2001 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2001 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 2001, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2001 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their sixth, and second consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Bridgewater (VA) Eagles, 30−27.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chuck Moore, running back from Mount Union.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

2001 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Central (IA) $^   8 1         9 2  
Wartburg   7 2         8 2  
Cornell (IA)   6 3         7 3  
Coe   6 3         6 4  
Buena Vista   4 5         5 5  
Loras   4 5         5 5  
Simpson   4 5         4 6  
Upper Iowa   3 6         3 7  
Luther   2 7         3 7  
Dubuque   1 8         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Widener $^   10 0         12 1  
Lycoming   8 1         8 1  
King's (PA)   7 2         7 3  
Albright   5 4         6 4  
Juniata   4 5         5 5  
Susquehanna   4 5         4 6  
Wilkes   4 5         4 6  
Moravian   3 5         4 5  
Delaware Valley   2 7         3 7  
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham   1 7         1 8  
Lebanon Valley   1 8         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Linfield +   4 1         7 2  
Whitworth +   4 1         7 2  
Pacific Lutheran +^   4 1         8 3  
Willamette   2 3         4 5  
Lewis & Clark   1 4         3 6  
Puget Sound   0 5         0 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2001 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Washington & Jefferson $^   4 0         11 1  
Bethany (WV)   2 2         6 3  
Waynesburg   2 2         3 7  
Grove City   1 3         2 8  
Thiel   1 3         2 8  
Westminster (PA) *   0 0         4 5  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
  • * Completing reclassification from NCAA Division II—games did not count in conference standings

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 2001 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 29th 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 ninth time. This was the third bracket to feature 28 teams since last expanding in 1999.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Mount Union 32
Augustana (IL) 54 Augustana (IL) 7
Defiance 14 Mount Union 49
Wittenberg 38* Wittenberg 21
Hardin–Simmons 35 Wittenberg 41
Thomas More 34 Thomas More 0
MacMurray 30 Mount Union 35
Saint John's (MN) 14
Central (IA) 21
Pacific Lutheran 27* Pacific Lutheran 27*
Whitworth 26 Pacific Lutheran 6
Saint John's (MN) 27 Saint John's (MN) 31
St. Norbert 20 Saint John's (MN) 9
UW–Stevens Point 37 UW–Stevens Point 7
Bethel (MN) 27 Mount Union 30
Bridgewater (VA) 27
RPI 10
Ithaca 35 Ithaca 27
Montclair State 23 Ithaca 0
Rowan 40 Rowan 48
Brockport 17 Rowan 43
West. Conn. State 8 West. Conn. State 14
Westfield State 7 Rowan 24
Bridgewater (VA) 29
Bridgewater (VA) 41
Trinity (TX) 30 Trinity (TX) 37
Mary Hardin–Baylor 6 Bridgewater (VA) 57
Widener 56 Widener 32
Christopher Newport 7 Widener 46
Wash. & Jefferson 24 Wash. & Jefferson 30
McDaniel 21

Overtime

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "2001 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 28, 2014.