|2018 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||August 30 - November 10, 2018|
|Playoffs||November 17 - December 15, 2018|
|National Championship|| McKinney Independent School District Stadium |
December 15, 2018
|Harlon Hill Trophy||Jayru Campbell (QB, Ferris State)|
The 2018 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level, began on August 30, 2018 and ended with the Division II championship on December 15, 2018 at the McKinney Independent School District Stadium in McKinney, Texas, hosted by the Lone Star Conference.
Originally, the game was awarded to another bid by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansasbut, due to field repairs, that contract was terminated in September 2018.
Texas A&M–Commerce Lions were the defending champions from the previous season.
|School||Former conference||New conference|
|Cheyney Wolves||PSAC||Dropped program|
|North Alabama Lions||Gulf South||Independent (FCS)|
|North Greenville Crusaders||Independent||Gulf South|
|2018 NCAA Division II Football Championship|
The 2018 NCAA Division II Football Championship was the 46th edition of the Division II playoffs. The playoffs began on November 17 and concluded with the championship game on December 15.
The field consisted of 28 teams, seven from each of the four super regions. The participants in each region were determined by the regional rankings; if a conference's highest-ranked team was ranked in the top nine, that team qualified via the "earned access" provision, and all other participants were selected directly from the rankings. The top seed in each region received a first-round bye. After the quarterfinals, the regional winners were reseeded one through four, with No. 1 meeting No. 4 in the semifinals and No. 2 meeting No. 3.
|Azusa Pacific||Great Northwest Athletic Conference||8–3||4||7|
|Bowie State||Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association||9–2||2||4|
|Colorado Mines||Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||10–1||4||4|
|CSU–Pueblo||Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||10–1||4||5|
|Ferris State||Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||11–0||3||2|
|Florida Tech||Gulf South Conference||8–3||2||6|
|Fort Hays State||Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association||9–2||3||5|
|Grand Valley State||Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||10–1||3||3|
|Harding||Great American Conference||9–2||3||7|
|Hillsdale||Great Midwest Athletic Conference||9–2||1||5|
|Indianapolis||Great Lakes Valley Conference||9–1||3||4|
|Kutztown||Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||9–1||1||4|
|Lenoir–Rhyne||South Atlantic Conference||10–1||2||3|
|LIU Post||Northeast-10 Conference||10–0||1||2|
|Minnesota State||Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||11–0||4||1|
|Minnesota–Duluth||Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||11–0||4||3|
|New Haven||Northeast-10 Conference||8–2||1||6|
|Northwest Missouri State||Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association||9–2||3||6|
|Notre Dame (OH)||Mountain East Conference||11–0||1||1|
|Ouachita Baptist||Great American Conference||11–0||3||1|
|Slippery Rock||Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||9–2||1||7|
|Tarleton State||Lone Star Conference||10–0||4||2|
|Texas A&M–Commerce||Lone Star Conference||9–2||4||6|
|Valdosta State||Gulf South Conference||10–0||2||1|
|West Alabama||Gulf South Conference||8–3||2||5|
|West Chester||Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||10–0||1||3|
|West Georgia||Gulf South Conference||10–1||2||2|
|Wingate||South Atlantic Conference||8–3||2||7|
|Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association||1||Bowie State||2|
|Great American Conference||2|| Harding |
|Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||2|| Ferris State |
Grand Valley State
|Great Lakes Valley Conference||1||Indianapolis||3|
|Great Midwest Athletic Conference||1||Hillsdale||1|
|Great Northwest Athletic Conference||1||Azusa Pacific||4|
|Gulf South Conference||4|| Florida Tech |
|Lone Star Conference||2|| Tarleton State |
|Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association||2|| Fort Hays State |
Northwest Missouri State
|Mountain East Conference||1||Notre Dame (OH)||1|
|Northeast-10 Conference||2|| LIU Post |
|Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||2|| Minnesota State |
|Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||3|| Kutztown |
|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||2|| Colorado Mines |
|South Atlantic Conference||2|| Lenoir–Rhyne |
| Championship |
|1||Notre Dame (OH) *||19|
|1||Notre Dame (OH) *||21|
|Super Region 1|
|4||Notre Dame (OH)||24|
|1||Valdosta State *||30|
|1||Valdosta State *||66|
|4||Bowie State *||41|
|Super Region 2|
|1||Ouachita Baptist *||35|
|5||Fort Hays State||27|
|Super Region 3|
|2||Ferris State *||21|
|2||Ferris State *||27|
|6||NW Missouri State||21|
|3||Grand Valley State*||17|
|6||NW Missouri State||42|
|1||Minnesota State *||24|
|Super Region 4|
|2||Tarleton State *||58|
|2||Tarleton State *||34|
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