2005 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2005 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 2005, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2005 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their eighth Division III championship by defeating the Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks, 35−28. This was the first of eight subsequent championship games between Mount Union (3 wins) and Wisconsin–Whitewater (5 wins); only the 2012 Stagg Bowl featured a different team.

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The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Brett Elliott, quarterback from Linfield. [1]

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Conference standings

2005 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 11 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^ 71    92 
Hardin–Simmons  72    82 
Howard Payne  72    73 
East Texas Baptist  63    64 
Texas Lutheran  54    55 
Louisiana College  44    45 
McMurry  45    55 
Sul Ross  27    37 
Mississippi College  18    28 
Austin  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Wesley +^ 41    122 
Salisbury + 41    83 
Brockport + 41    55 
Frostburg State  14    65 
Apprentice § 14    46 
Buffalo State  14    36 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • § – Not an NCAA member
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Johns Hopkins $^ 51    83 
Franklin & Marshall  42    56 
Dickinson  33    46 
Gettysburg  33    46 
McDaniel  24    55 
Ursinus  24    46 
Muhlenberg  24    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2005 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 13 Augustana (IL) $^ 70    102 
No. 16 North Central (IL) ^ 61    92 
Carthage  43    73 
Wheaton (IL)  43    73 
Elmhurst  34    64 
Millikin  25    55 
Illinois Wesleyan  25    37 
North Park  07    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 24 Ithaca $^ 60    83 
Alfred  51    92 
St. John Fisher  42    83 
Utica  33    64 
Springfield  24    46 
Norwich  15    37 
Hartwick  06    46 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mount St. Joseph $^ 51    92 
Defiance  42    64 
Anderson (IN)  33    55 
Franklin (IN)  33    55 
Hanover  33    46 
Bluffton  24    37 
Manchester  15    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2005 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lakeland $^ 70    83 
Concordia (WI)  61    73 
Aurora  52    55 
Greenville  43    46 
Benedictine (IL)  34    37 
MacMurray  25    46 
Eureka  16    19 
Concordia (IL)  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2005 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 20 Central (IA) +^ 71    92 
No. 23 Coe +^ 71    92 
Wartburg  62    73 
Luther  53    64 
Buena Vista  44    55 
Simpson  35    55 
Loras  26    37 
Cornell (IA)  17    28 
Dubuque  17    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Liberty League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 14 Union (NY) $^ 70    111 
No. 22 Hobart ^ 61    92 
RPI  52    82 
WPI  43    63 
Rochester (NY)  34    46 
Merchant Marine  25    37 
St. Lawrence  16    27 
Coast Guard  07    27 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Albion $^ 61    74 
Adrian  52    82 
Hope  52    55 
Alma  43    64 
Olivet  43    55 
Kalamazoo  34    46 
Wisconsin Lutheran  16    19 
Tri-State * 07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – Provisional NCAA Division III member
2005 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Delaware Valley $^ 90    121 
Wilkes ^ 81    83 
Widener  63    83 
Moravian  54    74 
Lycoming  54    64 
King's  54    55 
Albright  45    55 
FDU Florham  45    46 
Lebanon Valley  27    28 
Susquehanna  18    28 
Juniata  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Monmouth (IL) $^ 90    101 
St. Norbert  81    82 
Carroll (WI)  63    64 
Ripon  54    64 
Beloit  54    55 
Lawrence  45    45 
Knox  36    46 
Lake Forest  36    46 
Illinois College  27    37 
Grinnell  09    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2005 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Saint John's (MN) $^ 80    111 
No. 8 Concordia–Moorhead ^ 71    102 
St. Olaf  62    82 
Bethel (MN)  44    55 
St. Thomas (MN)  44    45 
Gustavus Adolphus  35    37 
Carleton  26    46 
Hamline  17    37 
Augsburg  17    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bogan Division
Fitchburg State xy 60    83 
Bridgewater State  51    91 
Maine Maritime  42    73 
Worcester State  33    55 
Westfield State  24    45 
Framingham State  15    27 
Massachusetts Maritime  06    09 
Boyd Division
Curry xy$^ 60    93 
Endicott  51    73 
UMass Dartmouth  42    55 
MIT  24    36 
Western New England  24    36 
Salve Regina  24    26 
Nichols  06    09 
Championship: Curry 17, Fitchburg State 14
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2005 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 25 Trinity (CT) $ 80    80 
Colby  71    71 
Bowdoin  62    62 
Williams  62    62 
Amherst  53    53 
Middlebury  35    35 
Bates  26    26 
Tufts  26    26 
Hamilton  17    17 
Wesleyan  08    08 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Rowan +^ 51    112 
Cortland +^ 51    73 
Montclair State  42    55 
Western Connecticut  33    64 
Kean  24    46 
William Paterson  15    55 
TCNJ  15    37 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 15 Wabash $^ 70    111 
Kenyon  61    64 
Oberlin  52    73 
Wittenberg  52    55 
Wooster  34    64 
Denison  34    55 
Allegheny  34    37 
Ohio Wesleyan  25    37 
Earlham  16    19 
Hiram  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Linfield $^ 40    101 
Willamette  31    54 
Whitworth  22    53 
Puget Sound  13    45 
Pacific Lutheran  04    36 
Lewis & Clark * 00    04 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – Lewis & Clark's conference games were canceled.
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Mount Union $^ 81    141 
No. 18 Ohio Northern  72    82 
No. 5 Capital ^ 72    103 
John Carroll  63    73 
Otterbein  63    73 
Marietta  45    55 
Baldwin–Wallace  36    46 
Muskingum  27    28 
Wilmington (OH)  27    28 
Heidelberg  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 12 Bridgewater $^ 60    102 
Hampden–Sydney  42    82 
Washington and Lee  42    73 
Guilford  42    55 
Catholic University  15    28 
Randolph–Macon  15    28 
Emory & Henry  15    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 Thiel $^ 60    111 
No. 21 Washington & Jefferson ^ 51    92 
Thomas More  42    55 
Waynesburg  24    46 
Westminster (PA)  24    46 
Grove City  24    37 
Bethany (WV)  06    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 Occidental $^ 60    91 
Cal Lutheran  51    81 
Redlands  42    54 
La Verne  33    54 
Pomona–Pitzer  24    45 
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps  15    36 
Whittier  06    27 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 19 Trinity (TX) +^ 50    91 
DePauw + 50    72 
Sewanee  42    55 
Centre  33    73 
Rose–Hulman  24    55 
Millsaps  15    27 
Rhodes  06    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Chicago $ 30    54 
Washington University  21    64 
Carnegie Mellon  12    55 
Case Western Reserve  03    37 
  • $ Conference champion
2005 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Northwestern (MN) xy$# 70    83 
Martin Luther  61    63 
Minnesota–Morris # 43    46 
Crown # 34    36 
Trinity Bible § 07    18 
South
Rockford x 52    73 
Westminster (MO) xy 52    55 
Maranatha Baptist  25    45 
Blackburn  25    28 
Principia  16    18 
Championship: Northwestern (MN) 27, Westminster (MO) 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division III member
    § – Not an NCAA member
2005 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Ferrum +^ 61    92 
Methodist + 61    82 
Averett  52    73 
Christopher Newport  52    64 
North Carolina Wesleyan  34    46 
Maryville (TN)  25    37 
Greensboro  16    28 
Shenandoah  07    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2005 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Wisconsin–Whitewater $^ 70    141 
Wisconsin–Eau Claire  52    64 
Wisconsin–Oshkosh  43    73 
Wisconsin–La Crosse  43    54 
Wisconsin–Stout  34    64 
Wisconsin–Stevens Point  34    46 
Wisconsin–River Falls  25    37 
Wisconsin–Platteville  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2005 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Huntingdon      72 
Husson      44 
Plymouth State      46 
Chapman      27 
Colorado College      28 
Mount Ida      19 
Becker      08 
Macalester      09 
Menlo      010 

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2005 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 33rd 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 13th time. The bracket for this field expanded from 28 to 32 teams, where it has remained. [2]

Qualification

Twenty-one conferences met the requirements for an automatic ("Pool A") bid to the playoffs. Besides the NESCAC, which does not participate in the playoffs, five conferences had no Pool A bid. The PAC was in the first year of the two-year waiting period, while the ACFC, NWC, UAA, and UMAC failed to meet the seven-member requirement.

Schools not in Pool A conferences were eligible for Pool B. The number of Pool B bids was determined by calculating the ratio of Pool A conferences to schools in those conferences and applying that ratio to the number of Pool B schools. The 21 Pool A conferences contained 179 schools, an average of 8.5 teams per conference. Thirty-seven schools were in Pool B, enough for four bids.

The remaining seven playoff spots were at-large ("Pool C") teams.

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Linfield63
Occidental21Linfield28
Concordia–Moorhead27 Concordia–Moorhead14
Coe14 Linfield41
Saint John's (MN)62Wisconsin–Whitewater44
Monmouth (IL)3 Saint John's (MN)7
Wisconsin–Whitewater34Wisconsin–Whitewater34
Central (IA)14Wisconsin–Whitewater58
Mary Hardin–Baylor35 Wesley6
Trinity (TX)6 Mary Hardin–Baylor36
Wesley59Wesley46
Ferrum14Wesley46
Bridgewater (VA)30 Bridgewater (VA)7
Washington & Jefferson21Bridgewater (VA)24
Thiel28 Thiel13
Johns Hopkins3 Wisconsin–Whitewater28
Wabash38Mount Union35
Albion20 Wabash11
Capital21Capital14
North Central (IL)19Mount Union34
Augustana (IL)49 Capital31
Lakeland22 Augustana (IL)7
Mount Union49Mount Union44
Mount St. Joseph6Mount Union19
Delaware Valley37 Rowan7
Curry22Delaware Valley21
Hobart23 Hobart14
Cortland22 Delaware Valley21
Rowan42Rowan27
Wilkes3Rowan28
Union (NY)55 Union (NY)24
Ithaca41

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  2. "2005 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.