The 1995 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 1995, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1995 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles won their second Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 36−7. The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chris Palmer, wide receiver from St. John's (MN).[1]

Conference changes and new programs

School 1994 Conference 1995 Conference
Albany D-III Independent D-II Independent

Conference standings

1995 Association of Mideast Colleges football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Thomas More $ 3 0 0 10 0 0
Mount St. Joseph 1 2 0 5 4 0
Bluffton 1 2 0 5 5 0
Wilmington (OH) 1 2 0 2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Franklin & Marshall $ 6 1 0 7 3 0
Dickinson 5 1 1 7 2 1
Johns Hopkins 4 2 1 6 3 1
Western Maryland 3 2 2 5 3 2
Gettysburg 3 3 1 5 4 1
Swarthmore 3 4 0 5 5 0
Ursinus 1 6 0 3 7 0
Muhlenberg 0 6 1 0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wheaton (IL) $^ 7 0 0 10 1 0
Illinois Wesleyan 6 1 0 6 3 0
Augustana (IL) 5 2 0 6 3 0
Millikin 3 4 0 5 4 0
Carthage 2 4 1 3 5 1
Elmhurst 2 5 0 2 7 0
North Central (IL) 1 5 1 3 5 1
North Park 1 6 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Stonehill $ 8 0 0 9 1 0
Bentley 7 1 0 9 1 0
Salve Regina 6 2 0 7 2 0
Assumption 5 3 0 6 4 0
MIT 3 4 0 3 5 0
Sacred Heart 2 4 0 3 7 0
Western New England 2 6 0 2 6 0
Curry 1 7 0 2 8 0
Nichols 0 7 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Plymouth State $^ 7 0 0 9 1 0
Western Connecticut 4 2 0 7 2 1
Springfield (MA) 3 2 0 8 2 0
Stony Brook 3 2 0 7 3 0
WPI 3 3 0 4 5 0
Merchant Marine 2 3 0 5 4 0
Coast Guard 2 4 0 4 6 0
Norwich 2 5 0 3 6 0
UMass Lowell 0 5 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hanover $^ 6 0 0 10 1 0
Rose–Hulman 4 2 0 6 4 0
Franklin (IN) 3 3 0 6 4 0
Manchester 3 3 0 4 6 0
Anderson (IN) 2 4 0 6 4 0
Wabash 2 4 0 5 5 0
DePauw 1 5 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central (IA) $^ 8 0 0 10 1 0
Wartburg 7 1 0 9 1 0
Simpson 6 2 0 7 3 0
Loras 5 3 0 7 3 0
Upper Iowa 4 4 0 3 6 0
Buena Vista 2 6 0 2 7 0
Dubuque 2 6 0 2 8 0
Luther 2 6 0 2 8 0
William Penn 0 8 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Albion $ 5 0 0 8 1 0
Adrian 3 2 0 6 3 0
Alma 3 2 0 6 3 0
Kalamazoo 3 2 0 4 5 0
Hope 1 4 0 2 7 0
Olivet 0 5 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Commonwealth
Widener x^ 5 0 0 8 3 0
Albright 4 1 0 8 3 0
Moravian 2 2 1 7 2 1
Juniata 1 3 1 2 7 1
Susquehanna 1 4 0 5 5 0
Lebanon Valley 1 4 0 3 7 0
Freedom
Wilkes x 3 1 0 9 2 0
Lycoming x^ 3 1 0 8 3 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham 2 2 0 4 5 0
Delaware Valley 1 3 0 3 7 0
King's (PA) 1 3 0 1 9 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) + 7 1 1 8 1 1
Concordia–Moorhead +^ 7 1 1 8 2 1
Hamline 6 3 0 7 3 0
St. Thomas (MN) 6 3 0 6 4 0
Augsburg 5 4 0 6 4 0
Bethel (MN) 5 4 0 6 4 0
St. Olaf 4 5 0 5 5 0
Carleton 3 6 0 3 7 0
Gustavus Adolphus 1 8 0 1 9 0
Macalester 0 9 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Worcester State $ 8 0 0 9 2 0
Maine Maritime 6 2 0 7 2 0
Massachusetts Maritime 6 2 0 7 2 0
Bridgewater State 6 2 0 6 4 0
UMass Dartmouth 3 5 0 4 6 0
Westfield State 3 5 0 3 6 0
Framingham State 2 6 0 2 7 0
UMass–Boston 1 7 0 2 7 0
Fitchburg State 1 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rowan $^ 5 0 0 10 3 1
Trenton State 4 1 0 8 3 0
Kean 3 2 0 3 4 2
Montclair State 2 3 0 3 6 0
Jersey City State 1 4 0 1 9 0
William Paterson 0 5 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wittenberg $^ 7 0 0 10 1 0
Allegheny 7 1 0 9 1 0
Ohio Wesleyan 6 2 0 6 4 0
Wooster 5 3 0 5 5 0
Kenyon 3 4 1 3 6 1
Denison 2 5 1 2 7 1
Earlham 2 6 0 3 7 0
Case Western Reserve 1 5 0 2 8 0
Oberlin 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Mount Union $^ 9 0 0 12 1 0
Marietta 7 1 1 8 1 1
John Carroll 5 2 2 6 2 2
Baldwin–Wallace 6 3 0 6 4 0
Muskingum 5 3 1 6 3 1
Ohio Northern 4 5 0 5 5 0
Hiram 3 6 0 4 6 0
Otterbein 3 6 0 3 7 0
Capital 1 8 0 1 9 0
Heidelberg 0 9 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Emory & Henry $^ 5 0 0 9 2 0
Randolph–Macon 4 1 0 6 3 1
Washington and Lee 3 2 0 5 3 1
Hampden–Sydney 2 3 0 4 6 0
Guilford 1 4 0 3 6 0
Bridgewater 0 5 0 0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington & Jefferson $^ 4 0 0 10 1 0
Bethany (WV) 3 1 0 6 3 0
Waynesburg 2 2 0 5 4 0
Grove City 1 3 0 2 8 0
Thiel 0 4 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
La Verne $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
Pomona-Pitzer 4 2 0 6 3 0
Cal Lutheran 4 2 0 4 4 1
Redlands 3 3 0 4 5 0
Claremont-Mudd 2 4 0 3 6 0
Occidental 2 4 0 3 6 0
Whittier 0 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1995 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Trinity (TX) + 3 1 0 6 3 0
Centre + 3 1 0 5 4 1
Rhodes + 3 1 0 4 5 0
Sewanee 1 3 0 3 6 0
Millsaps 0 4 0 2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1995 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–La Crosse $^ 7 0 0 14 0 0
Wisconsin–River Falls ^ 6 1 0 9 3 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 5 2 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin–Whitewater 4 3 0 7 3 0
Wisconsin–Platteville 3 4 0 5 5 0
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 2 5 0 5 5 0
Wisconsin–Stout 1 6 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1995 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Chapman     8 1 0
Buffalo State ^     9 2 0
Salisbury State     7 2 0
Wesley     8 3 0
Catholic University     6 2 1
Cortland     6 3 1
Ferrum     6 4 0
Frostburg State     6 4 0
Maryville (TN)     5 5 0
Methodist     5 5 0
Ithaca     5 4 0
Brockport     4 5 1
Alfred     4 5 0
Hartwick     4 5 0
Aurora     3 6 0
Colorado College     3 6 0
Defiance     2 7 0
Menlo     0 9 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1995 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 23rd 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 second time. Salem remained the yearly host of the Stagg Bowl until 2017, with the game moving to Shenandoah, Texas in 2018 and 2019. Like the previous ten tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracket

Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
            
Mount Union 52
Hanover 18
Mount Union 40
Wheaton (IL) 14
Wheaton (IL) 63
Wittenberg 41
Mount Union 17
Wisconsin–La Crosse 20
Wisconsin–La Crosse 45
Concordia–Moorhead 7
Wisconsin–La Crosse 28
Wisconsin–River Falls 14
Wisconsin–River Falls 10
Central (IA) 7
Wisconsin–La Crosse 36
Rowan 7
Washington & Jefferson 35
Emory & Henry 16
Washington & Jefferson 48
Lycoming 0
Lycoming 31
Widener 27
Washington & Jefferson 15
Rowan 28
Rowan 46
Buffalo State 7
Rowan 38
Union (NY) 7
Union (NY) 24
Plymouth State 7

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "1995 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 26, 2014.