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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; Kickoff rankings are available to Kickoff subscribers only.

Conf. 2014 KO14 '13 KO13 '12 KO12 KO11 '10 KO10 KO09 '08 KO08 '07 KO07 '06 KO06 KO05 '04 '02 Avg.
WIAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1.1
OAC 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2.3
NWC 7 7 3 4 5 7 7 6 3 5 7 6 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 4.7
ASC 5 6 7 6 6 6 6 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 6 8 4.7
CCIW 6 5 6 5 7 5 3 4 6 4 4 5 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 5.2
MIAC 2 3 2 3 3 4 5 7 5 7 6 7 9 9 6 6 6 4 6 5.3
E8 3 2 5 7 4 3 4 5 7 6 5 4 5 5 9 9 9 8 15 6.1
NJAC 14 12 11 8 9 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 6 6 7 7 8 9 5 8.4
MAC 12 11 10 13 11 11 10 10 11 11 9 15 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 9.8
IIAC 8 8 13 12 10 9 9 8 8 12 16 10 11 11 12 12 12 11 10 10.6
LL/UCAA 9 13 8 9 16 12 19 16 13 10 13 13 10 10 10 10 19 18 14 12.7
ODAC 11 9 9 10 14 13 11 11 16 17 12 12 19 19 14 14 16 16 9 13.3
CC 10 10 12 11 12 19 12 12 12 15 11 11 17 17 19 19 15 15 13 13.8
PAC 13 14 19 14 18 18 13 19 14 13 17 17 13 13 15 15 10 10 20 15.0
SAA 18 18 17 19 8 16                           16.0
SCAC 20 20 22 22     17 15 15 16 15 18 16 16 16 16 13 12 11 16.5
NCAC 15 16 20 16 17 14 15 17 18 22 20 19 18 18 17 17 17 17 12 17.1
UAA     14 15 13 15 16 18 17 14 14 14 15 15 23 23 23 23 26 17.5
USAC 19 15 15 17 19 22 22 23 22 20 18 16 14 14 13 13 14 14 27 17.7
SCIAC 17 19 16 18 15 10 14 14 21 21 19 21 20 20 18 18 18 20 25 18.1
MIAA 16 17 18 20 22 20 18 21 23 24 21 22 22 22 20 20 20 19 18 20.2
MWC 21 22 23 25 20 17 21 22 19 19 23 23 23 23 21 21 21 21 17 21.2
HCAC 23 21 26 23 25 21 20 20 20 18 22 20 21 21 22 22 22 22 19 21.5
MASCAC 22 23 21 26                               23.0
NEFC 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 24 24 23 24 24 25 25 24 25 25 25 23 24.1
NACC 26 25 25 21 21 24 24 26 25 25 27 25               24.5
ECFC 25 26 27 27 23 26 25 25 27 26                   25.7
UMAC 27 27 28 28 26 25 26 27 26 27 25 27               26.6

Adam Turer

Adam Turer graduated in 2006 from Washington and Lee University, where he was a two-year starter at free safety. He lives in Cincinnati and covers area high school sports in addition to his full-time job as an attorney. Adam has contributed to D3football.com since 2007 and is in his second season writing Around the Nation after spending four seasons writing Around the Mid-Atlantic.

2014-2015 columnist: Ryan Tipps.
2001-2013 columnist: Keith McMillan.

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