|1993 NCAA Division III football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1993|
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. The first Gagliardi Trophy was awarded to Mount Union's quarterback Jim Ballard.
Conference and program changesEdit
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. 
|School||1990 Conference||1991 Conference|
|Buffalo||D-III Independent||I-AA Independent|
|Cal Lutheran||Western (D-II)||SCIAA (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)|
|Georgetown||D-III Independent||MAAC (I-AA)|
|Iona||D-III Independent||MAAC (I-AA)|
|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|
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.
|National Championship Game|
Salem Football Stadium
|Saint John's (MN)||8|
|Saint John's (MN)||25|
|Saint John's (MN)||32|
|Washington & Jefferson||27|
|Washington & Jefferson||28|
|Washington & Jefferson||16|
- 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season
- 1993 NCAA Division I-AA football season
- 1993 NCAA Division II football season
- ↑ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4-15. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_champs_records/2013/d3/champ.pdf. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- ↑ "Drake joins new league". Des Moines, Iowa: The Telegraph-Herald. November 22, 1991. pp. Page 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iRBeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B2ANAAAAIBAJ&dq=pioneer%20football%20league&pg=4135%2C4871998. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- ↑ "1993 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 14. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_champs_records/2013/d3/champ.pdf. Retrieved November 23, 2014.