2006 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2006 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 2006, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2006 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their ninth Division III championship by defeating the Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks, 35−16. This was the second of seven straight championship games between Mount Union (3 wins) and Wisconsin–Whitewater (4 wins) and the second straight win for Mount Union.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Josh Brehm, quarterback from Alma.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

2006 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 Mary Hardin–Baylor $^   8 0         10 3  
#13 Hardin–Simmons ^   6 1         8 2  
Texas Lutheran   4 4         6 4  
Sul Ross   4 4         5 4  
Howard Payne   3 5         5 5  
Mississippi College   3 5         5 5  
East Texas Baptist   3 5         3 7  
Louisiana College   2 5         4 5  
McMurry   2 6         3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Atlantic Central Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Wesley $^   4 0         13 1  
Apprentice §   2 2         7 3  
Salisbury   2 2         6 5  
Brockport   2 2         4 6  
Frostburg State   0 4         2 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
    § – Not an NCAA member
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Dickinson $^   5 1         8 3  
Ursinus   4 2         8 3  
Gettysburg   3 3         5 5  
Johns Hopkins   3 3         5 5  
Muhlenberg   2 4         5 5  
McDaniel   2 4         4 6  
Franklin & Marshall   2 4         3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#16 Wheaton (IL) +^   6 1         10 2  
#19 North Central (IL) +^   6 1         9 3  
Augustana (IL) +   6 1         7 3  
Carthage   3 4         6 4  
Elmhurst   3 4         6 4  
Illinois Wesleyan   2 5         3 7  
Millikin   2 5         3 7  
North Park   0 7         1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Empire 8 Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 St. John Fisher +^   5 1         12 2  
#10 Springfield +^   5 1         10 2  
Alfred   4 2         8 3  
Ithaca   4 2         7 3  
Hartwick   2 4         4 6  
Utica   1 5         3 7  
Norwich   0 6         2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mount St. Joseph $^   7 0         9 2  
Franklin   6 1         9 1  
Defiance   5 2         7 3  
Hanover   4 3         4 6  
Rose–Hulman   3 4         6 4  
Bluffton   2 5         3 7  
Anderson (IN)   1 6         2 8  
Manchester   0 7         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Concordia (WI) $^   7 0         10 1  
Greenville   5 2         6 4  
Aurora   5 2         5 5  
Lakeland   5 2         5 5  
Benedictine (IL)   3 4         4 6  
MacMurray   2 5         3 7  
Concordia (IL)   1 6         2 8  
Eureka   0 7         0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
2006 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Central College (IA) $^   8 0         10 1  
Wartburg   6 2         8 2  
Coe   5 3         7 3  
Dubuque   5 3         6 4  
Buena Vista   4 4         4 6  
Loras   4 4         4 6  
Simpson   3 5         3 7  
Luther   1 7         2 8  
Cornell (IA)   0 8         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D2football.com
2006 Liberty League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#20 Hobart +^   5 1         8 2  
#25 Union (NY) +^   5 1         7 3  
Rochester (NY)   4 2         7 4  
RPI   3 3         7 3  
St. Lawrence   3 3         5 4  
Merchant Marine   1 5         3 7  
WPI   0 6         3 6  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Hope $^   7 0         7 4  
Alma   5 2         6 4  
Olivet   5 2         6 4  
Adrian   4 3         5 5  
Albion   3 4         5 5  
Kalamazoo   2 5         2 7  
Tri-State #   2 5         2 8  
Wisconsin Lutheran   0 7         0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
    # – Provisional Division III member
2006 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14 Wilkes $^   9 0         11 1  
Delaware Valley   8 2         8 3  
Widener   6 3         7 4  
King's   6 3         6 5  
Lebanon Valley   5 4         6 4  
Lycoming   4 5         4 5  
Moravian   4 5         4 6  
Albright   2 7         2 8  
FDU Florham   2 7         2 8  
Juniata   2 7         2 8  
Susquehanna   2 7         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Midwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
St. Norbert $^   9 0         10 1  
Monmouth (IL)   7 2         7 3  
Ripon   7 2         7 3  
Illinois College   6 3         6 4  
Lake Forest   5 4         5 5  
Lawrence   4 5         5 5  
Carroll (WI)   4 5         4 6  
Grinnell   2 7         2 8  
Knox   1 8         2 8  
Beloit   0 9         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Saint John's (MN) +^   7 1         11 2  
#17 Bethel (MN) +^   7 1         9 2  
St. Olaf   6 2         8 2  
St. Thomas (MN)   5 3         6 4  
Gustavus Adolphus   4 4         6 4  
Concordia–Moorhead   3 5         4 6  
Carleton   2 6         4 6  
Hamline   1 7         3 7  
Augsburg   1 7         1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 New England Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Bogan Division
Coast Guard xy   7 0         8 3  
Bridgewater State   6 1         8 2  
Maine Maritime   5 2         6 3  
Fitchburg State   3 4         4 5  
Worcester State   3 4         4 6  
Massachusetts Maritime   2 5         3 6  
Framingham State   1 6         1 8  
Westfield State   1 6         1 8  
Boyd Division
Curry xy$^   7 0         11 1  
Endicott   5 2         6 4  
Nichols   4 3         5 4  
UMass Dartmouth   4 3         5 4  
Plymouth State   4 3         4 5  
Western New England   3 4         5 4  
MIT   1 6         2 7  
Salve Regina   0 7         1 8  
Championship: Curry 34, Coast Guard 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 New England Small College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Williams $   8 0          
Trinity (CT)   7 1          
Middlebury   6 2          
Amherst   5 3          
Tufts   4 4          
Wesleyan   3 5          
Bowdoin   2 6          
Colby   2 6          
Hamilton   2 6          
Bates   1 7          
  • $ – Conference champion
2006 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#21 Cortland +   6 1         9 2  
#12 Rowan +^   6 1         9 3  
Montclair State   5 2         7 3  
Kean   4 3         7 4  
Western Connecticut   2 5         5 5  
TCNJ   2 5         4 6  
Buffalo State   2 5         3 7  
William Paterson   1 6         1 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Wabash +   6 1         8 2  
Wittenberg +^   6 1         7 4  
Wooster   5 2         8 2  
Allegheny   4 3         6 4  
Oberlin   4 3         5 5  
Kenyon   3 4         4 6  
Denison   3 4         3 7  
Ohio Wesleyan   3 4         3 7  
Earlham   1 6         3 7  
Hiram   0 7         0 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Whitworth $^   6 0         11 1  
#23 Linfield   5 1         6 3  
Pacific Lutheran   4 2         4 5  
Puget Sound   3 3         7 3  
Willamette   2 4         2 7  
Menlo   1 5         4 6  
Lewis & Clark   0 6         0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Mount Union $^   9 0         15 0  
#3 Capital ^   8 1         11 2  
Baldwin–Wallace   6 3         7 3  
Marietta   5 4         6 4  
Ohio Northern   5 4         6 4  
John Carroll   5 4         5 5  
Otterbein   3 6         4 6  
Wilmington (OH)   3 6         3 7  
Muskingum   1 8         2 8  
Heidelberg   0 9         0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Washington and Lee $^   5 1         7 4  
Bridgewater   4 2         8 2  
Emory & Henry   4 2         6 4  
Hampden–Sydney   4 2         4 6  
Guilford   3 3         6 4  
Catholic University   1 5         3 7  
Randolph–Macon   0 6         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#18 Washington & Jefferson $^   6 0         10 2  
Waynesburg   5 1         6 4  
Thiel   4 2         5 5  
Thomas More   2 4         6 4  
Bethany (WV)   2 4         4 6  
Grove City   1 5         3 7  
Westminster (PA)   1 5         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#15 Occidental $^   6 0         9 1  
Redlands   4 2         4 5  
California Lutheran   3 3         6 3  
La Verne   3 3         3 6  
Claremont–Mudd–Scripps   2 4         4 5  
Pomona–Pitzer   2 4         3 6  
Whittier   1 5         2 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Millsaps $^   6 0         7 4  
Trinity (TX)   5 1         8 2  
DePauw   3 3         6 4  
Rhodes   3 3         6 4  
Centre   2 4         5 5  
Austin   2 4         4 6  
Sewanee   0 6         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
2006 University Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 Carnegie Mellon $^   3 0         11 1  
Washington University   2 1         6 4  
Case Western Reserve   1 2         5 5  
Chicago   0 3         4 5  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Minnesota–Morris $#   7 0         7 3  
Northwestern (MN) #   6 1         7 3  
Rockford   5 2         7 3  
Maranatha Baptist   4 3         6 3  
Westminster (MO)   4 3         4 5  
Blackburn   3 4         3 7  
Crown #   2 5         3 6  
Trinity Bible §   2 5         2 6  
Martin Luther   2 5         2 8  
Principia   0 7         0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • # – Provisional Division III member
    § – Not an NCAA member
2006 USA South Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#24 Christopher Newport +^   6 1         8 3  
Averett +   6 1         7 3  
North Carolina Wesleyan   5 2         6 4  
Maryville (TN)   4 3         5 5  
Methodist   2 5         4 6  
Greensboro   2 5         3 7  
Ferrum   2 5         2 7  
Shenandoah   1 6         2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Wisconsin–Whitewater $^   7 0         14 1  
#6 Wisconsin–La Crosse ^   6 1         9 2  
Wisconsin–Stevens Point   4 3         6 4  
Wisconsin–Oshkosh   3 4         5 5  
Wisconsin–Platteville   3 4         5 5  
Wisconsin–Eau Claire   2 5         3 7  
Wisconsin–River Falls   2 5         3 7  
Wisconsin–Stout   1 6         3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com
2006 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Huntingdon           6 4  
Husson           6 4  
Mount Ida           5 4  
Colorado College           5 5  
Chapman           4 5  
Macalester           2 7  
SUNY Maritime           1 6  
Morrisville State #           1 8  
Becker           0 9  
LaGrange           0 10  
  • # – Provisional Division III member

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 2006 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 34th 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 14th time.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Twenty-one conferences met the requirements for an automatic ("Pool A") bid to the playoffs. Besides the NESCAC, which does not participate in the playoffs, five conferences had no Pool A bid. The NWC was in the first year and the PAC in the second year of the two-year waiting period, while the ACFC, UAA, and UMAC failed to meet the seven-member requirement.

Schools not in Pool A conferences were eligible for Pool B. The number of Pool B bids was determined by calculating the ratio of Pool A conferences to schools in those conferences and applying that ratio to the number of Pool B schools. The 21 Pool A conferences contained 181 schools, an average of 8.6 teams per conference. Thirty-seven schools were in Pool B, enough for four bids.

The remaining seven playoff spots were at-large ("Pool C") teams.

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 49
Hope 0 Mount Union 35
Wheaton (IL) 42 Wheaton (IL) 3
Mount St. Joseph 28 Mount Union 17
North Central (IL) 35 Capital 14
Concordia Wisconsin 6 North Central (IL) 13
Capital 32 Capital 41
Wittenberg 14 Mount Union 26
Wilkes 42 St. John Fisher 14
Washington & Lee 0 Wilkes 14
Rowan 20 Rowan 21
Hobart 18 Rowan 0
St. John Fisher 49 St. John Fisher 31
Union (NY) 21 St. John Fisher 27
Springfield 42 Springfield 21
Curry 14 Mount Union 35
Wesley 49 Wisconsin–Whitewater 16
Dickinson 21 Wesley 37
Carnegie Mellon 21 Carnegie Mellon 0
Millsaps 0 Wesley 34
Washington & Jefferson 27 Mary Hardin–Baylor 28
Christopher Newport 23 Washington & Jefferson 27
Mary Hardin–Baylor 33 Mary Hardin–Baylor 30
Hardin–Simmons 21 Wesley 7
Wisconsin–Whitewater 59 Wisconsin–Whitewater 44
St. Norbert 17 Wisconsin–Whitewater 24
Wisconsin–La Crosse 28 Wisconsin–La Crosse 21
Bethel (MN) 21 Wisconsin–Whitewater 17
Whitworth 27 Saint John's (MN) 14
Occidental 23 Whitworth 3
Saint John's (MN) 21 Saint John's (MN) 21
Central (IA) 13

Overtime

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "2006 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved November 30, 2014.