INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Football Committee announced Sunday the field of 32 teams for the 2014 NCAA Division III Football Championship. The committee selected teams based on conference results and competition within an institution’s respective evaluation region.

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Twenty-four conferences received automatic-qualifying berths. Two berths were reserved for true independents and those teams that are members of conferences that do not receive automatic qualification. The remaining six berths were awarded to teams from either automatic qualifying conferences that did not win an automatic berth, or the remaining true independent teams and teams in non-automatic qualifying conferences.

The first round of the championship will be played Nov. 22 at the host institution’s campus or at an alternate site approved by the football committee. The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the national championship game, will be played Dec. 19 at Salem Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The game will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

The following 24 conferences and their respective schools received automatic-qualifying berths:
• American Southwest Conference – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
• Centennial Conference – Johns Hopkins University
• College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin – Wheaton College (Ill.)
• Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Husson University
• Empire 8 – Ithaca College
• Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Franklin College
• Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Wartburg College
• Liberty League – Hobart College
• Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Adrian College
• Middle Atlantic Conferences – Widener University
• Midwest Conference – Macalester College
• Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Saint John’s University (Minn.)
• New England Football Conference – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• New Jersey Athletic Conference – Rowan University
• North Coast Athletic Conference – Wittenberg University
• Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference – Benedictine University (Ill.)
• Northwest Conference – Linfield College
• Ohio Athletic Conference – University of Mount Union
• Old Dominion Athletic Conference – Hampden-Sydney College
• Presidents’ Athletic Conference – Washington and Jefferson College
• Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Chapman University
• Upper Midwest Athletic Conference – The College of St. Scholastica
• USA South Athletic Conference – Christopher Newport University
• Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – University of Wisconsin, Whitewater                  

Pool B Berths (2):
• Texas Lutheran University
• Wesley College

Pool C Berths (6):
• Centre College
• Delaware Valley University
• John Carroll University
• Muhlenberg College
• University of St. Thomas (Minn.)
• Wabash College

DIVISION III FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

SCHOOL APPEARANCES * LAST RECORD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Adrian 4 2012 0-3 --
Benedictine (Ill.) 3 2011 0-2 --
Centre 2 2011 1-1 --
Chapman First -- -- --
Christopher Newport 10 2012 2-9 --
Delaware Valley 6 2011 7-5 --
Franklin 7 2013 5-6 --
Hampden-Sydney 7 2013 1-6 --
Hobart 11 2013 7-10 --
Husson First -- -- --
Ithaca 19 2013 28-15 3 (1979, 1988, 1991)
John Carroll 5 2013 4-4 --
Johns Hopkins 6 2013 3-5 --
Linfield 11 2013 18-9 1 (2004)
Macalester First -- -- --
Mary Hardin-Baylor 13 2013 24-12 --
MIT First -- -- --
Mount Union 26 2013 82-14 11 (1993, 1996-98, 2000-02, 2005-06, 2008, 2012)
Muhlenberg 7 2010 2-6 --
Rowan 16 2013 31-15 --
Saint John's (Minn.) 21 2009 34-18 2 (1976, 2003)
St. Scholastica 4 2013 0-3 --
St. Thomas (Minn.) 6 2012 12-5 --
Texas Lutheran First -- -- --
Wabash 8 2011 10-7 --
Wartburg 11 2013 6-10 --
Washington & Jefferson 24 2013 21-23 --
Wesley 11 2013 22-10 --
Wheaton (Ill.) 8 2010 10-7 --
Widener 14 2012 17-11 2 (1977, 1981)
Wisconsin-Whitewater 12 2013 38-6 5 (2007, 2009-11, 2013)
Wittenberg 17 2013 21-14 2 (1973, 1975)
* -- Includes 2014.