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North Central, Elmhurst, Wheaton claim CCIW football titles

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – With victories in Saturday’s games, North Central, Elmhurst and Wheaton were all named 2012 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) football champions.

North Central’s 37-6 victory over Augustana, coupled with Elmhurst’s 35-31 defeat of Illinois Wesleyan and Wheaton’s 55-7 defeat of North Park, gave all three teams identical 6-1 records and be declared tri-champions. 

The Cardinals earned the CCIW’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Football Championship by virtue of having the highest point differential in games featuring the Cardinals, Bluejays and Thunder during the regular season.

It was North Central's seventh-straight CCIW title (10th overall), one short of the conference record eight-straight football titles won by Augustana between 1981 and 1988. This current streak is tied with Wheaton’s seven-straight titles between 1953 and 1959.

For Elmhurst, Saturday’s win gave the Bluejays’ their third football title in school history. Elmhurst’s last two CCIW football titles came in 1978 and 1980.

Wheaton won its first CCIW title since 2006. It was the Thunder’s 16th football title in school history, second in the conference only to Augustana’s 21 titles.

This year marked only the third time that the CCIW declared tri-champions. Wheaton, Augustana and North Central claimed football titles in 2006 while Illinois Wesleyan, Millikin and Wheaton finished tied atop the conference in 2000.   

The NCAA Division III Football Championship selections will be announced on Sunday, November 11 at 5 p.m. Central Time. Visit NCAA.com for all the latest details.

The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) was founded in 1946 and currently services eight member institutions including Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL), Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL), Millikin University (Decatur, IL), North Central College (Naperville, IL), North Park University (Chicago, IL) and Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). During the 2011-12 academic year, the CCIW honored 1,323 academic all-conference recipients, 16 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 1 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, 89 all-Americans and three national championship teams.
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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Berry at St. Thomas
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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