It's that time. Last call of the 2013 regular season in Division II has arrived, leaving one last chance to get that much-needed resume booster, avoid stepping on a grenade of a loss, or send your season out in style for 2014.
D2Football.com's Top 10
1. Minnesota State (10-0) - at Upper Iowa
2. Northwest Missouri (10-0) - at Missouri Western
3. Colorado State-Pueblo (10-0) - vs. Western State
4. Minnesota Duluth (9-1) - at Northern State
5. Henderson State (10-0) - vs. Ouachita Baptist
6. Pittsburg State (9-1) - vs. Missouri Southern State
7. Shepherd (9-0) - at Concord
8. Ohio Dominican (9-0) - at Malone
9. Winston-Salem (9-1) - vs. Virginia State
10. Indianapolis (9-1) - vs. Truman State
Three Games Worth Watching:
No. 9 Winston-Salem (9-1) vs. Virginia State (9-1) - The CIAA title game pits Division II's national runner-ups against a club that went just 4-6 a year ago. Winston-Salem has ripped off nine straight wins ranging in margin from 54 to 14 points, anchored by a defense that ranks in the top nine nationally in total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, pass defense and pass efficiency defense. Playing the role of David, Virginia State ranks 138th in Division II in passing and 55th in scoring, but hasn't allowed more than 14 points in nearly a month.
No. 2 Northwest Missouri (10-0) at No. 18 Missouri Western (8-2) - Northwest Missouri has already wrapped up the MIAA title, but there's still plenty to play for here. Missouri Western secured its own MIAA championship last year with a come-from-behind 21-20 win at Northwest Missouri last season. And then there's that whole matter of playing for the No. 1 national seed for Division II's second-ranked team.
Awesome trailer here from Northwest
No. 5 Henderson State (9-0) at Ouachita Baptist (7-2) - One of the most unique rivalries in all of college football, Henderson State will cross Highway 67 in Arkadelphia, Ark., to face its next-door neighbors in what they call the Battle of the Ravine. Ouachita Baptist will hope to keep pace with Henderson State's nation-leading scoring offense (54.4 points per game).