All-time conference rankings

D3football.com has ranked all Division III football columns since the 2002 season. 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. Preseason rankings, in Kickoff, are available to subscribers only.

Conf. 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2008 2007 2006 2004 2002 Avg.
WIAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1.1
OAC 4 8 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3.1
MIAC 3 2 2 2 2 3 7 6 9 6 4 6 4.3
ASC 2 5 7 5 7 6 3 3 3 4 6 8 4.9
NWC 7 7 8 7 3 5 6 7 4 3 3 3 5.3
CCIW 5 4 6 6 6 7 4 4 7 5 5 4 5.3
E8 8 3 3 3 5 4 5 5 5 9 8 15 6.1
NJAC 6 6 5 14 11 9 9 8 6 7 9 5 7.9
MAC 12 10 14 12 10 11 10 9 8 8 7 7 9.8
                           
IIAC 11 11 12 8 13 10 8 16 11 12 11 10 10.6
LL/UCAA 14 14 15 9 8 16 16 13 10 10 18 14 12.7
ODAC 13 17 10 11 9 14 11 12 19 14 16 9 13.3
CC 9 9 9 10 12 12 12 11 17 19 15 13 13.8
PAC 10 12 11 13 19 18 19 17 13 15 10 20 15.0
SAA 16 15 13 18 17 8             16.0
SCAC   22 16 20 22   15 15 16 16 12 11 16.5
NCAC 15 13 18 15 20 17 17 20 18 17 17 12 17.1
UAA         14 13 18 14 15 23 23 26 17.5
USAC 22 16 21 19 15 19 23 18 14 13 14 27 17.7
SCIAC 23 20 19 17 16 15 14 19 20 18 20 25 18.1
MIAA 17 18 17 16 18 22 21 21 22 20 19 18 20.2
NEWMAC 18                        
MWC 19 21 22 21 23 20 22 23 23 21 21 17 21.2
HCAC 24 19 23 23 26 25 20 22 21 22 22 19 21.5
MASCAC 20 23 20 22 21               23.0
CCC/NEFC 21 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 25 24 25 23 24.1
NACC 26 25 25 26 25 21 26 27         24.5
ECFC 25 27 26 25 27 23 25           25.7
UMAC 27 26 27 27 28 26 27 25         26.6