2016 RRRC Promotion and Relegation

Now that the 2016-2017 Competitive 15s Season has ended, the RRRC has reviewed the Promotion and Relegation Policy. After reviewing, the results are below.

Per the policy, these men’s teams are being Promoted and Relegated. At this time, women’s teams aren’t included in the policy.

D1

Little Rock promoted to D1 – Won the RRRC title in their current division (D2) AND had an average point differential of +28 points/game or greater in league games within that division.

HARC relegated to D2 – Finished last in their current division AND had an average point differential of ­-28 points/game or worse in league games within that division.

New Orleans leaving the competition – Have elected to leave the Red River Conference and apply for entry in True South D2 for 2016-17.

D2

Euless promoted to D2 – Won the RRRC title in their current division (D3) AND had an average point differential of +28 points/game or greater in league games within that division.

HARC D1b relegated to D3 – As a result of HARC D1 being relegated, their D1b side moves down as well.

Shreveport relegated to D3 – Finished last in their current division AND had an average point differential of ­-28 points/game or worse in league games within that division.

D3

DARC III leaving the competition – Have elected not to enter a b-side in the Red River Conference D3 competition for 2016-17.

Applications by Ft Sill, Abilene, Corpus Christi Dogfish and the Houston Arrows RFC to join D3 are pending.

Appeals and voluntary promotion/relegation

A club may appeal automatic promotion or relegation or it may request voluntary promotion or relegation to a new division. Criteria that may be considered by the RRRC Competition Committee when ruling on an appeal may include, but are not limited to, forfeits, margin of loss/victory, club size and location, coaching, anticipated player turnover, past performance, and whether the club fields teams in other divisions.

Each club shall then have 21 days (June 2, 2016) in which to submit a written appeal regarding the division in which any of its teams have been placed.

The RRRC Competitions Committee will rule on any appeals and notify all clubs of the final divisional alignment no later than August 1st.

To submit an appeal or ask any follow up questions please contact your RRRC Divisional Rep or the Chair within 21 days.

Preliminary Divisional Alignments

**NOTE: These are NOT FINALIZED as Clubs have the opportunity to appeal or request voluntary promotion or relegation.

  • D1

    • Dallas Reds
    • Austin Blacks
    • Griffins
    • Austin Huns
    • Dallas Harlequins
    • Little Rock (promoted)
  • D2

    • HARC (relegated)
    • HURT
    • Tulsa
    • San Antonio
    • DARC
    • Crusaders of Oklahoma
    • Woodlands
    • Alamo City
    • Ft Worth
    • Katy
    • Euless (promoted)
  • D1b
    • Dallas Reds
    • Austin Blacks
    • Griffins
    • Dallas Harlequins
    • Austin Huns
  • D3

    • HARC (D1b) (relegated)
    • Shreveport
    • Austin Blacks C
    • San Marcos
    • HURT B
    • Corpus Christi
    • Lone Star
    • Grand Prairie
    • Woodlands B
    • Fort Hood
    • Dallas Reds C
    • BARC
    • Alliance
    • San Antonio B
    • McAllen
    • Galveston
    • Denton
    • Austin Huns C
    • Kingwood
  • Social
    • Dallas Diablos
    • Lost Souls
    • Abilene
    • Arrows RFC
    • Ft Sill
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