2023 Ferris State vs Davenport

NCAA Football Division 2 Rankings For Week 10 On Nov. 4

NCAA Football Division 2 Rankings For Week 10 On Nov. 4

Davenport Football faces Ferris State in a showdown of top-10 ranked D2 teams this week. Here are the full NCAA D2 Football rankings.

Nov 4, 2023 by Joe Harrington

All eyes in Division II college football will be on Davenport, Michigan this week as No. 9 Davenport Football hosts defending national champion and No. 7-ranked Ferris State in a game that could help decide the GLIAC championship. 

Davenport moved into the top-10 of the NCAA Division II Football Coaches poll after being on the cusp for the last several weeks. The only undefeated team in the GLIAC, and currently tied in the standings with No. 3 Grand Valley State, Davenport faces Ferris State, which moved up a spot in the latest rankings. 

The winner of this game, which comes with just two weeks left in the regular season, will keep its out-right GLIAC title hopes alive. Ferris State has one GLIAC loss, a 49-28 loss to GVSU. Davenport faces the Lakers in the final game of the season on Nov. 11. 

GVSU Football faces Wayne State this week. 

Where Is Delta State Football Ranked?

After being idle in Week 9, Delta State Football of the GSC is up two spots in the poll, moving from No. 16 to No. 14. They face West Georgia this week. 

Valdosta State is also up, moving from No. 24 to No. 20 in the rankings. They beat then-No. 18 West Florida 31-28 in Week 9.

Lenoir-Rhyne Football  Takes A Tumble In Rankings

The Bears lost their first game of the season and dropped from No. 7 in the rankings to No. 16. Lenoir-Rhyne lost to Wingate 34-30 and play Catawba this week. 

NCAA Football D2 Rankings For Week 10 (Oct. 30)

  1. Colorado School of Mines (26)    9-0    720    
  2. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (1)    9-0    694    
  3. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (1)    7-1    662    
  4. Harding (Ark.)    9-0    637    4    
  5. Slippery Rock (Pa.) (1)    9-0    582    
  6. Benedict (S.C.)    9-0    573    
  7. Ferris St. (Mich.)    6-2    534    
  8. Indianapolis (Ind.)    8-0    503    
  9. Davenport (Mich.)    8-0    484    
  10. Minnesota St.    8-1    437    
  11. Central Missouri    8-1    406    
  12. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)    8-1    399    
  13. Bemidji St. (Minn.)    7-1    353    
  14. Delta St. (Miss.)    7-1    322    
  15. Western Colorado    8-1    321    
  16. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)    8-1    291    
  17. Tiffin (Ohio)    9-0    282   
  18. 18    Texas-Permian Basin    8-1    228    
  19. Virginia Union    8-1    210    
  20. Valdosta St. (Ga.)    8-1    207    
  21. Augustana (S.D.)    8-1    183    
  22. Virginia St.    8-1    86    
  23. Missouri Western St.    7-2    69    
  24. Central Washington    7-2    54    
  25. Mars Hill (N.C.)    7-1    43    

Dropped Out: West Florida (18), Shepherd (W.Va.) (20), Truman St. (Mo.) (21), Minnesota-Duluth (25)

Others Receiving Votes: West Florida, 33; Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 30; Minnesota-Duluth, 24; Shepherd (W.Va.), 19; Henderson St. (Ark.), 10; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 8; Angelo St. (Tex.), 7; Southern Arkansas, 5; Truman St. (Mo.), 4; Charleston (W.Va.), 2; Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 2; New Haven (Conn.), 1.

How Does The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoffs Work?

The 50th anniversary of the NCAA Division II Playoffs will feature 28 teams in a single elimination tournament. 

How Division II decides which teams go to the postseason, however, is through a completely different process than the postseasons of the FCS and Division III. 

The Super Region system is unique to Division II, where no conference has an automatic bid to the playoffs, and the postseason places are decided by the top-ranked teams in each of the four Super Regions – groups of conferences (and potentially independents) in a similar geographic area. 

A top-10 Super Regional ranking of all the conference’s members in a particular Super Region is released each of the final three weeks of the regular season. At the end, the teams considered by the selection committee to make up the top 7 in each Super Region, qualify for their Super Region’s playoff bracket, where the No. 1 seed receives a first-round bye. 

For 2023, Super Region 1 mainly consists of Midwestern/eastern schools, Super Region 2 the southeast, Super Region 3 the Midwest, mid-south and Great Plains and Super Region 4 much of Division II’s northern and western membership, plus Texas. 

- Brian Napier

When Do The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoffs Start?

The first round of the playoffs begin on Nov. 18. 

When Is The NCAA Division 2 Football National Championship Game?

The NCAA Division II Football National Championship Game is Dec. 16 at McKinney Independent School District Stadium in McKinney, Texas.

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