2017 Division III football playoffs
November 18, 2017 2017 Division III football bracket The updated bracket with first-round results. Second-round host sites are tentative until the NCAA makes its formal announcement on Sunday afternoon.
November 18, 2017 Husson and three home teams advance in 'East' The fully formed East Region bracket saw Husson pull off the road upset for the ECFC's first-ever playoff win, while the other three home teams all advanced to the second round.
November 18, 2017 Another UMHB-Linfield rematch coming; Berry advances Linfield will play Mary Hardin-Baylor for the fourth time in the past 21 games after the Wildcats defeated Hardin-Simmons, while Berry won its first-ever playoff game and St. Thomas advanced with ease in the top right-hand bracket.
November 18, 2017 Frostburg makes the call; Case sees white; Fulford starts DeAngelo Fulford started for Mount Union, one day after news of his arrest and outstanding warrant in Florida broke. Meanwhile, Case Western Reserve was dominant in the snow at IWU, Frostburg made a gutsy call down the stretch and W&J just got its game-winner through.
November 18, 2017 Wartburg wins in OT; N.Central in tight game; Trine in blowout The top ten teams played like it in the top-left bracket, while Wartburg had three defensive stands and outlasted Franklin in overtime and Trine found the lightning to go with the thunder in Saturday's first-round playoff action.
November 17, 2017 Mount Union starting quarterback arrested D'Angelo Fulford, Mount Union's sophomore No. 1 quarterback, was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop, on a warrant out of his home state of Florida, according to reports out of Ohio.
November 17, 2017 Quick Hits: Predicting the scores, game by game Our Quick Hits crew each take their guesses at the score for each first-round game. Low scoring? High scoring? Close game? Blowout? Split decision? Get a feel for each game in this week's Quick Hits.
November 16, 2017 Playoff picks, surprises and disappointments Who are the teams that will surprise in this year's playoffs? Who will be the disappointments? And who will still be standing when we get to the semifinals? That's what our panel picks today in an annual Around the Nation tradition.
November 15, 2017 St. Thomas defense is a team effort The Tommies pitched four shutouts in 10 regular season games, but there might not be a household name on the defense. Its truly 11 guys working as one. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
November 15, 2017 2017 playoffs: Delaware Valley bracket Here's the facts and predictions you need to know from the bottom right-hand bracket, from Delaware Valley to Western New England.
November 15, 2017 2017 playoffs: Mary Hardin-Baylor bracket Here's the facts and predictions you need to know from the upper right-hand bracket, from Mary Hardin-Baylor to Eureka.
November 15, 2017 2017 playoffs: Mount Union bracket Here's the facts and predictions you need to know from the bottom left-hand bracket, from Mount Union to Washington & Lee.
November 15, 2017 2017 playoffs: UW-Oshkosh bracket Here's the facts and predictions you need to know from the upper left-hand bracket, from UW-Oshkosh to Lakeland.
November 14, 2017 A familiar destination, an unfamiliar path Johns Hopkins is back in the playoffs, but did not arrive via its usual Centennial Conference dominance. A mid-season wake-up call was just what the Blue Jays needed, and they enter the tournament with momentum. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 14, 2017 Last season's heartbreak was this season's motivation In 2016, a 9-1 record wasn't good enough for Berry to make the playoffs. This year, however, the Vikings left no doubt, going undefeated, winning the SAA and carrying the conference banner into the postseason. More in Around the South.
November 13, 2017 Podcast: Bracket goes back in time Rather than a step forward, this bracket is like a trip back in time. In fact, this bracket features something that hasn't been in a Division III football bracket since 2009. You do not want to leave this podcast early, before you hear the bonus picks.
November 13, 2017 Final NCAA regional ranking for 2017 The final regional ranking reflects how the committee listed teams on Selection Sunday. Get all the data and analysis on the regional rankings inside.
November 12, 2017 Bracket: All the right teams, in mostly right places Saturday's results made it very easy to pick the at-large teams correctly, so easy, we can't even take much credit for it. Here's how the NCAA committee bracketed the same 32 teams we chose.
November 11, 2017 Final projected playoff bracket: Who makes the cut? We nearly had two at-large bids to give out Saturday, but Case Western Reserve survived and burst someone's bubble. Here's who we think makes the playoffs, and where the NCAA could (or should) match them up.
November 9, 2017 Projected playoff bracket: Who's in, who goes where? Here's our crack at the field of 32 teams on the road to Salem, including matchups. The committee found money for an extra first-round flight last year, and we're going to take them up on that again in 2017. Check it out.
November 8, 2017 Second NCAA regional ranking for 2017 The second regional ranking gives us a more complete picture of how teams might be ordered on Selection Sunday. Get all the data and analysis on the regional rankings inside.
November 1, 2017 First NCAA regional ranking for 2017 The NCAA's regional rankings are out. If you are new to D-III or haven't been listening to the podcast, you might not understand why these don't look more like the national rankings.
Titans are giant killers Illinois Wesleyan's season started with an upset of a perennial national power. The momentum fueled a CCIW co-championship run and playoff berth. Now, the Titans aim to build on their success by stringing together some postseason wins. More in Around the Midwest.