The 2011 did a rewrite of article 680.22(C) and moved it to 680.21(C). I believe the intent was to make all pumps rated 20 amps or less to be GFCI protected whether cord & plug or direct wiring. Here is the rewrite:
If the pump is rated 12 amps then we can use a #12 wire at 75C and install a 25 or 30 amp breaker based on 250% in art 430. and thus does not need GFCI protection because the circuit is rated 25 amps. Is that correct?680.21(C) --Formerly 680.22(C)--GFCI Protection. Outlets supplying pool pump motors connected to single-phase, 120 volt through 240 volt branch circuits, rated 15 or 20 amperes, whether by receptacle or by direct connection, shall be provided with ground-fault circuit interrupter protection for personnel.