Cal Poly Spring intramural 7v7 football is only a week away from kickoff and controversy has
already surfaced. On Monday, April 8, the Associated Student Inc. (ASI) scrapped their Division II
League Two due to an insufficient amount of teams willing to participate. The scrapping
resulted with disappointment from intramural players, team managers, and ASI referees alike.
Why did this happen?
During the duration of sign-ups for Spring intramural football, Division II League Two
accumulated only three enthusiastic teams. This was a noticeable difference from previous
seasons. After the decision was made final, the players signed up for Division II League Two
were given these options: to agree to play in Division III or decide not to play in any league and
request a refund of their initial deposits to play from ASI. Despite the additional opportunity to
play in Division III, no team took the offer.
“The decision to scrap the league was made due to how the league would operate with only
three teams. With that few teams, each team would only play two regular season games and
the preferred structure of the playoff bracket would not be possible, thus the scrapping was
the only reasonable option.” said the Cal Poly Intramural Sports Office at the Recreational
What was ASI Looking for in Division II League Two?
Currently, Division II League One, which hosts their regular and postseason games on Monday
nights between 8:30 and 10:30 pm, is compiled of six teams-a single team improvement from
Winter 2019. This number requires four regular season games and one bye-week for each team
and two first round playoff games with the victor of each game to matchup with one of the two
teams who earned first round byes. This was the intended league format for Division II League
Two according to the Intramural Sports Office. Click here to visit Cal Poly’s IMLeagues page to
“It’s unfortunate because a lot of people wanted to play, especially this season. This league,
me, was an opportunity for more kids to participate in recreational sports and just have fun.
However, I don’t feel like it would’ve been a whole lot of fun competing with only a few other
teams,” said Matt Kaimer, a first-year business administration major who signed up for Spring
Division II League Two as a team manager, reacting to the decision to scrap the league.
What will be the future of intramural football?
What will be interesting to note would be how
participation in intramural football alters come Fall
2019 due to this ruling. There are hopes that this
quarter’s disappointment will drive an ample
number of teams to sign up for Division II League Two
next season to avoid this from happening again, instead of teams losing interest in Division II
League Two and possibly not signing up for seasons to come, which could potentially result in a
Despite the removal of Division II League Two from this quarter’s intramural season, there’s still
a lot to look forward to in Division I, Division II League One, and Division III. For updates
regarding intramural games of every kind, visit IMLeague.