Are the raw numbers (enrollment, free lunch %, success factor) posted? Mcclintock seems way off no matter how each of them were weighted. No idea how they could be one of the top 27 teams with those criteria. I noticed they are also D1 in Girls Basketball, Baseball and Softball. How did the AIA not notice this?
I didn't see the raw numbers online, but I think your are probably right. Guessing there is an input mistake somewhere for McClintock. There are other things that look odd, but that is the most obvious.
In 2013, both Centennial and Mcclintock had 33% free lunch, Centennial had 2100 students, McClintock 1900 and their records in the last six years are Centennial 70-11 and Mcclintock 19-42. This has to be an AIA screwup for Mcclintock to be in D1. Perry (now in D2), had an enrollment of 2800 with 14% free lunch in 2013. Paradise Valley High School (now in D1), had an enrollment of 1900 with a free lunch of 46% in 2013.
5-7 D1 schools will petition down, making D1 20-22 schools and D2 about 55 schools. Should have more D1 schools and not have an appeals to go down. With that said there are some glaring misplacements of a few schools.
Tarantula wrote: Can't figure out what formula that would make McClintock jump two divisions up to D1, yet drops Westview to D2. Or that leaves Centennial in D2, but sticks Central in D2 with them.
Huh, I guess telling on the AIA to my mom worked after all. I'll start making my way out of the basement more often now that she dealt with Chuck Schmidt's mom accordingly.
I don't have a lot of time to go into this (I'll do that later) but I'm not going to be shocked to see the AIA retract this and have a new list that places Centennial (along with Liberty and Salpointe) in D-1 (and McClintock in D-2 or D-3). My only guess is that performance in other sports was factored into this a lot more than people anticipated and the fact that Centennial's boys' sports are mediocre to dumpster-fire bad (apart from football and-I really don't want to type this-boys volleyball) was enough (along with the school's substantial free/reduced lunch rate) to keep them in D-2.
While I don't agree with using any method besides enrollment to classify teams, I can certainly acknowledge that there's no way they should be in D-2 in football while McClintock (with a smaller enrollment) should be in D-1.
"You've got to remember, that these are just simple farmers, these are people of the land, the common clay of the new west. You know . . . morons."
Rather than adding up and formulating things like enrollment numbers, free-reduced lunch, past 6 years success, and other mumbo jumbo, this simply takes the past 4 years success of a program where they are currently at. Then you can add the ability after a 2 year block to petition down if necessary based on those past two years win percentage.
I wonder how many schools were bumped up two divisions in football. I know of at least one that they jumped from IV to II and they've only had two winning years in their varsity program's history, winning 16 games in the five years they've had a varsity program. Tell me how that makes sense. A team that has gone 16-35 in its history gets a two division promotion?!?