2011 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2011 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 2011, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2011 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won their fourth, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 13−10. This was the seventh 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 Michael Zweifel, wide receiver from Dubuque. [1]

Conference standings

2011 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^ 80    121 
No. 14 McMurry ^ 71    93 
Louisiana College  53    73 
Hardin–Simmons  44    64 
East Texas Baptist  44    55 
Texas Lutheran  44    55 
Mississippi College  26    37 
Sul Ross  17    28 
Howard Payne  17    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 18 Johns Hopkins $^ 90    101 
Muhlenberg  72    73 
Gettysburg  63    64 
Ursinus  63    64 
Susquehanna  54    64 
Dickinson  45    46 
Franklin & Marshall  36    37 
McDaniel  27    28 
Moravian  27    28 
Juniata  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 North Central (IL) $^ 70    102 
No. 21 Illinois Wesleyan ^ 61    92 
No. 22 Wheaton (IL)  52    82 
Elmhurst  43    64 
Carthage  25    55 
Millikin  25    46 
Augustana (IL)  25    28 
North Park  07    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Norwich $^ 70    74 
SUNY Maritime  61    82 
Mount Ida  52    65 
Gallaudet  43    55 
Castleton  34    46 
Anna Maria  25    28 
Becker  16    19 
Husson  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 Salisbury $^ 70    112 
No. 11 St. John Fisher ^ 61    103 
Alfred  43    83 
Springfield  43    64 
Frostburg State  34    46 
Utica  25    55 
Ithaca  25    46 
Hartwick  07    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 15 Franklin (IN) $^ 80    102 
Mount St. Joseph  53    64 
Bluffton  53    55 
Hanover  53    55 
Rose-Hulman  53    55 
Defiance  44    46 
Manchester  35    46 
Anderson (IN)  17    19 
Earlham  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Dubuque $^ 71    92 
Wartburg  62    82 
Central (IA)  62    73 
Coe  62    64 
Simpson  53    55 
Luther  35    37 
Buena Vista  26    28 
Cornell (IA)  17    37 
Loras  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Liberty League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hobart +^ 51    72 
Union (NY) + 51    64 
Rochester (NY)  33    45 
RPI  33    45 
St. Lawrence  24    36 
Merchant Marine  24    37 
WPI  15    27 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Albion $^ 60    65 
Hope  51    73 
Adrian  42    82 
Trine  33    73 
Kalamazoo  15    46 
Alma  15    28 
Olivet  15    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 13 Delaware Valley $^ 80    111 
Widener  62    92 
Lycoming  62    82 
Lebanon Valley  53    83 
Albright  44    65 
Wilkes  44    45 
Stevenson  17    28 
FDU Florham  17    19 
King's  17    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 19 Monmouth (IL) $^ 90    102 
Illinois College ^ 81    92 
St. Norbert  72    73 
Carroll (WI)  63    73 
Ripon  54    64 
Grinnell  45    55 
Lake Forest  36    37 
Beloit  27    28 
Lawrence  18    19 
Knox  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 St. Thomas (MN) $^ 80    131 
No. 25 Bethel (MN)  62    82 
St. Olaf  62    82 
Saint John's (MN)  53    64 
Augsburg  44    64 
Concordia–Moorhead  44    64 
Gustavus Adolphus  26    28 
Carleton  17    28 
Hamline  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Bogan Division
Framingham State xy 61    74 
Worcester State  52    83 
Bridgewater State  52    73 
Westfield State  43    55 
Massachusetts Maritime  34    54 
Maine Maritime  25    45 
Coast Guard  25    27 
Fitchburg State  16    28 
Boyd Division
Western New England xy$^ 70    102 
Endicott  61    101 
Salve Regina  52    83 
UMass Dartmouth  43    55 
Curry  34    55 
Plymouth State  25    46 
MIT  16    27 
Nichols  07    010 
Championship: Western New England 20, Framingham State 13
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Amherst $ 80    80 
Trinity (CT)  71    71 
Williams  53    53 
Bowdoin  44    44 
Middlebury  44    44 
Bates  35    35 
Colby  35    35 
Hamilton  35    35 
Wesleyan  35    35 
Tufts  08    08 
  • $ Conference champion
2011 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Kean $^ 81    102 
Cortland  72    92 
Montclair State  72    82 
TCNJ  63    73 
Buffalo State  54    55 
Rowan  54    55 
William Paterson  36    46 
Brockport  36    37 
Morrisville State  18    19 
Western Connecticut  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Wabash $^ 60    121 
Wittenberg  51    82 
Denison  42    55 
Allegheny  33    55 
Ohio Wesleyan  33    46 
Wooster  33    46 
Oberlin  24    37 
Hiram  15    19 
Kenyon  06    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Northern Athletics Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Concordia (IL) + 61    82 
Benedictine (IL) +^ 61    74 
Wisconsin Lutheran  52    64 
Concordia (WI)  43    46 
Lakeland  43    46 
Aurora  25    37 
Maranatha Baptist  16    37 
Rockford  07    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2011 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Linfield $^ 60    101 
Lewis & Clark  42    72 
Pacific Lutheran  42    63 
Whitworth  33    46 
Willamette  33    46 
Pacific (OR)  15    18 
Puget Sound  06    09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Mount Union $^ 90    141 
No. 24 Baldwin–Wallace  72    82 
Heidelberg  72    82 
Ohio Northern  54    64 
Capital  54    55 
John Carroll  54    55 
Muskingum  36    46 
Marietta  27    37 
Otterbein  27    37 
Wilmington (OH)  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Washington and Lee + 51    82 
Hampden–Sydney +^ 51    83 
Randolph–Macon  42    82 
Bridgewater  33    64 
Emory & Henry  24    55 
Catholic University  15    55 
Guilford  15    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 23 Thomas More $^ 71    92 
Washington & Jefferson  53    64 
Saint Vincent  53    65 
Waynesburg  53    55 
Westminster (PA)  44    55 
Geneva  44    46 
Bethany (WV)  35    55 
Grove City  35    37 
Thiel  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 12 Cal Lutheran $^ 60    82 
No. 20 Redlands ^ 51    82 
Occidental  33    54 
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps  33    45 
La Verne  33    45 
Whittier  15    27 
Pomona–Pitzer  06    09 
Chapman *     45 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 Trinity (TX) $^ 60    101 
No. 16 Centre ^ 51    92 
Birmingham–Southern  42    72 
Millsaps  33    46 
Sewanee  24    55 
Rhodes  15    36 
Austin  06    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Case Western Reserve $ 30    91 
Washington University  21    64 
Carnegie Mellon  12    55 
Chicago  03    55 
  • $ Conference champion
2011 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
St. Scholastica $^ 90    101 
Westminster (MO)  72    82 
Greenville  72    74 
Northwestern (MN)  63    64 
Minnesota–Morris  54    55 
Eureka  45    46 
Presentation  36    37 
MacMurray  27    28 
Martin Luther  27    28 
Crown  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Christopher Newport $^ 70    83 
Ferrum  61    73 
Shenandoah  52    64 
Maryville (TN)  43    46 
Averett  25    37 
Methodist  25    37 
North Carolina Wesleyan  25    28 
Greensboro  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2011 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Wisconsin–Whitewater $^ 70    150 
Wisconsin–Oshkosh  52    73 
Wisconsin–Platteville  52    73 
Wisconsin–Eau Claire  34    55 
Wisconsin–Stout  34    55 
Wisconsin–Stevens Point  25    46 
Wisconsin–La Crosse  25    37 
Wisconsin–River Falls  16    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Wesley ^     122 
Huntingdon      73 
DePauw      45 
Macalester      45 
LaGrange      46 
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2011 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 39th 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 19th time. [2]

Qualification

Twenty-five conferences met the requirements for an automatic ("Pool A") bid to the playoffs. Besides the NESCAC, which does not participate in the playoffs, the UAA had no Pool A bid, failing to meet the seven-member requirement. The ECFC and UMAC received Pool A bids for the first time, having passed through the two-year 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 25 Pool A conferences contained 220 schools, an average of 8.8 teams per conference. Nine schools were in Pool B, enough for one bid.

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
Wisconsin–Whitewater59
Albion0Wisconsin–Whitewater41
Franklin24 Franklin14
Thomas More21Wisconsin–Whitewater34
Kean34 Salisbury14
Christopher Newport10 Kean47
Salisbury62Salisbury49
Western New England24Wisconsin–Whitewater20
St. Thomas (MN)48 St. Thomas (MN)0
St. Scholastica2St. Thomas (MN)38
Monmouth (IL)33 Monmouth (IL)10
Illinois Wesleyan24St. Thomas (MN)45
St. John Fisher23 St. John Fisher10
Johns Hopkins12St. John Fisher27
Delaware Valley62 Delaware Valley14
Norwich10Wisconsin–Whitewater13
Mary Hardin–Baylor34 Mount Union10
Redlands13Mary Hardin–Baylor49
McMurry25 McMurry20
Trinity (TX)16 Mary Hardin–Baylor24
Linfield30Wesley27
Cal Lutheran27 Linfield34
Wesley35Wesley49
Hobart28 Wesley21
Wabash38Mount Union28
Illinois College20Wabash29
North Central (IL)59 North Central (IL)28
Dubuque13 Wabash8
Centre51Mount Union20
Hampden–Sydney41 Centre10
Mount Union47Mount Union30
Benedictine (IL)7

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The 1993 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 1993, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1993 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their first Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 34−24. The first Gagliardi Trophy was awarded to Mount Union's quarterback Jim Ballard.

The 1996 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 1996, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1996 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their second Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 56−24. The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Lon Erickson, quarterback from Illinois Wesleyan.

The 1997 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 1997, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1997 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their third, and second consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Lycoming Warriors, 61−12.

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 and Wisconsin–Whitewater ; only the 2012 Stagg Bowl featured a different team.

The 2006 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 2006, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2006 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their ninth Division III championship by defeating the Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks, 35−16. This was the second of seven straight championship games between Mount Union and Wisconsin–Whitewater and the second straight win for Mount Union.

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 and Wisconsin–Whitewater.

The 2008 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 2008, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2008 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their tenth Division III championship by defeating the Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks, 31−26. This was the fourth of seven straight championship games between Mount Union and Wisconsin–Whitewater.

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 and Wisconsin–Whitewater.

The 2010 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 sixth of seven straight championship games between Mount Union and Wisconsin–Whitewater.

The 2012 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 2012, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2012 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their eleventh Division III championship by defeating the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies, 28−10.

The 2013 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 31, 2013, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division III Football Championship on December 20, 2013, at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. This was the twenty-first consecutive title game held in Salem. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks defeated the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 52–14, to win their fifth national title.

The 2014 NCAA Division III football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, was the most recent season of NCAA Division III football. The season began on September 4 and concluded on December 19 with title game of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. Wisconsin–Whitewater won their sixth Division III title with a 43–34 win over Mount Union at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. This was the ninth time in ten seasons that Mount Union and Wisconsin–Whitewater met in the title game.

The 2015 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 on September 5, 2015 and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, on December 18, 2015 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. Mount Union, which made its 11th consecutive appearance in the title game, defeated St. Thomas (Minnesota) 49–35 to claim its 19th national title.

The 2016 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 on September 5, 2016 and ended with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, on December 16, 2016 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia.

The 2017 NCAA Division III football season was the portion of the 2017 college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States. Under Division III rules, teams were eligible to begin play on August 31, 2017. The season ended with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, on December 15, 2017 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. Mount Union earned their 13th national title, defeating defending national champions Mary Hardin–Baylor.

The 2018 NCAA Division III football season is the component of the 2018 college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States. The regular season began on August 30 and culminated on November 17.

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References

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  2. "2007 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 3, 2014.