OHSAA releases new playoff region, divisional assignments

By Marcus Hartman

The OHSAA revealed brand-new divisional tasks for loss sporting activities on Monday, including protecting state football champions Versailles and Marion Local.

No location football groups left or joined Division I, yet Springboro and also Middletown relocated from Area 2 to Region 4.

That indicates they will be organized with just teams from Southwest Ohio as opposed to the mix of groups from the southwest, northwest as well as main regions that become part of Area 2.

Locally, Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont, Miamisburg, Northmont, 2021 state runner-up Springfield as well as Wayne are all still part of Region 2 together with many especially Dublin Coffman, Findlay as well as Perrysburg, to name a few.

In Region 4, the Panthers, as well as Middies, join Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota East, Lakota West and Lebanon, who all need to contend with Cincinnati powers Colerain, Senior citizen, Moeller and also St. Xavier, among others.

The OHSAA uses data provided by the Ohio Department of Education to figure out each school’s base registration numbers for children and also ladies sports.

In football, beach ball and also soccer, those numbers are adjusted based upon a competitive equilibrium formula that considers students on a respective team from various other districts or who have actually altered institutions given that seventh quality.

Local break downs for the sports that use competitive balance information are supposed to be reconfigured each year, while the others are reconfigured every two years.

Last year, the OHSAA stuck with 2020-21 divisions and also areas because of the influence of COVID-19 on institution enrollment.

Right here are the modifications in the various other divisions:

Division II: Ross went up from Department III as a result of a boost in enrollment.

Division III: West Carrollton moved below Department II after affordable equilibrium changes were applied to all colleges.

Since of registration while the competitive balance adjustment protected against Chaminade Julienne from dropping to Department IV, Tecumseh moved down from D2.

The Eagles continue to be in Area 12, which also includes the Pirates and also Arrows together with 2021 state runner-up Badin, Bellbrook, Butler, Carroll, Elida, Franklin, Goshen, Greenville, Hillsboro, Cincinnati Hughes, Meadowdale, Monroe, Mount Healthy, Brand-new Richmond, Oakwood, Lima Shawnee, Thurgood Marshall, Tippecanoe, Trotwood-Madison, Western Brown, Wilmington and Cincinnati Woodward.

Oakwood as well as Meadowdale went up a division because of enrollment while Badin moved up as a result of competitive balance.

Department IV: Springfield Shawnee, Bethel as well as Benjamin Logan went up from Division V as a result of registration while that is the reason Dunbar as well as Ponitz moved down from Division III.

Fenwick moved down from Department III, however the Falcons would have been in Department V if not for affordable equilibrium.

The very same is true of Alter, though the Knights’ registration was only bumped by 30 to 219 while Badin’s went from 179 to 265.

Division V: Waynesville, Milton-Union, and Northwestern relocated below Division IV because of registration while Coldwater (2021 state runner-up in Department VI), Miami East, Greeneview as well as Northeastern moved up.

Green would have transferred to Department IV based on raw enrollment numbers, but the Knights stayed in Division V after affordable equilibrium was used.

Valley Sight was readied to remain in Department IV, yet the Spartans moved down based on the modified competitive balance numbers.

Division VI: Marion Citizen as well as Versailles is currently both in this department after winning everything last period in Division VII and also V, respectively.

Tri-Village and Double Valley South join the Flyers in going up due to enrollment.

Dixie stayed clear of moving up to Department V as a result of competitive equilibrium while West Liberty-Salem and Versailles relocated down as a result of registration.

Division VII: Mechanicsburg and also Minster moved below Division VI because on registration.

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