Kansai Collegiate American Football League

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Kansai Collegiate American Football League
関西学生アメリカンフットボール連盟
Kansai Collegiate American Football League logo
Established1941
Members53
Sports fielded
  • 1 (American football)
RegionKansai, Japan
Websitewww.kansai-football.jp

The Kansai Collegiate American Football League (関西学生アメリカンフットボール連盟) is an American college football league made up of fifty-three colleges and universities in the Kansai region of Japan.

Overview[edit]

The Kansai League is a major college football league in West Japan. The league is divided into three divisions.

The winner of the league receives an automatic bid to the college football playoffs.

Member schools[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Division 1 is the highest level in the Kansai league. The winner from Division 1 goes on to play for the West Japan title.

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Ritsumeikan University 立命館大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1900 Private 32,222 Panthers Maroon and White
Kwansei Gakuin University 関西学院大学 Nishinomiya, Hyōgo 1889 Private 19,996 Fighters Blue, white, and yellow
              
Kansai University 関西大学 Suita, Osaka 1886 Private 29,733 Kaisers Blue & Gold
Kyoto University 京都大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1897 Public 22,707 Gangsters Green and White
Ryukoku University 龍谷大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1639 Private 11,900 Seahorse Purple & Black[1]
Kobe University 神戸大学 Kobe, Japan 1949 National 28,697 Ravens Red and Black
Doshisha University 同志社大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1875 Private 26,522 Wild Rover White and Purple          
Konan University 甲南大学 Higashinada-ku, Kobe 1951 Private 9,400 Red Gang

Division 2[edit]

A Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Osaka Prefecture University 大阪府立大学 Sakai, Osaka 1883 Public 7,959 Shrikes
Okayama University 岡山大学 Okayama, Okayama 1870 National 14,035 Badgers
Osaka University 大阪大学 Suita, Osaka 1724 Public 25,248 Tridents
Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 大阪体育大学 Kumatori, Osaka 1965 Private Spartans
Otemon Gakuin University 追手門学院大学 Ibaraki, Osaka 1888 Private Soldiers
Osaka Kyoiku University 大阪教育大学 Kashiwara, Osaka 1949 National Dragons
Osaka Sangyo University 大阪産業大学 Daito, Osaka 1923 Private 10,238 Lions
Momoyama Gakuin University 桃山学院大学 Izumi, Osaka 1884 Private Thundering
Legion Lions
Royal blue & White [2]

B Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Kyoto Sangyo University 京都産業大学 Kita-ku, Kyoto 1965 Private 12,977 Sagittarius
Kobe Gakuin University 神戸学院大学 Kobe, Hyogo 1966 Private Navy Seals
Kindai University 近畿大学 Higashiosaka, Osaka 1925 Private 30,379 Devils Navy & White
          [3]
Osaka Gakuin University 大阪学院大学 Suita, Osaka 1963 Private Phoenix
University of Hyogo 兵庫県立大学 Chuo-ku, Kobe 2004 Public 6,158 Trail Blazers

Division 3[edit]

A Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Tottori University 国立大学法人鳥取大学 Tottori, Tottori 1949 National 6,354 Rakers
Kyoto Prefectural University 京都府立大学 Sakyō-ku, Kyoto 1895 Public Wyverns
Shiga University 滋賀大学 Ōtsu, Shiga 1949 National 4,114 Gladiators
University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences 流通科学大学 Kobe, Hyōgo 1988 Private Voyagers
Bukkyo University 佛教大学 Kita-ku, Kyoto 1912 Private Hawks
Kyoto Tech 京都工芸繊維大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1949 National Cougars

B Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Wakayama University 和歌山大学 Wakayama, Wakayama 1949 National 4,090 Blind Sharks
Osaka University of Economics 大阪経済大学 Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka 1932 Private 7,549 Bombers
Osaka City University 大阪市立大学 Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 1880 Public 8,616 Golden Cedars
Tenri University 天理大学 Tenri, Nara 1925 Private
(Tenrikyo)
Crushing Orcs
Osaka Tech 大阪工業大学 Asahi-ku, Osaka 1922 Private Rowdies

C Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Kyoto University of Education 京都教育大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1949 National Grampus
Setsunan University 摂南大学 Neyagawa, Osaka 1922 Private Blue Crush
Kansai Gaidai 関西外国語大学 Hirakata, Osaka 1945 Private 14,000 Lynx
Kyoto Gakuen University 京都学園大学 Kameoka, Kyoto 1925 Private Dare Devils
Kyoto Pharmaceutical University 京都薬科大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1884 Private Scarlet Knights

D Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Osaka University of Arts 大阪芸術大学 Kanan, Osaka 1945 Private Vipers
Kibi International University 吉備国際大学 Takahashi, Okayama 1990 Private Fortifiers
University of Tokushima 徳島大学 Tokushima, Tokushima 1949 National Pirates
Hannan University 阪南大学 Matsubara, Osaka 1965 Private 5,116 Fighting Bears
Osaka Electro-Communication University 大阪電気通信大学 Neyagawa, Osaka 1924 Private Black Angels

E Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies 京都外国語大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1945 Private 4,542 Fightin' Bulldogs
Tezukayama University 帝塚山大学 Nara, Nara 1941 Private 4,609 Bisons
Hyogo College of Medicine 兵庫医科大学 Nishinomiya, Hyōgo 1972 Private Siegfried
Otani University 大谷大学 Kita-ku, Kyoto 1901 Private
(Buddhist)
Bandits

F Block[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Osaka University of Commerce 大阪商業大学 Higashiōsaka, Osaka 1928 Private Steelers
Kobe International University 神戸国際大学 Kobe, Hyōgo 1996 Private Crimson Knights
Kyoto Seika University 京都精華大学 Kyoto, Kyoto 1968 Private Gawks
Okayama University of Science 岡山理科大学 Okayama, Okayama 1964 Private Gators
Osaka University of Economics and Law 大阪経済法科大学 Yao, Osaka 1971 Private Blue Thunder

Independents[edit]

Institution 日本語 Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Osaka International University 大阪国際大学 Moriguchi, Osaka 1929 Private Maverick
Himeji Dokkyo University 姫路獨協大学 Himeji, Hyōgo 1881 Private Wild Boars

Year-by-Year Standings[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1941 Kansai Kwansei Gakuin Doshisha Kansai OB
1942 Kansai Doshisha Kwansei Gakuin
1943 DID NOT PLAY
1944 DID NOT PLAY
1945 DID NOT PLAY
1946 Doshisha Kwansei Gakuin Kansai
1947 Kansai Doshisha Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto
1948 Kansai
Kwansei Gakuin
Doshisha Kyoto
1949 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Kansai Doshisha
1950 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Doshisha Kyoto
1951 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Doshisha Kyoto
1952 Kwansei Gakuin Doshisha Kansai Kyoto
1953 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Doshisha Ritsumeikan
1954 Kwansei Gakuin Doshisha Kansai Kyoto Ritsumeikan
1955 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Doshisha Ritsumeikan Kyoto
1956 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Doshisha Kyoto Ritsumeikan Konan
1957 Kwansei Gakuin Doshisha Kansai Konan Ritsumeikan
1958 Kwansei Gakuin Doshisha Konan Kansai Ritsumeikan Kyoto
1959 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Konan Doshisha Kyoto Ritsumeikan
1960 Kwansei Gakuin Konan Doshisha Kansai Kyoto Ritsumeikan
1961 Kwansei Gakuin Konan Doshisha Kansai Kyoto Ritsumeikan
1962 Kwansei Gakuin Konan Kansai Kyoto Doshisha Ritsumeikan
1963 Kwansei Gakuin Konan Doshisha Kyoto Kansai Ritsumeikan
1964 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Konan Kyoto Doshisha Ritsumeikan
1965 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Konan Kyoto Doshisha Ritsumeikan
1966 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Kyoto Konan Ritsumeikan Doshisha
1967 Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Kyoto Doshisha Ritsumeikan Konan Kinki
1968 Kwansei Gakuin Doshisha Kansai Kyoto Ritsumeikan Konan Kinki
1969 Kwansei Gakuin Doshisha Kansai Kyoto Konan Kinki Ritsumeikan
1970 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Kansai Momoyama Gakuin Kinki Konan Doshisha Ritsumeikan
1971 Kwansei Gakuin Konan Kyoto Kansai Otemon Gakuin Momoyama Gakuin Kinki Doshisha
1972 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Konan Kansai Kinki Osaka Momoyama Gakuin Otemon Gakuin
1973 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Kansai Osaka Momoyama Gakuin Konan Kinki Otemon Gakuin
1974 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Kinki Konan Osaka Momoyama Gakuin Kansai Otemon Gakuin
1975 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Kansai Kinki Konan Momoyama Gakuin Otemon Gakuin Osaka
1976 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Kansai Kinki Otemon Gakuin Konan Momoyama Gakuin Osaka
1977 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Doshisha Kinki Kansai Momoyama Gakuin Konan Otemon Gakuin
1978 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Kinki Kansai Doshisha Osaka University of Economics Konan Momoyama Gakuin
1979 Kwansei Gakuin
Doshisha
Kansai Kyoto Kinki Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Osaka University of Economics Kobe Gakuin
1980 Kwansei Gakuin
Kinki
Kyoto Doshisha Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kansai Ritsumeikan Kobe
1981 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kinki Kobe Doshisha Kansai Ritsumeikan
1982 Kyoto Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kobe Doshisha Okayama Kansai
1983 Kyoto Kwansei Gakuin Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Doshisha Kinki Osaka City Kobe Ritsumeikan
1984 Kwansei Gakuin
Kinki
Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kyoto Kobe Ritsumeikan Doshisha Osaka City
1985 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Ritsumeikan Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kinki Kobe Chukyo Doshisha
1986 Kyoto Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Doshisha Ritsumeikan Kobe Osaka
1987 Kyoto Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Doshisha Ritsumeikan Konan Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kansai
1988 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Ritsumeikan Doshisha Kinki Kobe Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Konan
1989 Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Ritsumeikan Doshisha Kyoto Kobe Kyoto Sangyo Konan
1990 Kyoto Ritsumeikan Kobe Doshisha Kinki Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Kyoto Sangyo
1991 Kwansei Gakuin
Kyoto
Ritsumeikan Doshisha Kobe Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kansai Kinki
1992 Kyoto Kwansei Gakuin Kobe Ritsumeikan Doshisha Kansai Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kyoto Sangyo
1993 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Ritsumeikan Kobe Kinki Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kansai Doshisha
1994 Ritsumeikan Kyoto Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Konan Kyoto Sangyo Kobe Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
1995 Kyoto Ritsumeikan Kwansei Gakuin Konan Kinki Kansai Doshisha Kyoto Sangyo
1996 Kyoto
Ritsumeikan
Kwansei Gakuin
Kinki Konan Osaka Sangyo Doshisha Kansai
1997 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kyoto Kinki Kobe Osaka Sangyo Konan Kansai
1998 Ritsumeikan Kyoto Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Kansai Kobe Osaka Sangyo Doshisha
1999 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kyoto Konan Kobe Kinki Osaka Sangyo Kansai
2000 Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Ritsumeikan Konan Kobe Doshisha Kinki Osaka Sangyo
2001 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kyoto Kinki Kobe Konan Doshisha Osaka Sangyo
2002 Ritsumeikan Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Kyoto Kobe Konan Doshisha Osaka Sangyo
2003 Ritsumeikan Kyoto Kinki Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Doshisha Kobe Konan
2004 Ritsumeikan
Kwansei Gakuin
Kansai Kyoto Kobe Ryukoku Kinki Doshisha
2005 Ritsumeikan Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Doshisha Kyoto Kinki Kobe Ryukoku
2006 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kyoto Kansai Kobe Doshisha Kinki Osaka Sangyo
2007 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kansai Kyoto Kinki Kobe Ryukoku Doshisha
2008 Ritsumeikan Kwansei Gakuin Kobe Kyoto Kansai Konan Kinki Doshisha
2009 Kansai Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Doshisha Konan Kyoto Kobe Kinki
2010 Ritsumeikan
Kwansei Gakuin
Kansai
Kyoto Kobe Konan Doshisha Kinki
2011 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kansai Kyoto Ryukoku Kobe Doshisha Konan
2012 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kansai Kyoto Kobe Kinki Ryukoku Doshisha
2013 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kansai Kyoto Ryukoku Kinki Kobe Osaka Kyoiku
2014 Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kansai Kinki Kobe Ryukoku Kyoto Doshisha
2015 Ritsumeikan Kwansei Gakuin Kansai Kyoto Kobe Ryukoku Kinki Momoyama Gakuin

Conference championships[edit]

Division 1 champions[edit]

Season Champion
1946 Doshisha
1947 Kansai
1948 Kansai
Kwansei Gakuin
1949 Kwansei Gakuin
1950 Kwansei Gakuin
1951 Kwansei Gakuin
1952 Kwansei Gakuin
1953 Kwansei Gakuin
1954 Kwansei Gakuin
1955 Kwansei Gakuin
1956 Kwansei Gakuin
1957 Kwansei Gakuin
1958 Kwansei Gakuin
1959 Kwansei Gakuin
1960 Kwansei Gakuin
1961 Kwansei Gakuin
1962 Kwansei Gakuin
1963 Kwansei Gakuin
1964 Kwansei Gakuin
1965 Kwansei Gakuin
1966 Kwansei Gakuin
1967 Kwansei Gakuin
1968 Kwansei Gakuin
1969 Kwansei Gakuin
1970 Kwansei Gakuin
1971 Kwansei Gakuin
1972 Kwansei Gakuin
1973 Kwansei Gakuin
1974 Kwansei Gakuin
1975 Kwansei Gakuin
1976 Kwansei Gakuin
1977 Kwansei Gakuin
1978 Kwansei Gakuin
1979 Kwansei Gakuin
Doshisha
1980 Kwansei Gakuin
Kinki
1981 Kwansei Gakuin
1982 Kyoto
1983 Kyoto
1984 Kwansei Gakuin
Kinki
1985 Kinki
1986 Kyoto
1987 Kyoto
1988 Kwansei Gakuin
1989 Kwansei Gakuin
1990 Kyoto
1991 Kwansei Gakuin
Kyoto
1992 Kyoto
1993 Kwansei Gakuin
1994 Ritsumeikan
1995 Kyoto
1996 Kwansei Gakuin
Kyoto
Ritsumeikan
1997 Kwansei Gakuin
1998 Ritsumeikan
1999 Kwansei Gakuin
2000 Kwansei Gakuin
2001 Kwansei Gakuin
2002 Ritsumeikan
2003 Ritsumeikan
2004 Kwansei Gakuin
Ritsumeikan
2005 Ritsumeikan
2006 Kwansei Gakuin
2007 Kwansei Gakuin
2008 Ritsumeikan
2009 Kansai
2010 Kwansei Gakuin
Kansai
Ritsumeikan
2011 Kwansei Gakuin
2012 Kwansei Gakuin
2013 Kwansei Gakuin
2014 Kwansei Gakuin
2015 Ritsumeikan

Relegation[edit]

At the end of every season, there are two relegation games. The two worst teams of Division 1 play the top two teams of Division 2. If the Division 1 team wins their game, they remain in Division 1. However, if they lose, they will be realigned to Division 2 and the team that beat them will be realigned to Division one for the following season.

2013[edit]

Date Division 1 Division 2 Relegation
December 12, 2013 Kobe 42 Ōsaka Prefecture 0 No relegation
December 12, 2013 Ōsaka Kyoiku 9 Doshisha 24 Doshisha --> Division 1
Ōsaka Kyoiku --> Division 2

2014[edit]

Date Division 1 Division 2 Outcome
December 7, 2014 Kyoto 52 Ōtemon Gakuin 0 No relegation
December 7, 2014 Doshisha 14 Momoyama Gakuin 31 Doshisha --> Division 2
Momoyama --> Division 1

2015[edit]

Date Division 1 Division 2 Outcome
December 6, 2015 Kinki 17 Doshisha 21 Doshisha --> Division 1
Kinki --> Division 2
December 6, 2015 Momoyama Gakuin 3 Konan 9 Konan --> Division 1
Momoyama Gakuin --> Division 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Web Translator". Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ "チーム紹介|桃山学院大学アメリカンフットボール部公式サイト". Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ "ABOUT". 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2 October 2015.

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