The Vine Valley Athletic League will be entering it’s 2nd year of existence in the 2019-2020 school year, and changes are afoot. Plus we will look at the new NCS Football Divisions which were released today.


The big change in the VVAL came in basketball. The league voted to not have a league tournament, due to a low turnout at last year’s championship game at American Canyon. This will spread the schedule out more, eliminating three Monday games which were on the docket. The league season starts January 3rd, and ends on February 14th, with the NCS Seeding on February 16th.


The schedule also was changed. Justin Siena was playing every single team coming off their bye, thus giving their opponent extra time to scout the Braves. This will no longer be the case as the league has shifted the entire schedule to make sure that is not a problem. The schedule can be found on the VVAL Website.


New Football Divisions:


The North Coast Section announced today that there will be seven divisions in the NCS playoffs. The Section put this statement on their website.


2019 brackets were developed through theoretical brackets from the 2013-14 school year, since NCS has never had a seven division model and therefore cannot use recent history.  2013-2014 used enrollment as a determining factor for placement of schools, then in 2016 the competitive division model was employed using the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 MaxPreps rankings.  Below is a link to the developed Excel spreadsheet with all data and theoretical points earned during the last six years. In addition, for ease of understanding how the divisions evolved the developed divisions for the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years are also shared.  The number in the upper right corner of the developed divisions corresponds with the number at the top of the Excel spreadsheet. NCS staff will review Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2, correct any errors, then mail petitioning information to all member schools for completion of the fall petitioning process.”

Listed below are the tentaive Football Divisions for the 2019 season.


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