The 1999 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 1999, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1999 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia.

The Pacific Lutheran Lutes won their first Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 42−13. The Lutes were led by All-American quarterback Chad Johnson, running back Anthony Hicks and offensive lineman Andrew Finstuen. College Football Hall of Fame coach Frosty Westering won his fourth national championship.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Danny Ragsdale, quarterback from Redlands.[1]

Conference standings

1999 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Hardin–Simmons $^   7 0     12 1  
McMurry   6 1     7 2  
Howard Payne   4 3     5 5  
Mississippi College   3 4     6 4  
Mary Hardin–Baylor   3 4     4 6  
Austin   2 5     3 7  
Texas Lutheran   2 5     3 7  
Sul Ross   1 6     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Frostburg State $   5 1     8 3  
Ferrum   4 2     6 4  
Wesley   4 2     6 4  
Chowan   2 4     5 4  
Greensboro   2 4     3 6  
Methodist   2 4     3 7  
Salisbury State   2 4     2 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
1999 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Western Maryland $^   7 0     11 1  
Ursinus ^   6 1     10 2  
Dickinson   4 3     6 4  
Muhlenberg   4 3     6 4  
Johns Hopkins   3 4     4 6  
Gettysburg   2 5     3 7  
Franklin & Marshall   1 6     2 8  
Swarthmore   0 7     1 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Augustana (IL) $^   6 1     9 2  
Millikin   5 2     7 2  
Wheaton (IL)   5 2     7 2  
Illinois Wesleyan   4 3     6 3  
Carthage   4 3     5 4  
North Central (IL)   2 5     2 7  
Elmhurst   1 6     2 7  
North Park   1 6     2 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Western Connecticut $^   6 0     10 1  
Plymouth State   4 2     8 3  
Springfield (MA)   4 2     4 6  
WPI   3 3     5 4  
Merchant Marine   2 4     3 7  
Norwich   1 5     4 6  
Coast Guard   1 5     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Hanover $^   7 0     10 1  
Wilmington (OH)   6 1     9 1  
Wabash   5 2     5 5  
Bluffton   4 3     7 3  
Franklin (IN)   2 5     4 6  
Manchester   2 5     3 7  
Anderson (IN)   2 5     2 8  
Mount St. Joseph   0 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Aurora $   7 0     8 2  
MacMurray   4 3     6 4  
Concordia (WI)   4 3     5 5  
Lakeland   4 3     5 5  
Benedictine (IL)   3 4     6 4  
Greenville   3 4     5 5  
Eureka   3 4     4 6  
Concordia (IL)   0 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
1999 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Wartburg $^   10 0     10 1  
Central (IA) ^   9 1     10 2  
Buena Vista   7 3     7 3  
Simpson   6 4     6 4  
Upper Iowa   6 4     6 4  
Coe   4 6     4 6  
Loras   4 6     4 6  
William Penn   3 7     3 7  
Cornell (IA)   3 7     3 7  
Luther   2 8     2 8  
Dubuque   1 9     1 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Alma +^   5 1     8 2  
Albion +   5 1     6 3  
Hope +   5 1     5 4  
Defiance   3 3     4 5  
Kalamazoo   2 4     3 6  
Adrian   1 5     2 7  
Olivet   0 6     0 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Commonwealth
Susquehanna x   4 1     7 3  
Juniata   3 2     6 4  
Widener   3 2     6 4  
Albright   2 3     3 7  
Lebanon Valley   2 3     2 8  
Moravian   1 4     2 8  
Freedom
Lycoming x^   4 0     9 1  
Wilkes   3 1     7 4  
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham   2 2     5 5  
King's (PA)   1 3     5 5  
Delaware Valley   0 4     2 8  
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
St. Norbert $^   9 0     9 2  
Grinnell   7 2     7 3  
Beloit   6 3     7 3  
Ripon   6 3     6 4  
Carroll (WI)   4 5     5 5  
Lake Forest   4 5     5 5  
Lawrence   3 6     3 7  
Knox   2 7     3 7  
Illinois College   2 7     2 8  
Monmouth (IL)   2 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) $^ 8 1 0 11 2 0
Bethel (MN) 7 2 0 8 2 0
St. Thomas (MN) 7 2 0 7 3 0
Gustavus Adolphus 6 3 0 7 3 0
Concordia–Moorhead 6 3 0 6 4 0
Augsburg 5 4 0 6 4 0
St. Olaf 3 6 0 3 7 0
Carleton 1 8 0 2 8 0
Hamline 1 8 0 2 8 0
Macalester 1 8 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Blue Division
Salve Regina x   6 0     8 3  
Curry   5 1     7 3  
MIT   4 2     6 4  
Nichols   3 3     6 3  
UMass Dartmouth   2 4     3 7  
UMass–Boston   1 5     1 9  
Western New England   0 6     2 7  
Red Division
Bridgewater State x^   6 0     10 1  
Massachusetts Maritime   5 1     8 2  
Fitchburg State   4 2     6 4  
Westfield State   3 3     4 6  
Maine Maritime   2 4     3 6  
Worcester State   1 6     1 9  
Framingham State   0 6     2 8  
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Montclair State $^   5 0     9 2  
Rowan ^   4 1     12 2  
TCNJ   3 2     4 5  
New Jersey City   2 3     3 7  
William Paterson   1 4     2 8  
Kean   0 5     0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Wittenberg $^   6 0     11 1  
Allegheny   4 2     8 2  
Ohio Wesleyan   4 2     8 2  
Wooster   4 2     8 2  
Denison   2 4     4 6  
Earlham   1 6     2 8  
Kenyon   0 6     1 9  
Wabash   0 0     5 5  
Hiram   0 0     0 10  
Oberlin   0 0     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Willamette $^   5 0     7 4  
Pacific Lutheran ^   4 1     13 1  
Linfield   3 2     6 3  
Whitworth   2 3     5 5  
Puget Sound   1 4     1 8  
Lewis & Clark   0 5     0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Mount Union $^   9 0     12 1  
Ohio Northern ^   8 1     11 2  
John Carroll   6 3     7 3  
Otterbein   6 3     7 3  
Baldwin–Wallace   6 3     6 4  
Heidelberg   4 5     4 6  
Muskingum   2 7     3 7  
Capital   2 7     2 8  
Marietta   2 7     2 8  
Hiram   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Catholic University $^   6 0     9 2  
Emory & Henry   4 2     6 4  
Randolph–Macon   4 2     5 5  
Bridgewater   3 3     5 5  
Washington and Lee   3 3     5 5  
Guilford   2 4     4 6  
Hampden–Sydney   0 6     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • Catholic University's win over Salisbury State and Washington and Lee's win over Centre counted in the conference standings.
1999 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Washington & Jefferson $^   4 0     9 3  
Grove City   3 1     6 4  
Waynesburg   2 2     5 4  
Bethany (WV)   1 3     4 6  
Thiel   0 4     3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Redlands $   5 0     7 2  
La Verne   4 1     7 2  
Cal Lutheran   3 2     3 6  
Claremont-Mudd   2 3     5 4  
Occidental   1 4     2 7  
Whittier   0 5     0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
1999 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Trinity (TX) $^   6 0     12 1  
Rhodes   4 2     6 3  
Sewanee   4 2     6 4  
Centre   3 3     5 5  
DePauw   3 3     5 5  
Millsaps   1 5     2 8  
Rose–Hulman   0 6     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Westminster (MO) +   2 1     8 2  
MacMurray +   2 1     6 4  
Greenville +   2 1     5 5  
Blackburn   0 3     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
1999 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Wisconsin–Stevens Point +^   6 1     9 2  
Wisconsin–La Crosse +^   6 1     7 4  
Wisconsin–River Falls   5 2     6 4  
Wisconsin–Platteville   3 4     5 5  
Wisconsin–Whitewater   3 4     3 7  
Wisconsin–Oshkosh   2 5     3 7  
Wisconsin–Eau Claire   2 5     2 8  
Wisconsin–Stout   1 6     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1999 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Pomona-Pitzer       7 1  
Westminster (MO)       8 2  
Buffalo State       7 3  
Maryville (TN)       7 3  
Thomas More       7 3  
Ithaca       7 4  
Alfred       6 4  
Brockport       6 4  
Hartwick       6 4  
Chapman       5 4  
Cortland       5 5  
Menlo       4 5  
Mount Ida       3 4  
Principia       3 5  
Maranatha Baptist       2 6  
Colorado College       2 7  
St. John Fisher       1 8  

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1999 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 27th 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 seventh time. This was the first bracket to feature 28 teams after expanding from the previous format of 16 teams in place from 1985 to 1998. With the new format, four teams were given byes to the second round.[2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Mount Union 42
Augustana (IL) 39 Augustana (IL) 33
St. Norbert 32 Mount Union 56
Ohio Northern 56 Ohio Northern 31
Hanover 14 Ohio Northern 58
Wittenberg 42 Wittenberg 24
Alma 19 Mount Union 17
Rowan 24*
West. Conn. State 24
Montclair State 37 Montclair State 32
Buffalo State 34 Montclair State 13
Rowan 29 Rowan 42
RPI 10 Rowan 55
Ursinus 43 Ursinus 0
Bridgewater State 38 Rowan 13
Pacific Lutheran 42
Wartburg 14
Pacific Lutheran 28 Pacific Lutheran 49
Willamette 24 Pacific Lutheran 19
Central (IA) 38 Saint John's (MN) 9
UW–La Crosse 17 Central (IA) 9
Saint John's (MN) 23 Saint John's (MN) 10
UW–Stevens Point 10 Pacific Lutheran 49
Trinity (TX) 28
Trinity (TX) 20
Western Maryland 20 McDaniel 16
Catholic University 16 Trinity (TX) 40
Hardin–Simmons 28 Hardin–Simmons 33
Washington (MO) 21 Hardin–Simmons 51
Wash. & Jefferson 14 Wash. & Jefferson 3
Lycoming 7

Overtime

Final AFCA Top 25 Poll

Team Final Record Points
1. Pacific Lutheran (45) 13-1 1,125
2. Rowan 12–1 1,074
3. Mount Union 12–1 1,035
4. Trinity(TX) 12–1 990
5. Ohion Northern 11–2 870
6. Hardin-Simmons 12–1 859
7. St. John's 11–2 809
8. Montclair State 9–2 752
9. Western Maryland 11–1 750
10. Wittenberg 11–1 717
11. Central(IA) 10–2 617
12. Wartburg 10–1 582
13. Augustana 9–2 526
14. Western Connecticut 10–1 510
15. Lycoming 9–1 473
16. Washington & Jefferson 9–3 400
17. Hanover 10–1 377
18. Catholic 9–2 364
19. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 9–2 356
20. Rensselaer 9–1 256
21. Ursinus 10–2 249
22. St. Norbert 9–2 183
23. Bridgewater State 10–1 139
24. Willamette 7–4 132
25. Wisconsin-La Crosse 7–4 124

Others receiving votes: Buffalo St 118, Alma 109, Washington (Mo.) 85, Wilmington 13, McMurry 9, Redlands 9, Union 9, Pomona-Pitzer 5, Aurora 5, Millikin 4, Williams 3, John Carroll 3, Otterbein 1. [3]

Awards

Gagliardi Trophy: Danny Ragsdale, Redlands

AFCA Coach of the Year: Larry Kehres, Mount Union

AFCA Regional Coach of the Year: Region 1: Peter Mazzaferro, Bridgewater State Region 2: Frank Girardi, Lycoming Region 3: Steve Mohr, Trinity (TX) Region 4: Larry Kehres, Mount Union Region 5: Rick Willis, Wartburg[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "1999 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Latest news". USA Today. 2000-06-10. Archived from the original on 2000-06-10. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  4. ^ "- 1999 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year Winner Bios". 2000-10-07. Archived from the original on 2000-10-07. Retrieved 2021-09-28.