I have created a new 6-class realignment model using just football schools first (smaller 6A and 1A with larger 5A thru 2A) and then adding non-football schools back in. I welcome any feedback you may have. You can find it at http://www.simmonsratings.com under the HS football section.
New proposal for 6-class realignment
Posted 03 July 2017 - 03:22 PM
I like the idea of a 6 class system. Overall not a bad breakdown. Conference # 10 in 2a would be a great conference in football. Can't imagine the SMC without Swain though.
I heard some chatter about a conference before the last realignment that was very similar to conference # 9 in 2a. With a split between 2/1a teams. This conference would be murder on Mitchell and Avery from a travel standpoint. I think it would kill the ticket sales for both teams as very few fans will travel that distance on a regular basis.
Regardless of the conference for Avery and Mitchell travel can be an issue if you try to place them into 1a conference only. I know Mitchell has trouble scheduling nonconference games now due to the travel distance.