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Final NCAA regional ranking for 2016

The final Division III football regional rankings were released by the NCAA on Nov. 13. 

Remember that regional rankings primarily take Division III games into account. Teams are listed with their Division III record first, followed by their overall record. For more information about the playoff format and how participants are determined, check out our FAQ.

In this view, we have bolded the at-large teams.

East Region SOS Notes

1 Alfred 10-0 10-0
2 Hobart 9-1 9-1
3 Wesley 8-2 8-2
4 Stevenson 9-1 9-1
5 Western New England 10-0 10-0
6 Frostburg State 9-1 9-1
7 St. John Fisher 8-2 8-2
8 St. Lawrence 9-1 9-1
9 Husson 8-1 8-1
10 Salisbury 7-3 7-3

.582
.566
.553
.491
.473
.518
.590
.520
.444
.546
Frostburg State, the top-ranked at-large from the East Region, sat on the board the entire time and did not get in the field, dispelling the theory that a team who sits on the board the entire time will eventually amass enough support to get selected. ... Both Frostburg and St. John Fisher would have been bubble teams at best.
North Region SOS  Notes

1 North Central (Ill.) 8-0 10-0
2 John Carroll 9-1 9-1
3 Wheaton (Ill.) 9-1 9-1
4 Mount Union 9-1 9-1
5 Olivet 9-1 9-1
6 Wittenberg 9-1 9-1
7 Rose-Hulman 8-2 8-2
8 Franklin 8-1 8-2
9 Denison 8-2 8-2
10 Illinois Wesleyan 7-2 7-2

.527
.510
.516
.490
.558
.492
.465
.494
.485
.514 

Here's your chance to see Mount Union not in the top spot in a region, or even in the top spot as an at-large team. ... Wheaton and Mount Union were selected as at-large teams from this region.
South Region SOS Notes
1 Mary Hardin-Baylor 9-0 10-0
2 Johns Hopkins 10-0 10-0
3 Hardin-Simmons 7-1 9-1
4 Thomas More 9-1 9-1
5 Berry 9-1 9-1
6 Muhlenberg 9-1 9-1
7 Randolph-Macon 9-1 9-1
8 Case Western Reserve 9-1 9-1
9 Huntingdon 8-1 9-1
10 Centre 8-2 8-2
.558
.506
.530
.535
.518
.484
.476
.488
.454
.476 
Hardin-Simmons was likely selected fairly early in the at-large process, and Berry sat through several rounds without getting selected. ... Regardless of whether it had been Berry, Muhlenberg or Case Western Reserve, just one South team was going to get in as an at-large.
West Region SOS Notes

1 UW-Whitewater 8-0 10-0
2 St. Thomas 10-0 10-0
3 UW-Oshkosh 8-1 9-1
4 Coe 10-0 10-0
5 Linfield 8-1 8-1
6 St. John's 9-1 9-1
7 Monmouth 10-0 10-0
8 UW-Platteville 7-2 8-2
9 Northwestern (Minn.) 9-1 9-1
10 Redlands 8-1 8-1

.540
.482
.582
.511
.534
.521
.514
.577
.465
.466 
All three at-large teams in this regional ranking got into the field. UW-Platteville was likely the last team into the field and it probably didn't matter that there isn't a team listed after the Pioneers, but if needed, the regional ranking committee always has a couple of extra teams not listed in the top 10 that could have been considered.

There are 25 automatic bids, one Pool B bid and six Pool C (true national at-large) bids. 

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.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
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12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
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12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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