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Second NCAA regional ranking for 2017

The second Division III football regional rankings are out. 

Remember that regional rankings primarily take Division III games into account. Teams are listed with their Division III record only. For more information about the playoff format and how participants are determined, check out our FAQ, or listen to the opening portion of our most recent podcasts, linked below.

A plus sign signifies that the team also has a non-Division III win, while a minus sign signifies a non-Division III loss. Teams in bold have clinched automatic bids.

How to use regional rankings: If you are an at-large candidate, you want to be sure you are the top at-large candidate in your region. That will ensure you get discussed by the national committee and have a chance to be put in the field.

There are 25 automatic bids, two Pool B bids (to split among the 18 eligible teams not in those 25 conferences) and five Pool C (true national at-large) bids. Selection Sunday is Nov. 12.

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.

East Region SOS Notes
1. Delaware Valley 9-0
2. Brockport 9-0
3. Springfield 9-0
4. Wesley 8-1
5. Frostburg State 8-1
6. Husson 7-1 +
7. Plymouth State 9-1
8. Framingham State 8-1
9. RPI 7-2
10. Western New England 7-2
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.493
.488
.546
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Delaware Valley looking alright for a top seed if it can beat Widener, clinch MAC and finish 10-0. ... Brockport ready to stake a claim otherwise but has no results vs. regionally ranked teams. ... At .500 SOS, Springfield is definitely going to be in the playoffs if unbeaten, but if it loses to MIT. ... Frostburg State in line to be the top at-large candidate from the East (assuming Springfield gets in via Pool B). Might be enough to get them in. But Frostburg is where the bubble is, and anyone below Frostburg has no realistic chance of getting in as an at-large.
North Region SOS  Notes
1. Mount Union 9-0
2. Wittenberg 9-0
3. Trine 9-0
4. North Central 7-1 +
5. DePauw 8-1
6. Illinois Wesleyan 8-1
7. Franklin 7-1 -
8. Wheaton 7-2
9. Hope 7-2
10. Millikin 7-2
.517
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.478
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.518
.503
.449
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.550
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North Central controls its own destiny for the playoffs. DePauw and Illinois Wesleyan could each be at-large teams at 9-1 and if so, will merit significiant consideration for a playoff bid. ... Still seems as if Illinois Wesleyan (8-1, .503 SOS, loss to North 4 and win vs. North 8) deserves to be ranked ahead of DePauw (8-1, .518 SOS, loss to North 2 and no wins). ... If IWU and DePauw both get in as at-larges, it's likely nobody else will in the North. ... Also clinched but not ranked, Lakeland (7-2).
South Region SOS Notes
1. Mary Hardin-Baylor 9-0
2. Hardin-Simmons 7-1 +
3. Berry 9-0
4. Washington & Jefferson 9-0
5. Case Western Reserve 9-0
6. Johns Hopkins 8-1
7. Centre 8-1
8. Franklin & Marshall 8-1
9. Huntingdon 7-1 +
10. Hendrix 6-2
.519
.526
.501
.454
.409
.559
.495
.541
.478
.562
Hardin-Simmons seems a lock for the playoffs with a win Saturday vs. McMurry. Between UMHB, HSU and Springfield, that's three teams for two Pool B slots, so someone will take one of the five at-large bids if all three win Saturday. ... W&J and Case have been discussed ad nauseam elsewhere. Case would be a great test case for the theory that "any unbeaten will get in" if they are an at-large candidate. ... Centre is currently below the cut line and nobody below them gets in either if all win on Saturday.
West Region SOS Notes
1. UW-Oshkosh 7-0 +
2. Wartburg 9-0
3. St. Thomas 8-1
4. Linfield 7-1
5. St. John's 7-1 +
6. Monmouth 8-1
7. UW-La Crosse 7-2
8. Concordia-Moorhead 8-1
9. Lake Forest 8-1
10. Whitworth 7-2
.595
.567
.495
.572
.491
.566
.550
.478
.419
.520
UW-Oshkosh has No. 1 overall seed-type numbers here, although as defending champ, UMHB probably would be the No. 1 overall and UWO No. 2. ... St. Thomas moved ahead of Linfield, most likely on the strength of two wins vs. reigionally ranked opponents which aren't considered in the first week's ranking. ...  This also foreshadows a likely Linfield/Hardin-Simmons game, and probably at HSU, since HSU is higher in the South. But Linfield has the better numbers. ... SJU-Concordia winner should be in. Concordia ought to hop UWL based on common opponent UWW. ...  Also clinched: Chapman (6-2), Eureka (8-2).

 

Oct. 19: All times Eastern
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Martin Luther 21, at Northwestern (Minn.) 6
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at Stevenson 33, Wilkes 21
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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at MIT 13, Coast Guard 0
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Norwich 15, at Maine Maritime 7
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at Moravian 31, Juniata 14
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at Dean 53, Gallaudet 21
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Endicott 45, at Becker 13
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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SUNY-Maritime 68, at Castleton 41
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at Trinity (Texas) 28, Sewanee 14
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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N.C. Wesleyan 29, at Brevard 21
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at Misericordia 37, FDU-Florham 33
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Union 29, at St. Lawrence 7
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at Ithaca 28, Rochester 3
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at Colby 23, Hamilton 21
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at Middlebury 35, Bates 34
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Trinity (Conn.) 48, at Bowdoin 6
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Springfield 23, at Catholic 11
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Amherst 33, at Wesleyan 3
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at Plymouth State 17, Massachusetts Maritime 14
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at Husson 54, Anna Maria 14
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TCNJ 13, at Kean 8
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Carnegie Mellon 41, at Thiel 7
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Salve Regina 30, at Curry 21
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King's 37, at Albright 26
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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Susquehanna 41, at Ursinus 35
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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at Western New England 70, University of New England 13
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Franklin and Marshall 35, at Dickinson 14
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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at Emory and Henry 52, Shenandoah 50
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at Wabash 32, Oberlin 7
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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at Hampden-Sydney 38, Guilford 35
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at Randolph-Macon 44, Bridgewater 41
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Cortland 56, at Hartwick 3
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at Denison 27, Ohio Wesleyan 10
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Waynesburg 12, at St. Vincent 10
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Salisbury 33, at Southern Virginia 0
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at Methodist 42, Greensboro 6
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Christopher Newport 39, at William Paterson 10
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Albion 49, at Adrian 42
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Thomas More 35, at St. Scholastica 0
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at Westminster (Mo.) 25, Minnesota-Morris 7
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Lake Forest 24, at Grinnell 0
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at Greenville 41, Crown 14
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at Merchant Marine 25, WPI 24
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at John Carroll 27, Marietta 24
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at Tufts 28, Williams 21
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Ohio Northern 49, at Capital 46
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Baldwin Wallace 35, at Wilmington 33
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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at Lycoming 52, Alvernia 0
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at Rose-Hulman 44, Anderson 6
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at Franklin 64, Earlham 20
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Hanover 48, at Manchester 14
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Mount St. Joseph 20, at Defiance 0
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at Utica 30, Alfred 22
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Maryville (Tenn.) 37, at LaGrange 17
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Framingham State 27, at Westfield State 2
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Morrisville State 35, at St. John Fisher 7
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at Muskingum 21, Otterbein 14
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at Berry 28, Millsaps 21
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at Muhlenberg 42, McDaniel 18
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at Rowan 28, Wesley 27
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at Wooster 28, Hiram 21
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Allegheny 54, at Kenyon 10
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at Nebraska Wesleyan 23, Luther 15
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Wheaton (Ill.) 20, at Augustana 3
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at Eureka 50, Benedictine 20
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 58, Texas Lutheran 14
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Chicago 63, at Beloit 0
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at Concordia (Wis.) 45, Concordia-Chicago 34
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Aurora 25, at Rockford 7
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at Bethel 41, Concordia-Moorhead 13
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Lakeland 38, at Wisconsin Lutheran 12
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at St. John's 57, St. Olaf 7
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at Gustavus Adolphus 42, Augsburg 0
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Dubuque 38, at Buena Vista 7
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North Central (Ill.) 26, at Carthage 14
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at Ripon 58, Macalester 34
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at Monmouth 51, Cornell 0
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at Simpson 38, Loras 33
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at Knox 20, Illinois College 6
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UW-Stout 31, at UW-Stevens Point 27
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Millikin 14, at Elmhurst 13
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at MacMurray 20, Iowa Wesleyan 13
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at UW-Platteville 16
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at St. Thomas 68, Carleton 0
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at Mass-Dartmouth 41, Worcester State 27
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at Wartburg 47, Central 20
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at UW-Oshkosh 24, UW-La Crosse 13
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at UW-Whitewater 44, UW-River Falls 7
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at Birmingham-Southern 47, Austin 35
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Centre 41, at Rhodes 14
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at Carroll 23, North Park 0
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at Kalamazoo 17, Alma 10
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at Pacific Lutheran 33, Willamette 20
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at Brockport 65, Buffalo State 7
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at Averett 45, Huntingdon 17
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Washington and Lee 38, at Ferrum 35
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at Pacific 54, Lewis and Clark 22
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Redlands 35, at La Verne 17
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Whitworth 47, at Puget Sound 13
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 27, at Occidental 7
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Linfield 14, at George Fox 0
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at Hope 35, Olivet 30
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at Western Connecticut 50, Bridgewater State 48
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Case Western Reserve 27, at Geneva 14
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at Sul Ross State 28, Howard Payne 27
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East Texas Baptist 48, at Louisiana College 27
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Illinois Wesleyan 27, at Washington U. 21
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St. Norbert 46, at Lawrence 0
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at Pomona-Pitzer 42, Whittier 17
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Chapman 33, at Cal Lutheran 29
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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at John Carroll 27, Marietta 24
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at Berry 28, Millsaps 21
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at Rowan 28, Wesley 27
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at Muhlenberg 42, McDaniel 18
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Wheaton (Ill.) 20, at Augustana 3
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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at St. John's 57, St. Olaf 7
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at Hardin-Simmons 58, Texas Lutheran 14
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North Central (Ill.) 26, at Carthage 14
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at St. Thomas 68, Carleton 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 24, UW-La Crosse 13
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at UW-Whitewater 44, UW-River Falls 7
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at Brockport 65, Buffalo State 7
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Whitworth 47, at Puget Sound 13
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Linfield 14, at George Fox 0
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Case Western Reserve 27, at Geneva 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 27, at Washington U. 21
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