2017 NCAA Division III football season

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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. [1] 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.

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Conference and program changes

The 2017 season saw several significant changes to the landscape of Division III football:

School2016 conference2017 conference
Alfred State Independent ECFC [6]
Austin SCAC SAA [7]
Becker ECFC CCC Football [8]
Brevard SAC (D-II) USA South [9]
Catholic ODAC NEWMAC [10]
Chicago SAA & UAA MWC [11]
Coast Guard NEFC NEWMAC [12]
Curry NEFC CCC Football [2]
Dean USCAA ECFC [6]
Endicott NEFC CCC Football [2]
Maine Maritime NEFC NEWMAC [12]
Marantha Baptist Independent Dropped program
Merchant Marine Liberty League NEWMAC [12]
MIT NEFC NEWMAC [12]
Nichols NEFC CCC Football [2]
Norwich ECFC NEWMAC [12]
Salve Regina NEFC CCC Football [2]
Springfield Liberty League NEWMAC [12]
Southwestern SCAC ASC [13]
Texas Lutheran SCAC ASC [13]
Trinity (TX) SCAC SAA [7]
Washington (MO) SAA & UAA UAA only [14]
Western New England NEFC CCC Football [2]
WPI Liberty League NEWMAC [12]

A full list of Division III teams can be viewed on the D3football website. [15]

Conference standings

2017 American Southwest Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 2 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^ 90  141 
No. 11 Hardin–Simmons ^ 81  92 
East Texas Baptist  63  73 
Southwestern (TX)  63  64 
Texas Lutheran  63  64 
Sul Ross  45  55 
Louisiana College  27  37 
McMurry # 27  28 
Belhaven # 18  28 
Howard Payne  18  19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division III member
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Centennial Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Franklin & Marshall + 81  101 
No. 20 Johns Hopkins +^ 81  92 
Muhlenberg  63  83 
Susquehanna  63  83 
Ursinus  54  64 
Dickinson  36  37 
Gettysburg  36  37 
Juniata  27  37 
McDaniel  27  37 
Moravian  27  28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 8 North Central (IL) +^ 71  102 
No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan +^ 71  92 
No. 22 Wheaton (IL)  62  82 
Carthage  53  73 
Millikin  53  73 
North Park  26  37 
Elmhurst  26  28 
Augustana (IL)  17  19 
Carroll (WI)  17  19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Western New England $^ 50  83 
Curry  41  83 
Salve Regina  32  63 
Endicott  23  37 
Becker  14  19 
Nichols  05  28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 25 Husson $^ 70  102 
SUNY Maritime  61  92 
Castleton  52  64 
Mount Ida  34  46 
Gallaudet  34  37 
Dean # 25  46 
Alfred State # 16  19 
Anna Maria  16  19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division III member
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 5 Brockport $^ 70  131 
Alfred  52  83 
Cortland  52  74 
Buffalo State  34  65 
Morrisville State  25  46 
Hartwick  25  37 
Utica  25  37 
St. John Fisher  25  28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 24 Franklin (IN) $^ 80  83 
Rose-Hulman  71  82 
Manchester  53  64 
Mount St. Joseph  53  64 
Bluffton  44  46 
Hanover  44  46 
Defiance  26  28 
Anderson (IN)  17  19 
Earlham  08  010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 10 Wartburg $^ 80  121 
Central (IA)  62  73 
Luther  53  64 
Dubuque  44  64 
Simpson  44  55 
Loras  35  46 
Coe  26  46 
Buena Vista  26  27 
Nebraska Wesleyan  26  28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Liberty League football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Ithaca + 41  83 
RPI +^ 41  83 
Hobart  32  73 
Union (NY)  32  74 
St. Lawrence  14  28 
Rochester (NY)  05  27 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Framingham State + 71  101 
Plymouth State +^ 71  92 
Western Connecticut  53  73 
Worcester State  53  64 
UMass Dartmouth  44  46 
Westfield State  35  37 
Fitchburg State  26  37 
Bridgewater State  26  28 
Massachusetts Maritime  17  28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 19 Trine $^ 60  111 
Hope  51  82 
Adrian  42  55 
Olivet  33  55 
Albion  24  46 
Alma  15  46 
Kalamazoo  06  19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 7 Delaware Valley $^ 90  121 
Albright  72  83 
Widener  72  74 
Stevenson  63  65 
Lebanon Valley  54  55 
King's  45  55 
Lycoming  45  56 
FDU Florham  27  37 
Misericordia  18  19 
Wilkes  09  010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Midwest Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
North
St. Norbert xy 50  73 
Chicago  32  64 
Macalester  32  55 
Ripon  32  55 
Lawrence  14  28 
Beloit  05  19 
South
Monmouth (IL) xy$^ 50  92 
Lake Forest  41  82 
Illinois College  32  55 
Cornell (IA)  23  46 
Knox  14  55 
Grinnell  05  19 
Championship: Monmouth 9, St. Norbert 6
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 4 St. Thomas (MN) $^ 80  112 
No. 14 Saint John's (MN) ^ 71  92 
No. 21 Concordia–Moorhead  62  82 
Bethel (MN)  53  55 
Gustavus Adolphus  44  55 
St. Olaf  35  46 
Augsburg  26  46 
Hamline  17  28 
Carleton  08  010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Trinity (CT) $ 81  81 
Amherst  72  72 
Middlebury  72  72 
Wesleyan  63  63 
Williams  63  63 
Tufts  54  54 
Hamilton  36  36 
Bates  27  27 
Colby  18  18 
Bowdoin  09  09 
  • $ Conference champion
2017 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Springfield $^ 70  101 
WPI  61  92 
MIT  52  73 
Merchant Marine  43  64 
Catholic University  34  55 
Coast Guard  16  37 
Maine Maritime  16  18 
Norwich  16  19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 12 Wesley $^ 90  102 
No. 9 Frostburg State ^ 81  112 
Salisbury  72  74 
Montclair State  54  55 
Christopher Newport  45  55 
Kean  45  46 
TCNJ  45  46 
Rowan  36  46 
Southern Virginia  18  28 
William Paterson  09  010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 18 Wittenberg $^ 90  101 
DePauw  72  82 
Wabash  72  82 
Denison  63  73 
Wooster  54  64 
Ohio Wesleyan  54  55 
Oberlin  36  46 
Allegheny  27  37 
Hiram  18  28 
Kenyon  09  010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Lakeland $^ 60  83 
Benedictine (IL)  51  73 
Aurora  42  55 
Wisconsin Lutheran  33  37 
Concordia (IL)  15  36 
Concordia (WI)  15  28 
Rockford  15  18 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 Northwest Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 6 Linfield $^ 70  92 
Whitworth  52  82 
George Fox  52  73 
Pacific (OR)  43  44 
Pacific Lutheran  43  44 
Puget Sound  25  36 
Lewis & Clark  16  27 
Willamette  07  09 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 1 Mount Union $^ 90  150 
Heidelberg  63  73 
Ohio Northern  63  73 
John Carroll  63  64 
Baldwin Wallace  54  64 
Marietta  54  64 
Otterbein  54  64 
Muskingum  18  28 
Wilmington (OH)  18  28 
Capital  18  19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Washington and Lee $^ 51  83 
Randolph–Macon  42  73 
Hampden–Sydney  42  64 
Shenandoah  33  64 
Guilford  33  55 
Bridgewater  15  46 
Emory & Henry  15  37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 13 Case Western Reserve +^ 80  111 
No. 16 Washington & Jefferson +^ 80  111 
Westminster (PA)  62  73 
Carnegie Mellon  53  74 
Thomas More  53  64 
Grove City  44  46 
Geneva  26  37 
Bethany (WV)  26  28 
Waynesburg  26  28 
Saint Vincent  17  28 
Thiel  17  19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Southern Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 15 Berry $^ 80  111 
Centre  71  91 
Hendrix  62  82 
Trinity (TX)  53  64 
Rhodes  35  46 
Birmingham–Southern  26  37 
Millsaps  26  37 
Sewanee  26  37 
Austin  17  37 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Chapman $^ 60  63 
Redlands  51  72 
Cal Lutheran  33  53 
Pomona–Pitzer  33  44 
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps  24  45 
La Verne  24  35 
Whittier  06  08 
Occidental *   03 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – Occidental canceled six games, and their remaining conference games were not counted in the standings.
2017 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Eureka $^ 81  83 
MacMurray  72  82 
St. Scholastica  72  73 
Northwestern (MN)  63  64 
Westminster (MO)  63  64 
Martin Luther  45  55 
Greenville  45  46 
Iowa Wesleyan # 27  28 
Minnesota–Morris  18  19 
Crown  09  010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division III member
2017 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Huntingdon $^ 70  92 
Ferrum  52  82 
Averett  52  64 
Maryville (TN)  34  55 
LaGrange  34  46 
North Carolina Wesleyan  34  37 
Methodist  25  28 
Greensboro  07  19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2017 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
No. 3 Wisconsin–Oshkosh $^ 70  121 
No. 23 Wisconsin–Whitewater  61  73 
No. 24 Wisconsin–La Crosse  52  82 
Wisconsin–Platteville  43  73 
Wisconsin–Stout  34  54 
Wisconsin–River Falls  25  46 
Wisconsin–Stevens Point  16  46 
Wisconsin–Eau Claire  07  19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2017 NCAA Division III independents football records
ConfOverall
Team W L  W L 
Brevard #   46 
Finlandia    33 
Washington University    36 
  • # – Provisional Division III member

Preseason

Overseas exhibition games

Because Division III football teams do not award scholarships, they are permitted by NCAA rules to occasionally travel outside the United States to tour and play exhibition matches. Several teams took off-season trips in late spring 2017 and played primarily non-college club teams, with the exception of Illinois Wesleyan, who played a Japanese college team. [16] All of the games were won by the Division III schools, which are displayed in bold.

DateLocationNCAA DIII TeamHosting TeamScore
May 20, 2017 Milngavie, Scotland, UK CMS East Kilbride Pirates
(BAFA Premier)
73–6
May 21, 2017 Ferrara, Italy Southwestern Ferrara Aquile
(IFL)
94–0
May 21, 2017 Shanghai, China Puget Sound Shanghai Titans
(AFCL)
84–6
May 27, 2017 Barcelona, Spain John Carroll Senior Spanish League All-Stars
(LNFA)
91–7
May 27, 2017 Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Centre Belfast Trojans
(IAFL)
47–0
June 3, 2017 Landsberg, Germany Rose-Hulman Landsberg X-Press
(Regionalliga South)
82–0
June 4, 2017 Tokyo, Japan Illinois Wesleyan Waseda
(KCFA)
33–6


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 and lost its Pool A bid after the two-year grace period, was in the second year of the two-year waiting period, having attained seven members in 2016; the NEWMAC, having just begun football sponsorship, was in the first year of the waiting period. Despite losing three members, the Liberty League retained its Pool A bid, but entered the grace 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 215 schools, an average of 8.6 teams per conference. Eighteen schools were in Pool B, enough for two bids.

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

Playoff bracket

First round
November 18, 2017
Second round
November 25, 2017
Quarterfinals
December 2, 2017
Semifinals
December 9, 2017
Championship
Stagg Bowl
December 15, 2017
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Wisconsin-Oshkosh * 63
Lakeland 0 Wisconsin–Oshkosh* 42
North Central (IL) * 17North Central 21
St. John's (MN) 7 Wisconsin-Oshkosh41
Wartburg * 35Wartburg 27
Franklin 34 Wartburg* 49
Trine * 63 Trine 7
Monmouth (IL) 24 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 40
Mount Union * 21 Mount Union43
Washington & Lee 0 Mount Union* 45
Illinois Wesleyan* 0 Case Western Reserve 16
Case Western Reserve 28 Mount Union70
Washington & Jefferson 31Frostburg State 37
Johns Hopkins 28 Washington & Jefferson 23
Wittenberg 7 Frostburg State46
Frostburg State 35Mount Union12
Mary Hardin-Baylor 50Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
Chapman 6 Mary Hardin-Baylor24
Linfield 27Linfield 0
Hardin-Simmons 13 Mary Hardin-Baylor24
St. Thomas (MN) 47St. Thomas (MN) 10
Eureka 8 St. Thomas (MN)29
Berry 34Berry 13
Huntingdon 20 Mary Hardin-Baylor24
Delaware Valley 35Brockport 0
Western New England 0 Delaware Valley37
Springfield 21 Husson 15
Husson 23Delaware Valley 28
Brockport 66Brockport31
Plymouth State 0 Brockport49
Wesley 45Wesley 28
Rensselaer 27

* Home team    Overtime   Winner

Bowl games

DateBowlLocationHome teamAway teamScore
Nov. 17, 2017 ECAC Chapman Bowl Delaware Stadium
Newark, DE
Merchant Marine Buffalo State 35–20
Nov. 18, 2017 Centennial-MAC Bowl SeriesShadek Stadium
Lancaster, PA
Franklin & Marshall Widener 21–7
Centennial-MAC Bowl SeriesShirk Stadium
Reading, PA
Albright Susquehanna 28–9
ECAC Bushnell BowlDelaware Stadium
Newark, DE
Muhlenberg Carnegie Mellon 36–6
ECAC Whitelaw BowlDelaware Stadium
Newark, DE
Salisbury Ithaca 27–17
New England Bowl Series Bowditch Field
Framingham, MA
Framingham State Curry 48–14
New England Bowl Series Alumni Stadium
Worcester, MA
WPI SUNY Maritime 17–3
New York BowlFrank Bailey Field
Schenectady, NY
Union (NY) SUNY Cortland 35–28
Nov. 19, 2017ECAC Lynah BowlDelaware Stadium
Newark, DE
Stevenson Alfred 29–16

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