WSSU Rams Earn First Round Playoff Bye

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The #4 Ranked Winston-Salem State University will get a first round bye when the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs begin this week, as announced by the NCAA this afternoon.

The CIAA Champion WSSU Rams will host a second round playoff game on Saturday, November 26th in Bowman Gray Stadium.

WSSU is the #1 seed from Super Region 1, and will face the winner of the #4 Elizabeth City State/#5 California (PA) game which will be played on Saturday, November 19th.

An interactive NCAA Division II Playoff bracket can be found at

First-Round Action
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/School Super Regional/School
Super Regional One Super Regional Two
Winston-Salem State (11-0) Delta State (9-2)
New Haven (10-1) Mars Hill (8-2)
Super Regional Three Super Regional Four
Colorado State-Pueblo (11-0) Midwestern State (10-0)
Nebraska-Kearney (10-1) 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.

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/