Possible state series changes coming to cross country

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Possible state series changes coming to cross country

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Mike Newman (https://ilxctf.com/) gives a brief description of what the advisory committee is suggesting.
-2A and 3A goes from five sectionals to only four with seven teams qualifying
-1A stays the same as far as number of sectionals but now qualifies six teams instead of five
-regional qualifying to sectional remains the same and still only three regionals feed into a sectional (so they are eliminating three regionals)

This could effect central Illinois but it will cause some chaos in Chicago and the suburbs, especially in 3A. IHSA committee still has to approve but the proposal passed unanimously in the cross country advisory committee (typically a sign that it will make it through).
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Interesting. The problem I see is weak sectionals like 3A southern Ill will qualify more teams where as traditionally harder sectional could get even harder. Wouldn't mind way for 2 more at large teams in 2A and 3A advance making an even 30 teams.
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Redbird CC Fan wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Interesting. The problem I see is weak sectionals like 3A southern Ill will qualify more teams where as traditionally harder sectional could get even harder. Wouldn't mind way for 2 more at large teams in 2A and 3A advance making an even 30 teams.
I'm guessing that 3A sectional will become significantly more difficult if this passes. That has been slowly happening over the past few years anyway, but this will hasten it. They have to even the numbers out when they go from five to four, which will mean sending more suburb teams south in 3A. Some of that will be true in 2A as well, but not to the extent as it will be in 3A.
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The changes passed. Cross country in 2020 will look somewhat different than in the past.
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