Scheduling modifications could also be coming for MIAA member colleges.
The MIAA Board of Directors on Monday voted unanimously to permit the Tournament Management Committee to look at whether or not or not exclusionary and endowment video games are of use sooner or later.
The Tournament Management Committee (TMC) is anticipated to suggest a proposal to the Board by its March assembly. Along with exclusion and endowment video games, the matter of event cutoff dates will even be examined.
“We need to look at whether there is still a purpose to the concept of endowment and exclusion games and whether there is a more efficient way to explain scheduling,” TMC liaison Sherry Bryant mentioned.
For many years the MIAA has allowed a set listing of faculties who in any other case battle to search out opponents to be thought of “exclusion schools” to permit them to extra simply schedule. These video games counted for event eligibility for the exclusion faculty however not for the varsity’s opponent. Since the inception of the MIAA State Tournament and the corresponding energy rankings components within the fall of 2021, nevertheless, all video games have counted in direction of a workforce’s total ranking. This has meant exclusion colleges at the moment are used as merely a scheduling mechanism fairly than having any ties to event qualification.
Teams that play exclusion colleges can exceed every sport’s set restrict of video games by two.
The Greater Boston League’s member colleges will not be on the affiliation’s exclusion faculty listing starting within the fall of 2024. The Catholic Conference, the unique “Big 3” member colleges, and Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are nonetheless exclusion colleges.
“People do not know what counts and what does not count,” Board member Dan Shine mentioned. “It’s created a lot of confusion when it comes to scheduling for schools.”
Endowment video games are additionally doubtlessly on the chopping block. Endowments don’t depend in direction of a workforce’s energy rankings or total report however enable them to play an extra sport. The greatest concern if exclusion and endowment colleges had been to be eradicated is the impression on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard who nonetheless battle to search out video games because of the problem of journey.