2019 NCAA Division III football season

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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. [1] [2]

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The season's playoffs ended with the NCAA Division III Football Championship (also known as the Stagg Bowl) at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas, hosted by the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor.

The annual Cortaca Jug game between Ithaca and Cortland on November 16 was moved to MetLife Stadium in honor of the 150th anniversary of college football. It became the most-attended game in Division III history, with 45,161 fans watching Ithaca defeat Cortland 32–20. [3]

Conference changes and new programs

Membership changes

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
Buffalo State Bengals Empire 8 Liberty League
Earlham Quakers HCAC Suspended program
Thomas More Saints Independent Mid-South (NAIA)
Frostburg State Bobcats NJAC Mountain East (D-II)
Husson Eagles ECFC Commonwealth Coast
Southern Virginia Knights NJAC ODAC

Belhaven completed its transition to Division III and became eligible for the postseason.

Conference standings

2019 American Rivers Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 Central (IA) +^ 71    102 
No. 14 Wartburg +^ 71    102 
Dubuque  62    73 
Coe  53    64 
Loras  44    55 
Simpson  44    55 
Buena Vista  17    37 
Nebraska Wesleyan  17    37 
Luther  17    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^ 90    121 
Texas Lutheran  81    82 
No. 21 Hardin–Simmons  72    82 
East Texas Baptist  63    64 
Howard Payne  45    55 
Southwestern (TX)  36    46 
Louisiana College  36    37 
Sul Ross State  36    37 
Belhaven  27    28 
McMurry  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Muhlenberg $^ 90    131 
No. 16 Susquehanna  81    101 
Johns Hopkins  63    83 
Franklin & Marshall  54    74 
Dickinson  45    55 
Ursinus  45    55 
Moravian  45    46 
McDaniel  27    37 
Juniata  27    28 
Gettysburg  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Wheaton (IL) $^ 90    121 
No. 1 North Central (IL) ^ 81    141 
Washington University  63    73 
Illinois Wesleyan  63    64 
Augustana (IL)  54    64 
Millikin  45    55 
Carthage  45    46 
Carroll (WI)  18    28 
Elmhurst  18    19 
North Park  18    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Commonwealth Coast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Western New England $^ 70    92 
Endicott  61    92 
Nichols  43    64 
Husson  43    46 
Salve Regina  34    46 
New England  25    46 
Curry  25    28 
Becker  07    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Dean $# 41    46 
SUNY Maritime ^ 32    56 
Alfred State  23    36 
Gallaudet  23    26 
Castleton  23    27 
Anna Maria  23    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division III member
2019 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 25 Brockport +^ 51    93 
Cortland + 51    83 
Morrisville State  42    65 
Utica  33    55 
Alfred  24    55 
St. John Fisher  24    55 
Hartwick  06    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hanover $^ 70    92 
Mount St. Joseph  52    73 
Rose-Hulman  52    64 
Franklin (IN)  43    55 
Manchester  34    46 
Bluffton  25    28 
Anderson (IN)  16    37 
Defiance  16    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 Liberty League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 12 Union (NY) $^ 60    111 
Hobart  42    92 
Ithaca  42    83 
RPI  33    65 
St. Lawrence  33    55 
Buffalo State  15    19 
Rochester (NY)  06    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Framingham State $^ 80    83 
Western Connecticut  62    83 
Bridgewater State  62    64 
UMass Dartmouth  53    73 
Massachusetts Maritime  44    64 
Plymouth State  44    64 
Westfield State  26    28 
Fitchburg State  17    28 
Worcester State  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hope $^ 70    92 
Albion  52    82 
Olivet  52    82 
Alma  43    64 
Adrian  43    55 
Trine  25    55 
Kalamazoo  16    28 
Finlandia  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Delaware Valley $^ 80    112 
Stevenson  71    83 
Wilkes  62    83 
Misericordia  53    55 
Widener  44    55 
King's (PA)  35    55 
Lycoming  35    46 
Lebanon Valley  35    37 
FDU Florham  26    37 
Albright  26    28 
Alvernia  17    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
St. Norbert xy 50    63 
Lake Forest  41    73 
Ripon  32    46 
Macalester  23    46 
Beloit  14    19 
Lawrence  05    18 
South
Monmouth (IL) xy$^ 40    73 
Chicago  31    63 
Illinois College  22    63 
Cornell (IA)  13    45 
Knox  04    36 
Grinnell * 00    03 
Championship: Monmouth 10, St. Norbert 7
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * – Grinnell canceled seven games, including all five divisional games.
2019 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 Saint John's (MN) +^ 71    122 
No. 15 St. Thomas (MN) + 71    82 
No. 23 Bethel (MN)  62    82 
Gustavus Adolphus  53    73 
Concordia–Moorhead  53    55 
St. Olaf  35    55 
Carleton  26    46 
Augsburg  17    28 
Hamline  08    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Middlebury $ 90    90 
Wesleyan  81    81 
Williams  72    72 
Trinity (CT)  54    54 
Amherst  45    45 
Hamilton  45    45 
Tufts  45    45 
Bates  27    27 
Colby  27    27 
Bowdoin  09    09 
  • $ Conference champion
2019 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
WPI + 61    101 
MIT +^ 61    73 
Merchant Marine  52    63 
Springfield  52    64 
Coast Guard  25    55 
Norwich  25    55 
Catholic University  25    28 
Maine Maritime  07    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 Salisbury $^ 70    111 
No. 11 Wesley ^ 61    102 
Montclair State  52    64 
Rowan  43    46 
Kean  25    37 
Christopher Newport  25    28 
TCNJ  25    28 
William Paterson  07    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Denison + 72    82 
Wittenberg + 72    73 
Wabash +^ 72    74 
Ohio Wesleyan  63    73 
DePauw  63    64 
Wooster  54    64 
Allegheny  45    46 
Kenyon  27    37 
Oberlin  18    19 
Hiram  09    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 24 Aurora $^ 70    92 
Benedictine (IL)  61    73 
Eureka  43    64 
Concordia (IL)  34    55 
Concordia (WI)  34    55 
Lakeland  34    46 
Wisconsin Lutheran  25    28 
Rockford  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 19 Linfield $^ 70    82 
Whitworth  52    63 
Puget Sound  43    64 
George Fox  43    55 
Pacific (OR)  43    46 
Lewis & Clark  34    45 
Pacific Lutheran  16    27 
Willamette  07    18 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Mount Union $^ 90    111 
No. 13 John Carroll  81    91 
Baldwin Wallace  63    73 
Ohio Northern  63    64 
Heidelberg  54    64 
Marietta  45    55 
Wilmington (OH)  36    37 
Muskingum  27    37 
Otterbein  27    28 
Capital  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 20 Bridgewater $^ 80    101 
Randolph–Macon  71    92 
Emory & Henry  62    83 
Washington and Lee  53    64 
Shenandoah  44    64 
Ferrum  35    46 
Southern Virginia  26    46 
Guilford  17    28 
Hampden–Sydney  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Case Western Reserve $^ 81    92 
Grove City  72    92 
Carnegie Mellon  72    83 
Washington & Jefferson  63    83 
Westminster (PA)  63    83 
Bethany (WV)  45    46 
Geneva  36    37 
Saint Vincent  36    37 
Waynesburg  18    19 
Thiel  09    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 Southern Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Berry +^ 71    92 
Trinity (TX) + 71    82 
Birmingham–Southern  62    73 
Hendrix  53    73 
Austin  44    55 
Centre  35    55 
Millsaps  35    55 
Rhodes  17    19 
Sewanee  08    010 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Chapman $^ 70    101 
No. 18 Redlands ^ 61    92 
Pomona-Pitzer  43    54 
Cal Lutheran  43    55 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  34    55 
La Verne  34    46 
Whittier  16    28 
Occidental  07    08 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2019 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Martin Luther $^ 80    92 
Greenville  71    83 
St. Scholastica  53    73 
MacMurray  53    55 
Northwestern (MN)  44    46 
Westminster (MO)  44    46 
Crown  26    37 
Minnesota–Morris  17    19 
Iowa Wesleyan  08    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
2019 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Huntingdon $^ 61    84 
Brevard # 52    82 
Averett  52    73 
North Carolina Wesleyan  52    64 
Methodist  34    46 
Maryville (TN)  34    37 
LaGrange  16    37 
Greensboro  07    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division III member
2019 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Wisconsin–Whitewater +^ 61    132 
No. 22 Wisconsin–Oshkosh +^ 61    83 
Wisconsin–La Crosse  52    73 
Wisconsin–Platteville  43    73 
Wisconsin–Stout  34    46 
Wisconsin–Stevens Point  25    37 
Wisconsin–Eau Claire  16    37 
Wisconsin–River Falls  16    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com

Postseason

Twenty-seven conferences met the requirements for an automatic ("Pool A") bid to the playoffs.

There were no "Pool B" bids this year, slots normally allocated to schools not in a Pool A conference.

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

Qualified teams

Automatic bids (27)

ConferenceTeamAppearanceLast
American Southwest Conference Mary Hardin–Baylor 18th2018
American Rivers Conference Central (IA) 21st2009
Centennial Conference Muhlenberg 9th2018
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Wheaton (IL) 11th2016
Commonwealth Coast Football Western New England 6th2018
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference SUNY Maritime 2nd2010
Empire 8 Brockport 7th2018
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Hanover 8th2018
Liberty League Union (NY) 12th2006
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Framingham State 5th2018
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hope 5th2006
Middle Atlantic Conference Delaware Valley 9th2018
Midwest Conference Monmouth (IL) 7th2017
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Saint John's (MN) 26th2018
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference MIT 3rd2018
New Jersey Athletic Conference Salisbury 11th2015
North Coast Athletic Conference Wabash 10th2015
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Aurora (IL) 5th2008
Northwest Conference Linfield 15th2017
Ohio Athletic Conference Mount Union 31st2018
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Bridgewater (VA) 7th2005
Presidents' Athletic Conference Case Western Reserve 5th2017
Southern Athletic Association Berry 3rd2018
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Chapman 3rd2017
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Martin Luther 2nd2018
USA South Athletic Conference Huntingdon 5th2017
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Wisconsin–Oshkosh 5th2017

At-large bids (5)

TeamConferenceAppearanceLast
North Central (IL) CCIW12th2018
Redlands SCIAC9th2016
Wartburg ARC14th2018
Wesley NJAC15th2017
Wisconsin–Whitewater WIAC17th2018

Playoff bracket

First round
November 23
Second round
November 30
Quarterfinals
December 7
Semifinals
December 14
Championship
Stagg Bowl
December 20
Shenandoah, Texas
               
* Mary Hardin–Baylor 43
Redlands 14
* Mary Hardin–Baylor42
Huntingdon 6
* Berry 24
Huntingdon 27
* Mary Hardin–Baylor 7
Wisconsin–Whitewater 26
* Wisconsin–Whitewater 35
Monmouth (IL) 10
* Wisconsin–Whitewater41
Wartburg 28
* Hope 3
Wartburg 41
* Wisconsin–Whitewater35
Saint John's (MN) 32
* Wheaton (IL) 51
Martin Luther 7
* Wheaton (IL)49
Central (IA) 13
* Central (IA) 38
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 37
* Wheaton (IL) 33
Saint John's (MN) 34
* Chapman 68†††
Linfield 65
* Chapman 26
Saint John's (MN)55
* Saint John's (MN) 51
Aurora 47
* Wisconsin–Whitewater 14
North Central (IL)41
* Salisbury 83
SUNY Maritime 0
* Salisbury62
Union (NY) 41
* Union (NY) 24
Case Western Reserve 21
* Salisbury 8
Muhlenberg24
* Muhlenberg 38
MIT 0
* Muhlenberg42
Brockport 0
* Western New England 28
Brockport 33
* Muhlenberg 14
North Central (IL)45
* Mount Union 65
Hanover 14
* Mount Union 52
North Central (IL)59
* North Central (IL) 51
Wabash 15
* North Central (IL)31
Delaware Valley 14
* Wesley 58
Framingham State 21
* Wesley 10
Delaware Valley45
* Bridgewater (VA) 22
Delaware Valley 30

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