District Sending Three College Football Teams to Playoffs

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Three district college football teams, including two with perfect records, were named Sunday as postseason qualifiers.

California (Pa.) and Indiana (Pa.), in Division II, and Washington & Jefferson, in Division III, will continue their chase for a national championship after being selected by their respective NCAA football committees.

Twenty-four teams in each division make up the field.

California (Pa.) (11-0), the top seed in the Division II Northeast Region, earned a first-round bye and will play its first- ever playoff game Nov. 24 at home against the winner of Saturday's first-round game between fourth-seeded Southern Connecticut State (8- 3) and fifth-seeded Bryant (8-2).

Also Saturday, No. 6 seed IUP (8-2) travels to third-seeded West Chester (9-2).

Washington & Jefferson (10-0) was awarded the top seed in the Division III South Division and will open the playoffs Saturday at home against eighth-seeded North Carolina Wesleyan (8-2).

IUP claimed the final Division II berth in the Northeast Region, edging the rest of the field, including rival Slippery Rock (9-2), which finished with its most wins in a season since 1999.

Slippery Rock's losses came against California (Pa. …