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.[1] The first Gagliardi Trophy was awarded to Mount Union's quarterback Jim Ballard.

Conference and program changes

Following an NCAA rule change passed in January 1991, which required Division I schools to conduct all sports at the Division I level by 1993, multiple Division I universities were forced to move their football programs from the Division III level. As such, teams from Butler University, the University of Dayton, Drake University, the University of Evansville, Valparaiso University, the University of San Diego, Jacksonville University, Creighton University, Bradley University, Davidson College, Georgetown University, Marist College, Canisius College, Duquesne University, Fairfield University, Iona College, St. John's University, St. Peter's University, and Siena College. Many of these teams became football members of non-scholarship Division I FCS football leagues like the Pioneer Football League, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Patriot League, and the Big South Conference.[2]

Conference changes

School 1992 Conference 1993 Conference
Buffalo D-III Independent I-AA Independent
Cal Lutheran D-II Independent SCIAC (D-III)
Canisius D-III Independent MAAC (I-AA)
Charleston Southern D-III Independent I-AA Independent
Davidson D-III Independent I-AA Independent
Dayton D-III Independent Pioneer (I-AA)
Drake D-III Independent Pioneer (I-AA)
Duquesne D-III Independent I-AA Independent
Evansville D-III Independent Pioneer (I-AA)
FDU–Florham D-III Independent Middle Atlantic
Georgetown D-III Independent MAAC (I-AA)
Iona D-III Independent MAAC (I-AA)
Quincy D-III Independent IBFC (D-II)
St. Francis (PA) D-III Independent I-AA Independent
St. John's (NY) D-III Independent MAAC (I-AA)
St. Peter's D-III Independent MAAC (I-AA)
San Diego D-III Independent Pioneer (I-AA)
Siena D-III Independent MAAC (I-AA)
UAB D-III Independent I-AA Independent
Wagner D-III Independent I-AA Independent
Wisconsin–Superior WSUC Dropped program

Conference standings

1993 Association of Mideast Colleges football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Thomas More $ 3 0 0 8 2 0
Defiance 2 1 0 9 1 0
Wilmington (OH) 1 2 0 6 4 0
Bluffton 0 3 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Dickinson + 5 2 0 7 4 0
Franklin & Marshall + 5 2 0 6 4 0
Ursinus 4 3 0 5 4 0
Gettysburg 4 3 0 5 5 0
Muhlenberg 4 3 0 4 5 0
Johns Hopkins 2 5 0 4 6 0
Western Maryland 2 5 0 3 5 1
Swarthmore 2 5 0 3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1993 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $ 7 0 0 7 2 0
Wheaton (IL) 6 1 0 7 2 0
Millikin 5 2 0 6 3 0
Illinois Wesleyan 3 4 0 4 5 0
North Park 2 4 1 4 4 1
North Central (IL) 2 5 0 3 6 0
Elmhurst 1 5 1 1 7 1
Carthage 1 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bentley $ 6 0 0 10 0 0
Stonehill 4 2 0 7 2 0
MIT 4 2 0 5 3 0
Assumption 4 2 0 6 4 0
Western New England 2 4 0 2 6 1
Curry 1 5 0 1 8 0
Nichols 0 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
WPI $ 5 0 0 5 4 0
Plymouth State 5 1 0 6 3 0
Stony Brook 3 2 0 6 3 1
Coast Guard 3 3 0 4 5 0
Merchant Marine 2 3 0 5 4 0
UMass Lowell 2 3 0 5 5 0
Western Connecticut 2 4 0 4 6 0
Norwich 0 6 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Anderson (IN) $^ 6 0 0 10 1 0
Franklin (IN) 5 1 0 6 3 0
Wabash 4 2 0 5 4 0
Manchester 2 4 0 5 5 0
Hanover 2 4 0 3 7 0
Rose–Hulman 1 5 0 3 7 0
DePauw 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wartburg $^ 8 0 0 9 2 0
Central (IA) 7 1 0 8 1 0
Loras 6 2 0 7 2 1
Simpson 5 3 0 5 5 0
Luther 3 5 0 4 6 0
Buena Vista 3 5 0 3 6 0
Upper Iowa 3 5 0 3 7 0
Dubuque 1 7 0 2 8 0
William Penn 0 8 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Albion $^ 5 0 0 10 1 0
Kalamazoo 4 1 0 7 2 0
Hope 3 2 0 5 4 0
Alma 2 3 0 2 7 0
Adrian 1 4 0 2 7 0
Olivet 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Commonwealth
Moravian x^ 4 1 0 8 3 0
Susquehanna 3 2 0 6 4 0
Widener 3 2 0 6 4 0
Lebanon Valley 3 2 0 5 5 0
Albright 1 4 0 3 7 0
Juniata 1 4 0 1 9 0
Freedom
Wilkes x^ 5 0 0 10 1 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 4 1 0 8 3 0
Lycoming 3 2 0 6 4 0
Delaware Valley 2 3 0 2 8 0
Upsala 1 4 0 1 8 0
King's (PA) 0 5 0 1 9 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) $^ 9 0 0 12 1 0
St. Thomas (MN) 8 1 0 8 2 0
Hamline 6 3 0 7 3 0
Concordia–Moorhead 6 3 0 6 4 0
Carleton 5 4 0 6 4 0
Augsburg 4 5 0 5 5 0
St. Olaf 3 6 0 4 6 0
Bethel (MN) 2 7 0 2 8 0
Gustavus Adolphus 2 7 0 2 8 0
Macalester 0 9 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Maine Maritime $ 7 1 0 9 1 0
Westfield State 6 2 0 7 2 1
Worcester State 5 3 0 6 3 0
UMass Dartmouth 5 3 0 5 4 0
Bridgewater State 5 3 0 5 5 0
Framingham State 3 5 0 4 5 0
Massachusetts Maritime 3 5 0 4 6 0
UMass–Boston 2 6 0 2 7 0
Fitchburg State 0 8 0 0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rowan $^ 5 0 0 11 2 0
William Paterson ^ 3 2 0 8 4 0
Montclair State 3 2 0 7 3 0
Trenton State 2 3 0 3 6 1
Kean 2 3 0 5 4 0
Jersey City State 0 5 0 0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Allegheny $^ 8 0 0 9 2 0
Wittenberg 7 1 0 9 1 0
Ohio Wesleyan 6 2 0 6 4 0
Earlham 3 4 0 4 6 0
Kenyon 3 5 0 4 6 0
Denison 3 5 0 3 7 0
Case Western Reserve 2 4 0 2 8 0
Wooster 2 5 0 2 7 0
Oberlin 0 8 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Mount Union $^ 9 0 0 14 0 0
Baldwin–Wallace 8 1 0 9 1 0
Heidelberg 7 2 0 8 2 0
John Carroll 5 4 0 6 4 0
Ohio Northern 4 4 1 5 4 1
Capital 4 5 0 5 5 0
Otterbein 3 6 0 4 6 0
Muskingum 2 6 1 2 7 1
Marietta 2 7 0 2 8 0
Hiram 0 9 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Randolph–Macon $ 5 0 0 7 2 1
Emory & Henry 4 1 0 7 3 0
Hampden–Sydney 3 2 0 6 4 0
Bridgewater 1 4 0 2 8 0
Guilford 1 4 0 2 8 0
Washington and Lee 1 4 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington & Jefferson $^ 4 0 0 11 1 0
Bethany (WV) 2 2 0 4 4 1
Grove City 2 2 0 5 4 0
Waynesburg 1 3 0 3 6 0
Thiel 1 3 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
La Verne $ 6 0 0 7 2 0
Occidental 5 1 0 8 1 0
Redlands 3 3 0 6 3 0
Cal Lutheran 3 3 0 5 4 0
Whittier 3 3 0 4 5 0
Claremont-Mudd 1 5 0 1 6 1
Pomona-Pitzer 0 6 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Trinity (TX) $ 4 0 0 6 4 0
Millsaps 2 2 0 5 4 0
Rhodes 2 2 0 3 7 0
Centre 1 3 0 4 5 0
Sewanee 1 3 0 4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1993 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–La Crosse $^ 7 0 0 11 1 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 6 1 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin–Whitewater 5 2 0 6 4 0
Wisconsin–River Falls 3 4 0 6 4 0
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 3 4 0 4 6 0
Wisconsin–Platteville 2 5 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 1 6 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin–Stout 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1993 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Union (NY) ^     9 1 0
Colorado College     8 1 0
Frostburg State ^     10 2 0
Wesley     7 3 1
Brockport     7 4 0
Albany     6 4 0
Buffalo State ^     6 4 0
Ithaca     6 4 0
Maryville (TN)     6 4 0
Hartwick     4 3 1
Ferrum     5 4 0
Aurora     4 5 0
Alfred     4 6 0
Methodist     4 6 0
Salisbury State     2 7 0
St. Lawrence     2 8 0
Catholic University     1 9 0
Cortland     1 9 0
Menlo     0 8 1
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1993 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 21st 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 third time. As of 2014, Salem has remained the yearly host of the Stagg Bowl. Like the previous eight tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[3]

Playoff bracket

Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
            
Mount Union 40
Allegheny 7
Mount Union 30
Albion 16
Albion 41
Anderson (IN) 21
Mount Union 56
Saint John's (MN) 8
Wisconsin–La Crosse 55
Wartburg 26
Wisconsin–La Crosse 25
Saint John's (MN) 47
Saint John's (MN) 32
Coe 14
Mount Union 34
Rowan 24
Washington & Jefferson 27
Moravian 7
Washington & Jefferson 28
Frostburg State 7
Frostburg State 26
Wilkes 25
Washington & Jefferson 16
Rowan 23
Rowan 29
Buffalo State 16
William Paterson 0
Rowan 37
William Paterson 17
Union (NY) 7

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Drake joins new league". Des Moines, Iowa: The Telegraph-Herald. November 22, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "1993 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 23, 2014.