As college football and the BCS moves closer to determining a "true" champion, some states also are making similar changes.
In Massachusetts, the possibility of a statewide football playoff is moving closer to a reality. As reported by The Boston Globe
recently, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's Finance Committee gave its blessing to a proposal that would establish the playoff format. A similar proposal had failed three years earlier.
The state's Football Committee will meet again next week to finalize the proposal, which also still must be approved by the state's Tournament Management Committee as well as the governing body's Board of Directors.
In Washington D.C., a proposal has been offered that would determine a city champion for the first time. The Washington Post
reported the winner of a four-team playoff, comprised of public charter school, independent school and private school teams would meet the winner of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association championship.
The proposal still must be approved by the District of Columbia's mayor, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and D.C. Public Schools, according to the report.
"Everyone is interested in playing for a ‘state title,'?" statewide athletic director Clark Ray, who generated the proposal, told the newspaper. "There is a lot of excitement, especially in the football community," he added.
Also, in Kansas a new classification system for football is being discussed that would significantly change each division's make-up. The Capital-Journal
recently reported on a proposal approved by the Kansas State High School Activities Association's board that reduce the number of teams in Class 4A from 64 to 48 teams.
Those displaced 16 teams would flow down to Class 3A, which in turn will have an effect on the Class 2A and 1A divisions as well. The idea is to create better balance – enrollment-wise – between all teams in each class. As an example, the newspaper reported that last year the largest school in 4A had an enrollment of 564, while the smallest was at 197.