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NCAA.com | November 17, 2013

Field announced for Division III Football Championship

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INDIANAPOLIS -- 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-Baylor

Centennial Conference -- Johns Hopkins

College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin -- North Central (Ill.)

Eastern Collegiate Football Conference -- Gallaudet

Empire 8 -- Ithaca

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference -- Franklin

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Wartburg

LIberty League -- Hobart

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association -- Albion

Middle Atlantic Conferences -- Lebanon Valley

Midwest Conference -- St. Norbert

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Bethel (Minn.)

New England Football Conference -- Endicott

New Jersey Athletic Conference -- Rowan

North Coast Athletic Conference -- Wittenberg

Northern Athletics Conference -- Concordia (Wis.)

Northwest Conference -- Linfield

Ohio Athletic Conference -- Mount Union

Old Dominion Athletic Conference -- Hampden-Sydney

Presidents’ Athletic Conference -- Washington and Jefferson

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Redlands

Upper Midwest Athletic Conference -- St. Scholastica

USA South Athletic Conference -- Maryville (Tenn.)

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Wisconsin-Whitewater

Pool B Berths (3):

Framingham State

Washington (Mo.)

Wesley

Pool C Berths (5):

Illinois Wesleyan

John Carroll

Pacific Lutheran

St. John Fisher

Wisconsin-Platteville

2013 will be Mount Union’s 25th consecutive NCAA appearance. In 2012, Mount Union defeated St. Thomas (Minn.) 28-10 for the title.

 

 

 

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