Rank Team Record What They Are Saying Last Week
1 Ferris State 11-0 Picked up its first NCAA playoff win 19 years 1
2 Northwest Missouri 11-0 First-ever meeting with Humboldt St. in 2nd round 2
3 CSU-Pueblo 11-1 Started defense of national title with 27-14 win; running back Bernard McDondle had 187 yards 3
4 Shepherd 10-0 Faces Indiana (Pa.) in second round game 5
5 West Georgia 10-1 Rematch with Valdosa State; won first matchup 49-28 on Oct. 10 in Carrollton, Georgia. 7
5 Midwestern State 10-1 Takes on defending champs, CSU-Pueblo 8
7 Slippery Rock 11-1 Picked up its first playoff win since 1998 9
8 Henderson State 11-1 Won its first-ever NCAA DII playoff game 10
9 Humboldt State 10-1 JaQuan Gardner rushed for 251 yards in 45-31 first round win over Austuana 11
10 Emporia State 11-1 Pulled biggest first upset, knocking of last year’s runner-up Minnesota State-Mankato 51-49 NR
11 Grand Valley State 10-2 Rematch with Ferris State; lost first time 61-24 on Sept. 19 at Grand Valley 13
12 North Alabama 9-2 Intercepted three passes in 50-7, first-round win 14
13 Valdosta State 9-2 Set school record with 682 offensive yards in 61-59 first-round win over Carson Newman 15
14 MSU-Mankato 10-2 Season ended with a two-point home loss 6
15 Tuskegee 9-2 10-point victory over Catawba, first playoff win NR
16 Assumption        11-1 Sophomore quarterback Marc Monks threw four touchdowns in 51-29, first-round win NR