- The NCAA Division II Football Committee announced Sunday the field of 24 teams for the 2011 NCAA Division II Football Championship.
Eight first-round games will be conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions. In addition, two teams per super regional have earned first-round byes. The first-round winners will all advance to face a bye team in their super regional in the second round on the campus of one of the competing institutions. Second-round winners will meet in the quarterfinals at various campus sites. Quarterfinal winners will advance to play in the semifinals on the campus of one of the competing institutions. Six teams selected per super regional make up the field of 24 teams.
Dates, sites and pairings
Nov. 19 at Livingston, Ala.
North Alabama (8-2) at West Alabama (8-3)
Nov. 19 at Tigerville, S.C.
Albany State (Georgia) (8-3) at North Greenville (9-2)
Nov. 19 at St. Joseph, Mo.
Northwest Missouri State (9-2) at Missouri Western State (9-2)
Nov. 19 at Topeka, Kan.
Abilene Christian (8-2) at Washburn (9-2)
Nov. 19 at California, Pa.
Elizabeth City State (8-3) at California (Pa.) (9-2)
Nov. 19 at Kutztown, Pa.
Concord (7-3) at Kutztown (10-1)
Nov. 19 at Duluth, Minn.
Saginaw Valley State (7-3) at Minnesota-Duluth (9-2)
Nov. 19 at St. Cloud, Minn.
Wayne State (Michigan) (8-3) at St. Cloud State (9-2)
Schools Receiving First Round Byes
Super Regional One
Winston-Salem State (11-0)
New Haven (10-1)
Super Regional Two
Delta State (9-2)
Mars Hill (8-2)
Super Regional Three
Colorado State-Pueblo (11-0)
Super Regional Four
Midwestern State (10-0)
Pittsburg State (9-1)
Institutions earning first-round byes in each super regional will host a second-round game on Nov. 26, 2011.
All contests shall start at noon local time. Other times may be established if approved by the committee.
Minnesota-Duluth defeated Delta State in the 2010 national championship game to claim last year’s NCAA title.
The championship game will be played Dec.17, at 11 a.m. ET at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala., and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 HD/ESPN3.com.