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The 2016 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, 2016 and ended with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, on December 16, 2016 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia.

Conference changes and new programsEdit

Two programs changed conference affiliations.

School 2015 conference 2016 conference
Carroll MWC CCIW[1]
Nebraska Wesleyan Great Plains
(NAIA)
IIAC[2]

A full list of Division III teams can be viewed on the D3football website.[3]

This was also the final season of competition for two Division III conferences. The New England Football Conference will be absorbed by the Commonwealth Coast Conference,[4] and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, which had lost most of its membership in 2012 when seven schools left to form the Southern Athletic Association, will end its sponsorship of football and continue as a non-football conference.

Conference standingsEdit

Template:2016 American Southwest Conference football standings Template:2016 Centennial Conference football standings Template:2016 CCIW football standings
Template:2016 ECFC football standings Template:2016 Empire 8 football standings Template:2016 HCAC football standings
Template:2016 Iowa IAC football standings Template:2016 Liberty League football standings Template:2016 MASCAC football standings
Template:2016 Michigan IAA football standings Template:2016 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings Template:2016 Midwest Conference football standings
Template:2016 Minnesota IAC football standings Template:2016 New England Football Conference football standings Template:2016 NESCAC football standings
Template:2016 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings Template:2016 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings Template:2016 NACC football standings
Template:2016 Northwest Conference football standings Template:2016 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings Template:2016 ODAC football standings
Template:2016 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings Template:2016 Southern Athletic Association football standings Template:2016 SCIAC football standings
Template:2016 SCAC football standings Template:2016 UMAC football standings Template:2016 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Template:2016 Wisconsin IAC football standings Template:2016 Division III independents football standings

PostseasonEdit

Playoff bracketEdit

Template:32TeamBracket * Home team   † Overtime    Winner

Bowl gamesEdit

Winning teams are denoted in bold.

Date Bowl Stadium
City
Home team Away team Score
Nov. 18, 2016 ECAC Chapman Bowl Franklin Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kean SUNY-Cortland 30–27
Nov. 18, 2016 ECAC President's Bowl Franklin Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Washington & Jefferson Brockport 38–31
Nov. 19, 2016 ECAC Lynah Bowl Franklin Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Utica Westminster (PA) 33–6
Nov. 19, 2016 ECAC Bushnell Bowl Franklin Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#24 Frostburg State #22 St. John Fisher 38–14
Nov. 19, 2016 New England Bowl Gaudet Field
Middletown, Rhode Island
Salve Regina Framingham State 37–34
Nov. 19, 2016 Centennial-MAC Bowl Series Scotty Wood Stadium
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Muhlenberg Delaware Valley 30–27
Nov. 19, 2016 Centennial-MAC Bowl Series Shirk Stadium
Reading, Pennsylvania
Albright Franklin & Marshall 28–23
Nov. 20, 2016 ECAC Legacy Bowl Franklin Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon Salisbury 52–20
Nov. 20, 2016 ECAC Whitelaw Bowl Franklin Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SUNY-Maritime RPI 38–6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Carrol returns to CCIW", D3sports.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. "NWU gives up NAIA status, will join IIAC", D3sports.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  3. "Division III Team Pages", D3football.com. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  4. "Commonwealth Coast Conference To Administer Football Championship Beginning in 2017-18" (Press release). Commonwealth Coast Conference. October 5, 2015. http://www.cccathletics.com/sports/general/2015-16/Releases/CCCFootball. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
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