1. Intramural competition is typically offered in three leagues:
- Open league (formerly Men's, no gender requirements)
- Women's league
- CoRec league (strict gender requirements)
2. Within each league, competition may be divided into the following divisions:
- Elite (formerly open): Designed for highly skilled competitive teams/individuals that may have an UNLIMITED number of "experienced" players on the team roster. The top Two-Thirds (2/3) of teams in this divison will qualify for playoffs. Champions in this division will earn a picture on the Wall of Fame and a championship T-shirt.
- Competitive (Comp): Designed for average to highly skilled competitive teams/individuals that may have up to THREE (3) "experienced" players on the team roster. The top Half (1/2) of teams in this division will qualify for playoffs. Depending on the number of teams that qualify for playoffs, teams may be split into Gold & Silver brackets. Champions in this division, and both brackets, will earn a picture on the Wall of Fame and a championship T-shirt.
- Recreational (Rec): Designed for beginning to average skilled teams/individuals that CANNOT have any "experienced" players on the team roster. For CoRec leagues, there will be a minimal gender requirement on the field/court of play. The top One-Third (1/3) of teams in this division will qualify for playoffs. Champions in this division will earn a picture on the Wall of Fame and a Championship T-Shirt.
- Residence Hall (Res Hall): Designed for teams comprised of individuals living in residence halls or University approved housing (Cuarto, Segundo, Tercero or Student Housing Apartment residents only). CANNOT have "experienced" players on the roster. No gender requirement on the field/court of play. All team will advance to playoffs pending they attend at least 2 out of 4 regular season games. Champions in this division will earn a picture on the Wall of Fame and a championship T-shirt
- Grad/Staff/Faculty (GSF): Designed for teams comprised of graduate students, staff and faculty. Some undergrads or alumni may participate on the team, but the team must be comprised mainly of grad, staff and faculty players. An UNLIMITED number of "experienced" players are allowed on the roster. The top overall teams in this division will qualify for playoffs. Champions in this division will earn a picture on the Wall of Fame and a championship T-shirt.
NEW for Recreational League
We now have an updated minimum gender requirement for our CoRec Recreational leagues. We've adjusted our requirement to reflect the following for team sports:
4 player: 3:1 ratio, 5 player: 3:2 ratio, 6 player: 4:2 ratio, 7 player: 5:2 ratio, 8 players: 5:3 ratio, 10 player: 6:4 ratio. The higher number is the max of any one gender you may have on the field/court at a time. Teams must have at least 1 of another gender and meet the minimum total number for each sport to avoid a forfeit.
For Winter, this means the following sports will need to meet the following ratios:
- Basketball 3:2
- Indoor Soccer 4:2
Please note: teams may choose to play 3:3 for Indoor Soccer
Teams are strongly urged to enter into the proper level of competition. Should a team obviously be playing out of their competitive level, the Intramural Sports Office will immediately counsel that team and has the right, at their discretion, to move a team up to the next class level for playoffs.
- "Experienced Athletes" may compete in the sport where they are "experienced" as stipulated in the rules for that activity. The term "experienced" refers to CURRENT intercollegiate athletes (ICA), club athletes (Club), and professional (Pro) athletes. The term "experienced" will expire by June 30 of the current academic year. At this point, the player is no longer considered "experienced" if the player decides to no longer be on an ICA, Club or Pro team.
- The term "current intercollegiate athlete" refers to any player who is on the coaches' list of an intercollegiate team at the time of the first intramural game or first intercollegiate contest in the current academic year (including athletes who are red-shirting).
- The term "club athlete" refers to any individual who is currently participating on a competitive sport club team at a four-year institution.
- The term "professional" refers to any individual who is currently participating as a professional or semi-professional in a sport.
- The "experienced" term only refers to an athlete in their like sport (e.g., ICA Basketball player is considered an "experienced" player for IM Basketball but not for IM Softball)
Note: Once a participant appears on a current ICA or Club roster they becomes an experienced player for that like sport for the entire academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring)
- Teams that compete in the Elite, Competitive, or Grad Staff league will qualify at least the top 50% of teams to playoffs. Teams that compete in the Recreational league will only qualify the top 33% of teams to playoffs.
- For all leagues (except Res Hall), the top overall teams in the league will qualify for playoffs pending they meet the following requirements (no longer guaranteed a playoff spot based on division standings):
- Attend at least 3/5 regular season games (i.e. can only forfeit two games due to a no show or not having enough players at game time)
- Have a 3.5 or higher FairPlay score
- Have 0 or 1 ejection on the team (2 or more ejected players will automatically disqualify a team from playoffs)
- For the Res Hall league, all teams will advance to playoffs pending they attend at least 2/4 regular season games (i.e. can only forfeit two games due to a no show or not having enough players at game time)
- Rating Score will always determine seeding for playoffs. Should teams be tied in Rating Score the computer will determine the seeding.
- Any player that gets ejected from a game for conduct/behavior issues will automatically be disqualified from playoffs for that team. Players will also lose their playoff eligibility for a team if they accumulate the equivalent of 3 cautions/warnings/unsportsmanslike penalties due to conduct/behavior issues throughout the season (ex: 3 conduct-related yellow cards in soccer, 3 technicals in basketball, 3 unsportsmanlike penalties in Flag Football, etc.)