Just looked at the minutes for the Executive Board on Tuesday. This is a great proposal from the football committee. If passed it would mean that the football committee would make recommendations for teams to move up or down after next season.
Instead of going ahead with a three-year block for placement & schedules, the football advisory committee would like to have a one-year block for the 2015 season. After next season, we would like to reevaluate the placements & give schools the opportunity to appeal their placements for the next two-year block (2016-2017).
The football advisory committee would like to hear ALL football appeals instead of having some go through the school placement appeals process. The football advisory committee would then have a better understanding of what schools were appealing & have all the information to make the most appropriate decisions on placement.
The football advisory committee would like to split into two groups for the placement appeal hearings. This would help speed up the appeal process & ensure that committee members have more knowledge of the schools associated with their respective conferences. What this process would look like is below:
Schools traditionally that are in the 1A, 2A & 3A conferences would appeal to the committee members representing those three conferences.
Schools traditionally that are in the 4A & 5A conferences would appeal to the committee members representing those two conferences.
If for some reason there was a tie-vote or other issues with a school's appeal, then it would be brought forth to the entire football advisory committee.