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The 2015 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 on September 5, 2015 and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, on December 18, 2015 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. Mount Union, which made its 11th consecutive appearance in the title game, defeated St. Thomas (Minnesota) 49–35 to claim its 19th national title.

Conference changes and new programs

One school added football at the Division III level and six programs changed conference affiliations.[1]

School 2014 conference 2015 conference
Christopher Newport USA South NJAC
Finlandia No program Independent
Frostburg State Empire 8 NJAC
Morrisville State NJAC Empire 8
Salisbury Empire 8 NJAC
SUNY Cortland NJAC Empire 8
Wesley Independent NJAC

A full list of Division III teams can be viewed on the D3football website.[2]

Conference standings

Template:2015 American Southwest Conference football standings Template:2015 Centennial Conference football standings Template:2015 CCIW football standings
Template:2015 ECFC football standings Template:2015 Empire 8 football standings Template:2015 HCAC football standings
Template:2015 Iowa IAC football standings Template:2015 Liberty League football standings Template:2015 MASCAC football standings
Template:2015 Michigan IAA football standings Template:2015 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings Template:2015 Midwest Conference football standings
Template:2015 Minnesota IAC football standings Template:2015 New England Football Conference football standings Template:2015 NESCAC football standings
Template:2015 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings Template:2015 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings Template:2015 NACC football standings
Template:2015 Northwest Conference football standings Template:2015 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings Template:2015 ODAC football standings
Template:2015 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings Template:2015 Southern Athletic Association football standings Template:2015 SCIAC football standings
Template:2015 SCAC football standings Template:2015 UMAC football standings Template:2015 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Template:2015 Wisconsin IAC football standings Template:2015 Division III independents football standings

Conference summaries

  • Conferences highlighted in yellow do not receive automatic bids to the 2015 playoffs.
Conference Champion Record Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
ASC East Texas Baptist
Hardin–Simmons
Mary Hardin–Baylor
7–3
9–2
10–1
Jessie Ramos, HSU Teidrick Smith, UMHB Joshua Eargle, ETBU
Centennial Johns Hopkins 11–0 Bradley Munday, Johns Hopkins Keith Corliss, Johns Hopkins Jeff Pukszyn, Moravian
CCIW Wheaton (IL) 11–0 Sam Frasco, Augustana Adam Dansdill, Wheaton Mike Swider, Wheaton
ECFC Norwich 6–5 John Smith, Husson Bryant Wade, Husson Mike Lichten, Becker
Empire 8 SUNY Cortland 9–2 Dan Andrews, SUNY Brockport Tarik Bennett, SUNY Brockport Daniel MacNiell, SUNY Cortland
HCAC Franklin 8–3 Chase Burton, Franklin Ryan Aelker, Bluffton Nick Johnson, Earlham
IIAC Dubuque 8–3 Logan Schrader, Wartburg Blaine Snitker, Dubuque Stan Zweifel, Dubuque
Liberty St. Lawrence 8–3 Jeff Avery, RPI
Mike Lefflbine, St. Lawrence
Max Nacewicz, Springfield Mark Raymond, St. Lawrence
MSCAC Framingham State 9–2 Matt Silva, Framingham State Matt Mangano, Framingham State Tom Kelley, Framingham State
MIAA Albion 9–2 Dominic Bona, Albion Terry Calagon, Alma
MAC Albright 10–1 Malik Pressley, FDU-Florham Brandon Jones, Widener John Marzka, Albright
Midwest St. Norbert 10–1 Jacob Bunk, St. Norbert Zach Hauser, Macalester Dan McCarty, St. Norbert
Chad Braun, Monmouth
MIAC St. Thomas (MN) 11–0 Ayrton Scott, Augsburg Ryan Winter, St. Thomas Glenn Caruso, St. Thomas
Peter Haugen, Gustavus Adolphus
NEFC Western New England 10–1 Tyler Ward, Western New England Obi Etuka, Western New England Keith Emery, Western New England
NESCAC Amherst 8–0 Chance Brady, Tufts Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn, Amherst E.J. Mills, Amherst
NJAC Salisbury 7–3 Joe Callahan, Wesley Darren Dungee, Rowan Sherman Wood, Salisbury
NCAC Wabash 11–0 Mason Zurek, Wabash Tyler McCullen, Wabash Eric Raeburn, Wabash
NACC Lakeland 8–3 Michael Whitley, Lakeland Landon Deringer, Lakeland
Tanner Behnke, Wisc. Lutheran
Colin Bruton, Lakeland
Northwest Linfield 10–0 Sam Riddle, Linfield Alex Hoff, Linfield Joseph Smith, Linfield
OAC Mount Union 11–0 Justin Magazine, Ohio Northern
Anthony Latina, John Carroll
Devon Price, Ohio Northern
Tom Lally, Mount Union
Tre Jones, Mount Union
Hank Spencer, Mount Union
Dean Paul, Ohio Northern
ODAC Washington and Lee 10–1 Matt Pawlowski, Guilford Jake Payne, Shenandoah Scott Abell, Washington and Lee
PAC Thomas More 11–0 Sam Benger, Carnegie Mellon Erick Butler, Thomas More Regis Scafe, Thomas More
SAA Hendrix 8–3 Dayton Winn, Hendrix Michael Shield, Rhodes Buck Buchanan, Hendrix
SCIAC La Verne 8–2 Kwame Do, Occidental Paul Slaats, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Chris Krich, La Verne
SCAC Texas Lutheran 8–2 Trenton White, Texas Lutheran Julian Turner, Trinity Danny Padron, Texas Lutheran
UMAC St. Scholastica 9–2 Latif Adams, Westminster (MO) Alex Mangan, St. Scholastica Chris Douglas, MacMurray
USA South Huntingdon 10–1 Malik Adams, NC Wesleyan Anthony White, Huntingdon Mike Turk, Huntingdon
WIAC UW–Oshkosh 10–1 Brett Kasper, UW-Oshkosh Andrew Robinson, UW-Platteville Pat Cerroni, UW-Oshkosh

Postseason

Playoff bracket

Template:32TeamBracketHome team    † Overtime    Winner

Bowl games

Date Bowl Location Home team Away team Score
Nov. 20, 2015 ECAC Chapman Bowl Arute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Husson Salve Regina 42–39
Nov. 20, 2015 ECAC President's Bowl Arute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
WPI Kean 24–6
Nov. 21, 2015 CentennialMAC Bowl Series Scotty Wood Stadium
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Muhlenberg Stevenson 14–9
Nov. 21, 2015 Centennial-MAC Bowl Series James Work Memorial Stadium
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley Moravian 20–16
Nov. 21, 2015 ECAC Lynah Bowl Arute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
St. John Fisher Westminster (PA) 42–21
Nov. 21, 2015 ECAC Bushnell Bowl Arute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Buffalo State RPI 20–13
Nov. 22, 2015 ECAC Legacy Bowl Arute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Bridgewater State Carnegie Mellon 48–13
Nov. 22, 2015 ECAC Whitelaw Bowl Arute Field
New Britain, Connecticut
Alfred Fitchburg State 11–10

See also

References

  1. "NJAC goes big for 2015", D3football.com. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  2. "Division III Team Pages", D3football.com. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
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