For the past 7 years in a row the NCAA D3 championship game had been monopolized by the Whitewater Warhawks and the Mt Union Purple Raiders, who were the last 2 teams standing in the playoffs all those years. The Warhawks won 4 of those clashes, 3 of them in a row, but had a rough 2012 season and have missed making the playoffs at all this time around. Here are the 32 teams that make up the 2012 playoff field for D3, in 4 regions by top seed. This Saturday’s matchups are listed. I’ll have the NJCAA and CCCAA postseason matchups next.
MT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS (helmet at left) vs the CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS ### JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLUE JAYS vs the WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON PRESIDENTS ### SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SEAGULLS vs the ROWAN UNIVERSITY PROFS ### WIDENER PRIDE vs the BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE BEARS
MARY HARDIN BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS (helmet at left) vs the LOUISIANA COLLEGE WILDCATS ### ADRIAN BULLDOGS vs the FRANKLIN COLLEGE GRIZZLIES ### CORTLAND STATE RED DRAGONS vs the FRAMINGHAM STATE RAMS ### WESLEY WOLVERINES vs the MOUNT IDA MUSTANGS Continue reading