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How To Watch The 2023 NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Selection Show

How To Watch The 2023 NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Selection Show

Here's what to know about the 2023 Division 2 Football Playoff Selection Show On Nov. 12.

Nov 11, 2023 by Joe Harrington
Highlights: Ferris State Vs. GVSU

Potential playoff teams at the NCAA Division II Football level will learn their fate on Nov. 12 when the NCAA reveals the 2023 Division II Football Playoff Bracket. 

Among the teams expected to be chosen is the reigning back-to-back Division II champion Ferris State of the GLIAC.  

There will be 28 teams selected on what is the 50th anniversary of the Division II Football Playoffs. Unlike other NCAA playoff formats, there is no automatic qualifier per division, instead there is a Super Regional system that ranks teams and a selection committee that picks them. 

And those picks will happen live. 

Here’s what to know about the Division II Football Selection Show.

When Is The 2023 NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Selection Show?

The Division II Football Selection Show is Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. EST and follows the Division III playoff reveal. 

How To Watch The 2023 The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Selection Show

The Division II Football Selection Show will stream on NCAA.com.

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 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. 

How Do The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Super Regions Work?

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

NCAA Division 2 Football Super Regional 1 Rankings

Here's the rankings for Super Regional One on Nov. 5: 

  1. Slippery Rock    10-0    9-0
  2. Tiffin    10-0    10-0
  3. Charleston (West Virginia)    8-1    8-1
  4. California (Pennsylvania)    7-2    7-2
  5. Kutztown    8-2    8-2
  6.  Shepherd    8-2    8-2
  7. East Stroudsburg    8-2    8-2
  8. Fairmont State    8-2    8-2
  9. Frostburg State    6-3    6-3
  10. New Haven    6-2    6-2

NCAA Division 2 Football Super Regional 2 Rankings

Here's the rankings for Super Regional Two on Nov. 5: 

  1. Benedict    10-0    10-0
  2. Delta State    7-1    6-1
  3. Valdosta State    7-1    7-1
  4. Lenoir-Rhyne    9-1    9-1
  5. West Florida    7-2    6-2
  6. Fayetteville State    8-2    8-2
  7. Virginia Union    9-1    9-1
  8. Limestone    7-3    7-3
  9. Miles    6-2    6-2
  10. Mars Hill    7-2    7-2

NCAA Division 2 Football Super Regional 3 Rankings

Here's the rankings for Super Regional Three on Nov. 5: 

  1. Harding    10-0    10-0
  2. Grand Valley State    8-1    6-0
  3. Pittsburg State    9-1    9-1
  4. Central Missouri    9-1    9-1
  5. Ferris State    7-1    5-1
  6. Ouachita Baptist    9-1    9-1
  7. Missouri Western    8-2    8-2
  8. Davenport    8-1    6-1
  9. UIndy    8-1    8-1
  10. Southern Arkansas    8-2    8-2

NCAA Division 2 Football Super Regional 4 Rankings

Here's the rankings for Super Regional Four on Nov. 5: 

  1. Colorado School of Mines    10-0    9-0
  2. Western Colorado University    9-1    9-1
  3. Central Washington    7-0    7-0
  4. Texas Permian Basin    8-1    7-1
  5. Bemidji State    8-1    8-1
  6. Augustana (South Dakota)    9-1    9-1
  7. Minnesota State Mankato    9-1    9-1
  8. Angelo State    6-3    5-3
  9. Wayne State (Nebraska)    7-3    7-3
  10. Texas A&M-Kingsville    6-3    5-3

NCAA Division 2 Football Rankings For Week 11

Here are the AFCA Division II rankings for this week: 

  • No. 1 Colorado School of Mines (26)    10-0    729    
  • No. 2T Grand Valley St. (Mich.)    8-1    665    
  • No. 2T Harding (Ark.) (1)    10-0    665    4    
  • No. 4 Slippery Rock (Pa.) (1)    10-0    598    
  • No. 5 Benedict (S.C.)    10-0    591    
  • No. 6 Ferris St. (Mich.)    7-2    562    
  • No. 7 Central Missouri    9-1    514    
  • No. 8 Pittsburg St. (Kan.)    9-1    513    
  • No. 9 Minnesota St.    9-1    509    10    
  • No. 10 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)    9-1    440    
  • No. 11 Delta St. (Miss.)    8-1    426    14    
  • No. 12 Bemidji St. (Minn.)    8-1    415    
  • No. 13 Western Colorado    9-1    353    
  • No. 14 Tiffin (Ohio)    10-0    325    
  • No. 15 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)    9-1    294    
  • No. 16 Davenport (Mich.)    8-1    287    
  • No. 17 Texas-Permian Basin    9-1    278    
  • No. 18 Virginia Union (1)    9-1    243    
  • No. 19 Valdosta St. (Ga.)    9-1    230    
  • No. 20 Augustana (S.D.)    9-1    177
  • No. 21 Missouri Western St.    8-2    176    
  • No. 22 Indianapolis (Ind.)    8-1    175    
  • No. 23 Central Washington    7-2    106    
  • No. 24 Minnesota-Duluth    8-2    26    
  • No. 25 West Florida    7-3    25    

Dropped Out: Virginia St. (22), Mars Hill (N.C.) (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Charleston (W.Va.), 21; Shepherd (W.Va.), 19; Virginia St., 18; Southern Arkansas, 10; Angelo St. (Tex.), 9; Henderson St. (Ark.), 9; Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 5; Mars Hill (N.C.), 5; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 4; Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 3; Kutztown (Pa.), 3; Truman St. (Mo.), 3; Emporia St. (Kan.), 1; New Haven (Conn.), 1.

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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