The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the list of schools changing classification for the 2013-14 school year.
This list does not include schools opting up in class/division for tournaments, which can be found on the Administrators page of the MHSAA Website under Enrollment and Classification.
The only area school moving is Fruitport, which will drop from Class A to Class B.
Moving Up From Class B to Class A
Haslett, Detroit Osborn, Warren Regina, South Lyon East, Middleville Thornapple Kellogg and Trenton
Moving Down From Class A to Class B
Coldwater, Fowlerville, Fruitport, Detroit Henry Ford, Inkster, Milan, Redford Union, Romulus and Detroit Southeastern.
Moving Up From Class C to Class B
Dearborn Advanced Technology Academy, Ypsilanti Arbor Preparatory, Delton Kellogg, Harrison, Houghton, Detroit Plymouth Educational Center Prep, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, Detroit University Prep Science & Math, Grand Rapids Wellspring Preparatory and Detroit Westside Academy
Moving Down From Class B to Class C
Southfield Bradford, Farwell, Detroit Henry Ford Academy School for Creative Studies, Houghton Lake, Kalkaska and Lakeview.
Moving Up From Class D to Class C
Beal City, Detroit Dr. Benjamin Carson HS for Science & Medicine, Kimball Landmark Academy, St. Ignace LaSalle, Mendon, Mio-Au Sable, Detroit Universal Academy and Pittsford
Moving Down From Class C to Class D
Albion, Detroit Collegiate Prep, Harper Woods HEART Academy, Marcellus, Stephenson
New Postseason Eligible Tournament Schools in 2013-14
Detroit Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
Detroit University Prep Science & Math
Grand Rapids West MI Aviation Academy
Kalamazoo Lakeside Academy
Marquette North Star Academy
Wetmore Munising Baptist
Enrollment Breaks by Classes – 2013-14
(Number of schools in parentheses)
Class A: 893 and above (189 schools)
Class B: 429 – 892 (189)
Class C: 207 – 428 (189)
Class D: 206 and below (189)
what affect does Mendon moving up to class C have on football divisions? Is it enough to push them into Division 7?
Maybe more likely to be D7 now, but they've gone back and forth between D7 and D8 already these last few years. What it does do is give their opponents 16 more points for beating them, being Class C now. D=32 C = 48. Plus your 8 pts /per opp win added of course.
It appears Mendon's enrollment did not change much at all. The biggest factor in Mendon moving up to Class C is because last year, the cutoff between Class C and Class D was 217. Now it's 207. Mendon's enrollment is 216. In the sports where they divide by classes (basketball and several othersl), Mendon went from being one of the biggest Class D schools to becoming one of the smallest Class C schools. However, in the sports where they use divisions (football) there is a good chance they won't move at all. That would not be determined until the 256 playoff teams are determined then split into eight equal divisions. There was not a spike in Mendon's enrollment, just the fact the cutoff number between C and D decreased by 10.
Good. thanks for the information Ron!