The 2011 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 2011, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2011 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won their fourth, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 13−10. This was the seventh of seven straight championship games between Mount Union (3 wins) and Wisconsin–Whitewater (4 wins).

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Michael Zweifel, wide receiver from Dubuque.[1]

Conference standings

2011 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^   8 0     12 1  
No. 14 McMurry ^   7 1     9 3  
Louisiana College   5 3     7 3  
Hardin–Simmons   4 4     6 4  
East Texas Baptist   4 4     5 5  
Texas Lutheran   4 4     5 5  
Mississippi College   2 6     3 7  
Sul Ross   1 7     2 8  
Howard Payne   1 7     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 18 Johns Hopkins $^   9 0     10 1  
Muhlenberg   7 2     7 3  
Gettysburg   6 3     6 4  
Ursinus   6 3     6 4  
Susquehanna   5 4     6 4  
Dickinson   4 5     4 6  
Franklin & Marshall   3 6     3 7  
McDaniel   2 7     2 8  
Moravian   2 7     2 8  
Juniata   1 8     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 8 North Central (IL) $^   7 0     10 2  
No. 21 Illinois Wesleyan ^   6 1     9 2  
No. 22 Wheaton (IL)   5 2     8 2  
Elmhurst   4 3     6 4  
Carthage   2 5     5 5  
Millikin   2 5     4 6  
Augustana (IL)   2 5     2 8  
North Park   0 7     3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Norwich $^   7 0     7 4  
SUNY Maritime   6 1     8 2  
Mount Ida   5 2     6 5  
Gallaudet   4 3     5 5  
Castleton   3 4     4 6  
Anna Maria   2 5     2 8  
Becker   1 6     1 9  
Husson   0 7     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 9 Salisbury $^   7 0     11 2  
No. 11 St. John Fisher ^   6 1     10 3  
Alfred   4 3     8 3  
Springfield   4 3     6 4  
Frostburg State   3 4     4 6  
Utica   2 5     5 5  
Ithaca   2 5     4 6  
Hartwick   0 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 15 Franklin (IN) $^   8 0     10 2  
Mount St. Joseph   5 3     6 4  
Bluffton   5 3     5 5  
Hanover   5 3     5 5  
Rose-Hulman   5 3     5 5  
Defiance   4 4     4 6  
Manchester   3 5     4 6  
Anderson (IN)   1 7     1 9  
Earlham   0 8     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Dubuque $^   7 1     9 2  
Wartburg   6 2     8 2  
Central (IA)   6 2     7 3  
Coe   6 2     6 4  
Simpson   5 3     5 5  
Luther   3 5     3 7  
Buena Vista   2 6     2 8  
Cornell (IA)   1 7     3 7  
Loras   0 8     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Liberty League football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Hobart +^   5 1     7 2  
Union (NY) +   5 1     6 4  
Rochester (NY)   3 3     4 5  
RPI   3 3     4 5  
St. Lawrence   2 4     3 6  
Merchant Marine   2 4     3 7  
WPI   1 5     2 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Albion $^   6 0     6 5  
Hope   5 1     7 3  
Adrian   4 2     8 2  
Trine   3 3     7 3  
Kalamazoo   1 5     4 6  
Alma   1 5     2 8  
Olivet   1 5     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 13 Delaware Valley $^   8 0     11 1  
Widener   6 2     9 2  
Lycoming   6 2     8 2  
Lebanon Valley   5 3     8 3  
Albright   4 4     6 5  
Wilkes   4 4     4 5  
Stevenson   1 7     2 8  
FDU Florham   1 7     1 9  
King's   1 7     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 19 Monmouth (IL) $^   9 0     10 2  
Illinois College ^   8 1     9 2  
St. Norbert   7 2     7 3  
Carroll (WI)   6 3     7 3  
Ripon   5 4     6 4  
Grinnell   4 5     5 5  
Lake Forest   3 6     3 7  
Beloit   2 7     2 8  
Lawrence   1 8     1 9  
Knox   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 4 St. Thomas (MN) $^   8 0     13 1  
No. 25 Bethel (MN)   6 2     8 2  
St. Olaf   6 2     8 2  
Saint John's (MN)   5 3     6 4  
Augsburg   4 4     6 4  
Concordia–Moorhead   4 4     6 4  
Gustavus Adolphus   2 6     2 8  
Carleton   1 7     2 8  
Hamline   0 8     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Bogan Division
Framingham State xy   6 1     7 4  
Worcester State   5 2     8 3  
Bridgewater State   5 2     7 3  
Westfield State   4 3     5 5  
Massachusetts Maritime   3 4     5 4  
Maine Maritime   2 5     4 5  
Coast Guard   2 5     2 7  
Fitchburg State   1 6     2 8  
Boyd Division
Western New England xy$^   7 0     10 2  
Endicott   6 1     10 1  
Salve Regina   5 2     8 3  
UMass Dartmouth   4 3     5 5  
Curry   3 4     5 5  
Plymouth State   2 5     4 6  
MIT   1 6     2 7  
Nichols   0 7     0 10  
Championship: Western New England 20, Framingham State 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Amherst $   8 0     8 0  
Trinity (CT)   7 1     7 1  
Williams   5 3     5 3  
Bowdoin   4 4     4 4  
Middlebury   4 4     4 4  
Bates   3 5     3 5  
Colby   3 5     3 5  
Hamilton   3 5     3 5  
Wesleyan   3 5     3 5  
Tufts   0 8     0 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
2011 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 10 Kean $^   8 1     10 2  
Cortland   7 2     9 2  
Montclair State   7 2     8 2  
TCNJ   6 3     7 3  
Buffalo State   5 4     5 5  
Rowan   5 4     5 5  
William Paterson   3 6     4 6  
Brockport   3 6     3 7  
Morrisville State   1 8     1 9  
Western Connecticut   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 7 Wabash $^   6 0     12 1  
Wittenberg   5 1     8 2  
Denison   4 2     5 5  
Allegheny   3 3     5 5  
Ohio Wesleyan   3 3     4 6  
Wooster   3 3     4 6  
Oberlin   2 4     3 7  
Hiram   1 5     1 9  
Kenyon   0 6     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Northern Athletics Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Concordia (IL) +   6 1     8 2  
Benedictine (IL) +^   6 1     7 4  
Wisconsin Lutheran   5 2     6 4  
Concordia (WI)   4 3     4 6  
Lakeland   4 3     4 6  
Aurora   2 5     3 7  
Maranatha Baptist   1 6     3 7  
Rockford   0 7     0 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 6 Linfield $^   6 0     10 1  
Lewis & Clark   4 2     7 2  
Pacific Lutheran   4 2     6 3  
Whitworth   3 3     4 6  
Willamette   3 3     4 6  
Pacific (OR)   1 5     1 8  
Puget Sound   0 6     0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 2 Mount Union $^   9 0     14 1  
No. 24 Baldwin–Wallace   7 2     8 2  
Heidelberg   7 2     8 2  
Ohio Northern   5 4     6 4  
Capital   5 4     5 5  
John Carroll   5 4     5 5  
Muskingum   3 6     4 6  
Marietta   2 7     3 7  
Otterbein   2 7     3 7  
Wilmington (OH)   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Washington and Lee +   5 1     8 2  
Hampden–Sydney +^   5 1     8 3  
Randolph–Macon   4 2     8 2  
Bridgewater   3 3     6 4  
Emory & Henry   2 4     5 5  
Catholic University   1 5     5 5  
Guilford   1 5     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 23 Thomas More $^   7 1     9 2  
Washington & Jefferson   5 3     6 4  
Saint Vincent   5 3     6 5  
Waynesburg   5 3     5 5  
Westminster (PA)   4 4     5 5  
Geneva   4 4     4 6  
Bethany (WV)   3 5     5 5  
Grove City   3 5     3 7  
Thiel   0 8     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 12 Cal Lutheran $^   6 0     8 2  
No. 20 Redlands ^   5 1     8 2  
Occidental   3 3     5 4  
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps   3 3     4 5  
La Verne   3 3     4 5  
Whittier   1 5     2 7  
Pomona–Pitzer   0 6     0 9  
Chapman *       4 5  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 17 Trinity (TX) $^   6 0     10 1  
No. 16 Centre ^   5 1     9 2  
Birmingham–Southern   4 2     7 2  
Millsaps   3 3     4 6  
Sewanee   2 4     5 5  
Rhodes   1 5     3 6  
Austin   0 6     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Case Western Reserve $   3 0     9 1  
Washington University   2 1     6 4  
Carnegie Mellon   1 2     5 5  
Chicago   0 3     5 5  
  • $ – Conference champion
2011 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
St. Scholastica $^   9 0     10 1  
Westminster (MO)   7 2     8 2  
Greenville   7 2     7 4  
Northwestern (MN)   6 3     6 4  
Minnesota–Morris   5 4     5 5  
Eureka   4 5     4 6  
Presentation   3 6     3 7  
MacMurray   2 7     2 8  
Martin Luther   2 7     2 8  
Crown   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Christopher Newport $^   7 0     8 3  
Ferrum   6 1     7 3  
Shenandoah   5 2     6 4  
Maryville (TN)   4 3     4 6  
Averett   2 5     3 7  
Methodist   2 5     3 7  
North Carolina Wesleyan   2 5     2 8  
Greensboro   0 7     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2011 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 Wisconsin–Whitewater $^   7 0     15 0  
Wisconsin–Oshkosh   5 2     7 3  
Wisconsin–Platteville   5 2     7 3  
Wisconsin–Eau Claire   3 4     5 5  
Wisconsin–Stout   3 4     5 5  
Wisconsin–Stevens Point   2 5     4 6  
Wisconsin–La Crosse   2 5     3 7  
Wisconsin–River Falls   1 6     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2011 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 Wesley ^       12 2  
Huntingdon       7 3  
DePauw       4 5  
Macalester       4 5  
LaGrange       4 6  
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 2011 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 39th 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 19th time.[2]

Qualification

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, the UAA had no Pool A bid, failing to meet the seven-member requirement. The ECFC and UMAC received Pool A bids for the first time, having passed through the two-year waiting 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 220 schools, an average of 8.8 teams per conference. Nine schools were in Pool B, enough for one bid.

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

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Wisconsin–Whitewater 59
Albion 0 Wisconsin–Whitewater 41
Franklin 24 Franklin 14
Thomas More 21 Wisconsin–Whitewater 34
Kean 34 Salisbury 14
Christopher Newport 10 Kean 47
Salisbury 62 Salisbury 49
Western New England 24 Wisconsin–Whitewater 20
St. Thomas (MN) 48 St. Thomas (MN) 0
St. Scholastica 2 St. Thomas (MN) 38
Monmouth (IL) 33 Monmouth (IL) 10
Illinois Wesleyan 24 St. Thomas (MN) 45
St. John Fisher 23 St. John Fisher 10
Johns Hopkins 12 St. John Fisher 27
Delaware Valley 62 Delaware Valley 14
Norwich 10 Wisconsin–Whitewater 13
Mary Hardin–Baylor 34 Mount Union 10
Redlands 13 Mary Hardin–Baylor 49
McMurry 25 McMurry 20
Trinity (TX) 16 Mary Hardin–Baylor 24
Linfield 30 Wesley 27
Cal Lutheran 27 Linfield 34
Wesley 35 Wesley 49
Hobart 28 Wesley 21
Wabash 38 Mount Union 28
Illinois College 20 Wabash 29
North Central (IL) 59 North Central (IL) 28
Dubuque 13 Wabash 8
Centre 51 Mount Union 20
Hampden–Sydney 41 Centre 10
Mount Union 47 Mount Union 30
Benedictine (IL) 7

Overtime

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "2007 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 3, 2014.