UIL Addresses Upcoming Realignment at THSCA Coaching School in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH -- University Interscholastic League officials addressed expected changes to the current realignment format during a Monday press conference at the annual Texas High School Coaches Association's coaching school.
The state's governing body for high school athletic and academic performs its biennial realignment at the beginning of February. UIL officials confirmed Monday that the upcoming realignment will see the end of the traditional Classes A through 5A plus a separate six-man conference.
Instead, fans can expect Classes A through 6A, with six-man football falling under the 1A classification. Each of the existing 11-man classifications will simply jump one prefix number: 1A will be 2A, 2A will be 3A, 3A will be 4A, 4A will be 5A, and 5A will be 6A, said UIL Deputy Director Jamey Harrison, according to the San Antonio Express-News and Amarillo Globe.
Harrison also noted that the low-end cutoff for 2A (current 1A schools) will go up from 99.9 to 104.9, but he did not specify cutoff numbers for other 11-man classifications.
Realignment is Monday, Feb. 3.