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AAA classification plan leaves football out of it

By Jeremy Muck

This article was published June 8, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

AAA executive director Lance Taylor is shown in this 2009 file photo.

AAA associate executive director Steve Roberts is shown in this photo.

Changes on the horizon?

The Arkansas Activities Association’s classification proposal for the 2018-2020 cycle was presented Wednesday. The proposal, if passed July 31, would reclassify all sports except football:

BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, GOLF, TRACK & FIELD

CLASS 6A Top 16 schools

CLASS 5A Next 32 schools

CLASS 4A Next 48 schools

CLASS 3A, 2A, 1A Take remaining schools and divide by three

CROSS COUNTRY, VOLLEYBALL, TENNIS, ALL-GIRL CHEERLEADING

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A

SOCCER, BOWLING

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A and 3A

SWIMMING & DIVING, WRESTLING

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A

DANCE

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A

CO-ED CHEERLEADING, GAME DAY CHEERLEADING

*Two classifications

*Enrollment ranges to be determined

A proposal that would change the classification format in all sports other than football was presented to the Arkansas Activities Association board of directors Wednesday.

AAA associate executive director Steve Roberts is shown in this photo.

Changes on the horizon?

The Arkansas Activities Association’s classification proposal for the 2018-2020 cycle was presented Wednesday. The proposal, if passed July 31, would reclassify all sports except football:

BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, GOLF, TRACK & FIELD

CLASS 6A Top 16 schools

CLASS 5A Next 32 schools

CLASS 4A Next 48 schools

CLASS 3A, 2A, 1A Take remaining schools and divide by three

CROSS COUNTRY, VOLLEYBALL, TENNIS, ALL-GIRL CHEERLEADING

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A

SOCCER, BOWLING

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A and 3A

SWIMMING & DIVING, WRESTLING

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A

DANCE

*Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A

CO-ED CHEERLEADING, GAME DAY CHEERLEADING

*Two classifications

*Enrollment ranges to be determined

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