The North Carolina Excessive College Athletic Affiliation Board of Administrators concluded a particular known as assembly final week for the aim of finalizing the 2021-2025 Realignment Plan and implementing the 2021-2022 Sports activities Calendar.
The Board additionally altered playoff qualification and seeding procedures, implementing an RPI formulation for seeding in all group sports activities starting in 2021-2022. The Board of Administrators heard 4 appeals from member faculties earlier than finalizing the Realignment Plan as submitted by the Realignment Committee.
Within the realignment, “1A Convention 36” will now embody Alleghany, East Wilkes, Elkin, Mount Ethereal, North Stokes, South Stokes, and Starmount. Forbush shall be within the “2A Convention 37” with East Surry, North Surry, North Wilkes, Surry Central, West Wilkes, and Wilkes Central.
“We’re grateful to have the troublesome process of realigning the membership behind us because of the excellent work of the Realignment Committee and the management of the Board of Administrators,” stated NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker. “This 12 months’s Committee and Board was keen to suppose outdoors of the normal mildew for Realignment and have delivered a product that all of us imagine strikes the Affiliation ahead on very vital points referring to truthful competitors, fairness and leveling the taking part in subject throughout our state.”
The Board additionally carried out a brand new playoff qualification course of and seeding process. The Affiliation will now use an RPI formulation to find out qualification and seeding. The RPI formulation shall be used for all group bracketed playoffs and can include 30% of a group’s successful proportion, 40% of that group’s opponent’s successful proportion, and 30% of the successful proportion of the opponents of a group’s opponents. In all calculations of opponent successful percentages, video games involving the group whose RPI is being calculated are ignored.
The East and West areas are pre-determined and shall be seeded independently of each other using the RPI score of every college. Convention champions will nonetheless be seeded previous to some other qualifying groups, primarily based on their RPI score. All different groups shall be seeded after the convention champions by RPI score no matter convention end.
A full itemizing of the newly authorized playoff qualification and seeding process has been posted on the NCHSAA calendar net web page, in addition to an FAQ doc to reply questions concerning the RPI formulation.
Lastly, the Board of Administrators carried out new season limitations for the whole variety of allowable video games for any group. In soccer, groups shall be restricted to 10 common season contests per 12 months. In Males’s and Girls’s Lacrosse, groups shall be restricted to twenty common season contests, which is a rise of 4 contests per 12 months from the present season limitations in these sports activities. In Wrestling, there have been no adjustments to the present season limitation. In all different sports activities, groups shall be restricted to 22 contests per sport season. The Board additionally suspended the Endowment Sport idea indefinitely.
Apart from soccer and wrestling, all sports activities shall be permitted one in-season event with a three-game most which might solely depend as one sport or match. Any sport past the third sport of an in-season event would depend as a person sport in the direction of the season limitation.