NAIA Football National Championship
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 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.
Saint Francis (IN) are the current champions, having defeated Reinhardt in the 2017 championship, 24-13.
Over the years, the NAIA championship games were played under a variety of names:
A separate NAIA Division II Football National Championship was played between 1970 and 1996, when there were two divisions at the NAIA level.
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