|2001 NCAA Division III football season|
|Regular season||August – November 2001|
|Playoffs||November – December 2001|
|Salem Football Stadium|
|Champion||Mount Union (6)|
|Gagliardi Trophy||Chuck Moore (RB), Mount Union|
The 2001 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 2001, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2001 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their sixth, and second consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Bridgewater (VA) Eagles, 30−27.
The 2001 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 29th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the ninth time. This was the third bracket to feature 28 teams since last expanding in 1999.
|National Championship Game|
Salem Football Stadium
|Augustana (IL)||54||Augustana (IL)||7|
|Thomas More||34||Thomas More||0|
|Saint John's (MN)||14|
|Pacific Lutheran||27*||Pacific Lutheran||27*|
|Saint John's (MN)||27||Saint John's (MN)||31|
|St. Norbert||20||Saint John's (MN)||9|
|UW–Stevens Point||37||UW–Stevens Point||7|
|Bethel (MN)||27||Mount Union||30|
|West. Conn. State||8||West. Conn. State||14|
|Trinity (TX)||30||Trinity (TX)||37|
|Mary Hardin–Baylor||6||Bridgewater (VA)||57|
|Wash. & Jefferson||24||Wash. & Jefferson||30|
- 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season
- 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season
- 2001 NCAA Division II football season
- "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- "2001 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 28, 2014.