College football playoffs are about to begin, as the NCAA’s revealed its D2 and D3 brackets for 2017. The two lower levels begin their postseasons in mid-November and wrap them up just as FBS bowl season gets going.
2017 Division II football playoffs bracket
Central Washington, Fort Hays State, Indiana (Pennsylvania), and West Alabama earned first-round byes. Your reigning D2 champ, Northwest Missouri State (won in an amazingly snowy Kansas City), is in as a No. 6 seed in FHSU’s super region.
2017 Division III football playoffs bracket
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Last year, Mary Hardin–Baylor ended the 11-year run of titles won by either Wisconsin-Whitewater or Mount Union. The reigning champs are 10-0, and Mount Union is here as always, but UWW not being involved will take some getting used to. The Warhawks went 7-3 this year.
More playoffs comin’
The FCS Selection Sunday is Nov. 19, while the FBS level’s College Football Playoff is announced Dec. 3. The latter is the only one of these not directly overseen or selected by the NCAA.