September 28, 2012

All-time conference rankings

D3football.com has ranked all Division III football columns since the 2002 season. Rankings marked "KO" are preseason rankings published in Kickoff. The high-water mark for each conference is bolded, and the last column is the conference's average rank over its tenure in our rankings. Links to publicly available rankings are posted.

Conf. 2012 KO12 KO11 2010 KO10 KO09 2008 KO08 2007 KO07 2006 KO06 KO05 2004 2002 Avg.
WIAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1.1
OAC 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2.0
MIAC 3 4 5 7 5 7 6 7 9 9 6 6 6 4 6 6.0
E8 4 3 4 5 7 6 5 4 5 5 9 9 9 8 15 6.5
NWC 5 7 7 6 3 5 7 6 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 4.5
ASC 6 6 6 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 6 8 4.4
CCIW 7 5 3 4 6 4 4 5 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 5.1
SAA/SCAC 8 16 17 15 15 16 15 18 16 16 16 16 13 12 11 14.7
NJAC 9 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 6 6 7 7 8 9 5 7.7
IIAC 10 9 9 8 8 12 16 10 11 11 12 12 12 11 10 10.7
MAC 11 11 10 10 11 11 9 15 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 9.4
CC 12 19 12 12 12 15 11 11 17 17 19 19 15 15 13 14.6
UAA 13 15 16 18 17 14 14 14 15 15 23 23 23 23 26 17.9
ODAC 14 13 11 11 16 17 12 12 19 19 14 14 16 16 9 14.2
SCIAC 15 10 14 14 21 21 19 21 20 20 18 18 18 20 25 18.2
LL/UCAA 16 12 19 16 13 10 13 13 10 10 10 10 19 18 14 13.5
NCAC 17 14 15 17 18 22 20 19 18 18 17 17 17 17 12 17.2
PAC 18 18 13 19 14 13 17 17 13 13 15 15 10 10 20 15.0
USAC 19 22 22 23 22 20 18 16 14 14 13 13 14 14 27 18.1
MWC 20 17 21 22 19 19 23 23 23 23 21 21 21 21 17 20.7
NATHC 21 24 24 26 25 25 27 25     24.6
MIAA 22 20 18 21 23 24 21 22 22 22 20 20 20 19 18 20.8
ECFC 23 26 25 25 27 26   25.3
NEFC 24 23 23 24 24 23 24 24 25 25 24 25 25 25 23 24.1
HCAC 25 21 20 20 20 18 22 20 21 21 22 22 22 22 19 21.0
UMAC 26 25 26 27 26 27 25 27   26.1
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Keith McMillan

Keith McMilllan, who has been a columnist for D3football.com since 2000, has provided color commentary on D3football.com's national broadcasts of the Stagg Bowls. He played at Randolph-Macon in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference for four years and covered it for two more.

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