The Cape-Atlantic League will go back to two divisions for the 2012 and 2013 high school football seasons.
The divisions are:
American: 1. Holy Spirit; 2. Hammonton; 3. St. Joseph; 4. Millville; 5. Atlantic City; 6. Egg Harbor Township; 7. Oakcrest; 8. Absgeami; 9. Mainland
National: 1. Lower Cape May; 2. Bridgeton; 3. St. Augustine Prep; 4. Vineland; 5. Buena Regional; 6. Ocean City; 7. Cedar Creek; 8. Middle Township; 9. Pleasantville.
A five-member committee devised the divisions using the power points that are used to determine whether teams make the playoffs. The committee added together the power points each school earned in 2010 and 2011 and then ranked the CAL schools from one to 18. Teams earn power points based on their opponents enrollment group and victories.
The schedule preserves Thanksgiving rivalries. Teams will play mandatory cross-over games against the school of a similar rank in the other division.
For example; Holy Spirit, No. 1 in the American, will play No. 1 ranked National team Lower Cape May and Mainland, No. 9 in the American, will play Pleasantville, the No. 9 ranked National team.
No public school will play all three parochial schools.