The big news for high school football fans is that perennial power East asked to play football only in Class 6A, the classification for the state's largest high schools. The Leopards will participate in 5A for all other sports.
If that would have been in place this fall, there would have been the possibility that unbeaten East could have tested unbeaten Bingham for the football title. Instead, the Leopards won the 4A championship while the Miners won the 5A crown.
Another football related change will see Judge and Juan Diego both play in Class 3A with Judge in the north and Juan Diego in the south. In all other sports, the two other Salt Lake area Catholic schools will play in Region 13.
Bingham now finds itself losing natural rivals West Jordan, Herriman and Riverton and as the only Salt Lake County school in Utah County-dominant Region 4.
A number of other schools switched regions and classifications in the new alignment.
Here is what the new alignment looks like:
Region 1: Clearfield, Fremont, Layton, Northridge, Syracuse, Weber.
Region 2: Davis, Granger, Hillcrest, Hunter, Kearns, Taylorsville.
Region 3: Copper Hills, Cyprus, East, Herriman, Riverton, West Jordan.
Region 4: American Fork, Bingham, Lone Peak, Pleasant Grove, Westlake.
Region 5: Bountiful, Box Elder, Roy, Viewmont, Woods Cross.