IHSA Considers Bumping Class Of Successful Teams

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Published on June 26 2013 7:00 am
Last Updated on June 26 2013 7:00 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Mercer County, IL) -- The IHSA is considering a new rule called the “Success factor,” which would bump sports teams up a class if they continue to win in the state post season series. Mercer County Head Football Coach Nat Zunkel says that’s a terrible idea.

Washington Community High School principle Jim Dunnan suggested the idea.  It would require the state to look at a team’s individual success and dish out points for each round of play. For example, a team that makes it through round one and two of post-season would get one point. Tack on two points for winning quarter and semi-finals, and add another three for winning the state title.  Teams that get more than 21 points in three years, and those that gets at least six points a year for three years, would be bumped up. The IHSA has formed a committee to review the proposal.