The teams asked for a reduction of the number of participants in the 1a Divisione. Vittorio Pozzo, the Italian football (soccer)coach, developed a plan to accommodate the team's requests but, after a vote, the plan did not pass: the smaller clubs feared that they would disappear if such a reduction was introduced.
This led to the creation of a new Italian football federation, the CCI (Confederazione Calcistica Italiana), that organized a championship concurrent to the FIGC championship.
This separation only lasted one season and the following summer, FIGC accepted the proposal to reduce the number of participants and subsequently recognized the CCI championship as an official scudetto, alongside their own 1921–22 Prima Categoria (FIGC) that ran concurrently.
Source: Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
The results of the matches between sides that were in the same qualification round were valid also for the final round (but not the goals scored in those matches). Due to this, Anconitana and Helvia Recina started the round with a 4-point bonus.