Every two years the UIL realigns all 11 classifications and their respective districts to level out the number of teams in each division. 2020 is an alignment year and I’ve decided to have some fun with it.
In December the UIL released the cutoff numbers for each classification giving an idea of the number of teams in each division and where they would be playing for the next two seasons.
6A: 245 teams
5A DI: 128 teams
5A DII: 125 teams
4A DI: 93 teams
4A DII: 93 teams
3A DI: 105 teams
3A DII: 106 teams
2A DI: 97 teams
2A DII: 93 teams
We started with Class 2A, then venturing into six-man with Class 1A Division I, and now we’re going to take a look at Class 3A Division II.
Ballinger, Brady, Grape Creek, and Sonora are the four Concho Valley teams represented in this classification and have been split up the past two seasons between districts 4-3A and 13-3A.
District 4 has consisted of Anson, Ballinger, Bangs, Cisco, Coleman, Grape Creek, Merkel, and TLCA. However, that will change this upcoming season. Anson, Cisco, and Coleman are moving down to Class 2A Division I and TLCA is moving up to Class 3A Division I.
On the other hand, District 13 has been made up of Blanco, Brady, Comfort, Ingram Moore, Johnson City LBJ, and Sonora. For the coming season though, Blanco and Johnson City are moving down to Class 2A Division I and Comfort is moving to Class 3A Division I.
Since several regional teams are switching districts its highly likely the four Concho Valley teams will be paired in a district together.
Here’s a list of what each district could look like when the UIL releases its realignment on February 3rd.
Odessa Compass Academy
Amarillo Highland Park
Sadler S&S Consolidated
Witchita Falls City View
Dallas Gateway Charter Academy
Big Sandy Harmony
New London West Rusk
Diana New Diana
Legacy School of Sport Sciences
In this scenario, rivals Brady and Ballinger are reunited in district 4, along with Grape Creek, Reagan County, and Sonora.
There is the question of where Ingram Moore could end up. I have them in district 15 with several San Antonio area teams, but there is a possibility of the Warriors being added to district 4.
As for Bangs and Merkel, they will move to district 5 along with former district 6 teams Commanche, Dublin, and Milspap, and classification newcomer Eastland.
Of course, this is all speculation and the districts won’t officially be announced until February 3rd.