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NCAA Division 3 Football Rankings For Week 11 (Nov. 11.)

NCAA Division 3 Football Rankings For Week 11 (Nov. 11.)

Here are the latest rankings before the NCAA Division III Football Playoff field is revealed at the end of Week 11.

Nov 11, 2023 by Joe Harrington
NCAA Division 3 Football Rankings For Week 11 (Nov. 11.)

The final week of the NCAA Division III Football season features just one top-25 match (No. 14 Ithaca and No. 16 Cortland) as most teams prepare for the upcoming playoffs. 

Selection Sunday for DIII teams is this Sunday, and one team that will for sure be hearing its name is Susquehanna Football, the Landmark Conference champion that, while idle in Week 10, moved to No. 11 in the poll.

Here are the complete Division III rankings before Week 11. 

NCAA Division 3 Football Rankings For Week 11

  1. North Central (Ill.) (48)    9-0    1224    
  2. Mount Union (Ohio) (1)    9-0    1176    
  3. Wartburg (Iowa)    10-0    1119    
  4. Linfield (Ore.)    8-0    1023    
  5. Trinity (Tex.)    8-1    973    
  6. Wisconsin-Whitewater    8-1    960    
  7. Wisconsin-La Crosse    8-1    944    
  8. Johns Hopkins (Md.)    9-0    904    
  9. Randolph-Macon (Va.)    9-0    831    
  10. Aurora (Ill.)    9-0    748    
  11. Susquehanna (Pa.)    9-0    717    
  12. Wheaton (Ill.)    8-1    623    
  13. Alma (Mich.)    9-0    613    
  14. Ithaca (N.Y.)    8-1    545    
  15. Wisconsin-River Falls    7-2    514    
  16. Cortland (N.Y.)    8-1    484    
  17. Endicott (Mass.)    8-1    413    
  18. Hardin-Simmons (Tex.)    8-1    383    
  19. Grove City (Pa.)    9-0    336    
  20. St. John’s (Minn.)    7-2    281    
  21. Muhlenberg (Pa.)    8-1    232    
  22. DePauw (Ind.)    9-0    210    23    
  23. John Carroll (Ohio)    7-2    181    
  24. Berry (Ga.)    8-1    144    25    
  25. Delaware Valley (Pa.)    8-1    134    

Dropped out: None

Others Receiving Votes: Whitworth (Wash.), 78; Coe (Iowa), 54; Carnegie Mellon (Pa.), 24; Augustana (Ill.), 20; Union (N.Y.), 11; Utica (N.Y.), 11; Wisconsin-Platteville, 5; Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 3; Belhaven (Miss.), 2; Bethel (Minn.), 2; Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 1; Illinois College, 1; Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1.

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When Is The NCAA Division 3 Football Playoff Selection Show?

The selection show is at 5 p.m. on Nov. 12

How To Watch The NCAA Division 3 Football Playoff Selection Show

The show is streaming on the NCAA's website.   

How Many Teams Make The NCAA Division III Football Playoffs?

Division III plays its football postseason—officially called the NCAA Division III Football Championship – in a 32-team, single-elimination tournament, a number of teams that has remained the same since 2005. 

All qualified teams are competing to move on and advance far enough for the right to play in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the division’s national title game, held every December (with the exception of 2020’s pandemic-canceled game) since 1973, the first season of the NCAA’s current three-division system. 

-Brian Napier

Which Teams Qualify For The NCAA Division III Football Playoffs?

There are very specific requirements in order to earn a bid to the Division III playoffs, and if you don’t earn an automatic bid… well, you might just be out of luck. 

Of the 32 bids awarded, 28 are automatically given out to conference winners, up from 27, as the Landmark Conference (mostly featuring schools in eastern Pennsylvania) will begin sponsoring football this season. 

The other four bids – down from five because of the Landmark’s new auto-bid—to be handed out this season are at-large bids, with the amount available to different teams fitting different criteria (more on that later in this piece) having the potential to vary year by year. 

Winning your league, therefore is more important in Division III than any other level of football in the NCAA, as it’s truly the only surefire way to ensure you’ll be playing postseason football.

-Brian Napier

When Do The NCAA Division 3 Football Playoffs Start?

The NCAA Division III football playoffs begin Nov. 18. 

When Is NCAA Division III Football  Champions Game? Also Known As The Stagg Bowl

The Stagg Bowl is in Salem, Virginia, at Salem Stadium this season on Dec. 15. The Stagg Bowl will move to Canton, Ohio, in 2024. 

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