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NCFA | Mid-Atlantic West Conference

Mascot:  Buckeyes

Location:  Columbus, Ohio


Write-up:  Founded in 2009, the Ohio State Club Football program has been a member of the NCFA since 2012. In that time, the Buckeyes have won two division titles (2018-19), one conference championship (2019) and are the reigning national champions of the league. The Buckeyes have also featured 38 All-Americans and three national award winners, including 2019 Offensive MVP in quarterback Kellyn Gerenstein and 2019 Coach of the Year in James Grega, Jr.


Interesting/Fun facts: Since its inception, the Ohio State Club Football program has sent multiple players to walk-on to its NCAA team and one player – Elijaah Goins – even earned an NFL workout with the Tennessee Titans. Since 2018, Ohio State has lost just one game, and posted an average margin of victory of 31.0 points in 2019.

Social Media:

Twitter: @ClubFootballOSU

Instagram: ClubFootballOSU

Facebook: ClubFootballOSU

NCFA Fall Season Cancelled due to COVID-19

Since last week, another 6 NCFA teams have had their fall club sports suspended bringing the total to 9 teams unable to compete this fall.  Best case scenario, the NCFA is left with only 16 teams who may possibly be able to compete this fall.  This is not enough for the NCFA to successfully run a fall season and thus we are saddened to report that the 2020 NCFA season will have to be cancelled.

In mid/late September we will analyze how the return to campus is going, evaluate how many teams are interested in a spring season, and will then determine if a spring NCFA football season is feasible.  At that point we would look to schedule an online league meeting to discuss how such a spring season would be structured.

2019 PHENOM ELITE-NCFA Week 10 Power Rankings – 4 Teams Battle for 2 Title Game Spots!

Conference Championship weekend yielded one upset, with #5 Oakland taking down #4 Loyola – Chicago.  Now the stage is set, and we are only down to 4 teams competing for an NCFA National Championship! Will Playoff weekend stir the pot in the rankings?  Take a look at the 2019 NCFA Phenom Elite Week 10 Power Rankings and decide who you think will be making the trip to Wheeling for the NCFA Title Game!

Next PHENOM ELITE Power Rankings will be released on Tuesday, November 26th.

2019 NCFA Post Season Teams Announced

As the final week of the NCFA regular season has concluded, the post season picture has been depicted for the 2019 campaign! In the North Atlantic Conference, defending conference champion Sacred Heart is back in the title game and looks to make another playoff run.  They will take on the University of Vermont, after the Catamounts put together an impressive regular season in the North Atlantic. This game will be played at South Burlington High School in Vermont on Saturday at 2pm.

In the Mid-Atlantic Conference,  a familiar face in Coppin State gets back to the title game after a one-year hiatus.  The Bald Eagles, representing the Mid-Atlantic East, will take on the winner of the Mid-Atlantic West division in The Ohio State Buckeyes as they find themselves back in the conference title game once again.  The Buckeyes look to avenge last year’s title game loss to would-be national champion The Apprentice School.  The game will be played at University of Pittsburgh’s Sports Dome on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

In the South Atlantic Conference, Columbus State came out on top as regular season conference champions this year and look to build upon their fantastic 2019 season.  The Cougars will take on Middle Georgia State in the conference championship game.  Middle Georgia State looks to repeat as conference champs and get back to the NCFA Regional Playoff Game.  The South Atlantic Conference Championship will take place at Kinnett Stadium, home of Columbus State, on Saturday afternoon at 4pm.

Finally in the Great Lakes Conference, Oakland University has continued their winning ways and has earned the right to host the Great Lakes Title Game by clinching the Great Lakes East.  The Great Lakes West Champion Loyola Chicago has put together a Cinderella season and will look to take down the powerhouse program in Oakland’s own backyard.  That game is scheduled to kick off at 1pm.

Stay tuned to the NCFA Facebook and webpage for the Phenom Elite Week 10 Power Rankings which are set to be released on Tuesday, November 19th.

2019 PHENOM ELITE-NCFA Week 9 Power Rankings – Buckeyes Atop Final Regular Season Power Rankings!

And after 9 weeks of NCFA action, The Ohio State Buckeyes are the nation’s #1 team!  With the Mid-Atlantic Title Game awaiting this weekend, do the Buckeyes have what it takes to get past a tough Coppin St team?  Will we see a big upset on Saturday? The 2019 NCFA Post Season is here!  Find out where your team sits in the 2019 PHENOM ELITE NCFA Week 9 Power Rankings

Next PHENOM ELITE Power Ranking will be released on Wednesday, November 20th.

2019 PHENOM ELITE-NCFA Week 8 Power Rankings – Loyola Chicago Moves Into the Top 5!

After a crucial upset victory over conference foe Robert Morris – Peoria, the Loyola Chicago Ramblers find themselves as the #5 ranked team in the 2019 PHENOM ELITE NCFA Week 8 Power Rankings  Can the Ramblers pull off another victory and send themselves to the Great Lakes Conference title game?  Only time will tell!

Next PHENOM ELITE Power Ranking will be released on Wednesday, November 13th.

2019 PHENOM ELITE-NCFA Week 7 Power Rankings – #3 RedHawks Looming as a True Contender!

The Miami (OH) RedHawks stand firm at the #3 overall spot in the week’s 2019 PHENOM ELITE NCFA Week 7 Power Rankings.  Miami (OH) prepares to take on #1 Ohio State Buckeyes in a pivotal Week 8 match-up.  Do the RedHawks have what it takes to knock off the top team in the league and claim sole possession of the Mid-Atlantic West?

Next PHENOM ELITE Power Ranking will be released on Wednesday, November 6th.