2015 NCAA Division III football season

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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.

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Conference changes and new programs

One school added football at the Division III level and six programs changed conference affiliations. [1]

School2014 conference2015 conference
Christopher Newport USA South NJAC
Finlandia No programIndependent
Frostburg State Empire 8 NJAC
Morrisville State NJAC Empire 8
Salisbury Empire 8 NJAC
SUNY Cortland NJAC Empire 8
Wesley Independent NJAC

A full list of Division III teams can be viewed on the D3football website. [2]

Conference standings

2015 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Mary Hardin–Baylor +^ 41    112 
No. 12 Hardin–Simmons +^ 41    92 
East Texas Baptist + 41    73 
Louisiana College  14    37 
Sul Ross  14    37 
Howard Payne  14    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 13 Johns Hopkins $^ 90    111 
Moravian  72    83 
Muhlenberg  72    83 
Gettysburg  63    73 
Franklin & Marshall  54    64 
Susquehanna  45    55 
Dickinson  36    37 
Juniata  27    37 
Ursinus  27    37 
McDaniel  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 Wheaton (IL) $^ 70    111 
North Central (IL)  61    73 
Illinois Wesleyan  43    73 
Carthage  43    55 
Augustana (IL)  34    46 
North Park  25    37 
Elmhurst  16    46 
Millikin  16    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Husson + 61    73 
Norwich +^ 61    65 
Castleton  52    73 
Becker  52    73 
SUNY Maritime  34    55 
Mount Ida  25    28 
Anna Maria  16    19 
Gallaudet  07    09 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 15 Cortland +^ 62    93 
St. John Fisher + 62    74 
Alfred  53    83 
Buffalo State  53    74 
Morrisville State  44    64 
Brockport  35    55 
Utica  35    46 
Ithaca  26    46 
Hartwick  26    46 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Franklin (IN) $^ 80    83 
Rose-Hulman  62    82 
Mount St. Joseph  62    73 
Bluffton  53    64 
Manchester  53    54 
Anderson (IN)  26    28 
Defiance  26    28 
Hanover  26    28 
Earlham  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2015 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 23 Dubuque $^ 70    83 
No. 24 Wartburg  61    91 
Central (IA)  43    64 
Coe  34    46 
Loras  34    46 
Simpson  34    46 
Luther  25    46 
Buena Vista  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Liberty League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
RPI + 61    92 
St. Lawrence +^ 61    83 
Hobart  52    73 
WPI  43    74 
Rochester (NY)  34    54 
Springfield  25    46 
Merchant Marine  25    36 
Union (NY)  07    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Framingham State $^ 80    92 
Fitchburg State  62    83 
Bridgewater State  62    74 
Western Connecticut  44    55 
Worcester State  44    46 
Massachusetts Maritime  35    46 
UMass Dartmouth  35    46 
Plymouth State  17    28 
Westfield State  17    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Olivet + 51    91 
Albion +^ 51    92 
Adrian  42    73 
Trine  42    64 
Alma  24    55 
Kalamazoo  15    37 
Hope  06    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 Albright $^ 81    102 
Stevenson  72    92 
Delaware Valley  72    92 
Widener  63    64 
Lebanon Valley  54    55 
Lycoming  45    46 
King's  36    37 
FDU Florham  27    37 
Wilkes  27    28 
Misericordia  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
St. Norbert xy$^ 50    101 
Carroll (WI)  41    64 
Ripon  32    73 
Macalester  23    46 
Beloit  14    37 
Lawrence  05    19 
South
Monmouth (IL) xy 50    82 
Cornell (IA)  32    55 
Illinois College  32    55 
Lake Forest  32    46 
Knox  14    37 
Grinnell  05    28 
Championship: St. Norbert 16, Monmouth 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 St. Thomas (MN) $^ 80    141 
No. 10 Saint John's (MN) ^ 71    102 
Concordia–Moorhead  53    73 
Gustavus Adolphus  53    73 
Augsburg  44    55 
Bethel (MN)  44    55 
Hamline  26    46 
St. Olaf  17    28 
Carleton  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Western New England $^ 70    101 
Salve Regina  52    82 
Endicott  52    55 
Coast Guard  43    55 
Curry  34    46 
Maine Maritime  25    36 
MIT  25    28 
Nichols  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Amherst $ 80     
Trinity (CT)  71     
Tufts  62     
Middlebury  53     
Wesleyan  53     
Bates  26     
Bowdoin  26     
Hamilton  26     
Williams  26     
Colby  17     
  • $ Conference champion
2015 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Wesley $^ 81    112 
Salisbury ^ 71    73 
Kean  63    83 
Frostburg State  54    64 
Rowan  54    64 
TCNJ  44    45 
Montclair State  45    46 
Christopher Newport  45    46 
William Paterson  18    28 
Southern Virginia # 09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division III member
2015 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Wabash $^ 90    121 
DePauw  72    82 
Wittenberg  72    82 
Denison  63    73 
Ohio Wesleyan  54    55 
Hiram  45    46 
Oberlin  36    37 
Kenyon  27    28 
Wooster  27    28 
Allegheny  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lakeland $^ 60    83 
Benedictine (IL)  51    73 
Wisconsin Lutheran  42    55 
Concordia (WI)  33    37 
Aurora  24    37 
Rockford  15    37 
Concordia (IL)  06    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Linfield $^ 70    121 
No. 20 Whitworth ^ 61    92 
Puget Sound  52    63 
Pacific (OR)  43    64 
George Fox  25    46 
Pacific Lutheran  25    27 
Willamette  25    27 
Lewis & Clark  07    09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Mount Union $^ 90    150 
No. 22 John Carroll  72    82 
No. 19 Ohio Northern ^ 72    93 
Baldwin Wallace  72    73 
Heidelberg  54    55 
Otterbein  45    46 
Capital  36    37 
Marietta  27    28 
Muskingum  18    19 
Wilmington (OH)  09    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 21 Washington and Lee $^ 70    101 
Guilford  61    91 
Emory & Henry  43    64 
Hampden–Sydney  43    64 
Randolph–Macon  34    46 
Bridgewater  25    46 
Shenandoah  16    46 
Catholic University  16    37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 11 Thomas More $^ 80    111 
Westminster (PA)  71    92 
Washington & Jefferson  62    82 
Carnegie Mellon  62    83 
Case Western Reserve  62    73 
Bethany (WV)  44    55 
Saint Vincent  35    46 
Waynesburg  26    37 
Geneva  17    28 
Thiel  17    28 
Grove City  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Southern Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hendrix $^ 71    83 
Centre  62    82 
Berry  62    73 
Chicago 53    64 
Washington (MO)  53    64 
Birmingham–Southern  35    55 
Rhodes  26    46 
Millsaps  26    37 
Sewanee  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
La Verne $^ 70    82 
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps  61    72 
Occidental  43    54 
Chapman  43    45 
Redlands  43    45 
California Lutheran  25    45 
Pomona–Pitzer  16    27 
Whittier  07    09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2015 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 18 Texas Lutheran $ 30    82 
Trinity (TX)  21    82 
Austin  12    55 
Southwestern (TX)  03    28 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
St. Scholastica $^ 90    92 
Northwestern (MN)  81    83 
Westminster (MO)  63    64 
MacMurray  54    64 
Eureka  45    55 
Crown  45    46 
Minnesota–Morris  45    46 
Greenville  36    37 
Martin Luther  18    28 
Iowa Wesleyan # 18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
    # – Provisional Division III member
2015 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 25 Huntingdon $^ 70    102 
Maryville (TN)  52    82 
North Carolina Wesleyan  52    55 
Averett  24    27 
LaGrange  24    27 
Methodist  25    46 
Greensboro  25    37 
Ferrum  25    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Wisconsin–Oshkosh $^ 70    112 
No. 4 Wisconsin–Whitewater ^ 61    122 
No. 14 Wisconsin–Platteville  52    82 
Wisconsin–Stevens Point  34    55 
Wisconsin–River Falls  34    46 
Wisconsin–La Crosse  25    37 
Wisconsin–Stout  25    37 
Wisconsin–Eau Claire  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2015 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
McMurry #     46 
Finlandia      37 
Belhaven #     28 
Maranatha Baptist      18 
Alfred State #     19 
  • # – Provisional Division III member

Conference summaries

ConferenceChampionRecordOffensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearCoach of the Year
ASC East Texas Baptist
Hardin–Simmons
Mary Hardin–Baylor
7–3
9–2
10–1
Jessie Ramos, HSUTeidrick Smith, UMHB Joshua Eargle, ETBU
Centennial Johns Hopkins 11–0Bradley Munday, Johns HopkinsKeith Corliss, Johns HopkinsJeff Pukszyn, Moravian
CCIW Wheaton (IL) 11–0Sam Frasco, Augustana Adam Dansdill, WheatonMike Swider, Wheaton
ECFC Norwich 6–5John Smith, Husson Bryant Wade, HussonMike Lichten, Becker
Empire 8 SUNY Cortland 9–2Dan Andrews, SUNY Brockport Tarik Bennett, SUNY BrockportDaniel MacNiell, SUNY Cortland
HCAC Franklin 8–3Chase Burton, FranklinRyan Aelker, Bluffton Nick Johnson, Earlham
IIAC Dubuque 8–3Logan Schrader, Wartburg Blaine Snitker, Dubuque Stan Zweifel, Dubuque
Liberty St. Lawrence 8–3Jeff Avery, RPI
Mike Lefflbine, St. Lawrence
Max Nacewicz, Springfield Mark Raymond, St. Lawrence
MSCAC Framingham State 9–2Matt Silva, Framingham StateMatt Mangano, Framingham StateTom Kelley, Framingham State
MIAA Albion 9–2Dominic Bona, AlbionTerry Calagon, Alma
MAC Albright 10–1Malik Pressley, FDU-Florham Brandon Jones, Widener John Marzka, Albright
Midwest St. Norbert 10–1Jacob Bunk, St. NorbertZach Hauser, Macalester Dan McCarty, St. Norbert
Chad Braun, Monmouth
MIAC St. Thomas (MN) 11–0Ayrton Scott, Augsburg Ryan Winter, St. ThomasGlenn Caruso, St. Thomas
Peter Haugen, Gustavus Adolphus
NEFC Western New England 10–1Tyler Ward, Western New EnglandObi Etuka, Western New EnglandKeith Emery, Western New England
NESCAC Amherst 8–0Chance Brady, Tufts Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn, AmherstE.J. Mills, Amherst
NJAC Salisbury 7–3Joe Callahan, Wesley Darren Dungee, Rowan Sherman Wood, Salisbury
NCAC Wabash 11–0Mason Zurek, WabashTyler McCullen, WabashEric Raeburn, Wabash
NACC Lakeland 8–3Michael Whitley, LakelandLandon Deringer, Lakeland
Tanner Behnke, Wisc. Lutheran
Colin Bruton, Lakeland
Northwest Linfield 10–0Sam Riddle, LinfieldAlex Hoff, LinfieldJoseph Smith, Linfield
OAC Mount Union 11–0Justin Magazine, Ohio Northern
Anthony Latina, John Carroll
Devon Price, Ohio Northern
Tom Lally, Mount Union
Tre Jones, Mount Union
Hank Spencer, Mount Union
Dean Paul, Ohio Northern
ODAC Washington and Lee 10–1Matt Pawlowski, Guilford Jake Payne, Shenandoah Scott Abell, Washington and Lee
PAC Thomas More 11–0Sam Benger, Carnegie Mellon Erick Butler, Thomas MoreRegis Scafe, Thomas More
SAA Hendrix 8–3Dayton Winn, HendrixMichael Shield, Rhodes Buck Buchanan, Hendrix
SCIAC La Verne 8–2Kwame Do, Occidental Paul Slaats, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Chris Krich, La Verne
SCAC Texas Lutheran 8–2Trenton White, Texas LutheranJulian Turner, Trinity Danny Padron, Texas Lutheran
UMAC St. Scholastica 9–2Latif Adams, Westminster (MO) Alex Mangan, St. ScholasticaChris Douglas, MacMurray
USA South Huntingdon 10–1Malik Adams, NC Wesleyan Anthony White, HuntingdonMike Turk, Huntingdon
WIAC UW–Oshkosh 10–1Brett Kasper, UW-OshkoshAndrew Robinson, UW-Platteville Pat Cerroni, UW-Oshkosh

Postseason

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, two conferences had no Pool A bid. The American Southwest, which had fallen below the required seven members in 2013, lost its Pool A bid after the two-year grace period; the SCAC had only four members. The MASCAC and SAA gained 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. Twelve schools were in Pool B, enough for one bid.

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

Playoff bracket

First round
November 21, 2015
Second round
November 28, 2015
Quarterfinals
December 5, 2015
Semifinals
December 12, 2015
Championship
December 18, 2015
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
St. Thomas (MN) * 57
La Verne 14 St. Thomas (MN)* 38
St. John's (MN) * 51St. John's (MN) 19
Dubuque 7 St. Thomas (MN)* 38
Thomas More * 51Wabash 7
Washington and Lee 21 Thomas More 27
Wabash * 35Wabash* † 33
Albion 14 St. Thomas (MN)* 38
Linfield * 48Linfield 17
Whitworth 10 Linfield* 38
SUNY Cortland * 45SUNY Cortland 22
Salisbury 21 Linfield* 38
Huntingdon * 38Mary Hardin–Baylor 35
Hendrix 27 Huntingdon 23
Hardin–Simmons* 19 Mary Hardin–Baylor* 43
Mary Hardin–Baylor 37St. Thomas (MN) 35
Mount Union * 55Mount Union49
St. Lawrence 23 Mount Union* 66
Albright * 49Albright 7
Norwich 0 Mount Union* 56
Wesley * 42 Wesley 35
Framingham State 22 Wesley42
Johns Hopkins * 52Johns Hopkins* 37
Western New England 20 Mount Union* 36
Wisconsin–Oshkosh * 48Wisconsin–Whitewater 6
St. Scholastica 0 Wisconsin–Oshkosh* 42
Franklin* 22 Ohio Northern 7
Ohio Northern 27Wisconsin–Oshkosh* 29
Wisconsin–Whitewater * 48Wisconsin–Whitewater31
St. Norbert 0 Wisconsin-Whitewater31
Wheaton (IL) * 55Wheaton (IL)* 17
Lakeland 6

* Home team    Overtime   Winner

Bowl games

DateBowlLocationHome teamAway teamScore
Nov. 20, 2015 ECAC Chapman Bowl Arute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Husson Salve Regina 42–39
Nov. 20, 2015ECAC President's BowlArute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
WPI Kean 24–6
Nov. 21, 2015 Centennial MAC Bowl SeriesScotty Wood Stadium
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Muhlenberg Stevenson 14–9
Nov. 21, 2015Centennial-MAC Bowl SeriesJames Work Memorial Stadium
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley Moravian 20–16
Nov. 21, 2015ECAC Lynah BowlArute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
St. John Fisher Westminster (PA) 42–21
Nov. 21, 2015ECAC Bushnell BowlArute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Buffalo State RPI 20–13
Nov. 22, 2015ECAC Legacy BowlArute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Bridgewater State Carnegie Mellon 48–13
Nov. 22, 2015ECAC Whitelaw BowlArute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Alfred Fitchburg State 11–10

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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 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 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 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 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.

The 2019 NCAA Division III football season is the component of the 2019 college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States. The regular season began on September 5 and culminated on November 16.

References

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  2. "Division III Team Pages", D3football.com. Retrieved August 24, 2015.