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  • Watch: Gagliardi finalists announcement
    December 06, 2018
    The votes are in, and the 13 semifinalists for the 2018 Gagliardi Trophy will be whittled down to four finalists. Watch at 4 p.m. ET as we reveal those four names.
  • Gagliardi Trophy names its final four
    December 06, 2018
    The 2018 winner of the Gagliardi Trophy will be a quarterback or a running back, this much we know for sure. Here's who the finalists are.
  • Wartburg knocks down Central; Slager sets tackle mark
    October 20, 2018
    Wartburg brought an end to Central's unbeaten run and threw the ARC title chase into a four-way tie, while Misericordia scored twice in the final 61 seconds to win and Grinnell's Ryan Slager set the record for career tackles in D-III history in Week 8 action. Meanwhile, Eureka and Kalamazoo continued their undefeated ways.
  • Top 25 roundup: UMHB rolls, UWO sputters
    September 08, 2018
    The No. 2 Cru put up a school-record 91 points, with six TD from Markeith Miller, but UW-Oshkosh put up just a field goal, and Wartburg, Johns Hopkins and Illinois Wesleyan all fell in Saturday's Top 25 action.
  • Gagliardi final four are heading to Salem
    December 05, 2017
    Iowa, Massachusetts and Wisconsin will be represented in Salem as the finalists for the 2017 Gagliardi Trophy have been announced. All four will be on stage with D3football.com in the trophy ceremony and on our live broadcast.
  • The Knights return
    November 29, 2017
    Wartburg has already proved that 2016 was a blip in the program's recent stretch of playoff success. A familiar balance boosted by experience has the Knights on another playoff run. Ryan Tipps has more in a Road to Salem feature.
  • Gagliardi Trophy semifinalists announced
    November 20, 2017
    Nearly 30 players were nominated, but only 10 get to the semifinal stage. Who are they? Read up on the players, then cast your fan ballot for the top overall student-athlete in Division III football.
  • Wartburg wins in OT; N.Central in tight game; Trine in blowout
    November 18, 2017
    The top ten teams played like it in the top-left bracket, while Wartburg had three defensive stands and outlasted Franklin in overtime and Trine found the lightning to go with the thunder in Saturday's first-round playoff action.
  • A new development at Wartburg
    September 26, 2017
    Last year's Knights had several players getting some significant and much-needed on-the-job training in key spots in the lineup. Now those players have grown, and it's interesting to see what's developed. More in Around the West.
  • Two-sport stars not ready to trade gridiron for court
    November 05, 2015
    Some of the hardiest of two-sport athletes in Division III play both football and basketball. The practice seasons overlap by at least four weeks, and the hoops season starts the day before the football regular season ends.
  • On his shoulders
    October 13, 2015
    Rick Willis says the key to the Wartburg football team’s continued success is consistent play. Fortunately for the Knights, they have a model of consistency in quarterback Logan Schrader.
  • Schrader Becomes Wartburg's All-Time Career Passing Leader in Win over Coe
    October 10, 2015
    WAVERLY, Iowa-- On the 31-yard touchdown pass to classmate Robbie Anstoetter (Farley), senior Logan Schrader (Kildeer, Ill.) became Wartburg's all-time career leader in passing yards. Schrader needed 92 yards entering Saturday's game and surpassed the old record of 7,548 set by Nick Yordi (2007-09).
  • No. 6 Wartburg Defeats UW-Stout 41-33
    September 19, 2015
    MENOMONIE, Wis.-- The No. 6 Wartburg football team moved to 3-0 on the season with the 41-33 win over UW-Stout (1-2) Saturday night.
  • Top 25: Wartburg wins showdown; Muhlenberg upset
    September 12, 2015
    The Knights won a defensive battle at No. 19 Bethel, while F&M scored twice in the final five minutes to knock off No. 23 Muhlenberg. Whitewater and Wesley rolled in their season debuts. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
  • Nebraska Wesleyan coming to IIAC
    July 20, 2015
    NWU hasn't played a Division III opponent in football since 2002 but will jump back in in full force in the fall of 2016 when the Prairie Wolves join the Iowa Conference.
  • Looking for lucky No. 13
    December 02, 2014
    Wartburg has trailed for less than 40 minutes all season. But after laying waste to the MIAC's best this season, now they'll face the nation's best, having already won more games than any team in the program's history.
  • Wrapup: Linfield advances, Hobart, John Carroll hold on
    November 29, 2014
    Hobart got an interception on its own 2-yard line with 15 seconds left and John Carroll survived a potential game-winning field goal attempt as each advanced to the quarterfinals. More in the second-round playoff roundup.
  • Five juniors, five seniors named Gagliardi semifinalists
    November 24, 2014
    Will Kevin Burke get a chance to repeat as Gagliardi Trophy winner? Find out who the 10 semifinalists are and cast your vote!
  • UWW bracket: Wartburg survives, Johnnies pick up win
    November 22, 2014
    St. Thomas pushed Wartburg to the brink, while St. John's picked off eight passes, Wabash advanced and UW-Whitewater rolled in the top-left bracket.
  • A long way to go for Wartburg
    September 16, 2014
    Was beating Bethel one of the Wartburg football team’s goals coming into this season? Of course. But does that mean the Knights are ready to call the 2014 season a successful campaign? Not even close.
  • Wartburg continues early-season run
    September 13, 2014
    No. 15 Wartburg had a huge third quarter to knock off No. 7 Bethel on Saturday, while No. 5 Linfield rallied past Chapman, UW-Whitewater pulled away from Franklin and more in Week 2's Top 25 action.
  • Knight and day difference for Wartburg
    November 26, 2013
    Wartburg’s journey to the IIAC title hit a speed bump with a loss to conference rival Coe. But since that loss, the Knights' ground game and defense have propelled them to the second round. A Road to Salem feature.
  • Wesley wins in final minute, JCU out
    November 23, 2013
    The first round of playoffs had a couple of thrillers, with Ithaca, Franklin and Wesley rallying, as well as St. John Fisher doing what St. John Fisher does in November. That and more in our full wrapup.
  • Wartburg Falls to Coe
    November 02, 2013
    WAVERLY, Iowa—The Wartburg football team (6-2 overall, 4-1 IIAC) fell 24-10 to Iowa Conference opponent, Coe (5-2, 3-2) Saturday.
  • Knights Win Fifth-Straight with Victory over Spartans
    October 26, 2013
    DUBUQUE, Iowa-- The Wartburg football team (6-1 overall, 4-0 IIAC) won its fifth-straight game with the 22-15 win over Iowa Conference opponent, Dubuque (4-3, 3-1) to remain as the only undefeated team in conference play.
  • #13 Wartburg Moves to 3-0 with 27-7 Victory over Buena Vista
    September 17, 2011
    WAVERLY, Iowa—The 13th-ranked Wartburg College football team moved to 3-0 on the year and 1-0 in Iowa Conference play with its 27-7 win over Buena Vista (0-3, 0-1).
  • Second Half Propels Knights to Victory
    September 03, 2011
    MONMOUTH, Ill.—The No. 15 Wartburg College football team used a 21-point second half scoring effort to win its season opener 35-28 against non-conference opponent Monmouth College. The Knights received the No. 15 spot in the d3football.com’s preseason poll. This marks the fifth straight victory for the Orange and Black between these two teams.
  • Wartburg assistant gets La Crosse job
    February 07, 2011
    Knights defensive coordinator Joel Dettwiler, who was also a finalist at UW-River Falls, gets the nod to replace Larry Terry, who retired at the end of this past season.
  • UW-La Crosse names four finalists
    January 25, 2011
    Of the four, three are currently in Division III, and two were finalists for the head coaching position at UW-River Falls earlier this offseason.
  • Mount Union, Whitewater assistants finalists at River Falls
    December 12, 2010
    Four current Division III assistants and a former Division III head coach have been named finalists for the head coaching position at UW-River Falls.
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The D3football.com Top 25, entering the 2019 season. This is the 17th season of the D3football.com Top 25.

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1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (24) 15-0 624
2 Mount Union (1) 14-1 599
3 St. John's 12-1 566
4 UW-Whitewater 12-1 555
5 North Central (Ill.) 10-2 482
6 Johns Hopkins 12-2 457
7 St. Thomas 8-2 414
8 Muhlenberg 11-2 405
9 Hardin-Simmons 9-2 397
10 Bethel 11-2 396  
11 Whitworth 10-1 336  
12 Linfield 7-2 291  
13 Brockport 11-1 230  
14 Delaware Valley 9-2 223  
15 Illinois Wesleyan 8-2 197  
16 Berry 10-2 190  
17 John Carroll 9-2 168  
18 Wittenberg 9-1 162  
19 RPI 10-2 152  
20 Centre 10-2 137  
21 Washington and Jefferson 9-2 132  
22 Wheaton (Ill.) 8-2 109  
23 Wabash 9-1 105  
24 Randolph-Macon 9-3 91  
25 St. Norbert 10-2 83

Others receiving votes: Trine 73; UW-La Crosse 71; Wartburg 61; Wesley 59; Washington U. 58; Montclair State 49; Alfred 48; Ithaca 42; UW-Oshkosh 40; Central 29; Case Western Reserve 25; Baldwin Wallace 20; Salisbury 15; Trinity (Texas) 10; Hope 10; Redlands 6; Marietta 3; Trinity (Conn.) 3, MIT 2.

The D3football.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis.