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SLC
07-18-2009, 08:42 PM
Following a vote back in March, in which school superintendents voted to split 1A football into 2 divisions prior to the season. Each division 1 and 2 will have 16 districts and 2 teams from each district will qualify for the playoffs.

This has bigger implications in my mind, because prior to this, only 6 man football followed this model. It could eventually find its way up to the higher classifications. This is a similar model to what Florida uses with the "B" class.



Per UIL Website-


AUSTIN, TX Conference 1A schools participating in 11-Man football will be
split into two divisions prior to the season, after a vote of 1A school
superintendents across the state. The results of the University
Interscholastic League referendum ballot sent to school superintendents are
in, and have been approved by the Commissioner of Education.

By a margin of 203 to 65, school superintendents voted to divide Conference
1A football into two divisions prior to starting the season, as is done in
6-Man football. Starting with the 2010-2012 alignment period, schools in
Conference 1A 11-Man football will be divided into two divisions, with the
largest enrollment schools comprising Division I and the remaining schools
comprising Division II. Conference 1A 11-Man football will consist of 32
districts, with approximately 16 districts in Division I and 16 districts in
Division II. Each district will advance two teams to the playoffs.
Currently, each district advances three teams to the playoffs, with the
largest enrollment school from each district playing in Division I playoffs
and the two remaining schools advancing to the Division II playoffs.

Additionally, Reclassification and Realignment policies for 6-Man football
will be modified to allow schools participating in 6-Man football to
calculate and submit enrollment figures based on any one of four formulas.
Currently, 6-Man football schools must submit their figures based on
enrollment for grades 9-12.


http://www.uil.utexas.edu/db/press_release_detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Table=table&-Database=press_releases&-KeyValue=306

Matthew 2000 Eagle
07-18-2009, 10:14 PM
Following a vote back in March, in which school superintendents voted to split 1A football into 2 divisions prior to the season. Each division 1 and 2 will have 16 districts and 2 teams from each district will qualify for the playoffs.

This has bigger implications in my mind, because prior to this, only 6 man football followed this model. It could eventually find its way up to the higher classifications. This is a similar model to what Florida uses with the "B" class.



Per UIL Website-




http://www.uil.utexas.edu/db/press_release_detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Table=table&-Database=press_releases&-KeyValue=306

Very interesting! The 1A schools were already doing this in basketball.

SLC
07-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Very interesting! The 1A schools were already doing this in basketball.



Yep. And if this was to occur in the higher ranks, I think it might make people feel a little better about having 2 champs for each class.

Matthew 2000 Eagle
07-18-2009, 10:38 PM
Yep. And if this was to occur in the higher ranks, I think it might make people feel a little better about having 2 champs for each class.

No doubt! I know I would.