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Second NCAA regional ranking for 2017

The second Division III football regional rankings are out. 

Remember that regional rankings primarily take Division III games into account. Teams are listed with their Division III record only. For more information about the playoff format and how participants are determined, check out our FAQ, or listen to the opening portion of our most recent podcasts, linked below.

A plus sign signifies that the team also has a non-Division III win, while a minus sign signifies a non-Division III loss. Teams in bold have clinched automatic bids.

How to use regional rankings: If you are an at-large candidate, you want to be sure you are the top at-large candidate in your region. That will ensure you get discussed by the national committee and have a chance to be put in the field.

There are 25 automatic bids, two Pool B bids (to split among the 18 eligible teams not in those 25 conferences) and five Pool C (true national at-large) bids. Selection Sunday is Nov. 12.

Being listed in these rankings is not a guarantee of selection to the playoffs. There is no guarantee an at-large team will be taken from each region.

East Region SOS Notes
1. Delaware Valley 9-0
2. Brockport 9-0
3. Springfield 9-0
4. Wesley 8-1
5. Frostburg State 8-1
6. Husson 7-1 +
7. Plymouth State 9-1
8. Framingham State 8-1
9. RPI 7-2
10. Western New England 7-2
.506
.550
.500
.526
.474
.496
.493
.488
.546
.567
Delaware Valley looking alright for a top seed if it can beat Widener, clinch MAC and finish 10-0. ... Brockport ready to stake a claim otherwise but has no results vs. regionally ranked teams. ... At .500 SOS, Springfield is definitely going to be in the playoffs if unbeaten, but if it loses to MIT. ... Frostburg State in line to be the top at-large candidate from the East (assuming Springfield gets in via Pool B). Might be enough to get them in. But Frostburg is where the bubble is, and anyone below Frostburg has no realistic chance of getting in as an at-large.
North Region SOS  Notes
1. Mount Union 9-0
2. Wittenberg 9-0
3. Trine 9-0
4. North Central 7-1 +
5. DePauw 8-1
6. Illinois Wesleyan 8-1
7. Franklin 7-1 -
8. Wheaton 7-2
9. Hope 7-2
10. Millikin 7-2
.517
.539
.478
.542
.518
.503
.449
.536
.550
.508
North Central controls its own destiny for the playoffs. DePauw and Illinois Wesleyan could each be at-large teams at 9-1 and if so, will merit significiant consideration for a playoff bid. ... Still seems as if Illinois Wesleyan (8-1, .503 SOS, loss to North 4 and win vs. North 8) deserves to be ranked ahead of DePauw (8-1, .518 SOS, loss to North 2 and no wins). ... If IWU and DePauw both get in as at-larges, it's likely nobody else will in the North. ... Also clinched but not ranked, Lakeland (7-2).
South Region SOS Notes
1. Mary Hardin-Baylor 9-0
2. Hardin-Simmons 7-1 +
3. Berry 9-0
4. Washington & Jefferson 9-0
5. Case Western Reserve 9-0
6. Johns Hopkins 8-1
7. Centre 8-1
8. Franklin & Marshall 8-1
9. Huntingdon 7-1 +
10. Hendrix 6-2
.519
.526
.501
.454
.409
.559
.495
.541
.478
.562
Hardin-Simmons seems a lock for the playoffs with a win Saturday vs. McMurry. Between UMHB, HSU and Springfield, that's three teams for two Pool B slots, so someone will take one of the five at-large bids if all three win Saturday. ... W&J and Case have been discussed ad nauseam elsewhere. Case would be a great test case for the theory that "any unbeaten will get in" if they are an at-large candidate. ... Centre is currently below the cut line and nobody below them gets in either if all win on Saturday.
West Region SOS Notes
1. UW-Oshkosh 7-0 +
2. Wartburg 9-0
3. St. Thomas 8-1
4. Linfield 7-1
5. St. John's 7-1 +
6. Monmouth 8-1
7. UW-La Crosse 7-2
8. Concordia-Moorhead 8-1
9. Lake Forest 8-1
10. Whitworth 7-2
.595
.567
.495
.572
.491
.566
.550
.478
.419
.520
UW-Oshkosh has No. 1 overall seed-type numbers here, although as defending champ, UMHB probably would be the No. 1 overall and UWO No. 2. ... St. Thomas moved ahead of Linfield, most likely on the strength of two wins vs. reigionally ranked opponents which aren't considered in the first week's ranking. ...  This also foreshadows a likely Linfield/Hardin-Simmons game, and probably at HSU, since HSU is higher in the South. But Linfield has the better numbers. ... SJU-Concordia winner should be in. Concordia ought to hop UWL based on common opponent UWW. ...  Also clinched: Chapman (6-2), Eureka (8-2).

 

Oct. 14: All times Eastern
Final
LaGrange 43, at Greensboro 16
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Martin Luther at Northwestern (Minn.)
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SUNY-Maritime at Castleton
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Wilkes at Stevenson
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Hobart at RPI
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Coast Guard at MIT
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Norwich at Maine Maritime
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Juniata at Moravian
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Gallaudet at Dean
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Endicott at Becker
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Frostburg State at Montclair State
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Sewanee at Trinity (Texas)
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Johns Hopkins at Gettysburg
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N.C. Wesleyan at Brevard
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FDU-Florham at Misericordia
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Union at St. Lawrence
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Rochester at Ithaca
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Hamilton at Colby
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Bates at Middlebury
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Trinity (Conn.) at Bowdoin
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Springfield at Catholic
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Amherst at Wesleyan
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Massachusetts Maritime at Plymouth State
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Anna Maria at Husson
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TCNJ at Kean
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Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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Salve Regina at Curry
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King's at Albright
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Trine at Finlandia
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Susquehanna at Ursinus
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Delaware Valley at Lebanon Valley
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University of New England at Western New England
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WPI at Merchant Marine
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Franklin and Marshall at Dickinson
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DePauw at Wittenberg
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Shenandoah at Emory and Henry
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Luther at Nebraska Wesleyan
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Oberlin at Wabash
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Washington and Jefferson at Westminster (Pa.)
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Guilford at Hampden-Sydney
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Bridgewater at Randolph-Macon
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Cortland at Hartwick
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Ohio Wesleyan at Denison
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Buffalo State at Brockport
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Waynesburg at St. Vincent
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Salisbury at Southern Virginia
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Greensboro at Methodist
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Christopher Newport at William Paterson
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Albion at Adrian
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Thomas More at St. Scholastica
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Minnesota-Morris at Westminster (Mo.)
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Lake Forest at Grinnell
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Crown at Greenville
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Marietta at John Carroll
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Williams at Tufts
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Ohio Northern at Capital
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Baldwin Wallace at Wilmington
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Heidelberg at Mount Union
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Alvernia at Lycoming
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Anderson at Rose-Hulman
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Earlham at Franklin
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Hanover at Manchester
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Mount St. Joseph at Defiance
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Alfred at Utica
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Maryville (Tenn.) at LaGrange
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Framingham State at Westfield State
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Morrisville State at St. John Fisher
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Otterbein at Muskingum
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Millsaps at Berry
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McDaniel at Muhlenberg
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Alma at Kalamazoo
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Wesley at Rowan
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Hiram at Wooster
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Allegheny at Kenyon
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Augustana
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Benedictine at Eureka
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Mary Hardin-Baylor at Belhaven
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Texas Lutheran at Hardin-Simmons
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Chicago at Beloit
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Concordia-Chicago at Concordia (Wis.)
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Aurora at Rockford
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Concordia-Moorhead at Bethel
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Lakeland at Wisconsin Lutheran
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St. Olaf at St. John's
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Augsburg at Gustavus Adolphus
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Dubuque at Buena Vista
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North Central (Ill.) at Carthage
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Macalester at Ripon
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UW-River Falls at UW-Whitewater
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Cornell at Monmouth
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Loras at Simpson
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Illinois College at Knox
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UW-Stout at UW-Stevens Point
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Millikin at Elmhurst
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Iowa Wesleyan at MacMurray
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UW-Eau Claire at UW-Platteville
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Carleton at St. Thomas
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Worcester State at Mass-Dartmouth
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Central at Wartburg
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UW-La Crosse at UW-Oshkosh
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Austin at Birmingham-Southern
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Centre at Rhodes
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North Park at Carroll
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Willamette at Pacific Lutheran
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Huntingdon at Averett
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Washington and Lee at Ferrum
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Lewis and Clark at Pacific
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Redlands at La Verne
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Whitworth at Puget Sound
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental
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Linfield at George Fox
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Olivet at Hope
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Bridgewater State at Western Connecticut
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Howard Payne at Sul Ross State
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East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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Illinois Wesleyan at Washington U.
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St. Norbert at Lawrence
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Whittier at Pomona-Pitzer
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Chapman at Cal Lutheran
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Frostburg State at Montclair State
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Hobart at RPI
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Buffalo State at Brockport
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Trine at Finlandia
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DePauw at Wittenberg
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Washington and Jefferson at Westminster (Pa.)
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Delaware Valley at Lebanon Valley
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Johns Hopkins at Gettysburg
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Heidelberg at Mount Union
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Marietta at John Carroll
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Millsaps at Berry
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Wesley at Rowan
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McDaniel at Muhlenberg
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Augustana
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Mary Hardin-Baylor at Belhaven
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St. Olaf at St. John's
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Texas Lutheran at Hardin-Simmons
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UW-River Falls at UW-Whitewater
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North Central (Ill.) at Carthage
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Carleton at St. Thomas
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UW-La Crosse at UW-Oshkosh
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Whitworth at Puget Sound
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Linfield at George Fox
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Illinois Wesleyan at Washington U.
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