Orange County athletic directors and principals have proposed new league configurations that would see football-only leagues and a 15-school non-football Century Conference. County high schools are at the end of the current two-year league cycle where county athletic directors and principals begin to propose new league memberships.
The CIF Southern Section Council will vote on the releaguing proposals in October and schools can appeal the proposals at that time. If approved, these new league configurations would take effect for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years.
Football Only Leagues
The football-specific leagues would be based on a rankings system where each team is evaluated upon its performance from the previous two seasons.
- 65% weight based on most-recent season.
- 35% weight based on the previous season.
15-school non-football Century Conference
Under the proposed changes the Century Conference would expand to 15 schools from its current eight. Current Empire League members Crean Lutheran, Cypress and Pacifica and current Freeway League members La Habra, Sonora, Sunny Hills, and Troy would join the Century Conference. The Empire and Freeway leagues would be dissolved.
The Century Conference and other leagues would be broken down into two or three leagues, with league membership varying by sport.
Proposed Non-football Century Conference
Brea Olinda, Canyon, Crean Lutheran,* Cypress*, El Dorado, El Modena, Esperanza, Foothill, La Habra*, Pacifica*, Sonora*, Sunny Hills*, Troy*, Villa Park, Yorba Linda.
* Proposed new league member.
Century Conference: Brea Olinda, Canyon, El Dorado, El Modena, Esperanza, Foothill, Villa Park, Yorba Linda
Empire League: Crean Lutheran, Cypress, Pacifica
Freeway League: La Habra, Sonora, Sunny Hills, Troy
The Empire and Freeway leagues would be dissolved.
Additional Proposed Conferences
Coast View Conference: Aliso Niguel, Beckman, Capistrano Valley, Dana Hills, El Toro, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, San Juan Hills, Tesoro, Trabuco Hills
Golden Empire Conference: Buena Park, Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Godinez, Katella, Kennedy, Laguna Hills, Ocean View, Santa Ana, Segerstrom, Tustin, Valencia, Westminster
Orange Grove Conference: Anaheim, Bolsa Grande, Century, Estancia, La Quinta, Loara, Los Amigos, Magnolia, Orange, Rancho Alamitos, Saddleback, Santiago, Savanna, Santa Ana Valley, Western
Pacific Coast Conference: Irvine, Laguna Beach, Northwood, Portola, Rosary, Sage Hill, St. Margaret’s, University, Woodbridge