The VHSL’s reclassification is here, not that you’ll notice any changes during the football’s regular season. You will, though, once the playoffs arrive.

With the new system, 192 of the 315 VHSL schools will make the postseason. That’s 61 percent.  It won’t be uncommon to see a 3-7 or even a  2-8 team in the field.

This isn’t an exact comparison, given the formula will be a little different, but here’s how things likely would have  looked in Group 4A had this system been in place last year. This is based on the 2012 season and the VHSL’s final ratings with regular-season records in parentheses.

1. Lake Taylor (9-1)

2. Phoebus (10-0)

3. Dinwiddie (7-3)

4. Lakeland (7-3)

5. Kings Fork (7-3)

6. Hanover (7-3)

7. Smithfield (9-1)

8. Norcom: (6-4)

9. Heritage (6-4)

10. Monacan (4-6)

T-11. Churchland (3-7)

T-11. Nansemond River (5-5)

13. Powhatan (5-5)

14. Booker T. Washington (3-7)

15. Glen Allen (2-8)

16. Denbigh (2-8)

Which would have meant first-round gems like Lake Taylor-Denbigh and Phoebus-Glen Allen.

Tuesday night, the Daily Press assembled a group of five athletic directors from the Peninsula District and Bay Rivers to discuss reclassification and how they expect this year to  go. The watered-down playoff system is one subject that was touched on.

Look for the story in Sunday’s paper (and, of course, on HRVarsity.com).