2004 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2004 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 2004, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2004 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Linfield Wildcats won their first Division III championship by defeating the Mary Hardin–Baylor Crusaders, 28−21.

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The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Rocky Myers, safety from Wesley (DE). [1]

Conference standings

2004 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Hardin–Simmons $^ 90    101 
No. 2 Mary Hardin–Baylor ^ 81    132 
Texas Lutheran  72    73 
Howard Payne  63    73 
Louisiana College  45    55 
East Texas Baptist  45    46 
Austin  36    37 
Sul Ross  27    28 
McMurry  18    28 
Mississippi College  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Salisbury $^ 50    101 
Wesley  41    82 
Brockport  32    64 
Buffalo State  23    46 
Frostburg State  14    28 
Apprentice § 05    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • § – Not an NCAA member
2004 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Johns Hopkins + 42    92 
Franklin & Marshall + 42    83 
Muhlenberg + 42    83 
Dickinson + 42    64 
McDaniel + 42    64 
Gettysburg  15    19 
Ursinus  05    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
2004 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Carthage +^ 61    112 
No. 12 Wheaton (IL) +^ 61    102 
Augustana (IL)  52    73 
North Central (IL)  43    73 
Millikin  43    55 
Illinois Wesleyan  25    37 
Elmhurst  16    46 
North Park  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 15 St. John Fisher +^ 51    92 
No. 20 Ithaca + 51    92 
Springfield  42    82 
Alfred  33    83 
Norwich  33    74 
Utica  15    37 
Hartwick  06    18 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lakeland + 61    82 
Concordia (WI) + 61    73 
Aurora +^ 61    65 
MacMurray  43    63 
Greenville  34    36 
Eureka  25    37 
Benedictine (IL)  16    19 
Concordia (IL)  07    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2004 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mount St. Joseph $^ 60    101 
Hanover  51    64 
Anderson (IN)  33    55 
Bluffton  33    55 
Franklin (IN)  33    55 
Defiance  15    19 
Manchester  06    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2004 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 24 Wartburg +^ 62    83 
Coe + 62    73 
Buena Vista  53    64 
Central (IA)  53    64 
Luther  53    64 
Simpson  44    64 
Loras  35    46 
Cornell (IA)  17    28 
Dubuque  17    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Liberty League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 21 Hobart $^ 70    92 
Union (NY)  61    63 
RPI  43    54 
Rochester (NY)  34    46 
St. Lawrence  34    46 
Merchant Marine  34    37 
WPI  25    55 
Coast Guard  07    18 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Alma $^ 61    83 
Olivet  52    82 
Albion  52    73 
Hope  52    64 
Adrian  34    64 
Tri-State * 25    28 
Wisconsin Lutheran  25    28 
Kalamazoo  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – Provisional NCAA Division III member
2004 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 11 Delaware Valley $^ 90    121 
Moravian  72    74 
Albright  63    83 
Wilkes  63    64 
Widener  54    64 
King's (PA)  45    46 
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham  36    46 
Lebanon Valley  36    46 
Susquehanna  36    46 
Lycoming  36    37 
Juniata  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 22 St. Norbert $^ 90    92 
Monmouth (IL)  81    91 
Lake Forest  72    82 
Grinnell  54    64 
Illinois College  54    64 
Ripon  45    55 
Carroll (WI)  36    37 
Beloit  27    37 
Lawrence  18    28 
Knox  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 9 Concordia–Moorhead $^800  1110
St. Thomas (MN) 620  720
Saint John's (MN) 620  730
St. Olaf 530  730
Bethel (MN) 530  640
Gustavus Adolphus 260  280
Augsburg 260  280
Hamline 170  370
Carleton 170  280
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bogan Division
Fitchburg State xy 60    84 
Bridgewater State  42    63 
Westfield State  42    54 
Worcester State  33    64 
Maine Maritime  33    36 
Massachusetts Maritime  15    18 
Framingham State  06    09 
Boyd Division
Curry xy$^ 51    92 
Endicott x 51    64 
UMass Dartmouth  42    74 
Western New England  33    54 
Nichols  33    46 
Salve Regina  16    28 
MIT  06    27 
Championship: Curry 17, Fitchburg State 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2004 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Trinity (CT) $ 80    80 
Amherst  62    62 
Colby  62    62 
Williams  62    62 
Middlebury  44    44 
Wesleyan  35    35 
Bates  26    26 
Bowdoin  26    26 
Tufts  26    26 
Hamilton  17    17 
  • $ Conference champion
2004 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Rowan $^ 60    103 
TCNJ  51    72 
Cortland  42    54 
Montclair State  24    44 
Western Connecticut  24    55 
Kean  15    28 
William Paterson  15    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2004 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Wooster $^ 70    111 
Wittenberg  52    73 
Ohio Wesleyan  52    55 
Denison  43    64 
Wabash  43    64 
Allegheny  43    55 
Earlham  34    46 
Kenyon  25    28 
Oberlin  16    19 
Hiram  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Linfield $^ 50    130 
No. 23 Willamette ^ 41    74 
Whitworth  32    72 
Pacific Lutheran  23    63 
Puget Sound  14    54 
Lewis & Clark  05    18 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Mount Union $^ 90    121 
No. 19 Ohio Northern  72    82 
Capital  63    73 
John Carroll  63    64 
Baldwin–Wallace  54    64 
Marietta  54    54 
Otterbein  36    46 
Wilmington (OH)  36    37 
Muskingum  18    19 
Heidelberg  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Washington & Jefferson $^ 50    121 
Thiel  41    73 
Waynesburg  32    73 
Westminster (PA)  23    55 
Grove City  14    37 
Bethany (WV)  05    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Occidental $^ 60    102 
Cal Lutheran  42    63 
La Verne  33    45 
Pomona-Pitzer  33    45 
Redlands  33    45 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  15    27 
Whittier  15    27 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 14 Trinity (TX) $^ 60    92 
DePauw  51    82 
Rhodes  33    55 
Millsaps  33    45 
Centre  24    46 
Rose–Hulman  15    46 
Sewanee  15    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Washington University $ 30    64 
Case Western Reserve  21    55 
Carnegie Mellon  12    64 
Chicago  03    36 
  • $ Conference champion
2004 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 16 Christopher Newport +^ 51    93 
Shenandoah +^ 51    74 
Methodist  42    73 
North Carolina Wesleyan  33    44 
Averett  24    64 
Ferrum  15    46 
Greensboro  15    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2004 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mount Ida      62 
Maryville (TN)      54 
Chapman      45 
Huntingdon      45 
Thomas More      46 
Colorado College      27 
Husson      27 
Menlo      17 
Macalester      18 
Plymouth State      18 
Chowan      19 

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2004 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 32nd 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 12th time. This was the last bracket to feature 28 teams before expanding to 32 teams in 2005. [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
Linfield52
UW–La Crosse37 UW–La Crosse14
St. Norbert23Linfield56
Occidental28 Occidental27
Willamette14Occidental42
Concordia–Moorhead28 Concordia–Moorhead40
Wartburg14Linfield52
Rowan0
Rowan45
Hobart35 Hobart14
Curry16Rowan56
St. John Fisher31 Delaware Valley7
Muhlenberg3 St. John Fisher20
Delaware Valley21Delaware Valley26
Shenandoah17Linfield28
Mary Hardin–Baylor21
Hardin–Simmons28
Mary Hardin–Baylor32Mary Hardin–Baylor42
Trinity (TX)13Mary Hardin–Baylor52
Christopher Newport35 Wash. & Jefferson16
Salisbury24 Christopher Newport14
Wash. & Jefferson55**Wash. & Jefferson24
Bridgewater (VA)48Mary Hardin–Baylor38
Mount Union35
Mount Union27
Wheaton (IL)31 Wheaton (IL)6
Mount St. Joseph7Mount Union38
Carthage31 Carthage20
Alma28Carthage14
Wooster41 Wooster7
Aurora34

* Overtime

See also

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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. "2004 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.