UIL Announces Creation Of Class 6A + Playoff Expansion in 3A/2A
AUSTIN -- The University Interscholastic League passed new legislation Monday for the upcoming school years.
It's been rumored for years, but beginning in 2014, Class 6A will be a reality in Texas. It will basically be what 5A is now after the UIL splits Class A Division I and Division II into two separate classifications.
The UIL has also approved adding a fourth playoff team for both Class 3A and 2A, which goes into effect for the 2013-14 school year. The UIL also passed a referendum ballot for 3A superintendents to vote on whether to split 3A into two divisions like 2A and 1A. If a split is voted through, it would be in effect for the 2014-16 alignment.
It was also announced that all 10 football state championship games will be played on the same weekend and at the same site, beginning in 2013.
In addition, the UIL added Class 3A for boys and girls soccer, which currently only participates in 4A and 5A. The change will be in place for the 2014-16 alignment.