Past history could play a role in future CIF-Southern Section playoffs

CIF Southern Section

The CIF-Southern Section Executive Committee is a step closer to revamping its current playoff format.

The committee has agree to begin working on a proposal that would create football playoff divisions for based solely on the competitive equity of teams.  Under the current set-up, football playoff divisions are determined by league groupings.  For example, the Pac-5 division, the CIF-SS’s premiere division, is currently made-up of teams from the Big VIII, Marmonte, Mission, Moore and Trinity leagues.

Under the new format, teams from the same league could play in different playoff divisions based on CIF-generated power rankings that would take into account how well teams have performed over the previous two regular and postseasons, plus add-in strength of schedule.

The proposal will be presented to the Southern Section Council at its October 6th meeting.  It’s possible that the proposal would be voted-on by the council at its January 27th meeting.

If approved, the new format would be used starting with the 2016 season.

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