This weekend the BUCS American Football season begins. 80 teams spread across three newly structured tiers, will compete for the right to be crowned National Champions, promotion and relegation.
The Ten teams across the Premier will be all out to be this year’s elite, one of course will be aiming for a threepeat – current Champions Stirling having won back-to-back titles against a Birmingham side that will once again be the favourite to topple their North of the Border rivals.
30 teams will compete across the next level of teams, with a further 40 in the lowest tier. With the sport growing at a rapid rate each year it was always going to be a tough job fitting in every team into a division that suits them best, some regions lend themselves quite easily to have teams banded together and others may have to travel more than would have liked.
4 new Universities enter the format this year – Heriot Watt, Edge Hill, Liverpool and East London. All competing in the lower tier to aid their transition.
The full list of the teams, tiers and divisions can be found here – http://www.ukfirstdown.co.uk/bafa/bucs/bucs-standings/ and each week we will bring you the results and updated standings as well as extra features from teams, players and coaches right through to the playoffs and title games.