NCAA DII Football Championship 2023: Bracket, Schedule, Scores

NCAA DII Football Championship 2023

The excitement is mounting in the 2023 NCAA DII Football Championship, where 28 teams are competing in a thrilling tournament. This year’s championship is characterized by four Super Regions, each contributing seven teams. The top seeds have advanced directly to the semifinals, setting the stage for some electrifying football.

Championship Format

The championship comprises 28 teams, divided into four Super Regions. The tournament structure allows for each No. 1 seed to receive a first-round bye, adding an extra layer of competition for the remaining teams. The early rounds take place at various campus sites, culminating in the championship game at McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, Texas, on December 16.

Summary Table

RoundDateKey Matches
First RoundSaturday, Nov. 18No. 3 Kutztown vs. Virginia Union; No. 2 Charleston (WV) vs. New Haven
Second RoundSaturday, Nov. 25TBD vs. TBD; No. 1 Tiffin vs. Winner of No. 4 Slippery Rock/East Stroudsburg
QuarterfinalsSaturday, Dec. 2Campus sites
SemifinalsSaturday, Dec. 9Campus sites
ChampionshipSaturday, Dec. 16McKinney, TX

Upcoming Matches

The tournament is gearing up for the second round on November 25, where teams like No. 1 Tiffin and winners of the first-round matches will battle for a spot in the quarterfinals. The anticipation for these games is high as teams inch closer to the championship match.

Viewing the Championship

Fans can stream the games on and through devices like Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, and Google TV via NCAA Championships Pass. This accessibility allows fans to watch the unfolding drama from anywhere, immersing themselves in the excitement of college football.

Past Champions

Ferris State, the reigning champion, has set a high bar with back-to-back titles in 2021 and 2022. The history of the championship is rich with dominant teams, making this year’s competition all the more exciting as teams vie to etch their names in DII football history.


The 2023 NCAA DII Football Championship is a showcase of talent, determination, and the spirit of collegiate football. As the tournament progresses, each match brings us closer to discovering which team will emerge as the national champion. Stay tuned for more thrilling football action leading up to the finals in McKinney, Texas.