2017 NCAA Division II football season

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2017 NCAA Division II football season
Regular season August 30 - November 11, 2017
Playoffs November 18 - December 16, 2017
National Championship Children's Mercy Park
Kansas City, KS
December 16, 2017
Champion Texas A&M–Commerce
Harlon Hill Trophy Luis Perez (QB, Texas A&M–Commerce)

The 2017 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level, began on August 31, 2017 and ended with the Division II championship on December 16, 2017 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.[1] Northwest Missouri State are the defending champions from the previous season.[2] Texas A&M–Commerce won the school's first Division II National Championship and second overall.

Conference standings[edit]

Super Region 1[edit]

2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Ohio Dominican   7 0         7 3  
#22 Findlay   6 1         10 3  
Hillsdale   5 2         7 4  
Walsh   4 3         4 7  
Lake Erie   2 5         2 8  
Alderson Broaddus   2 5         3 8  
Kentucky Wesleyan   1 6         2 8  
Malone   1 6         1 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Mountain East Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14 Shepherd   10 0         10 1  
Notre Dame (OH)   8 2         8 3  
Fairmont State   8 2         8 3  
West Virginia State   5 5         6 5  
West Virginia Wesleyan   5 5         5 6  
UVa–Wise   4 6         5 6  
Urbana   4 6         5 6  
Charleston (WV)   4 6         4 6  
Glenville State   3 7         4 7  
West Liberty   3 7         3 8  
Concord   1 9         2 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Assumption   8 1         11 2  
LIU Post   7 2         8 2  
Bentley   6 3         6 4  
New Haven   5 4         6 4  
So. Connecticut   5 4         5 5  
Stonehill   5 4         6 4  
Merrimack   4 5         4 6  
Pace   2 7         3 7  
American International   2 7         2 8  
St. Anselm   1 8         1 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
#25 Shippensburg xy^   6 1         10 2  
Kutztown x   6 1         8 3  
Bloomsburg   5 2         7 4  
West Chester ^   4 3         9 4  
Millersville   3 4         4 7  
East Stroudsburg   2 5         3 8  
Lock Haven   2 5         2 9  
Cheyney   0 7         1 10  
West Division
#3 IUP xy$^   7 0         13 1  
California ^   5 2         9 3  
Slippery Rock   5 2         8 3  
Edinboro   4 3         7 4  
Gannon   3 4         5 6  
Mercyhurst   3 4         5 6  
Clarion   1 6         1 10  
Seton Hill   0 7         0 11  
Championship: IUP 24, West Chester 7
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2[edit]

2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern
#18 Virginia State   9 0         10 1  
#23 Bowie State   8 1         9 2  
Virginia Union   5 3         6 4  
Chowan   4 4         4 6  
Elizabeth City State   3 5         4 6  
Lincoln (PA)   0 7         0 10  
Southern
St. Augustine's   5 3         5 5  
Fayetteville State   6 4         6 5  
Winston-Salem St.   5 4         6 4  
Shaw   2 5         3 7  
Johnson C. Smith   2 6         2 8  
Livingstone   0 7         0 10  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 West Alabama $^   7 1         10 3  
#2 West Florida ^   5 3         11 4  
#21 Delta State ^   5 3         9 4  
#19 West Georgia ^   5 3         9 4  
Valdosta State   5 3         5 4  
North Alabama   5 3         5 5  
Florida Tech   3 5         5 6  
Mississippi College   1 7         1 9  
Shorter   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#24 Wingate   6 1         9 2  
Carson–Newman   5 2         8 3  
Catawba   5 2         9 2  
Limestone   3 4         4 6  
Tusculum   3 4         5 5  
Newberry   3 4         5 6  
Lenoir–Rhyne   2 5         3 7  
Mars Hill   1 6         3 7  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Benedict   5 1         7 2  
Fort Valley State   5 2         5 5  
Albany State (GA)   4 2         6 4  
Morehouse   4 5         4 6  
Clark Atlanta   3 5         4 6  
West
Tuskegee   6 1         9 2  
Miles   6 2         6 4  
Kentucky State   2 4         3 8  
Lane   1 7         2 8  
Central State   0 8         1 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 3[edit]

2017 Great American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Ouachita Baptist $^   9 2         9 3  
Harding ^   8 3         11 4  
Arkansas Tech   8 3         8 4  
Southern Arkansas   7 4         7 4  
SE Oklahoma State   7 4         7 4  
Henderson State   6 5         6 5  
Arkansas-Monticello   5 6         5 6  
NW Oklahoma State   5 6         5 6  
Southern Nazarene   4 7         4 7  
SW Oklahoma State   3 8         3 8  
East Central   2 9         2 9  
Oklahoma Baptist   2 9         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 Ashland   9 0         11 2  
#5 Ferris State   8 1         11 2  
Grand Valley State   7 2         8 3  
Tiffin   5 4         6 5  
Northwood   5 4         7 4  
Wayne State (MI)   4 5         5 6  
Michigan Tech   3 6         4 7  
Saginaw Valley State   3 6         5 6  
Northern Michigan   1 8         1 9  
Davenport   0 9         1 10  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Great Lakes Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Indianapolis   7 0         11 1  
McKendree   5 2         7 4  
Missouri S&T   5 2         7 4  
Truman   5 3         5 6  
Southwest Baptist   4 4         5 5  
William Jewell   2 5         2 9  
Quincy   1 6         3 8  
Lincoln   0 7         1 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 Fort Hays State   11 0         11 1  
#16 NW Missouri State   9 2         9 3  
Central Missouri   8 3         9 3  
Pittsburg State   7 4         8 4  
Central Oklahoma   7 4         8 4  
Emporia State   6 5         6 5  
Washburn   6 5         7 5  
Missouri Western   4 7         4 7  
Lindenwood   4 7         4 7  
Nebraska–Kearney   3 8         3 8  
Northeastern State   1 10         1 10  
Missouri Southern   0 11         0 11  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 4[edit]

2017 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Central Washington   8 0         11 1  
Humboldt State   6 2         8 2  
Azusa Pacific   4 4         7 4  
Western Oregon   2 6         3 8  
Simon Fraser (BC)   0 8         0 10  
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Midwestern State   8 0         10 1  
#1 Texas A&M–Commerce   7 1         14 1  
Eastern New Mexico   6 2         8 2  
Tarleton State   4 4         6 6  
Angelo State   4 4         6 5  
Western New Mexico   3 5         4 7  
Texas A&M–Kingsville   2 6         4 7  
West Texas A&M   1 7         3 8  
Texas–Permian Basin   1 7         2 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
Minnesota–Duluth   9 2         9 3  
Bemidji State   8 3         8 3  
Northern State   6 5         6 5  
St. Cloud State   6 5         6 5  
MSU–Moorhead   5 6         5 6  
Minot State   3 8         3 8  
Mary   1 10         1 10  
Minnesota–Crookston   0 11         0 11  
South
#4 Minnesota State   11 0         13 1  
#15 Winona State   10 1         10 2  
#20 Sioux Falls   9 2         9 3  
Wayne State (NE)   6 5         6 5  
Upper Iowa   6 5         6 5  
Augustana   4 7         4 7  
Concordia-St. Paul   2 9         2 9  
SW Minnesota State   2 9         2 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll
2017 RMAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 CSU-Pueblo   9 1         9 3  
Colorado Mesa   9 1         9 2  
Colorado Mines   7 3         7 4  
Chadron State   6 4         6 5  
Dixie State   5 5         5 6  
Fort Lewis   5 5         5 6  
Black Hills State   4 6         4 6  
Adams State   4 6         4 7  
South Dakota Mines   4 6         5 6  
Western State (CO)   1 9         1 10  
New Mexico Highlands   1 9         2 9  
As of August 17, 2018; Rankings from AFCA Poll

Independents[edit]

2017 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Greenville           4 6  
UNC Pembroke           2 8  
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Post-season[edit]

Super Region One[edit]

  First Round
November 18, 2017
Second Round
November 25, 2017
Quarterfinals
December 2, 2017
                           
       
  1 Indiana (PA)* 44  
    5 West Chester 10  
4 Shippensburg* 6
  5 West Chester 27  
    1 Indiana (PA) 27
  3 Assumption 22
  2 Shepherd* 17  
7 Findlay 29  
7 Findlay 26
    3 Assumption* 45  
3 Assumption* 40
  6 California (PA) 31  

Super Region Two[edit]

  First Round
November 18, 2017
Second Round
November 25, 2017
Quarterfinals
December 2, 2017
                           
       
  1 West Alabama* 27  
    5 Delta State 20  
4 Bowie State* 35
  5 Delta State 45  
    1 West Alabama* 14
  6 West Florida 17
  2 Virginia State* 9  
7 West Georgia 35  
7 West Georgia 14
    6 West Florida* 17  
3 Wingate* 0
  6 West Florida 31  

Super Region Three[edit]

  First Round
November 18, 2017
Second Round
November 25, 2017
Quarterfinals
December 2, 2017
                           
       
  1 Fort Hays State* 21  
    4 Ferris State 31  
4 Ferris State* 24
  5 Ouachita Baptist 19  
    4 Ferris State 14
  7 Harding 16
  2 Indianapolis* 24  
7 Harding 27  
7 Harding 34
    3 Ashland* 24  
3 Ashland* 21
  6 NW Missouri State 18  

Super Region Four[edit]

  First Round
November 18, 2017
Second Round
November 25, 2017
Quarterfinals
December 2, 2017
                           
       
  1 Central Washington* 31  
    5 Texas A&M–Commerce 34OT  
4 Winona State* 6
  5 Texas A&M–Commerce 20  
    5 Texas A&M–Commerce 31
  2 Minnesota State* 21
  2 Minnesota State* 16OT  
7 CSU–Pueblo 13  
2 Minnesota State* 63
    3 Midwestern State 21  
3 Midwestern State* 24
  6 Sioux Falls 20  

Championship[edit]

National Semifinals
December 9
National Championship Game
Kansas City, Kansas
December 16
      
1 Indiana (PA)* 17
4 West Florida 27
4 West Florida 27
2 Texas A&M–Commerce 37
3 Harding 17
2 Texas A&M–Commerce* 31

Bowl games[edit]

Date Bowl Location Home team Away team Score
Dec. 2, 2017 Corsicana Bowl Tiger Stadium
Corsicana, TX
Tarleton State Central Oklahoma 38–31
Heart of Texas Bowl Bulldawg Stadium
Copperas Cove, TX
Angelo State Washburn 41–25
Live United Bowl Razorback Stadium
Texarkana, AR
Arkansas Tech Pittsburg State 48–31
Mineral Water Bowl Tiger Stadium
Excelsior Springs, MO
Minnesota–Duluth Central Missouri 38–28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014-18 NCAA Championship Sites". NCAA.com. NCAA. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Boyce, David. "Northwest Missouri repeats as Division II national champions". NCAA.com. NCAA. Retrieved 6 July 2017.