The 2013 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began on August 31, 2013, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division III Football Championship on December 20, 2013, at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. This was the twenty-first consecutive title game held in Salem. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks defeated the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 52–14, to win their fifth national title.[1]

The 2013 Gagliardi Trophy was awarded to quarterback Kevin Burke from Mount Union.

Conference changes and new programs

School 2012 conference 2013 conference
Alfred State None (NJCAA) Independent
Iowa Wesleyan NAIA independent Independent
Presentation UMAC (Division III) North Star (NAIA)
Southern Virginia NAIA independent Independent

Conference standings

2013 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 2 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^   6 0     13 1  
Louisiana College   5 1     7 3  
Mississippi College #   4 2     4 6  
Hardin–Simmons   2 4     4 6  
Howard Payne   2 4     4 6  
East Texas Baptist   1 5     3 7  
Sul Ross   1 5     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Transitioning to NCAA Division II
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 12 Johns Hopkins $^   9 0     10 1  
Muhlenberg   7 2     8 3  
Ursinus   6 3     7 3  
Franklin & Marshall   6 3     7 4  
Juniata   6 3     7 4  
Gettysburg   3 6     4 6  
Dickinson   3 6     3 7  
McDaniel   2 7     2 8  
Moravian   2 7     2 8  
Susquehanna   1 8     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 North Central (IL) $^   7 0     13 1  
No. 24 Illinois Wesleyan ^   6 1     9 2  
Wheaton (IL)   5 2     8 2  
Augustana (IL)   3 4     5 5  
Elmhurst   3 4     4 6  
North Park   3 4     3 7  
Millikin   1 6     2 8  
Carthage   0 7     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Gallaudet +^   6 1     9 2  
Norwich +   6 1     7 4  
SUNY Maritime   5 2     5 5  
Husson   4 3     5 5  
Mount Ida   4 3     5 5  
Becker   2 5     3 7  
Anna Maria   1 6     2 8  
Castleton   0 7     1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2013 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 16 Ithaca $^   6 1     9 3  
No. 8 St. John Fisher ^   5 2     10 3  
Alfred   5 2     8 3  
Salisbury   5 2     7 4  
Hartwick   3 4     6 4  
Buffalo State   3 4     5 5  
Utica   1 6     3 7  
Frostburg State   0 7     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Rose-Hulman +   7 1     7 3  
No. 19 Franklin (IN) +^   7 1     8 4  
Mount St. Joseph   6 2     6 4  
Hanover   5 3     5 5  
Bluffton   4 4     4 6  
Defiance   3 5     3 7  
Manchester   3 5     3 7  
Earlham   1 7     2 8  
Anderson (IN)   0 8     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 15 Wartburg $^   6 1     9 3  
Simpson   5 2     7 3  
Coe   4 3     7 3  
Central (IA)   4 3     6 4  
Dubuque   4 3     5 5  
Buena Vista   4 3     4 6  
Luther   1 6     2 8  
Loras   0 7     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Liberty League football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 14 Hobart $^   7 0     10 1  
St. Lawrence   5 2     7 3  
Springfield   3 3     7 3  
Rochester (NY)   3 3     5 4  
Union (NY)   3 4     3 7  
RPI   2 5     5 5  
WPI   2 5     3 7  
Merchant Marine   1 4     4 4  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Framingham State $^   8 0     9 2  
Western Connecticut   6 2     8 2  
Bridgewater State   5 3     6 4  
Fitchburg State   5 3     6 4  
Westfield State   4 4     5 5  
Massachusetts Maritime   3 5     5 5  
UMass Dartmouth   3 5     3 6  
Worcester State   1 7     3 7  
Plymouth State   1 7     2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2013 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Albion $^   6 0     8 3  
Hope   4 2     7 3  
Kalamazoo   4 2     6 4  
Adrian   3 3     6 4  
Olivet   2 4     6 4  
Trine   1 5     4 6  
Alma   1 5     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2013 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Lebanon Valley +^   7 2     8 3  
Lycoming +   7 2     7 3  
Albright   6 3     8 3  
Delaware Valley   6 3     7 4  
King's   6 3     6 4  
Widener   6 3     6 4  
Stevenson   3 6     4 6  
Wilkes   3 6     4 6  
Misericordia   1 8     1 9  
FDU Florham   0 9     1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
St. Norbert $^   8 1     8 3  
Illinois College   7 2     8 2  
Lake Forest   7 2     8 2  
Cornell (IA)   7 2     7 3  
Ripon   6 3     7 3  
Carroll (WI)   5 4     6 4  
Monmouth (IL)   5 4     5 5  
Grinnell   2 7     2 8  
Beloit   1 8     1 9  
Knox   1 8     1 9  
Lawrence   1 9     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2013 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 6 Bethel (MN) $^   8 0     12 1  
Concordia–Moorhead   6 2     8 2  
No. 20 St. Thomas (MN)   6 2     8 2  
Saint John's (MN)   5 3     7 3  
Gustavus Adolphus   4 4     6 4  
Augsburg   3 5     5 5  
Carleton   3 5     5 5  
Hamline   1 7     2 8  
St. Olaf   0 8     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Endicott $^   7 0     8 3  
Salve Regina   6 1     7 4  
MIT   4 3     6 3  
Curry   4 3     5 5  
Western New England   3 4     4 6  
Coast Guard   3 4     3 7  
Maine Maritime   1 6     1 8  
Nichols   0 7     1 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2013 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Amherst +   7 1     7 1  
Middlebury +   7 1     7 1  
Wesleyan +   7 1     7 1  
Trinity (CT)   6 2     6 2  
Bates   4 4     4 4  
Colby   4 4     4 4  
Bowdoin   3 5     3 5  
Williams   2 6     2 6  
Hamilton   0 8     0 8  
Tufts   0 8     0 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
2013 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 23 Rowan +^   6 1     9 3  
Brockport +   6 1     8 3  
Cortland   5 2     6 5  
TCNJ   4 3     5 5  
Montclair State   3 4     4 6  
Morrisville State   2 5     3 7  
William Paterson   1 6     3 7  
Kean   1 6     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 10 Wittenberg $^   9 0     10 2  
No. 22 Wabash   8 1     9 1  
Wooster   7 2     7 3  
Denison   6 3     7 3  
Ohio Wesleyan   4 5     5 5  
DePauw   4 5     4 6  
Kenyon   4 5     4 6  
Oberlin   2 7     3 7  
Hiram   1 8     2 8  
Allegheny   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Concordia (WI) $^   6 0     8 3  
Lakeland   5 1     7 3  
Benedictine (IL)   4 2     7 3  
Wisconsin Lutheran   3 3     4 6  
Aurora   2 4     3 7  
Concordia (IL)   1 5     2 8  
Rockford   0 6     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2013 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 4 Linfield $^   6 0     11 1  
No. 17 Pacific Lutheran ^   5 1     8 2  
Willamette   4 2     7 2  
Pacific (OR)   3 3     7 3  
Whitworth   2 4     4 6  
Lewis & Clark   1 5     1 8  
Puget Sound   0 6     1 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 Mount Union $^   9 0     14 1  
No. 13 John Carroll ^   8 1     9 2  
No. 21 Heidelberg   7 2     8 2  
Baldwin Wallace   5 4     6 4  
Ohio Northern   5 4     6 4  
Otterbein   5 4     5 5  
Capital   3 6     3 7  
Muskingum   2 7     2 8  
Marietta   1 8     1 9  
Wilmington (OH)   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 18 Hampden–Sydney $^   6 1     9 3  
Randolph–Macon   5 2     7 3  
Guilford   5 2     6 4  
Catholic University   3 4     6 4  
Washington and Lee   3 4     5 5  
Shenandoah   3 4     4 6  
Emory & Henry   2 5     5 5  
Bridgewater   1 6     4 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 25 Thomas More +   7 1     9 1  
Washington & Jefferson +^   7 1     8 3  
Waynesburg   5 3     7 4  
Geneva   4 4     5 5  
Bethany (WV)   4 4     4 6  
Grove City   3 5     5 5  
Westminster (PA)   3 5     4 6  
Thiel   3 5     3 7  
Saint Vincent   0 8     0 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Southern Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Millsaps +   5 1     9 1  
Rhodes +   5 1     8 2  
Centre   4 2     7 3  
Birmingham–Southern   3 3     5 4  
Sewanee   3 3     4 6  
Hendrix   1 5     3 7  
Berry   0 6     0 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Redlands $^   7 0     7 3  
Chapman   6 1     8 1  
Occidental   4 3     5 4  
Cal Lutheran   4 3     4 5  
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps   2 5     3 6  
La Verne   2 5     3 6  
Pomona–Pitzer   2 5     2 7  
Whittier   1 6     1 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Texas Lutheran $   3 0     8 1  
Austin   2 1     5 5  
Trinity (TX)   1 2     5 5  
Southwestern (TX)   0 3     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
2013 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Washington University $^   3 0     8 3  
Case Western Reserve   2 1     5 4  
Chicago   1 2     6 4  
Carnegie Mellon   0 3     3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2013 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
St. Scholastica $^   9 0     9 2  
Greenville   8 1     9 2  
Eureka   7 2     8 2  
Northwestern (MN)   6 3     6 4  
Crown   4 5     4 6  
Martin Luther   4 5     4 6  
Minnesota–Morris   3 6     3 7  
Iowa Wesleyan #   2 7     2 8  
Westminster (MO)   2 7     2 8  
MacMurray   0 9     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional NCAA Division III member
2013 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Methodist +   6 1     8 2  
Maryville (TN) +^   6 1     8 3  
Christopher Newport   5 2     8 2  
Huntingdon   5 2     7 3  
LaGrange   5 3     5 5  
Ferrum   2 5     2 8  
North Carolina Wesleyan   2 5     2 8  
Greensboro   1 6     2 8  
Averett   0 7     1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2013 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 Wisconsin–Whitewater $^   7 0     15 0  
No. 9 Wisconsin–Platteville ^   6 1     10 2  
No. 11 Wisconsin–Oshkosh   5 2     8 2  
Wisconsin–Stevens Point   3 4     5 5  
Wisconsin–La Crosse   3 4     3 7  
Wisconsin–Stout   2 5     4 6  
Wisconsin–Eau Claire   2 5     2 8  
Wisconsin–River Falls   0 7     0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2013 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Southern Virginia #       8 2  
No. 7 Wesley ^       10 3  
Macalester       4 6  
Alfred State #       1 6  
Maranatha Baptist       1 9  
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • # – Provisional Division III member
Rankings from D3football.com

Conference summaries

Conference champions

Playoffs

Twenty-four conferences met the requirements for an automatic ("Pool A") bid to the playoffs. Besides the NESCAC, which does not participate in the playoffs, four conferences had no Pool A bid. The MASCAC and SAA were in the first year of the two-year waiting period; the SCAC and UAA had only four members, three short of the requirement. The American Southwest retained its Pool A bid despite falling below seven active Division III members, but entered the two-year grace 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 24 Pool A conferences contained 203 schools, an average of 8.5 teams per conference. Twenty-seven schools were in Pool B, enough for three bids.

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

Playoff bracket

First Round
November 23
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 30
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 7
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game

December 20
Salem Football Stadium,
Salem, Virginia
ESPN2

Mount Union* 34
Washington & Jefferson 20 Mount Union* 56
Wittenberg* 58 Wittenberg 21
Lebanon Valley 17 Mount Union* 62
Ithaca* 20 Wesley 59
Framingham State 17 Ithaca 15
Johns Hopkins* 24 Wesley* 23
Wesley 29 Mount Union* 41
North Central (IL)* 63 North Central (IL) 40
Albion 7 North Central (IL)* 52
Wisconsin–Platteville* 54 Wisconsin–Platteville 24
Concordia (WI) 20 North Central (IL) 41
Illinois Wesleyan* 7 Bethel (MN)* 17
Wartburg 41 Wartburg 27
Bethel (MN)* 70 Bethel (MN)* 34
St. Scholastica 13 Mount Union 14
Wisconsin–Whitewater* 31 Wisconsin–Whitewater 52
St. Norbert 7 Wisconsin–Whitewater* 33
Franklin* 17 Franklin 3
Washington–St. Louis 10 Wisconsin–Whitewater* 28
Hampden–Sydney* 42 Linfield 17
Maryville (TN) 34 Hampden–Sydney 21
Linfield* 42 Linfield* 31
Pacific Lutheran 21 Wisconsin–Whitewater 16
Hobart* 34 Mary Hardin–Baylor* 15
Gallaudet 7 Hobart* 6
John Carroll* 16 St. John Fisher 27
St. John Fisher 25 St. John Fisher 23
Rowan* 24 Mary Hardin–Baylor* 45
Endicott 0 Rowan 8
Mary Hardin–Baylor* 35 Mary Hardin–Baylor* 59
Redlands 7

Home team    † Overtime

References

  1. ^ "2013 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.com. p. 1. Retrieved January 2, 2014.