NCAA Division 2 Football Rankings For Week 12 (Nov. 13)

NCAA Division 2 Football Rankings For Week 12 (Nov. 13)

The 2023 NCAA Division II Football Playoffs are here and the final regular season rankings were revealed.

Nov 18, 2023 by Joe Harrington
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It’s the 50th anniversary of Division II College Football and the playoffs begin on Nov. 18 across the country featuring some of the best programs at the level. 

But not all of the top 25 teams in the country are playing in the playoffs according to the final regular season Division II Football Coaches Poll.

Three teams that made the Week 12 rankings are done for the season, including Davenport Football of the GLIAC, which finished the season with back-to-back losses after starting 8-0. 

The Panthers finish the season ranked No. 22, joining No. 20 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) and No. 17T Minnesota-Duluth as ranked teams missing the playoffs. 

No.1-ranked Colorado School of Mines is off this week while No.2-ranked Grand Valley State, which essentially knocked Davenport out of the playoffs in the final week of the regular season with a 38-0 win, will host No. 5 Ferris State in the first round. 

Here are the FCS Football rankings for Week 12. 

NCAA Division 2 Football Rankings For Week 12 (Nov. 13)

  • No. 1   Colorado School of Mines (27)    11-0    723    
  • No. 2  Grand Valley St. (Mich.)    9-1    679    (Mich.)    
  • No. 3    Harding (Ark.) (1)    11-0    668   
  • No. 4    Benedict (S.C.) (1)    11-0    629    
  • No. 5    Ferris St. (Mich.)    8-2    587    
  • No. 6    Central Missouri    10-1    572   
  • No. 7    Pittsburg St. (Kan.)    10-1    556   
  • No. 8    Delta St. (Miss.)    9-1    511    
  • No.9    Tiffin (Ohio)    11-0    456   
  • No. 10    Western Colorado    10-1    452    
  • No.11    Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)    10-1    403   
  • No. 12    Texas-Permian Basin    10-1    388  
  • No.13    Virginia Union    10-1    356    
  • No. 14    Valdosta St. (Ga.)    10-1    349    
  • No. 15    Slippery Rock (Pa.)    10-1    347   
  • No. 16    Augustana (S.D.)    10-1    301      
  • No. 17t.    Indianapolis (Ind.)    9-1    204   
  • No. 17t.    Minnesota-Duluth    9-2    204    
  • No. 19    Minnesota St.    9-2    188      
  • No. 20    Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)    9-2    153    
  • No. 21    Bemidji St. (Minn.)    8-2    143   
  • No. 22    Davenport (Mich.)    8-2    93    
  • No. 23    West Florida    8-3    92    
  • No. 24    Charleston (W.Va.)    9-1    87  
  • No. 25    Henderson St. (Ark.)    9-2    86   

Dropped Out: Missouri Western St. (21), Central Washington (23)

Others Receiving Votes: Kutztown (Pa.), 46; Shepherd (W.Va.), 34; Missouri Western St., 20; Southern Arkansas, 19; Limestone (S.C.), 16; Central Washington, 14; Angelo St. (Tex.), 12; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 11; Emporia St. (Kan.), 8; Mars Hill (N.C.), 4; Truman St. (Mo.), 4; Virginia St., 4; New Haven (Conn.), 3; East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 2; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 1.

NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Bracket

Here is the bracket. 

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How To Watch The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff

All Division II Football Playoff games from the first round through the quarterfinals will stream on Hudl TV. 

After the quarterfinals, the playoff games will be available on the ESPN Networks with the semifinals streaming live on ESPN+. 

The NCAA Division II Football National Championship Game will be on ESPN. 

NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Schedule

Here is the schedule: 

First round: Saturday, Nov. 18

  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 4 Slippery Rock vs. East Stroudsburg
  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 2 Charleston (WV) vs. New Haven
  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 3 Kutztown vs. Virginia Union
  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Shepherd
  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 3 Valdosta State vs. Limestone
  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 2 Grand Valley State vs. Ferris State
  • 2 p.m. ET | No. 2 Delta State vs. West Florida
  • 2 p.m. ET |No. 4 Central Missouri vs. Henderson State
  • 2 p.m. ET | No. 3 Pittsburg State vs. UIndy
  • 2 p.m. ET | No. 4 Augustana (SD) vs. Minnesota State
  • 2 p.m. ET | No. 3 Texas Permian Basin vs. Bemidji State
  • 3 p.m. ET | No. 2 Western Colorado vs. Central Washington

Second round: Saturday, Nov 25

  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 1 Tiffin vs. Winner of No. 4 Slippery Rock/East Stroudsburg
  • 1 p.m. ET | Winner of No. 2 Charleston (WV)/New Haven vs. Winner of No. 3 Kutztown vs. Virginia Union
  • 1 p.m. ET | No. 1 Benedict vs. Winner of No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne/Shepherd
  • 2 p.m. ET | No. 1 Harding vs. Winner of No. 4 Central Missouri/Henderson State
  • 3 p.m. ET | No. 1 Colorado School of Mines vs. Winner of No. 4 Augustana (SD)/Minnesota State
  • Time TBD | Winner of No. 2 Delta State/West Florida vs. Winner of No. 3 Valdosta State vs. Limestone
  • Time TBD | Winner of No. 2 Grand Valley State/Ferris State vs. Winner of No. 3 Pittsburg State/UIndy
  • Time TBD | Winner of No. 2 Western Colorado/Central Washington vs. Winner of No. 3 Texas Permian Basin/Bemidji State

When Are The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Second Round?

The second round begins on Nov. 25.

The four teams that received byes will play this round. 

When Are The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Quarterfinals?

The quarterfinals will begin on Dec. 2 on campus sites. 

When Are The NCAA Division 2 Football Playoff Semifinals?

The semifinals will begin on Dec. 9 on campus sites. 

When Are 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.

NCAA Division 2 Football Super Regional 4 Rankings

Here are 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

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