You can also petition UIL for your Varsity group to go as NV. That's typically used when a new director takes over a program that doesn't have a great track record, or a brand new school, but there's nothing in the C&CR that requires that. Here's the relevant section from the C&CR:
Varsity Waiver. At the option of the music director and local school administration and with the approval of the UIL State Director of Music, music organizations representing new music programs or music organizations committed to the process of establishing a viable music program may enter as non-varsity in the conference to which they are assigned until such time that the organization earns a Division I rating in concert performance. Pending request from local school administration and with the approval of the UIL State Director of Music the requirement to return to varsity status may be waived until such time that local school administration requests varsity status.