|2016 NCAA Division III football season|
|Regular season||September 3 – November 12, 2016|
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 programs
Two programs changed conference affiliations.
|School||2015 conference||2016 conference|
|Nebraska Wesleyan|| Great Plains|
A full list of Division III teams can be viewed on the D3football website.
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, 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.
Template:32TeamBracket * Home team † Overtime Winner
Winning teams are denoted in bold.
|Home team||Away team||Score|
|Nov. 18, 2016||ECAC Chapman Bowl||Franklin Field|
|Nov. 18, 2016||ECAC President's Bowl||Franklin Field|
|Washington & Jefferson||Brockport||38–31|
|Nov. 19, 2016||ECAC Lynah Bowl||Franklin Field|
|Nov. 19, 2016||ECAC Bushnell Bowl||Franklin Field|
|#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|
|Nov. 19, 2016||Centennial-MAC Bowl Series||Shirk Stadium|
|Albright||Franklin & Marshall||28–23|
|Nov. 20, 2016||ECAC Legacy Bowl||Franklin Field|
|Nov. 20, 2016||ECAC Whitelaw Bowl||Franklin Field|
- 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season
- 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season
- 2016 NCAA Division II football season
- 2016 NAIA football season
- ↑ "Carrol returns to CCIW", D3sports.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- ↑ "NWU gives up NAIA status, will join IIAC", D3sports.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- ↑ "Division III Team Pages", D3football.com. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- ↑ "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.