The New England Bowl Series is an annual NCAA Division III post-season college football bowl game series established in 2016 by four New England football conferences (ECFC, MASCAC, CCC Football, NEWMAC) pulling their teams from the ECAC Bowl structure. All four conferences are eligible for postseason play and each of the 27 football-playing institutions is eligible to participate in the New England Bowl series. The criteria used by the commissioners to select the teams will require an overall winning percentage of .667 or higher and will evaluate overall record, conference record, conference standing, head-to-head results, and results versus teams selected for the NCAA Tournament.
|New England Bowl Series|
|Conference tie-ins||At-large picks from ECFC, MASCAC, CCC Football, NEWMAC|
The inaugural game was held on saturday, November 19, 2016, at Gaudet Field (Middletown, Rhode Island), with a victory of Framingham State over Salve Regina. The following year, the bowl was transformed into a series, with three or two bowl games played.
Game results edit
|Framingham State||Salve Regina||37–34|
|Bridgewater State||Salve Regina||34–19|
|WPI||Western Connecticut State||35–6|
|Merchant Marine||Western New England||63–35|
|UMass Dartmouth||Alfred State||42–16|
|Bridgewater State||Catholic University||34–24|
The 2020 bowls were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- "New England conferences team up for bowl series". August 30, 2016.
- "Goal-line stand lifts Rams over Seahawks, 37-34". November 19, 2016.