I know I am not in this league, so forgive my intrusion. I just wanted to share a bit of info I got recently.
I asked Pat Smith about what the format was going to be for teams moving up and down this year since there is a new pyramid structure and here is his response:
Expansion and reformatting will mean entirely new revamping of things, details to come. League winners will likely fill the top spots, as the pyramid will make it impossible to elevate as many as if we used the older rules, because there will be less teams at the top than at the bottom. The plan is to get through this season and then sit down and figure out where we go from here.
Basically...we have to wait to find out.