UIL Realignment: Countdown to February 3 (Notes and Tidbits)

It’s like a holiday! Schools find out what classification and districts they’ll be competing in from Fall 2020 through Spring 2022.

We’ll be super interested where LBJ, Hutto, Hendrickson, Anderson and others are moved to/paired with. Per usual, we’ll be on the scene at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, with social media updates on all platforms. All this excitement happens the morning after Super Sunday. And two days before the second wave of National Signing Day. Buckle up!

JUST FOR FUN: A super early, knee jerk Big Ten for both potential Austin-area 5A and 6A.

2020 6A
1. Westlake 2. Lake Travis 3. Vandegrift 4. Vista Ridge 5. Round Rock 6. Hutto 7. Hays 8. Stony Point 9. Bowie 10. Westwood/Austin High 

2020 5A
1. Cedar Park 2. Manor 3. Dripping Springs 4. Georgetown 5. Liberty Hill 6. Weiss 7. Hendrickson 8. Anderson 9 East View 10. Elgin/Bastrop

PODCAST FLASHBACK: 2018 podcast featuring Realignment movement that shaped our 2018-present seasons.

FLASHBACK BEHIND-THE-SCENES: A look inside the war room and our Austin-area head coaches doing what they can to set their non-district schedules.

UIL Reclassification and Realignment Information


AUSTIN — The biennial University Interscholastic League reclassification and realignment for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years will be released Monday, Feb. 3 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, basketball and volleyball districts for the next two school years. 

The UIL has posted the 2020 reclassification and realignment policies and procedures on the UIL website at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments

Media outlets interested in scheduling an interview with UIL Deputy Director Dr. Jamey Harrison or UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Susan Elza regarding reclassification and realignment should contact the UIL Media Department (pr@uiltexas.org) 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 Service Centers across the state. 

The UIL released the conference cutoff numbers in December, 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: 

Conference Cutoffs

6A: 2220 and above            246 schools: 245 (Basketball); 245 (Football); 244 (Volleyball)

5A: 1230 – 2219                  253 schools: 252 (Basketball); 251 (Football); 253 (Volleyball)

4A: 515 – 1229                    206 schools: 206 (Basketball); 188 (Football); 201 (Volleyball)

3A: 230 – 514                      235 schools: 235 (Basketball); 210 (Football); 222 (Volleyball)

2A: 105 – 229                      201 schools: 201 (Basketball); 190 (Football); 137 (Volleyball)

1A: 104.9 and below           218 schools: 217 (Basketball); 153 (Football); 118 (Volleyball)

1A – 5A Football Division I and Division II Numbers

1A Division I: 59.5 – 104.9                                       77 schools

1A Division II: 59.4 and below                                 76 schools

2A Division I: 165.5 – 229                                        97 schools

2A Division II: 105 – 165.4                                       93 schools

3A Division I: 350 – 514                                           105 schools

3A Division II: 230 – 349                                          105 schools

4A Division I: 880 – 1229                                         95 schools

4A Division II: 515 – 879                                          93 schools

5A Division I: 1922 – 2219                                       129 schools

5A Division II: 1230 – 1921                                      122 schools

Preliminary enrollments were also released to increase transparency and provide for additional verification of enrollment figures. They can be found here: https://www.uiltexas.org/files/alignments/2020_Alpha_12_9.pdf

The reclassification and realignment will also be revealed on Fox Sports Southwest at 9 a.m. February 3rd 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 Deputy Director Dr. Jamey Harrison and UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Susan Elza. Replays of the show will also air at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 3rd, and over the two weeks following the R&R release.