COLLEGE FOOTBALL
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Football National Championship
CURRENT CHAMPIONS | HALL OF FAME | HOST STADIUMS
The NAIA Football National Championship is decided by a post-season playoff system featuring the best NAIA college football teams in the United States. Under sponsorship of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the championship game has been played annually since 1956. In 1970, NAIA football was divided into two divisions, Division I and Division II, with a championship game played in each division. In 1997, NAIA football was again consolidated into one division. The game is currently played at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Texas A&I (now known as Texas A&M-Kingsville) have been the most prolific program with seven NAIA championships. Carroll (MT) are the most successful team still playing at the NAIA level, with 6 national titles.
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1956
1957
1958
MONTANA STATE BOBCATS SAINT JOSEPH'S (IN) PUMAS PITTSBURG STATE GORILLAS NORTHEASTERN STATE RIVERHAWKS
0 0 d.Hillsdale 27-26 d.Arizona State-Flagstaff 19-13
(LITTLE ROCK, AR) (ST PETERSBURG, FL) (ST PETERSBURG, FL) (ST PETERSBURG, FL)
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1959
1960
1961
1962
TEXAS A&I-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS LENOIR-RHYNE BEARS PITTSBURG STATE GORILLAS CENTRAL STATE(OK) BRONCHOS
d.Lenoir-Rhyne 20-7 d.Humboldt State 15-14 d.Linfield 12-7 d.Lenoir-Rhyne 28-13
(ST PETERSBURG, FL) (ST PETERSBURG, FL) (SACRAMENTO, CA) (SACRAMENTO, CA)
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1963
1964
1965
ST.JOHN'S JOHNNIES CONCORDIA-MOORHEAD COBBERS SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS ST.JOHN'S JOHNNIES
d.Prairie View A&M 33-27 7 7 d.Linfield 33-0
(SACRAMENTO, CA) (AUGUSTA, GA) (AUGUSTA, GA)
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1966
1967
1968
1969
WAYNESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FAIRMONT STATE FALCONS TROY STATE TROJANS TEXAS A&I-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS
d.Wisconsin-Whitewater 42-21 d.Eastern Washington 28-21 d.Texas A&I 43-35 d.Concordia-Moorhead 32-7
(TULSA, OK) (MORGANTOWN, WV) (MONTGOMERY, AL) (KINGSVILLE, TX)
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1970
1971
1972
1973
TEXAS A&I-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS LIVINGSTON TIGERS EAST TEXAS STATE LIONS ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS
d.Wofford 48-7 d.Arkansas Tech 14-12 d.Carson-Newman 21-18 d.Elon 42-14
(GREENVILLE, SC) (BIRMINGHAM, AL) (COMMERCE, TX) (SHREVEPORT, LA)
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1974
1975
1976
1977
TEXAS A&I-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS TEXAS A&I-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS TEXAS A&I-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS
d.Henderson State 34-23 d.Salem 37-0 d.Central Arkansas 26-0 d.Southwestern Oklahoma 24-7
(KINGSVILLE, TX) (KINGSVILLE, TX) (KINGSVILLE, TX) (SEATTLE, WA)
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1978
1979
1980
1981
ANGELO STATE RAMS TEXAS A&I-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS ELON PHOENIX ELON PHOENIX
d.Elon 34-14 d.Central State (OK) 20-14 d.Northeastern State 17-10 d.Pittsburg State 3-0
(MCALLEN, TX) (MCALLEN, TX) (BURLINGTON, NC) (BURLINGTON, NC)
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1982
1983
1984
CENTRAL STATE(OK) BRONCHOS CARSON-NEWMAN EAGLES CARSON-NEWMAN EAGLES CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS
d.Mesa State 14-11 d.Mesa State 36-28 19 19
(EDMOND, OK) (GRAND JUNCTION, CO) (CONWAY, AR)
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1985
1986
1987
CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS HILLSDALE CHARGERS CARSON-NEWMAN EAGLES CAMERON AGGIES
10 10 d.Cameron 17-0 d.Carson-Newman 30-2
(CONWAY, AR) (JEFFERSON CITY, TN) (LAWTON, OK)
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1988
1989
1990
1991
CARSON-NEWMAN EAGLES CARSON-NEWMAN EAGLES CENTRAL STATE(OH) MARAUDERS CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS
d.Adams State 56-21 d.Emporia State 34-20 d.Mesa State 38-16 d.Central State (OH) 19-16
(JEFFERSON CITY, TN) (JEFFERSON CITY, TN) (GRAND JUNCTION, CO) (WILBERFORCE, OH)
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1992
1993
1994
1995
CENTRAL STATE(OH) MARAUDERS EAST CENTRAL TIGERS NORTHEASTERN STATE RIVERHAWKS CENTRAL STATE(OH) MARAUDERS
d.Gardner-Webb 19-16 d.Glenville State 49-35 d.Arkansas-Pine Bluff 13-12 d.Northeastern State 37-7
(BOILING SPRINGS, NC) (ADA, OK) (PINE BUFF, AR) (TAHLEQUAH, OK)
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1996
1997
1998
1999
SW OKLAHOMA BULLDOGS FINDLAY OILERS AZUSA PACIFIC COUGARS NW OKLAHOMA STATE RANGERS
d.Montana Tech 33-31 d.Willamette 14-7 d.Olivet Nazarene 17-14 d.Georgetown (KY) 34-26
(WEATHERFORD, OK) (SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN)
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2000
2001
2002
2003
GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS CARROLL FIGHTING SAINTS CARROLL FIGHTING SAINTS
d.NW Oklahoma State 20-0 d.Sioux Falls 49-27 d.Georgetown (KY) 28-7 d.NW Oklahoma State 41-28
(SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN)
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2004
2005
2006
2007
CARROLL FIGHTING SAINTS CARROLL FIGHTING SAINTS SIOUX FALLS COUGARS CARROLL FIGHTING SAINTS
d.Saint Francis (IN) 15-13(2OT) d.Saint Francis (IN) 27-10 d.Saint Francis (IN) 23-19 d.Sioux Falls 17-9
(SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN) (SAVANNAH, TN)
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2008
2009
2010
2011
SIOUX FALLS COUGARS SIOUX FALLS COUGARS CARROLL FIGHTING SAINTS SAINT XAVIER (IL) COUGARS
d.Carroll 23-7 d.Lindenwood 25-22 d.Sioux Falls 10-7 d.Carroll 24-20
(ROME, GA) (ROME, GA) (ROME, GA) (ROME, GA)
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2012
2013
2014
2015
MARIAN KNIGHTS GRAND VIEW VIKINGS SOUTHERN OREGON RAIDERS MARIAN KNIGHTS
d.Morningside 30-27(OT) d.Cumberlands 35-23 d.Marian 55-31 d.Southern Oregon 31-14
(ROME, GA) (ROME, GA) (DAYTONA BEACH, FL) (DAYTONA BEACH, FL)
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2016
2017
SAINT FRANCIS COUGARS SAINT FRANCIS COUGARS
d.Baker 38-17 d.Reinhardt 24-13
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL) (DAYTONA BEACH, FL)

Hall of fame
Rank Team
Titles
Record
Apps
Last Won
1 Texas A&I Javelinas(II)
7
7-1
8
1979
2 Carroll Fighting Saints
6
6-2
8
2010
3 Carson-Newman Eagles(II)
5
5-2
7
1989
T4 Central Arkansas Bears(FCS)
3
3-1
4
1991
T4 Central State (OH) Marauders(II)
3
3-1
4
1995
T4 Sioux Falls Cougars(II)
3
3-3
6
2009
T7 Abilene Christian Wildcats(FCS)
2
2-0
2
1977
T7 Central State (OK) Bronchos(II)
2
2-2
4
1982
T7 Elon Phoenix(FCS)
2
2-2
4
1981
T7 Georgetown (KY) Tigers
2
2-2
4
2001
T7 Marian Knights
2
2-1
3
2015
T7 Northeastern State Riverhawks(II)
2
2-2
4
1994
T7 Pittsburg State Gorillas(II)
2
2-1
3
1961
T7 Saint Francis (IN) Cougars
2
2-3
5
2017
T7 Saint John's (MN) Johnnies(III)
2
2-0
2
1965
T16 Angelo State Rams(II)
1
1-0
1
1978
T16 Azusa Pacific Cougars(II)
1
1-0
1
1998
T16 Cameron Aggies(II)
1
1-1
2
1987
T16 Concordia-Moorhead Cobbers(III)
1
1-1
2
1964
T16 East Central Tigers(II)
1
1-0
1
1993
T16 East Texas State Lions(II)
1
1-0
1
1967
T16 Fairmont State Falcons(II)
1
1-0
1
1967
T16 Findlay Oilers(II)
1
1-0
1
1997
T16 Grand View Vikings
1
1-0
1
2013
T16 Hillsdale Chargers(II)
1
1-1
2
1985
T16 Lenoir-Rhyne Bears(II)
1
1-2
3
1960
T16 Livingston Tigers(II)
1
1-0
1
1971
T16 Montana State Bobcats(FCS)
1
1-0
1
1956
T16 Northwestern Oklahoma Rangers(II)
1
1-0
1
1999
T16 Saint Joseph's (IN) Pumas(D)
1
1-0
1
1956
T16 Saint Xavier Cougars
1
1-0
1
2011
T16 Sam Houston State Bearkats(FCS)
1
1-0
1
1964
T16 Southern Oregon Raiders
1
1-1
2
2014
T16 Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs(II)
1
1-1
2
1996
T16 Troy Trojans(FBS)
1
1-0
1
1968
T16 Waynesburg Yellow Jackets(III)
1
1-0
1
1966
T37 Adams State Grizzlies(II)
0
0-1
1
T37 Arizona State-Flagstaff Lumberjacks(FCS)
0
0-1
1
T37 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions(FCS)
0
0-1
1
T37 Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys(II)
0
0-1
1
T37 Baker Wildcats
0
0-1
1
T37 Cumberlands Patriots
0
0-1
1
T37 Eastern Washington Eagles(FCS)
0
0-1
1
T37 Emporia State Hornets(II)
0
0-1
1
T37 Gardner-Webb Bulldogs(FCS)
0
0-1
1
T37 Glenville State Pioneers(II)
0
0-1
1
T37 Henderson State Reddies(II)
0
0-1
1
T37 Humboldt State Lumberjacks(II)
0
0-1
1
T37 Linfield Wildcats(III)
0
0-2
1
T37 Lindenwood Lions(II)
0
0-1
1
T37 Mesa State Mavericks(II)
0
0-2
2
T37 Morningside Mustangs
0
0-1
1
T37 Montana Tech Orediggers
0
0-1
1
T37 Olivet Nazarene Tigers
0
0-1
1
T37 Prairie View A&M Panthers(FCS)
0
0-1
1
T37 Reinhardt Eagles
0
0-1
1
T37 Salem Tigers(D)
0
0-1
1
T37 Willamette Bearcats(III)
0
0-1
1
T37 Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks(III)
0
0-1
1
T37 Wofford Terriers(FCS)
0
0-1
1
FBS - NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision
FCS - NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision
II - NCAA Division II
III - NCAA Division III
D - Defunct
Arizona State-Flagstaff is now Northern Arizona
Central State (OK) are now Central Oklahoma
East Texas State is now Texas A&M-Commerce
Livingston is now West Alabama
Mesa State is now Colorado Mesa
Northwestern Oklahoma is now Northwestern Oklahoma State
Salem is now Salem International
Southwestern Oklahoma is now Southwestern Oklahoma State
Troy State is now Troy

Host Stadiums
BARRON STADIUM
ROME, GA
2008-2013
MUNICIPAL STADIUM
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
2014-
Updated: 27 April 2018