Courtesy COC Sports Information
The Southern California Football Association has announced changes to its divisions and leagues for next upcoming two-year cycle, beginning with the 2016 fall season.
Appeals from Allan Hancock College, Citrus College, Pasadena City College, and Santa Ana College to move down from the National Division to the American Division were unanimously approved by the SCFA Competition Committee.
Also in another unanimous vote, Santa Monica College was moved up from the American Division and placed in the National Division’s Northern League.
The SCFA will now be comprised of three, six-team leagues in the National Division (Northern, Central, and Southern).
In the American Division, the Mountain and Pacific Leagues have been reduced to six teams while a newly formed Metro League will be comprised of seven teams.
“The action taken today by the Competition Committee stays consistent with our goal, which is to bring uniformity, strength and competitive balance to Southern California community college football,” said SCFA Commissioner Jim Sartoris. “In making some changes to our league structure, the SCFA continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of our membership and to provide healthy competition, as well as competitive challenges for our student-athletes.”
The new league formats, beginning with the 2016 season are below:
Northern League Central League Southern League
Bakersfield Chaffey Fullerton
Canyons El Camino Golden West
Cerritos Long Beach Grossmont
Moorpark LA Harbor Orange Coast
Santa Monica Mt. San Antonio Palomar
Ventura Riverside Saddleback
Metro League Mountain League Pacific League
East Los Angeles Desert Allan Hancock
ECC Compton Mt. San Jacinto Antelope Valley
Glendale San Bernardino Valley Citrus
LA Southwest San Diego Mesa LA Pierce
Pasadena Southwestern LA Valley
Santa Ana Victor Valley Santa Barbara
With its division structure and league alignments in place, a new two-year schedule can now be developed.