This will bring to the 1A region contest what in the early days of the District/Region/State (those were the levels then) system where in each district two bands were selected to move to the next level. There was no scoring system - the panel just picked two bands from those that received 1's.
The First Division became almost meaningless. I was at many a contest where the division ratings got little to no reaction as everyone waited for the announcement of who advanced. There were many bands going home in tears for earning their First Division, but not advancing.
I do not have a dog in the fight, but as someone who remembers this, I think it is a bad idea to add a ranking element to the Region contest.