FHSAA Approves New Classification Proposal On 12-3 Vote

October 30, 2018

The Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted 12-3 Monday to approve a new FHSAA classification proposal Wednesday that would reduce the number of classes and change playoffs for sports not including football.

The proposal would not make any changes to the current 1A rural classification (including Northview and Jay).

The new two-year classification cycle begins with the 2019-20 school year. The board also reduced the classifications in the following sports to six classes plus rural (rural is not affected): baseball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, softball and girls volleyball.

District tournaments will remain and be seeded by MaxPreps rankings released at the end of the regular season. However, schools are no longer required to play regular-season district contests.

Following district tournaments, the regional playoff brackets for Class 2A-7A (1A rural playoff structure remains the same) will consist of four regions per class and four districts per region. District champions now automatically qualify for the playoffs, with the top four seeds in each region being seeded by MaxPreps. Following the top four automatic qualifiers being seeded, teams 5-8 will receive at-large bids via their MaxPreps rankings. Higher seeds would host. All regional MaxPreps rankings will combine schools’ regular season and district tournament results.

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One Response to “FHSAA Approves New Classification Proposal On 12-3 Vote”

  1. nod on October 30th, 2018 1:34 pm

    What did they agree on, i am confused.

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