High school football: Breaking down the Class 6A ballot

by Scott Wright Published: March 31, 2013
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The future of Class 6A football is up to a vote of the 32 OSSAA schools in the class.

Though the actual ballots are more lengthy, and full of legal language, here's a basic breakdown of the two plans. There is not an option on the ballot to keep 6A football as it is:

Plan I

* Class 6A will include the 32 largest football playing schools according to Average Daily Membership.

* Class 6A will be divided into two divisions, with Division I consisting of the largest 16 football playing schools and Division II consisting of the next largest 16 football playing schools.

* Each division will consist of two eight-team districts.

* The top four finishers from each district will advance to the playoffs.

* One champion will be determined from each division.

Plan II

* Class 6A will include the 32 largest football playing schools according to ADM.

* Class 6A will consist of four eight-team districts.

* Each school is to play the other schools in the assigned district.

* Each district will be divided into two internal divisions, each with four schools from Division I and four schools from Division II.

* Division I schools will come from the largest 16 football playing schools according to ADM and Division II schools will come from the next largest 16 football playing schools.

* The top two finishers in each district division will advance to the playoffs (Only games within a team's district division will count for playoff advancement.).

* Each playoff bracket will consist of a total of eight schools from Division I and eight schools from Division II.

* One champion will be determined from each division.

The top 32

Here is the current breakdown of the top 32 schools in the OSSAA, according to average daily attendance from the 2011-12 school year. While these numbers applied to the 2012-13 athletic year, the actual numbers to be used for the first cycle of new Class 6A districts and divisions — starting in the fall of 2014 — will be released in July:

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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