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Division II is reaching playoff time. Our rankings give some consideration to winning your conference but some teams who are ranked higher than others will miss out on the playoffs because they play tougher competition.

The WIIL has four teams in the top 25. The conference is one of the strongest and has three playoff teams. Whitewater has been the consensus number one all season.

A couple of conference finals saw higher ranked teams lose. VMI defeated NC State after falling to them earlier this year. The Military Institute move up to number five.

Bloomsburg won the MARC title over York and come into the rankings at 16. That conference has been a bit undervalued this year and it will be interesting to see how the Huskies match up with an impressive UNC-Charlotte.

Southern Connecticut’s stock rose with a decisive victory over Middlebury and a close encounter with number two Norwich. They move up to number nine.

Ranking11/9/17recent result
1UW-WhitewaterBeat UW-Milwaukee 71-0, Illinois State 50-24
2NorwichBeat Umass-Lowell 36-24, Southern Connecticut 35-33
3North Dakota StateIdle
4UNC-CharlotteBeat Furman 36-10
5VMIBeat NC State 40-22
6Montana StateIdle
7FurmanLost to UNC-Charlotte 36-10
8NC StateLost to VMI 40-22
9Southern ConnecticutBeat Middlebury 53-17, lost to Norwich 35-33
11Western StateIdle
12Illinois StateBeat Northern Michigan 8-5, lost to Whitewater 50-24
14Grand Valley StateIdle
15Pitt StateIdle
16BloomsburgBeat Scranton 53-18, York 29-12
18Coast GuardIdle
19MiddleburyLost to Southern Connecticut 53-17
20UW-MilwaukeeLost to Whitewater 71-0, beat Northern Michigan
21Northern MichiganLost to Illinois State 8-5, lost to Milwaukee
22East CarolinaBeat Coastal Carolina 25-21
23OswegoBeat Geneseo 17-12
25RPIBeat Siena 27-17
Dropped out
YorkLost to Bloomsburg 29-12