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DIVISION 2 (2nd level) 1952/53
A major change occured after this season. The whole of northern Sweden was incorporated in the pyramid. This wasn't the case before. No teams north of (roughly) the county Medelpad could be promoted to 3rd level (officially) or beyond. (Even though there were series called division 3 Norrländska before this, they had to promotion right to 2nd level before 1953/54). From 1953/54 the number of 2nd level series was altered to make room for the change. Three groups, each representing the regional parts of Norrland, Svealand & Götaland respectively, were formed. Norrland and Svealand were to have 10 teams each and Götaland 14. NORDÖSTRA 1. Sandvikens IF 18 13 2 3 51-13 28 Promoted 2. IK City, Eskilstuna 18 12 4 2 48-16 28 3. Motala AIF 18 11 3 4 38-28 25 4. Åtvidabergs FF 18 11 1 6 40-23 23 5. BK Derby, Linköping 18 7 4 7 25-28 18 6. Hammarby IF, Stockholm 18 7 3 8 25-23 17 7. Västerås SK 18 5 3 10 23-41 13 8. IK Brage, Borlänge 18 5 3 10 25-47 13 9. Karlstads BIK 18 2 4 12 19-42 8 Relegated 10.IF Viken, Åmål 18 3 1 14 20-53 7 Relegated SYDVÄSTRA 1. Kalmar FF 18 11 2 5 31-24 24 Promoted 2. Höganäs BK 18 8 5 5 33-22 21 3. Norrby IF, Borås 18 6 8 4 31-20 20 4. Halmstads BK 18 8 4 6 35-27 20 5. Örgryte IS, Göteborg 18 8 4 6 37-33 20 6. Råå IF 18 8 4 6 26-26 20 7. BK Häcken, Göteborg 18 8 4 6 35-36 20 8. IFK Trelleborg 18 6 3 9 24-32 15 9. Lunds BK 18 6 2 10 25-31 14 Relegated 10.IS Halmia, Halmstad 18 1 4 13 20-46 6 Relegated 1953/54 Group composition Norrland Fagerviks GF (promoted) GIF Sundsvall (promoted) IFK Östersund (promoted) IF Älgarna, Härnösand (promoted) Ljunga IF (promoted) Ljusne AIK (promoted) Lycksele SK (promoted) Sandvikens AIK (promoted) Skellefteå AIK (promoted) Sollefteå GIF (promoted) Svealand Avesta AIK (promoted) Falu BS, Falun (promoted) Hammarby IF, Stockholm IFK Eskilstuna (promoted) IK Brage, Borlänge IK City, Eskilstuna Karlskoga IF (promoted) Örebro SK (relegated) Västerås IK (promoted) Västerås SK Götaland Åtvidabergs FF BK Derby, Linköping BK Häcken, Göteborg Halmstads BK Höganäs BK IFK Malmö (relegated) IFK Trelleborg IK Sleipner, Norrköping (promoted) Landskrona BoIS (promoted) Motala AIF Norrby IF, Borås Örgryte IS, Göteborg Redbergslids IK, Göteborg (promoted) Råå IF