The biennial University Interscholastic League reclassification and realignment for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years will be released Monday, Feb. 1 at 9:00 a.m. CST. The new alignments, established by enrollment figures submitted to the UIL by its member schools in October, will serve as the football and basketball districts for the next two school years.
The UIL has posted the 2016 reclassification and realignment policies and procedures on the UIL website at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments.
The League will host a question and answer session for interested media outlets regarding the release of the reclassification and realignment on Monday, Feb. 1 at 9:15 a.m. at the UIL building in Austin. All media present will be given complete reclassification and realignment packets. Media outlets interested in scheduling an interview with UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Susan Elza or UIL Deputy Director Dr. Jamey Harrison regarding reclassification and realignment should contact the UIL Media Office to schedule an interview.
Reclassification and realignment districts and information will be released through an electronic press release at 9 a.m. Monday to media on the UIL press release recipient list. The information will also be available online via the UIL website at www.uiltexas.org, and at the 20 Regional Education Centers across the state.
The League released the conference cutoff numbers prior to releasing the full realignment. These numbers provide the range of enrollment for each of the six conferences, including the divisional cutoffs for football. The conference cutoff numbers are as follows:
- 6A 2150 and above
- 5A 1100 – 2149
- 4A 480 – 1099
- 3A 221 – 479
- 2A 105 – 220
- 1A 104.9 and below
1A – 4A Football Division I and Division II Numbers
- 1A Division I 59 – 104.9
- 1A Division II 58 and below
- 2A Division I 158 – 220
- 2A Division II 105 – 15
- 3A Division I 319 – 479
- 3A Division II 221 – 318
- 4A Division I 723 – 1099
- 4A Division II 480 – 722
The reclassification and realignment will also be revealed on Fox Sports Southwest at 9 a.m. Monday on a special episode of the High School Spotlight hosted by Craig Way. The show will be dedicated solely to reclassification and realignment issues, both debuting the new district alignments and discussing the realignment process with UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt, UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Susan Elza, and UIL Deputy Director Dr. Jamey Harrison.