Slide1With the Bearcats starting practice this week for the anticipated 2016 season, it’s time to turn our attention to Division II college football. This proportional symbol map is based on team success over the past decade. One point is awarded for each round a team makes during the post-season playoffs. Six points are possible if a team wins a national championship. Sixty points would be the maximum possible if a team won a title each of the 10 years. Northwest leads the nation with 43 points; followed by Grand Valley, 28; Minnesota-Duluth, 24; North Alabama, 23; and Delta State/Valdosta State, 20.  Ninety-one out of 174, or roughly half of Division II teams, made the playoffs during this period.