Visit NCAA.com’s Fall Championship Selections page to watch live as Division II football pairings are announced at 5:00 PM Eastern today.
Hillsdale finished the year with an 8-3 record, 8-2 in the GLIAC, and as outright league champions. The NCAA does not award automatic berths to conference champions.
Hillsdale was ranked 8th in last Monday’s regional poll. They must finish as either one of the top 6 or the highest ranked GLIAC team. Rankings are largely based on win percentage and strength of schedule.
Wayne State and Grand Valley also ended the year at 8-3 so what the regional committee with the mathematical criteria and how heavily it weighs each piece is anyone’s guess.
All we can do is wait to hear.