Starting in the fall of 2014, the Southwest Preparatory Conference will undergo a major structural change under the leadership of SPC President, Dan Lee.
By Press Release
HOUSTON - The Southwest Preparatory Conference will undergo a major structural change under the leadership of SPC President, Dan Lee.
Each year, the SPC hosts three conference tournaments, one at the conclusion of fall, winter, and spring seasons. Previously every school has competed in the tournament despite their finish during regular-season play with the top four teams from each zone competing for a Division I championship, and the remaining teams competing for a Division II championship.
Starting in the fall of 2014, only the top six teams from each zone will compete for an SPC Championship. This decision, spearheaded by Lee and approved by the Heads of School, will remove the SPC Division II competition and leave a true, 12-team bracket in team sports of field hockey and girl's volleyball in the fall season, boy's and girl's basketball and soccer in the winter season, and baseball, softball, and boy's and girl's tennis in the spring season. Boy's and girl's lacrosse and boy's volleyball will have an 8-team championship bracket.
Football and individual sports cross country, swimming, wrestling, golf, and track and field will remain unchanged.
“It was the overwhelming sentiment in the SPC to move to one pure championship bracket with teams needing to qualify to compete," Lee said. "This will shine a bigger light on our tournaments and eliminate the confusion of having multiple champions in team sports and have one true SPC champion instead”.
The new structure will be implemented at the fall SPC championships in Dallas for the first time in November 2014.