INDIANAPOLIS--The NCAA Division II Football Committee announced today the field of 28 teams for the 2022 NCAA Division II Football Championship.
Twelve first-round games will be conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions. In addition, one team per super regional has earned a first-round bye. The first-round winners will all advance to the second round with games 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. Seven teams selected per super regional make up the field of 28 teams.
The first-round dates, sites and pairings are:
November 19 at Ashland, Ohio
Notre Dame (Ohio) (9-2) at Ashland (9-1)
Slippery Rock (9-2) at Assumption (8-2)
Wingate (9-2) at Virginia Union (9-1)
Fayetteville State (9-2) at Delta State (10-1)
Limestone (8-3) at West Florida (9-1)
Northwest Missouri State (9-2) at Ouachita Baptist (11-0)
UIndy (9-1) at Pittsburg. State (11-0)
Winona State (8-3) at Bemidji State (9-2)
Colorado State University Pueblo (8-3) at Colorado School of Mines (9-2)
Wayne State (Nebraska) (9-2) at Minnesota State Mankato (9-2)
1. Grand Valley State (11-0)
Super Regional Four:
All contests shall start at 1 p.m. local time. Other times may be established if approved by the committee.
Ferris State defeated Valdosta State 58-17 in the 2021 national championship game to claim the NCAA title.
The championship game will be played December 17, at 1 p.m. Eastern time at McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, Texas and will be broadcast live on ESPNU HD.