OHSAA Studying Expansion of Tournament Divisions in Several Sports

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OHSAA Studying Expansion of Tournament Divisions in Several Sports
Statewide meetings in January will give school administrators the opportunity for feedback

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors and staff have been discussing expanding tournament divisions in several sports, Executive Director Doug Ute has announced. The OHSAA will hold statewide meetings in January to present data and gather feedback on the topic, which seeks to address the wide enrollment differences from the top to bottom of the current divisional structure. Changes could mirror the OHSAA’s current football model, which puts a smaller number of the state’s largest schools in Division I.

Of note, the proposal does not add any additional tournament games and would be expected to be a revenue neutral expansion. The Board of Directors could act on a proposal as soon as early 2024. The sports currently being discussed include the sports of girls volleyball, girls and boys soccer, girls and boys basketball, softball and baseball.

Currently, more than 200 schools enter the postseason tournament in some divisions to compete for a state championship.

“Almost since day one when I became executive director (in September 2020), many administrators and coaches have expressed interest in expanding tournament divisions in several of our sports,” Ute said. “As everyone knows, we have seven tournament divisions in the sport of football, so why not give student-athletes, schools and their communities the same, or at least comparable, opportunities to compete for a state championship in some of our other sports.

“The Board of Directors has been very supportive when discussing this, and I have been pleased that we seem to be on the same page and could possibly have a proposal in front of the Board in the very near future,” Ute said. He added that the OHSAA will discuss adding tournament divisions in other sports in the future.

While the OHSAA Board of Directors has not recently been asked to act on formal proposals specifically on expansion, the Board has heard proposals that addressed the enrollment disparity between the schools at the top to the bottom of Division I in both 2006 and 2019. The only modification the OHSAA currently has in place addressing that issue is in football, where Division I is comprised of the top 10 percent of schools based on enrollment and the other six divisions are divided as evenly as possible. Currently in the sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and girls volleyball, the enrollment difference from the top to the bottom of schools in Division I is an average of 939 students, with highs of 955 in boys soccer (an enrollment range of 346 to 1,301); 954 in boys basketball (346 to 1,300); 944 in baseball (356 to 1,300) and 940 in girls volleyball (319 to 1,249).

The OHSAA has studied the number of tournament divisions and formats in other states and has found that several states, including many that have fewer schools, have more tournament divisions than Ohio. Other than football, the OHSAA has not expanded divisions in team sports since the 1980s. Ute also said that as many schools throughout the state have lost enrollment, the trend has been for those schools to leave their conferences or leagues and join ones that more closely resemble them from an enrollment standpoint. Placing schools into tournament divisions with those that have similar enrollments is one of the key elements that would be addressed by expansion.

“Our No. 1 goal is to do what’s best for the student-athletes,” Ute said. “We believe our member schools and their participants would support this. From a financial standpoint, we would not be playing more contests overall, we simply would be putting the same number of teams into more divisions. So, our initial thought is this would not have an impact on the OHSAA financially one way or the other.”

School administrators will be sent information on the statewide meetings in January, and the OHSAA will also continue to collect input from the various state coaches associations.

Any proposed changes in the number of tournament divisions would need to be approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors, as those guidelines are part of the OHSAA General Sports Regulations, not the OHSAA Constitution or Bylaws. Any changes to the OHSAA Constitution or Bylaws would require a vote of the membership.
 
 
It's about time. I always found it amusing coming from a state like Arizona that had 5 divisions in the 90s and then come to Ohio with more schools and only have 3 divisions.
 
The thought is to go to 5 divisions. Division I would have the 64 largest schools and the rest of divisions would be split evenly.
Better than nothing. Would love to know the # of schools that have added girls soccer in the last 20 years...I'd bet it's nearly 100 schools....yet the same 3 divisions have existed forever.

So you'd have 64 in D1 and then around 105 in each of the other 4 divisions.
 
Better than nothing. Would love to know the # of schools that have added girls soccer in the last 20 years...I'd bet it's nearly 100 schools....yet the same 3 divisions have existed forever.

So you'd have 64 in D1 and then around 105 in each of the other 4 divisions.
In the first season of 3 divisions in 2011, the OHSAA requirement was 500 girls team to make 3 divisions and that was achieved that year with 504 teams. This year there were less than 516 teams in the tournament. So 15 new teams in 12 years. Problem is still with your large metropolitan public schools (i.e. Cleveland City Schools, etc.) not being able to field soccer teams.
 
In the first season of 3 divisions in 2011, the OHSAA requirement was 500 girls team to make 3 divisions and that was achieved that year with 504 teams. This year there were less than 516 teams in the tournament. So 15 new teams in 12 years. Problem is still with your large metropolitan public schools (i.e. Cleveland City Schools, etc.) not being able to field soccer teams.
supposedly the proposal from the OHSAA is to move to 5 divisions in soccer....assuming the state would follow the model for football where the top 10% of enrollment are in D1.....but that would only be 50 schools so I could see them moving the top 64 to D1 for a cleaner tournament...and then the rest of the 450 or so spread out among the other 4 divisions. Would shrink the divisions to 112-114 schools per division in 2 through 5 (there's 170 now per division.
 
Looks like current proposal on the boys side is as follows

D1 Top 64 in enrollment
D2 Next 64
D3-5 the rest of the schools divided by 3.

Not sure what that means for girls side.
 
Looks like current proposal on the boys side is as follows

D1 Top 64 in enrollment
D2 Next 64
D3-5 the rest of the schools divided by 3.

Not sure what that means for girls side.
I like that less....but it's probably the same as the proposal for the girls.
 
I like that less....but it's probably the same as the proposal for the girls.
Not a fan either

I like the idea of a top 64 and then 4 balanced divisions

I do wonder if with 5 finals they dont stagger the boys and girls seasons so the finals would be on different weekends.
 
Projected new Division I (based on 2022 enrollment)
GIRLS SOCCER - School NameCity2022 Pre-CB
Division
2022 G Soccer Adj. Enrollment2022 G Soccer DivisionDivision Change
972MASONMASONDivision I1251Division I
550FAIRFIELDFAIRFIELDDivision I1153Division I
685HAMILTONHAMILTONDivision I1105Division I
836LAKOTA EASTLIBERTY TOWNSHIPDivision I1017Division I
837LAKOTA WESTWEST CHESTERDivision I997Division I
336CENTERVILLECENTERVILLEDivision I959Division I
1188OAK HILLSCINCINNATIDivision I931Division I
1677WEST CLERMONTCincinnatiDivision I926Division I
876GAHANNA LINCOLNGAHANNADivision I905Division I
807KETTERING FAIRMONTKETTERINGDivision I862Division I
1016MENTORMENTORDivision I860Division I
1290REYNOLDSBURG eSTEMREYNOLDSBURGDivision I857Division I
306CANTON McKINLEY SENIORCANTONDivision I855Division I
1610WALNUT HILLSCINCINNATIDivision I853Division I
268BRUNSWICKBRUNSWICKDivision I848Division I
178BEAVERCREEKBEAVERCREEKDivision I844Division I
1006MEDINAMEDINADivision I820Division I
1704WHITMERTOLEDODivision I784Division I
1034MILFORDMILFORDDivision I769Division I
1470SPRINGBOROSPRINGBORODivision I757Division I
1480SPRINGFIELDSPRINGFIELDDivision I756Division I
764JACKSONMassillonDivision I742Division I
716HILLIARD DAVIDSONHILLIARDDivision I738Division I
396COLERAINCINCINNATIDivision I736Division I
650GLENOAKCANTONDivision I723Division I
1211OLENTANGY ORANGELewis CenterDivision I719Division I
486DUBLIN JEROMEDUBLINDivision I714Division I
1088NEWARKNewarkDivision I709Division I
1274PRINCETONCINCINNATIDivision I709Division I
1026MIDDLETOWNMIDDLETOWNDivision I707Division I
1254PICKERINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CENTRALPICKERINGTONDivision I706Division I64 Teams
1498STRONGSVILLESTRONGSVILLEDivision I698Division I581-1251 Girls
682GROVEPORT MADISONGROVEPORTDivision I697Division I
894LORAINLORAINDivision I696Division I
200BEREA-MIDPARKBEREADivision I693Division I
532ELYRIAELYRIADivision I692Division I
1203OLENTANGY LIBERTYPOWELLDivision I687Division I
838LANCASTERLANCASTERDivision I676Division I
1686WESTLANDGALLOWAYDivision I676Division I
713HILLIARD BRADLEYHilliardDivision I666Division I
1638WAYNEHUBER HEIGHTSDivision I662Division I
1572UPPER ARLINGTONColumbusDivision I657Division I
1738THOMAS WORTHINGTONWORTHINGTONDivision I654Division I
680GROVE CITYGROVE CITYDivision I639Division I
1255PICKERINGTON HIGH SCHOOL NORTHPICKERINGTONDivision I636Division I
970MARYSVILLEMARYSVILLEDivision I635Division I
474DUBLIN COFFMANDUBLINDivision I631Division I
846LEBANONLEBANONDivision I630Division I
1248PERRYSBURGPERRYSBURGDivision I629Division I
1380ST URSULA ACADEMYCINCINNATIDivision I629Division I
704DELAWARE HAYESDELAWAREDivision I622Division I
1492STOW-MUNROE FALLSStowDivision I621Division I
540EUCLIDEUCLIDDivision I608Division I
1020MIAMISBURGMiamisburgDivision I608Division I
930MAGNIFICATROCKY RIVERDivision I603Division I
717HILLIARD DARBYHILLIARDDivision I601Division I
1202OLENTANGYLEWIS CENTERDivision I599Division I
1366ST JOSEPH ACADEMYCLEVELANDDivision I599Division I
1086NEW ALBANYNEW ALBANYDivision I598Division I
1201OLENTANGY BERLINDelawareDivision I598Division I
1674WESTERVILLE SOUTHWestervilleDivision I586Division I
385CLEVELAND HEIGHTSCleveland HeightsDivision I584Division I
1508SYCAMORECINCINNATIDivision I584Division I
1076MOUNT NOTRE DAMECINCINNATIDivision I581Division I
 
Projected new Division II (based on 2022 enrollment)
GIRLS SOCCER - School NameCity2022 Pre-CB
Division
2022 G Soccer Adj. Enrollment2022 G Soccer DivisionDivision Change
1672WESTERVILLE NORTHWESTERVILLEDivision II573Division II
1671WESTERVILLE CENTRALWESTERVILLEDivision II571Division II
1142NORTHMONTCLAYTONDivision II564Division II
1428SOLONSOLONDivision II562Division II
692WARREN G HARDINGWARRENDivision II554Division II
586FINDLAYFINDLAYDivision II553Division II
1408SHAKER HEIGHTSSHAKER HEIGHTSDivision II550Division II
345CENTRAL CROSSINGGROVE CITYDivision II550Division II
730HOOVERNORTH CANTONDivision II536Division II
150AVONAVONDivision II535Division II
1741WORTHINGTON KILBOURNECOLUMBUSDivision II535Division II
1614WALSH JESUITCUYAHOGA FALLSDivision II534Division II
884LITTLE MIAMIMORROWDivision II525Division II
475DUBLIN SCIOTODUBLINDivision II523Division II
740HUDSONHUDSONDivision II522Division II
124ANTHONY WAYNEWHITEHOUSEDivision II521Division II
1402SETONCINCINNATIDivision II515Division II
1382ST URSULA ACADEMYTOLEDODivision II514Division II
832LAKEWOODLAKEWOODDivision II511Division II
1606WADSWORTHWADSWORTHDivision II507Division II
868LICKING HEIGHTSPATASKALADivision II504Division II
1244PERRYMassillonDivision II503Division II
810KINGSKings MillsDivision II501Division II
610FRANKLIN HEIGHTSCOLUMBUSDivision II501Division II
1632WATKINS MEMORIALPATASKALADivision II500Division II
1312RIVERSIDEPainesvilleDivision II498Division II
1526TEAYS VALLEYASHVILLEDivision II497Division II
148AUSTINTOWN-FITCHAUSTINTOWNDivision II496Division II64 Teams
1552TROYTROYDivision II493Division II410-573 Girls
1152NORTH RIDGEVILLEN RIDGEVILLEDivision II492Division II
1698WHETSTONECOLUMBUSDivision II491Division II
1719WINTON WOODSCINCINNATIDivision II491Division II
1510SYLVANIA NORTHVIEWSYLVANIADivision II489Division II
696HARRISONHARRISONDivision II485Division II
904LOVELANDLOVELANDDivision II479Division II
1116NORDONIAMACEDONIADivision II479Division II
350TWINSBURGTWINSBURGDivision II478Division II
1182NOTRE DAME ACADEMYTOLEDODivision II473Division II
1154NORTH ROYALTONNORTH ROYALTONDivision II472Division II
118ANDERSONCINCINNATIDivision II471Division II
632GARFIELD HEIGHTSGARFIELD HTSDivision II471Division II
152AVON LAKEAVON LAKEDivision II461Division II
302CANAL WINCHESTERCANAL WINCHESTERDivision II458Division II
670GREENUniontownDivision II456Division II
516EDGEWOODTRENTONDivision II453Division II
1078MOUNT VERNONMOUNT VERNONDivision II450Division II
1122NORTHEASTLAKEDivision II448Division II
238BOARDMANYOUNGSTOWNDivision II447Division II
1476SPRINGFIELDHollandDivision II437Division II
372CLAYOREGONDivision II432Division II
248BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HTSBROADVIEW HEIGHTSDivision II431Division II
444CUYAHOGA FALLSCUYAHOGA FALLSDivision II431Division II
1484STEBBINSRIVERSIDEDivision II431Division II
224BISHOP WATTERSONCOLUMBUSDivision II428Division II
1140NORTHLANDCOLUMBUSDivision II426Division II
1582URSULINE ACADEMYCINCINNATIDivision II422Division II
1746XENIAXENIADivision II421Division II
690MARION HARDINGMARIONDivision II421Division II
1486STEELEAMHERSTDivision II421Division II
1204OLMSTED FALLSOLMSTED FALLSDivision II418Division II
980MAYFIELDMAYFIELD VILLAGEDivision II417Division II
160BARBERTONBARBERTONDivision II415Division II
1440SOUTHWILLOUGHBYDivision II411Division II
548FAIRBORNFairbornDivision I410Division I
 
Projected new Division III (based on 2022 enrollment)
GIRLS SOCCER - School NameCity2022 Pre-CB
Division
2022 G Soccer Adj. Enrollment2022 G Soccer DivisionDivision Change
214BIG WALNUTSUNBURYDivision III409Division III
1146NORTH OLMSTEDNORTH OLMSTEDDivision III409Division III
1512SYLVANIA SOUTHVIEWSYLVANIADivision III409Division III
1118NORMANDYPARMADivision III406Division III
1736WOOSTERWOOSTERDivision III404Division III
528ELLETAKRONDivision III403Division III
1588VALLEY FORGEPARMA HEIGHTSDivision III402Division III129 Teams
616FREMONT ROSSFREMONTDivision III401Division III247-409 Girls
1232PARMAPARMADivision III401Division III
822LAKEUniontownDivision III399Division III
710HIGHLANDMEDINADivision III395Division III
138ASHLANDASHLANDDivision III392Division III
364CHILLICOTHECHILLICOTHEDivision III392Division III
1624WASHINGTONMassillonDivision III389Division III
270BRUSHLYNDHURSTDivision III387Division III
888LOGANLOGANDivision III387Division III
1684WESTLAKEWESTLAKEDivision III378Division III
1394SANDUSKYSANDUSKYDivision III377Division III
1326THEODORE ROOSEVELTKENTDivision III377Division III
1554TURPINCINCINNATIDivision III375Division III
1660WEST CARROLLTONWEST CARROLLTONDivision III369Division III
140LAKESIDEAshtabulaDivision III369Division III
700HATHAWAY BROWN SCHOOLSHAKER HEIGHTSDivision III369Division III
1120NORTHAKRONDivision III365Division III
1330ROSSHAMILTONDivision III363Division III
1180NOTRE DAME-CATHEDRAL LATINCHARDONDivision III360Division III
1520TALAWANDAOXFORDDivision III358Division III
1422SIDNEYSIDNEYDivision III353Division III
1258PIQUAPIQUADivision III352Division III
1544TRI-VALLEYDRESDENDivision III350Division III
1616WAPAKONETAWAPAKONETADivision III348Division III
902LOUISVILLELOUISVILLEDivision III346Division III
292BUTLERVANDALIADivision III345Division III
360CHARDONCHARDONDivision III342Division III
922MADISONMADISONDivision III342Division III
872LIMA SENIORLIMADivision III338Division III
242BOWLING GREENBOWLING GREENDivision III338Division III
1235PONITZ CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTERDAYTONDivision III335Division III
1348ST FRANCIS DeSALESCOLUMBUSDivision III335Division III
1030MIDVIEWGraftonDivision III334Division III
736HOWLANDWARRENDivision III334Division III
1288REVERERICHFIELDDivision III330Division III
1664WESTERN BROWNMOUNT ORABDivision III330Division III
184BELLBROOKBELLBROOKDivision III329Division III
1320ROCKY RIVERROCKY RIVERDivision III328Division III
406COLUMBIANTIFFINDivision III327Division III
1164NORTHWESTCINCINNATIDivision III325Division III
658GOSHENGoshenDivision III324Division III
1550TROTWOOD-MADISONTROTWOODDivision III324Division III
926MADISON COMPREHENSIVEMANSFIELDDivision III323Division III
146AURORAAURORADivision III323Division III
352CHAMINADE JULIENNEDAYTONDivision III322Division III
1062MONROEMONROEDivision III321Division III
678GREENVILLEGREENVILLEDivision III319Division III
724ARCHBISHOP HOBANAKRONDivision III319Division III
7488STIVERS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTSDAYTONDivision III317Division III
702HAWKENGATES MILLSDivision III317Division III
956MARIETTAMARIETTADivision III315Division III
1106NEW PHILADELPHIAN PHILADELPHIADivision III314Division III
180BEDFORDBEDFORDDivision III312Division III
608FRANKLINFRANKLINDivision III310Division III
642GILMOUR ACADEMYGATES MILLSDivision III309Division III
422COPLEYCOPLEYDivision III308Division III
472DOVERDOVERDivision III308Division III
1750ZANESVILLEZANESVILLEDivision III308Division III
332CENTENNIALCOLUMBUSDivision III308Division III
940MANSFIELD SENIORMANSFIELDDivision III306Division III
1160NORWALKNORWALKDivision III305Division III
112ALLIANCEALLIANCEDivision III304Division III
666GRANVILLEGRANVILLEDivision III301Division III
1700WHITEHALL-YEARLINGWHITEHALLDivision III301Division III
276BUCKEYEMEDINADivision III300Division III
984MERCY MCAULEYCINCINNATIDivision III300Division III
168BAYBAY VILLAGEDivision III299Division III
320CARROLLDAYTONDivision III299Division III
1528TECUMSEHNEW CARLISLEDivision III298Division III
802KENSTONCHAGRIN FALLSDivision III297Division III
698HARVEYPAINESVILLEDivision III293Division III
1410SHAWEAST CLEVELANDDivision III293Division III
1488STEUBENVILLESTEUBENVILLEDivision III290Division III
1534TIPPECANOETIPP CITYDivision III289Division III
218BISHOP HARTLEYCOLUMBUSDivision III288Division III
796JONATHAN ALDERPLAIN CITYDivision III288Division III
1420SHERIDANTHORNVILLEDivision III288Division III
390CLOVERLEAFLODIDivision III287Division III
1224PADUA FRANCISCANPARMADivision III286Division III
212BEXLEYCOLUMBUSDivision III284Division III
686HAMILTON TOWNSHIPCOLUMBUSDivision III284Division III
1022MIAMI TRACEWASHINGTON CHDivision III284Division III
526ELIDAELIDADivision III283Division III
718HILLSBOROHILLSBORODivision III283Division III
342CENTRAL CATHOLICToledoDivision III283Division III
330CELINACELINADivision III281Division III
464DEFIANCEDEFIANCEDivision III281Division III
1412SHAWNEELIMADivision III280Division III
976MAUMEEMAUMEEDivision III279Division III
1524TAYLORCLEVESDivision III278Division III
304CANFIELDCANFIELDDivision III276Division III
1522TALLMADGETALLMADGEDivision III276Division III
1714WILMINGTONWILMINGTONDivision III275Division III
188BELLEFONTAINEBELLEFONTAINEDivision III275Division III
634GENEVAGENEVADivision III274Division III
1568UNIOTOCHILLICOTHEDivision III271Division III
856LEXINGTONLEXINGTONDivision III270Division III
144ATHENSTHE PLAINSDivision III269Division III
1206ONTARIOONTARIODivision III265Division III
158BADINHAMILTONDivision III265Division III
762JACKSONJACKSONDivision III264Division III
1596VAN WERTVAN WERTDivision III264Division III
286BUCKEYE VALLEYDELAWAREDivision III263Division III
964MARLINGTONALLIANCEDivision III263Division III
1158NORTONNORTONDivision III261Division III
232BLOOM-CARROLLCARROLLDivision III260Division III
870LICKING VALLEYNEWARKDivision III260Division III
788JOHN GLENNNEW CONCORDDivision III258Division III
392CLYDECLYDEDivision III258Division III
892LONDONLONDONDivision III258Division III
272BRYANBRYANDivision III257Division III
164BATAVIABATAVIADivision III256Division III
1626WASHINGTONWASHINGTON C.H.Division III255Division III
1678WEST GEAUGACHESTERLANDDivision III255Division III
914LUTHERAN WESTROCKY RIVERDivision III254Division III
1618WARRENVINCENTDivision III251Division III
1724WOODRIDGEPENINSULADivision III251Division III
728HOLY NAMEPARMA HEIGHTSDivision III249Division III
554FAIRFIELD UNIONLANCASTERDivision III248Division III
824LAKE CATHOLICMENTORDivision III248Division III
370CIRCLEVILLECIRCLEVILLEDivision III247Division III
10037CRISTO REY COLUMBUSColumbusDivision III247Division III
706HEATHHEATHDivision III247Division III
 
Projected new Division IV (based on 2022 enrollment)
GIRLS SOCCER - School NameCity2022 Pre-CB
Division
2022 G Soccer Adj. Enrollment2022 G Soccer Division
1472SPRINGFIELDAKRONDivision IV245Division IV
1496STREETSBOROSTREETSBORODivision IV245Division IV
1108NEW RICHMONDNEW RICHMONDDivision IV245Division IV
174BEAUMONT SCHOOLCLEVELAND HTS.Division IV244Division IV
751INDIAN CREEKWINTERSVILLEDivision IV243Division IV
752INDIAN HILLCINCINNATIDivision IV240Division IV
738HUBBARDHUBBARDDivision IV240Division IV
1392SALEMSalemDivision IV240Division IV
1416SHELBYShelbyDivision IV238Division IV
988MC CLAINGREENFIELDDivision IV238Division IV
1314RIVER VALLEYCALEDONIADivision IV238Division IV
1281RAVENNARavennaDivision IV236Division IV
1680WEST HOLMESMILLERSBURGDivision IV235Division IV
300CAMBRIDGECAMBRIDGEDivision IV233Division IV
1190OAKWOODDAYTONDivision IV233Division IV
994NILES MC KINLEYNILESDivision IV233Division IV
448CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMYCUYAHOGA FALLSDivision IV233Division IV
1744WYOMINGCINCINNATIDivision IV232Division IV
1332ROSSFORDRossfordDivision IV229Division IV
1012ST MARYS MEMORIALST MARYSDivision IV228Division IV
346CHAGRIN FALLSCHAGRIN FALLSDivision IV226Division IV
1162NORTHWESTCANAL FULTONDivision IV226Division IV
514EDGEWOODASHTABULADivision IV226Division IV
1384ST VINCENT-ST MARYAKRONDivision IV225Division IV
262BROOKSIDESHEFFIELDDivision IV225Division IV
1046MINERVAMINERVADivision IV223Division IV
322CARROLLTONCARROLLTONDivision IV222Division IV
1598VERMILIONVERMILIONDivision IV222Division IV
1578URBANAURBANADivision IV221Division IV
166BATHLIMADivision IV221Division IV
1322ROGER BACONST BERNARDDivision IV221Division IV
510EATONEATONDivision IV220Division IV
428COVENTRYAKRONDivision IV220Division IV130 Teams
1240PERKINSSANDUSKYDivision IV220Division IV168-245
1208ORANGEPEPPER PIKEDivision IV218Division IV
998ARCHBISHOP McNICHOLASCINCINNATIDivision IV218Division IV
582BISHOP FENWICKFRANKLINDivision IV216Division IV
1316RIVER VIEWWARSAWDivision IV215Division IV
712HIGHLANDMARENGODivision IV214Division IV
862LIBERTY-BENTONFINDLAYDivision IV214Division IV
534ELYRIA CATHOLICELYRIADivision IV213Division IV
590FIRELANDSOBERLINDivision IV212Division IV
1636WAVERLYWAVERLYDivision IV211Division IV
388CLINTON-MASSIECLARKSVILLEDivision IV211Division IV
1266PORT CLINTONPORT CLINTONDivision IV210Division IV
294HARRISON CENTRALCADIZDivision IV210Division IV
1504SUMMIT COUNTRY DAYCINCINNATIDivision IV210Division IV
584FIELDMOGADOREDivision IV209Division IV
1634WAUSEONWAUSEONDivision IV209Division IV
369CINCINNATI HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMYCINCINNATIDivision IV209Division IV
1432CANTON SOUTHCANTONDivision IV208Division IV
500EAST LIVERPOOLEAST LIVERPOOLDivision IV207Division IV
806KENTON RIDGESPRINGFIELDDivision IV207Division IV
1212OTSEGOBowling GreenDivision IV207Division IV
1590VALLEY VIEWGERMANTOWNDivision IV206Division IV
774JEFFERSON AREAJEFFERSONDivision IV205Division IV
820LAKEMILLBURYDivision IV205Division IV
890LOGAN ELMCIRCLEVILLEDivision IV205Division IV
198BENJAMIN LOGANBELLEFONTAINEDivision IV205Division IV
1658WEST BRANCHBELOITDivision IV205Division IV
378CLEAR FORKBELLVILLEDivision IV204Division IV
570FAIRVIEWFAIRVIEW PARKDivision IV203Division IV
644GIRARDGIRARDDivision IV203Division IV
1068MORGANMC CONNELSVILLEDivision IV201Division IV
440CRESTWOODMANTUADivision IV201Division IV
1080NAPOLEONNAPOLEONDivision IV201Division IV
1100NEW LEXINGTONNEW LEXINGTONDivision IV201Division IV
202BERKSHIREBURTONDivision IV201Division IV
1168NORTHWESTERNSPRINGFIELDDivision IV200Division IV
1404SEVEN HILLSCINCINNATIDivision IV200Division IV
804KENTONKENTONDivision IV199Division IV
556FAIRLANDPROCTORVILLEDivision IV198Division IV
1246PERRYPERRYDivision IV197Division IV
622GALLIA ACADEMYGALLIPOLISDivision IV197Division IV
754INDIAN LAKELEWISTOWNDivision IV197Division IV
1252PHILODUNCAN FALLSDivision IV196Division IV
1644WAYNESVILLEWAYNESVILLEDivision IV196Division IV
1344ST CLAIRSVILLEST CLAIRSVILLEDivision IV196Division IV
560FAIRLESSNAVARREDivision IV196Division IV
1580URSULINEYOUNGSTOWNDivision IV196Division IV
416CONNEAUTCONNEAUTDivision IV195Division IV
982MAYSVILLEZANESVILLEDivision IV195Division IV
1500STRUTHERSSTRUTHERSDivision IV194Division IV
208BETHEL-TATEBETHELDivision IV194Division IV
660GRAHAM LOCALST PARISDivision IV193Division IV
1184OAK HARBOROAK HARBORDivision IV193Division IV
176BEAVEREast LiverpoolDivision IV191Division IV
426COSHOCTONCOSHOCTONDivision IV191Division IV
1690WEST MUSKINGUMZANESVILLEDivision IV189Division IV
1364VILLA ANGELA-ST JOSEPHCLEVELANDDivision IV189Division IV
1264POLAND SEMINARYPOLANDDivision IV187Division IV
794JOHNSTOWNJOHNSTOWNDivision IV187Division IV
830LAKEWOODHEBRONDivision IV186Division IV
318CARLISLECARLISLEDivision IV185Division IV
1214OTTAWA-GLANDORFOTTAWADivision IV185Division IV
620GALIONGALIONDivision IV185Division IV
108ALEXANDERAlbanyDivision IV185Division IV
1134NORTH COLLEGE HILLCINCINNATIDivision IV185Division IV
1574UPPER SANDUSKYUPPER SANDUSKYDivision IV184Division IV
508EASTWOODPEMBERVILLEDivision IV184Division IV
366CHIPPEWADOYLESTOWNDivision IV183Division IV
1414SHAWNEESPRINGFIELDDivision IV183Division IV
1448SOUTHEASTRAVENNADivision IV182Division IV
676GREENONEnonDivision IV182Division IV
1284READINGReadingDivision IV182Division IV
228BLANCHESTERBLANCHESTERDivision IV181Division IV
828LAKEVIEWCORTLANDDivision IV180Division IV
132ARCHBISHOP ALTERKETTERINGDivision IV180Division IV
1272PREBLE SHAWNEECAMDENDivision IV178Division IV
368CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAYCINCINNATIDivision IV178Division IV
519EDISONRICHMONDDivision IV177Division IV
134ARCHBOLDARCHBOLDDivision IV177Division IV
1688WEST LIBERTY-SALEMWEST LIBERTYDivision IV177Division IV
414COLUMBUS SCHOOL FOR GIRLSCOLUMBUSDivision IV177Division IV
808KEYSTONELA GRANGEDivision IV176Division IV
1676WESTFALLWILLIAMSPORTDivision IV176Division IV
114AMANDA-CLEARCREEKAMANDADivision IV175Division IV
1752ZANE TRACECHILLICOTHEDivision IV174Division IV
362CHESAPEAKECHESAPEAKEDivision IV174Division IV
2100TREE OF LIFE CHRISTIANCOLUMBUSDivision IV174Division IV
746HURONHURONDivision IV172Division IV
954MARIEMONTCINCINNATIDivision IV171Division IV
518EDISONMILANDivision IV171Division IV
382CLERMONT NORTHEASTERNBATAVIADivision IV171Division IV
410COLUMBUS ACADEMYGAHANNADivision IV171Division IV
636GENOA AREAGENOADivision IV170Division IV
1176NORWOODNorwoodDivision IV169Division IV
1270PORTSMOUTH WESTWEST PORTSMOUTHDivision IV169Division IV
220BISHOP READYCOLUMBUSDivision IV169Division IV
924MADISON SENIORMIDDLETOWNDivision IV168Division IV
1956CLARK MONTESSORICINCINNATIDivision IV168Division IV
 
Projected new Division V (based on 2022 enrollment)
GIRLS SOCCER - School NameCity2022 Pre-CB
Division
2022 G Soccer Adj. Enrollment2022 G Soccer Division
1696WHEELERSBURGWHEELERSBURGDivision V168Division V
936MANCHESTERNew FranklinDivision V167Division V
354CHAMPIONWARRENDivision V165Division V
1560TUSLAWMassillonDivision V164Division V
1018MIAMI EASTCASSTOWNDivision V164Division V
310CARDINAL MOONEYYOUNGSTOWNDivision V164Division V
260BROOKLYNBROOKLYNDivision V163Division V
1318ROCK HILLIRONTONDivision V163Division V
1166NORTHWESTMC DERMOTTDivision V163Division V
1506SWANTONSWANTONDivision V163Division V
1542TRINITY HSGARFIELD HTS.Division V162Division V
1740WORTHINGTON CHRISTIANWorthingtonDivision V162Division V
170BEACHWOODBEACHWOODDivision V161Division V
1276PURCELL MARIANCINCINNATIDivision V161Division V
206BETHELTIPP CITYDivision V160Division V
1706WICKLIFFEWICKLIFFEDivision V159Division V
630GARFIELDGARRETTSVILLEDivision V159Division V
264BROOKVILLEBROOKVILLEDivision V158Division V
920MADEIRACINCINNATIDivision V157Division V
1548TRIWAYWOOSTERDivision V157Division V
1042MILTON-UNIONWEST MILTONDivision V156Division V
1458SOUTH POINTSOUTH POINTDivision V154Division V
1300RIDGEWOODWEST LAFAYETTEDivision V154Division V
1256PIKETONPIKETONDivision V154Division V
1048MINFORDMINFORDDivision V154Division V
812KIRTLANDKIRTLANDDivision V152Division V
1280PYMATUNING VALLEYANDOVERDivision V151Division V
544FAIRBANKSMilford CenterDivision V150Division V
496EASTERNWinchesterDivision V149Division V
1174NORWAYNECRESTONDivision V149Division V
1170NORTHWESTERNWEST SALEMDivision V149Division V130 Teams
928MADISON-PLAINSLONDONDivision V146Division V13-168
1460SOUTH RANGECanfieldDivision V145Division V
1426SMITHVILLESMITHVILLEDivision V145Division V
1570UNITEDHANOVERTONDivision V144Division V
436CRESTVIEWCOLUMBIANADivision V144Division V
672GREENEVIEWJAMESTOWNDivision V144Division V
1328ROOTSTOWNROOTSTOWNDivision V143Division V
120ANNAANNADivision V143Division V
1450SOUTHEASTERNCHILLICOTHEDivision V143Division V
394COLDWATERCOLDWATERDivision V142Division V
1650WELLINGTONWELLINGTONDivision V142Division V
916LYNCHBURG-CLAYLYNCHBURGDivision V140Division V
1640WAYNEDALEAPPLE CREEKDivision V139Division V
1136NORTHEASTERNSPRINGFIELDDivision V138Division V
1396SANDY VALLEYMAGNOLIADivision V137Division V
1172NORTHWOODNORTHWOODDivision V137Division V
462DEER PARKCINCINNATIDivision V136Division V
236BLUFFTONBLUFFTONDivision V135Division V
466DELTADELTADivision V135Division V
408COLUMBIANACOLUMBIANADivision V135Division V
1529WELLINGTON SCHOOLCOLUMBUSDivision V135Division V
866LIBERTY UNIONBALTIMOREDivision V134Division V
434CRESTVIEWASHLANDDivision V133Division V
946MAPLETONASHLANDDivision V132Division V
1260PLEASANTMARIONDivision V130Division V
470DIXIENEW LEBANONDivision V129Division V
1128NORTH ADAMSSEAMANDivision V128Division V
1592VAN BURENVAN BURENDivision V128Division V
664GRANDVIEW HEIGHTSCOLUMBUSDivision V127Division V
864LIBERTY CENTERLIBERTY CENTERDivision V126Division V
1712WILLIAMSBURGWILLIAMSBURGDivision V126Division V
110ALLEN EASTHarrodDivision V125Division V
1682WEST JEFFERSONWest JeffersonDivision V125Division V
256BROOKFIELDBROOKFIELDDivision V125Division V
588FINNEYTOWNCINCINNATIDivision V124Division V
638GEORGETOWNGEORGETOWNDivision V122Division V
772JEFFERSONDELPHOSDivision V121Division V
720HILLSDALEJEROMESVILLEDivision V121Division V
542EVERGREENMETAMORADivision V120Division V
552FAIRFIELDLEESBURGDivision V120Division V
460DAYTON CHRISTIANMIAMISBURGDivision V119Division V
446CUYAHOGA HEIGHTSCuyahoga HeightsDivision V118Division V
404COLUMBIACOLUMBIA STATIONDivision V118Division V
662GRAND VALLEYORWELLDivision V117Division V
750INDEPENDENCEINDEPENDENCEDivision V115Division V
1216OTTAWA HILLSTOLEDODivision V114Division V
823LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOLHARTVILLEDivision V114Division V
1748YELLOW SPRINGSYELLOW SPRINGSDivision V113Division V
900LOUDONVILLELOUDONVILLEDivision V112Division V
1562TRI-COUNTY NORTHLEWISBURGDivision V112Division V
1304RITTMANRITTMANDivision V112Division V
1478SPRINGFIELDNEW MIDDLETOWNDivision V110Division V
1630WATERLOOATWATERDivision V110Division V
1468SPENCERVILLESPENCERVILLEDivision V110Division V
1553TROY CHRISTIANTROYDivision V109Division V
1112NEWTON FALLSNEWTON FALLSDivision V108Division V
1722WOODMOREElmoreDivision V108Division V
340CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLICCANTONDivision V107Division V
1378ST THOMAS AQUINASLOUISVILLEDivision V106Division V
1308RIVERDALEMT. BLANCHARDDivision V102Division V
714HILANDBERLINDivision V100Division V
1747LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMYXENIADivision V100Division V
412COLUMBUS GROVECOLUMBUS GROVEDivision V99Division V
1082NATIONAL TRAILNEW PARISDivision V99Division V
1192OBERLINOBERLINDivision V98Division V
942MANSFIELD CHRISTIANMANSFIELDDivision V96Division V
580FELICITY-FRANKLINFELICITYDivision V93Division V
1564TWIN VALLEY SOUTHWEST ALEXANDRIADivision V91Division V
100ADAADADivision V90Division V
438CRESTVIEWCONVOYDivision V89Division V
786JOHN F KENNEDYWARRENDivision V87Division V
1302RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTONRIPLEYDivision V84Division V
312CARDINAL STRITCH CATHOLICOREGONDivision V84Division V
576FAYETTEVILLE-PERRYFAYETTEVILLEDivision V83Division V
326CATHOLIC CENTRALSTEUBENVILLEDivision V82Division V
156BADGERKINSMANDivision V81Division V
1207OPEN DOOR CHRISTIANELYRIADivision V79Division V
1114NEWTON LOCALPLEASANT HILLDivision V78Division V
852LEHMAN CATHOLICSIDNEYDivision V78Division V
254BRISTOLBristolvilleDivision V77Division V
240BOTKINSBOTKINSDivision V76Division V
1452SOUTHEASTERN LOCALSOUTH CHARLESTONDivision V75Division V
1038MILLER CITYMILLER CITYDivision V74Division V
324CATHOLIC CENTRALSPRINGFIELDDivision V73Division V
850LEETONIALEETONIADivision V72Division V
1358ST JOHN'SDELPHOSDivision V71Division V
798KALIDAKALIDADivision V70Division V
424CORY-RAWSONRAWSONDivision V66Division V
1218OTTOVILLEOTTOVILLEDivision V65Division V
874LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLICLIMADivision V65Division V
948MAPLEWOODCORTLANDDivision V62Division V
1376ST PETER'SMANSFIELDDivision V62Division V
420CONTINENTALCONTINENTALDivision V59Division V
898LORDSTOWNWARRENDivision V56Division V
594FISHER CATHOLICLANCASTERDivision V56Division V
423CORNERSTONE CHRISTIANWILLOUGHBYDivision V50Division V
600FORT JENNINGSFORT JENNINGSDivision V50Division V
222BISHOP ROSECRANSZANESVILLEDivision V45Division V
341CENTRAL CHRISTIANKIDRONDivision V45Division V
1368ST JOSEPH CENTRALIRONTONDivision V13Division V
 
Not a fan either

I like the idea of a top 64 and then 4 balanced divisions

I do wonder if with 5 finals they dont stagger the boys and girls seasons so the finals would be on different weekends.
After looking at the current proposal of 64, 64, 129, 130, and 130 teams per division, I agree that it should be 64 in Division I with the remaining 453 teams being divided up into four divisions (113-114 teams per division) which increases everyone's chance to win a state title in Divisions II-V.
However, I understand the counter argument for the current proposal. The difference in school enrollment in each division (II-V) are all within 163. The interesting thing about the current proposal is that most of the state powerhouses are crammed into Divisions I, II, and IV (6+) with divisions III and V having fewer powerhouses (2-3) increasing the likelihood of non-powerhouse winning a state title.
 
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@ Pundit - just curious where you got your numbers from - I went to the following link on the OHSAA site and got slightly different numbers


The reason is MND just squeaks in with the number you have but in the one that I reference above - from what I am seeing, there is no catholic/private girls school in D1. While this is very interesting in Soccer, I am surprised that the Girls volleyball Forum is not going crazy with this news/
 
@ Pundit - just curious where you got your numbers from - I went to the following link on the OHSAA site and got slightly different numbers


The reason is MND just squeaks in with the number you have but in the one that I reference above - from what I am seeing, there is no catholic/private girls school in D1. While this is very interesting in Soccer, I am surprised that the Girls volleyball Forum is not going crazy with this news/
1380ST URSULA ACADEMYCINCINNATIDivision I629Division I
704DELAWARE HAYESDELAWAREDivision I622Division I
1492STOW-MUNROE FALLSStowDivision I621Division I
540EUCLIDEUCLIDDivision I608Division I
1020MIAMISBURGMiamisburgDivision I608Division I
930MAGNIFICATROCKY RIVERDivision I603Division I
717HILLIARD DARBYHILLIARDDivision I601Division I
1202OLENTANGYLEWIS CENTERDivision I599Division I
1366ST JOSEPH ACADEMYCLEVELANDDivision I599Division I
1086NEW ALBANYNEW ALBANYDivision I598Division I
1201OLENTANGY BERLINDelawareDivision I598Division I
1674WESTERVILLE SOUTHWestervilleDivision I586Division I
385CLEVELAND HEIGHTSCleveland HeightsDivision I584Division I
1508SYCAMORECINCINNATIDivision I584Division I
1076MOUNT NOTRE DAMECINCINNATIDivision I581Division I

In RED are catholic schools.
 
1380ST URSULA ACADEMYCINCINNATIDivision I629Division I
704DELAWARE HAYESDELAWAREDivision I622Division I
1492STOW-MUNROE FALLSStowDivision I621Division I
540EUCLIDEUCLIDDivision I608Division I
1020MIAMISBURGMiamisburgDivision I608Division I
930MAGNIFICATROCKY RIVERDivision I603Division I
717HILLIARD DARBYHILLIARDDivision I601Division I
1202OLENTANGYLEWIS CENTERDivision I599Division I
1366ST JOSEPH ACADEMYCLEVELANDDivision I599Division I
1086NEW ALBANYNEW ALBANYDivision I598Division I
1201OLENTANGY BERLINDelawareDivision I598Division I
1674WESTERVILLE SOUTHWestervilleDivision I586Division I
385CLEVELAND HEIGHTSCleveland HeightsDivision I584Division I
1508SYCAMORECINCINNATIDivision I584Division I
1076MOUNT NOTRE DAMECINCINNATIDivision I581Division I

In RED are catholic schools.
Thanks - looks like the list for '23 volleyball and soccer vary a bit
 
The competitive balance number for each sport might be different. Which would cause the slight difference in the total number from each list.
Thanks for the info!

That is interesting with the CB #'s - wonder why the #'s are different. Seems to me that would be harder to manage by the OHSAA especially since they are both fall sprots
 
Thanks for the info!

That is interesting with the CB #'s - wonder why the #'s are different. Seems to me that would be harder to manage by the OHSAA especially since they are both fall sprots
The CB #s are determined by the number of athletes on last year's rosters that are classified as Tier 1 or Tier 2. Different rosters for soccer and volleyball so likely a variance in each sport's CB #.
 
I don't know why they are always in such a hurry to announce these divisions. It doesn't affect anything until the playoffs.

Why not just wait for fall rosters and then go from there? You have 8 weeks from the beginning of the season until the playoffs start.

Also with EdChoice movement might be higher than normal this summer
 
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