2007 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2007 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 2007, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2007 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won their first Division III championship by defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 31−21. This was the third of seven straight championship games between Mount Union (3 wins) and Wisconsin–Whitewater (4 wins).

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The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Justin Beaver, running back from Wisconsin–Whitewater. [1]

Conference standings

2007 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^ 80    122 
Mississippi College  62    82 
Hardin–Simmons  62    64 
East Texas Baptist  53    55 
Louisiana College  44    55 
Sul Ross  35    55 
Texas Lutheran  26    28 
McMurry  17    28 
Howard Payne  17    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Wesley $^ 40    112 
No. 14 Salisbury ^ 31    92 
Brockport  22    55 
Apprentice § 13    46 
Frostburg State  04    27 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • § – Not an NCAA member
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Muhlenberg $^ 80    111 
Dickinson  62    92 
Ursinus  53    73 
Gettysburg  53    65 
Moravian  44    64 
Franklin & Marshall  44    46 
Johns Hopkins  35    46 
McDaniel  17    19 
Juniata  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 11 North Central (IL) +^ 61    93 
Illinois Wesleyan + 61    73 
Wheaton (IL)  52    82 
Carthage  43    73 
Elmhurst  34    64 
Augustana (IL)  34    55 
Millikin  16    28 
North Park  07    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 St. John Fisher +^ 51    112 
Hartwick +^ 51    83 
Alfred  42    83 
No. 21 Ithaca ^ 42    83 
Springfield  24    46 
Utica  15    37 
Norwich  06    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 18 Franklin (IN) $^ 70    92 
Mount St. Joseph ^ 61    92 
Rose-Hulman  43    73 
Defiance  43    55 
Anderson (IN)  34    46 
Hanover  25    28 
Manchester  16    37 
Bluffton  16    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Concordia (WI) +^ 61    74 
Lakeland + 61    64 
Aurora  43    55 
Benedictine (IL)  43    55 
Greenville  43    55 
Concordia (IL)  25    37 
Eureka  25    28 
MacMurray  07    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2007 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Central (IA) $^ 80    121 
No. 20 Wartburg  71    82 
Coe  53    73 
Dubuque  53    73 
Luther  44    55 
Buena Vista  35    55 
Simpson  35    46 
Loras  17    28 
Cornell (IA)  08    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Liberty League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
RPI +^ 61    82 
Hobart +^ 61    83 
Rochester (NY)  52    65 
Union (NY)  52    55 
St. Lawrence  34    45 
WPI  16    46 
Susquehanna  16    28 
Merchant Marine  16    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2007 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hope + 61    64 
Olivet +^ 61    65 
Alma  52    55 
Adrian  43    73 
Tri-State  43    64 
Albion  25    28 
Wisconsin Lutheran  16    19 
Kalamazoo  07    18 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2007 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Widener $^ 70    83 
Albright  52    74 
Delaware Valley  52    55 
Wilkes  43    46 
Lebanon Valley  34    46 
Lycoming  34    37 
King's  16    19 
FDU Florham  07    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
St. Norbert $^ 90    101 
Monmouth (IL)  72    73 
Ripon  72    73 
Carroll (WI)  54    55 
Lake Forest  54    55 
Illinois College  45    46 
Lawrence  45    46 
Knox  27    37 
Beloit  18    19 
Grinnell  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2007 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Bethel (MN) $^ 80    122 
No. 9 Saint John's (MN) ^ 71    102 
St. Olaf  62    82 
Concordia–Moorhead  53    73 
Augsburg  35    55 
Gustavus Adolphus  35    55 
St. Thomas (MN)  26    28 
Carleton  17    37 
Hamline  17    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bogan Division
Coast Guard xy 70    82 
Bridgewater State  52    64 
Maine Maritime  43    54 
Westfield State  43    54 
Worcester State  34    46 
Fitchburg State  34    36 
Massachusetts Maritime  16    37 
Framingham State  16    27 
Boyd Division
No. 23 Curry xy$^ 70    121 
Plymouth State  61    91 
Nichols  43    54 
UMass Dartmouth  43    55 
Endicott  34    36 
MIT  25    27 
Western New England  16    37 
Salve Regina  16    27 
Championship: Curry 10, Coast Guard 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Middlebury $ 71    71 
Trinity (CT)  62    62 
Williams  62    62 
Tufts  53    53 
Amherst  44    44 
Wesleyan  44    44 
Bowdoin  35    35 
Colby  26    26 
Hamilton  26    26 
Bates  17    17 
  • $ Conference champion
2007 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 15 TCNJ +^ 61    93 
Cortland + 61    83 
Montclair State  52    92 
Kean  34    55 
William Paterson  34    55 
Rowan  25    46 
Western Connecticut  25    46 
Buffalo State  16    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Wabash $^ 70    112 
Wittenberg  61    82 
Oberlin  52    55 
Ohio Wesleyan  43    46 
Wooster  43    46 
Allegheny  34    55 
Denison  34    46 
Earlham  25    37 
Kenyon  16    28 
Hiram  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 24 Whitworth $ 60    82 
Pacific Lutheran  42    72 
Linfield  42    63 
Willamette  33    46 
Puget Sound  24    45 
Menlo  24    28 
Lewis & Clark  06    09 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Mount Union $^ 90    141 
No. 13 Capital ^ 72    83 
Ohio Northern  63    73 
Baldwin–Wallace  54    64 
John Carroll  54    64 
Otterbein  54    55 
Heidelberg  36    46 
Marietta  36    37 
Wilmington (OH)  27    28 
Muskingum  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Randolph–Macon + 51    82 
Hampden–Sydney +^ 51    83 
Washington and Lee  42    63 
Bridgewater  33    73 
Guilford  24    64 
Catholic University  15    55 
Emory & Henry  15    46 
  • $ Conference champion
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2007 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 Washington & Jefferson $^ 60    101 
Waynesburg  51    83 
Grove City  33    46 
Westminster (PA)  24    55 
Bethany (WV)  24    46 
Thomas More  24    46 
Thiel  15    37 
Geneva #     83 
St. Vincent #     010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Divisional III member; games not counted in standings
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 25 Redlands +^ 51    82 
Cal Lutheran + 51    54 
Occidental  42    72 
Whittier  33    45 
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps  24    36 
Pomona–Pitzer  15    27 
La Verne  15    18 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 16 Trinity (TX) +^ 61    92 
Millsaps + 61    82 
DePauw  52    82 
Centre  43    64 
Rhodes  43    64 
Austin  25    46 
Colorado College  16    46 
Sewanee  07    18 
Birmingham–Southern #     17 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division III member; games not counted in standings
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 22 Case Western Reserve $^ 30    111 
Carnegie Mellon  21    74 
Washington University  12    73 
Chicago  03    45 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Northwestern (MN) xy$# 70    72 
Martin Luther  52    63 
Crown # 43    53 
Minnesota–Morris # 43    44 
Trinity Bible § 16    18 
South
Rockford xy 52    63 
Westminster (MO)  43    45 
Blackburn  34    36 
Maranatha Baptist  16    27 
Principia  16    18 
Championship: Northwestern (MN) 28, Rockford 27
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division III member
    § – Not an NCAA member
2007 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 19 North Carolina Wesleyan $^ 70    93 
Christopher Newport  61    73 
Maryville (TN)  43    73 
Ferrum  43    55 
Methodist  43    46 
Shenandoah  25    28 
Greensboro  16    28 
Averett  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Wisconsin–Whitewater $^ 70    141 
No. 12 Wisconsin–Eau Claire ^ 52    93 
Wisconsin–Oshkosh  43    73 
Wisconsin–Stevens Point  34    64 
Wisconsin–La Crosse  34    54 
Wisconsin–Stout  34    46 
Wisconsin–River Falls  25    37 
Wisconsin–Platteville  16    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2007 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Chapman      63 
Husson      63 
Huntingdon      55 
Macalester      45 
Morrisville State #     37 
Mount Ida      37 
Gallaudet      26 
Becker      27 
SUNY Maritime      28 
LaGrange      010 
  • # – Provisional Division III member

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2007 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 35th 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 15th time. [2]

Qualification

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

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 22 Pool A conferences contained 190 schools, an average of 8.6 teams per conference. Thirty schools were in Pool B, enough for three 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
Mount Union42
Ithaca18Mount Union59
TCNJ17 TCNJ7
RPI14Mount Union52
Curry42 St. John Fisher10
Hartwick21 Curry7
St. John Fisher24St. John Fisher38
Hobart7Mount Union62
Central (IA)38 Bethel (MN)14
Olivet17Central (IA)37
Saint John's (MN)41 Saint John's (MN)7
Redlands13 Central (IA)13
Wisconsin–Eau Claire24Bethel (MN)27
St. Norbert20 Wisconsin–Eau Claire12
Bethel (MN)28Bethel (MN)21
Concordia Wisconsin0 Mount Union21
North Carolina Wesleyan35*Wisconsin–Whitewater31
Washington & Jefferson34 North Carolina Wesleyan0
Mary Hardin–Baylor52Mary Hardin–Baylor64
Trinity (TX)23Mary Hardin–Baylor27
Muhlenberg31 Wesley10
Salisbury21 Muhlenberg21
Wesley45Wesley38
Hampden–Sydney17 Mary Hardin–Baylor7
Wisconsin–Whitewater34Wisconsin–Whitewater16
Capital14Wisconsin–Whitewater59
North Central (IL)44 North Central (IL)28
Franklin42Wisconsin–Whitewater47
Wabash31 Wabash7
Mount St. Joseph21Wabash38
Case21 Case23
Widener20

* Overtime

Bowl games

DateBowlLocationHome teamAway teamScore
November 17 ECAC North Atlantic BowlCurrier Field
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Plymouth State Bridgewater State 24–21
November 17 Victory Bowl Reeves Field
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Malone
(NAIA)
Geneva 45–17

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