Coe +^ 81    102 
Wartburg +^ 81    102 
Central (IA) + 81    82 
Simpson  63    64 
Loras  45    55 
Cornell (IA)  36    46 
Luther  36    46 
Buena Vista  36    37 
Upper Iowa  27    28 
Dubuque  09    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Alma $^ 60    92 
Adrian  42    73 
Hope  42    55 
Olivet  33    54 
Albion  33    55 
Kalamazoo  15    46 
Wisconsin Lutheran  06    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
King's (PA) $^ 81    93 
Widener  81    91 
Moravian  72    74 
Lycoming  63    63 
Wilkes  54    74 
Susquehanna  54    55 
Juniata  45    55 
Albright  27    28 
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham  27    28 
Delaware Valley  18    28 
Lebanon Valley  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
St. Norbert +^ 81    91 
Lake Forest +^ 81    92 
Ripon  72    73 
Beloit  54    64 
Knox  54    64 
Monmouth (IL)  54    55 
Grinnell  45    46 
Illinois College  27    37 
Carroll (WI)  18    19 
Lawrence  09    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Saint John's (MN) $^800  1220
Concordia–Moorhead 710  730
Gustavus Adolphus 530  640
Bethel (MN) 530  550
St. Thomas (MN) 530  550
St. Olaf 350  550
Hamline 260  370
Augsburg 170  280
Carleton 080  0100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bogan Division
Westfield State xy 60    83 
Worcester State  51    92 
Fitchburg State  42    54 
Bridgewater State  33    45 
Framingham State  15    18 
Maine Maritime  15    18 
Massachusetts Maritime  15    18 
Boyd Division
UMass Dartmouth xy$^ 50    111 
Curry  32    73 
Nichols  32    54 
MIT  23    45 
Salve Regina  23    27 
Western New England  05    18 
Championship: UMass Dartmouth 16, Westfield State 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Trinity (CT) + 71    71 
Williams + 71    71 
Amherst  62    62 
Wesleyan  53    53 
Colby  44    44 
Middlebury  44    44 
Bates  35    35 
Tufts  35    35 
Bowdoin  17    17 
Hamilton  08    08 
  • + Conference co-champions
2002 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Rowan $^ 60    101 
Cortland  42    92 
TCNJ  42    63 
Montclair State  42    55 
Kean  24    46 
New Jersey City  15    18 
William Paterson  06    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Wabash $^ 70    121 
Wittenberg ^ 61    102 
Wooster  52    82 
Allegheny  43    55 
Earlham  43    46 
Ohio Wesleyan  34    55 
Oberlin  34    37 
Denison  25    28 
Kenyon  16    19 
Hiram  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Linfield $^ 50    101 
Whitworth  32    73 
Willamette  32    63 
Pacific Lutheran  32    54 
Lewis & Clark  14    36 
Puget Sound  05    18 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mount Union $^ 90    140 
John Carroll ^ 81    122 
Baldwin–Wallace  72    82 
Capital  63    64 
Ohio Northern  54    55 
Muskingum  36    37 
Marietta  27    37 
Wilmington (OH)  27    37 
Heidelberg  27    28 
Otterbein  18    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2002 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Washington & Jefferson $^ 50    93 
Westminster (PA)  41    64 
Waynesburg  23    54 
Thiel  23    37 
Bethany (WV)  14    37 
Grove City  14    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Redlands $^ 50    73 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  41    72 
Cal Lutheran  32    45 
Occidental  14    54 
La Verne  14    35 
Whittier  14    18 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Trinity (TX) $^ 60    141 
DePauw  51    73 
Sewanee  42    55 
Centre  24    64 
Rose–Hulman  24    37 
Rhodes  15    46 
Millsaps  15    36 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Washington University $ 30    64 
Case Western Reserve  12    64 
Carnegie Mellon  12    55 
Chicago  12    45 
  • $ Conference champion
2002 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hobart $^ 40    82 
Union (NY)  31    55 
RPI  22    82 
Rochester (NY)  13    28 
St. Lawrence  04    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2002 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Brockport ^     103 
Thomas More      73 
Macalester      55 
Menlo      55 
Pomona-Pitzer      44 
Chapman      37 
Mount Ida      27 
Colorado College      18 
Buffalo State      19 
Maryville (TN)      010 
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2002 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 30th 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 10th time. This was the fourth 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 Union42
Wheaton (IL)42 Wheaton (IL)21
Alma14Mount Union45
Wabash42 Wabash16
MacMurray7Wabash25
Wittenberg34 Wittenberg14
Hanover33Mount Union57
John Carroll19
Rowan12
Brockport16Brockport15
Springfield0 Brockport10
John Carroll27John Carroll16*
Hobart7John Carroll21
Muhlenberg56 Muhlenberg10
UMass Dartmouth6Mount Union48
Trinity (TX)7
Linfield52
Wartburg45 Wartburg15
Lake Forest0 Linfield14
Saint John's (MN)31Saint John's (MN)21
Redlands24Saint John's (MN)45
Coe21 Coe14
UW–La Crosse18 Saint John's (MN)34
Trinity (TX)41
Bridgewater (VA)19
King's (PA)28 King's (PA)17
Salisbury State0 Bridgewater (VA)32
Trinity (TX)48Trinity (TX)38
Mary Hardin–Baylor38Trinity (TX)45
Wash. & Jefferson24 Wash. & Jefferson10
Christopher Newport10

* Overtime

See also

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References

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  2. "2002 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.