Rank Team Record What They Are Saying Last Week
1 Ferris State 10-0 Completed second straight undefeated season 1
2 Northwest Missouri 11-0 Outscored last two opponents 93-23 2
3 CSU-Pueblo 10-1  Nine straight wins after a 1-point loss in week 2; Poised to make a run to defending national title 3
4 Ashland 10-0 Week off, now ready for rematch with Grand Valley State; Ashland won 45-31 on Oct. 31  4
5 Shepherd 10-1 Junior quarterback Jeff Ziemba threw for 361 yards and 5 touchdowns in 52-20 victory 5
6 MSU-Mankato 10-1 Allowed only 34 points in last three games  6
7 West Georgia 10-1  Bounced back from only loss with a 35-9 win 7
8 Midwestern State 10-1 Won Lone Star playoff championship game beating Texas A&M-Commerce 37-33 9
9 Slippery Rock 10-1 Scored 126 points in last two games 10
10 Henderson State 10-1  Held Ouachita Baptist to 237 yards of offense 11
11 Humboldt State 9-1 Making first playoff appearance since 1968 12
12 Indianapolis 10-1 Making third playoff trip in the last four years 14
13 Grand Valley State 9-2 Reached the DII playoffs for the 17th time 15
14 North Alabama 8-2 Claimed a share of Gulf South Conference title 16
15 Valdosta State 8-2 Since a two-game losing streak has won last 4 NR
16 Augustana  9-2 Had 751 yards of total offense in 76-21 victory NR