NCAA.com | November 17, 2013 Field announced for Division III Football Championship Share Interactive Bracket Printable Bracket Selection ShowINDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Football Committee announced Sunday the field of 32 teams for the 2013 NCAA Division III Football Championship. The committee selected teams based on conference results and competition within an institution’s respective evaluation region.Twenty-four conferences received automatic-qualifying berths. Three berths were reserved for true independents and those teams that are members of conferences that do not receive automatic qualification. The remaining five 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. 23 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. 20, at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va. The game will be broadcast live on ESNPU at 7 p.m. ET.The following 24 conferences and their respective schools received automatic-qualifying berths:American Southwest Conference -- Mary Hardin-BaylorCentennial Conference -- Johns HopkinsCollege Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin -- North Central (Ill.)Eastern Collegiate Football Conference -- GallaudetEmpire 8 -- IthacaHeartland Collegiate Athletic Conference -- FranklinIowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- WartburgLIberty League -- HobartMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association -- AlbionMiddle Atlantic Conferences -- Lebanon ValleyMidwest Conference -- St. NorbertMinnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Bethel (Minn.)New England Football Conference -- EndicottNew Jersey Athletic Conference -- RowanNorth Coast Athletic Conference -- WittenbergNorthern Athletics Conference -- Concordia (Wis.)Northwest Conference -- LinfieldOhio Athletic Conference -- Mount UnionOld Dominion Athletic Conference -- Hampden-SydneyPresidents’ Athletic Conference -- Washington and JeffersonSouthern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- RedlandsUpper Midwest Athletic Conference -- St. ScholasticaUSA South Athletic Conference -- Maryville (Tenn.)Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Wisconsin-WhitewaterPool B Berths (3):Framingham StateWashington (Mo.)WesleyPool C Berths (5):Illinois WesleyanJohn CarrollPacific LutheranSt. John FisherWisconsin-Platteville2013 will be Mount Union’s 25th consecutive NCAA appearance. In 2012, Mount Union defeated St. Thomas (Minn.) 28-10 for the title.