In the world of U.I.L. Division 1 ratings are not limited. If every band deserves a Division 1 rating, they get a Division 1 rating.
That means the possibility exists for every 1A band that enters marching a contest to earn a Division 1 rating and go to state in the current system.
How does that affect me and my band? My band does not get to just make a Division 1 at Region and go to state. Also in every classification other than 1A no one gets 40% of the bands that enter into the state contest. Why should 1A have a higher percentage than anyone else?