2009 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2009 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 2009, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2009 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won their second Division III championship by defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 38−28. This was the fifth 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 Blaine Westemeyer, offensive tackle from Augustana (IL). [1]

Conference standings

2009 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#7 Mary Hardin–Baylor +^ 71    102 
#20 Mississippi College +^ 71    93 
Louisiana College  62    73 
Hardin–Simmons  53    64 
McMurry  44    46 
East Texas Baptist  35    37 
Howard Payne  26    46 
Sul Ross  26    28 
Texas Lutheran  08    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#4 Wesley $^ 30    131 
Salisbury  21    56 
Frostburg State  12    19 
Apprentice § 03    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
    § – Not an NCAA member
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#11 Johns Hopkins $^ 71    103 
Franklin & Marshall  62    92 
Dickinson  62    82 
Ursinus  62    65 
McDaniel  35    55 
Gettysburg  35    37 
Muhlenberg  26    37 
Moravian  26    28 
Juniata  17    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#9 Illinois Wesleyan +^ 61    102 
#21 North Central (IL) + 61    82 
Carthage  43    73 
Wheaton (IL)  43    73 
Augustana (IL)  43    64 
Millikin  34    64 
Elmhurst  16    46 
North Park  07    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Norwich $ 60    83 
Gallaudet  42    64 
Mount Ida  42    47 
SUNY Maritime  33    64 
Husson  33    45 
Castleton  15    36 
Becker  06    010 
  • $ Conference champion
2009 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Alfred +^ 41    82 
St. John Fisher + 41    73 
Springfield  32    82 
Ithaca  32    73 
Hartwick  14    55 
Utica  05    46 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mount St. Joseph $^ 70    92 
Franklin  52    73 
Manchester  52    55 
Rose–Hulman  43    64 
Defiance  34    46 
Hanover  34    37 
Anderson (IN)  16    19 
Bluffton  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2009 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#8 Central $^ 80    101 
#10 Coe ^ 71    102 
Wartburg  53    64 
Dubuque  44    55 
Luther  44    55 
Buena Vista  35    46 
Simpson  26    37 
Loras  26    28 
Cornell (IA)  17    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D2football.com
2009 Liberty League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Susquehanna +^ 61    83 
Union (NY) + 61    83 
Hobart  52    63 
Rochester (NY)  43    46 
RPI  34    54 
Merchant Marine  25    46 
St. Lawrence  25    37 
WPI  07    37 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2009 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#17 Trine $^ 60    102 
Adrian  42    64 
Albion  42    46 
Alma  33    55 
Hope  33    37 
Kalamazoo  15    46 
Olivet  06    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#16 Delaware Valley $^ 70    102 
#15 Albright ^ 61    112 
Lebanon Valley  52    92 
Wilkes  34    65 
Lycoming  34    46 
King's  25    37 
Widener  16    37 
FDU Florham  16    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#18 Monmouth (IL) $^ 90    101 
St. Norbert  81    91 
Ripon  72    73 
Beloit  54    64 
Carroll (WI)  54    55 
Illinois College  54    55 
Grinnell  27    28 
Lake Forest  27    28 
Lawrence  18    28 
Knox  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#12 Saint John's (MN) $^ 80    101 
#5 St. Thomas (MN) ^ 71    112 
Bethel (MN)  62    73 
Concordia–Moorhead  35    55 
St. Olaf  35    55 
Augsburg  35    46 
Gustavus Adolphus  35    46 
Hamline  26    46 
Carleton  17    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bogan Division
Maine Maritime xy$^ 61    92 
Bridgewater State  52    73 
Westfield State  52    73 
Coast Guard  43    45 
Framingham State  34    55 
Fitchburg State  25    46 
Massachusetts Maritime  25    37 
Worcester State  16    19 
Boyd Division
Curry xy 70    83 
Plymouth State  61    83 
Western New England  52    64 
Endicott  34    55 
Nichols  34    46 
Salve Regina  34    46 
MIT  16    18 
UMass Dartmouth  07    010 
Championship: Maine Maritime 48, Curry 42
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2009 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Amherst $ 80     
Trinity (CT)  62     
Williams  62     
Middlebury  53     
Colby  44     
Bowdoin  35     
Wesleyan  35     
Hamilton  26     
Tufts  26     
Bates  17     
  • $ Conference champion
2009 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#22 Montclair State $^ 90    102 
Kean  81    92 
Cortland * 72    74 
Rowan  63    73 
William Paterson  45    55 
Brockport  36    46 
TCNJ  36    46 
Buffalo State  27    28 
Western Connecticut  27    28 
Morrisville State  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
    * – Cortland later vacated all its wins.
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#6 Wittenberg $^ 70    121 
#19 Wabash ^ 61    92 
Allegheny  52    82 
Wooster  43    55 
Earlham  34    55 
Kenyon  34    37 
Ohio Wesleyan  34    37 
Denison  25    37 
Oberlin  25    28 
Hiram  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Northern Athletics Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lakeland $^ 61    65 
Concordia (IL)  52    82 
Benedictine (IL)  52    64 
Concordia (WI)  52    55 
Wisconsin Lutheran  43    55 
Aurora  25    46 
Rockford  16    19 
Maranatha Baptist  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2009 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#3 Linfield $^ 60    121 
#24 Willamette  51    82 
Whitworth  33    55 
Menlo  33    46 
Pacific Lutheran  33    36 
Lewis & Clark  15    27 
Puget Sound  06    09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#2 Mount Union $^ 90    141 
#13 Ohio Northern  72    82 
Otterbein  72    82 
Capital  63    73 
Muskingum  45    46 
Heidelberg  36    46 
Baldwin–Wallace  36    37 
John Carroll  36    37 
Marietta  27    37 
Wilmington (OH)  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#25 Hampden–Sydney $^ 60    101 
Bridgewater  42    73 
Randolph–Macon  42    64 
Emory & Henry  33    73 
Washington and Lee  24    46 
Guilford  24    37 
Catholic University  06    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#14 Thomas More $^ 60    111 
Washington & Jefferson ^ 51    92 
Grove City  42    55 
Waynesburg  24    55 
Westminster (PA)  24    46 
Bethany (WV)  15    37 
Thiel  15    37 
Geneva #     83 
St. Vincent #     010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
    # – Provisional Divisional III member; games not counted in standings
2009 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
California Lutheran $^ 60    82 
Occidental  51    72 
Redlands  42    72 
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps  33    54 
Pomona–Pitzer  24    45 
Whittier  15    36 
La Verne  06    09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2009 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
DePauw +^ 51    73 
Millsaps + 51    73 
Centre  42    72 
Trinity (TX)  42    73 
Austin  24    45 
Rhodes  15    37 
Sewanee  06    09 
Birmingham–Southern #     46 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
    # – Provisional Division III member; games not counted in standings
2009 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#23 Case Western Reserve $^ 30    101 
Chicago  12    54 
Carnegie Mellon  12    55 
Washington University  12    46 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Martin Luther x 40    73 
Northwestern (MN)  31    55 
St. Scholastica  22    46 
Crown  13    46 
Minnesota–Morris  04    46 
South
Greenville x 30    73 
Westminster (MO)  21    55 
Eureka  12    46 
MacMurray  03    19 
  • x Division champion/co-champions
2009 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North Carolina Wesleyan $^ 70    83 
Averett  52    73 
Christopher Newport  43    55 
Greensboro  43    55 
Ferrum  34    55 
Maryville (TN)  34    46 
Methodist  25    37 
Shenandoah  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2009 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#1 Wisconsin–Whitewater $^ 70    150 
Wisconsin–Stevens Point  61    73 
Wisconsin–Stout  52    82 
Wisconsin–Eau Claire  43    64 
Wisconsin–La Crosse  25    55 
Wisconsin–Oshkosh  25    46 
Wisconsin–Platteville  16    37 
Wisconsin–River Falls  16    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2009 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Huntingdon ^     83 
LaGrange      55 
Chapman      45 
Macalester      28 
Anna Maria      09 
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2009 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 37th 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 17th time. [2]

Qualification

Twenty-three 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 ECFC and UMAC were in the first year of the two-year waiting period, while the ACFC and UAA 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 23 Pool A conferences contained 196 schools, an average of 8.5 teams per conference. Twenty-eight schools were in Pool B, enough for three bids.

The remaining six 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 Union55
Washington & Jefferson0Mount Union62
Montclair State38 Montclair State14
Maine Maritime22Mount Union55
Albright35 Albright3
Alfred25Albright27
Delaware Valley66 Delaware Valley3
Susquehanna7Mount Union24
Wesley55 Wesley7
North Carolina Wesleyan23Wesley43
Mississippi College56 Mississippi College9
Huntingdon35Wesley12
Johns Hopkins23 Johns Hopkins0
Hampden–Sydney7Johns Hopkins31
Thomas More49 Thomas More29
DePauw39 Mount Union28
Wisconsin–Whitewater70Wisconsin–Whitewater38
Lakeland7Wisconsin–Whitewater45
Illinois Wesleyan41 Illinois Wesleyan7
Wabash35Wisconsin–Whitewater31
Trine51 Wittenberg13
Case38 Trine17
Wittenberg42Wittenberg34
Mount St. Joseph14Wisconsin–Whitewater27
Coe34 Linfield17
Saint John's (MN)27 Coe7
St. Thomas (MN)43St. Thomas (MN)34
Monmouth (IL)21 St. Thomas (MN)20
Mary Hardin–Baylor42Linfield31
Central (IA)40 Mary Hardin–Baylor21
Linfield38Linfield53
California Lutheran17

* Overtime

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