Revised Reclassification Numbers Confirm Changes for Oly Area Schools
New, revised reclassification numbers have been released by the WIAA and it confirms a couple of major changes for the 2014-2016 seasons.
Here’s how the Olympia area (Thurston County plus Shelton) break down…
4A: Olympia, Timberline, Yelm
3A: Capital, North Thurston, Shelton
2A: Tumwater, Black Hills, River Ridge, Rochester
1B: Northwest Christian, Pope John Paul II
Olympia, Timberline and Yelm will all be some of the smallest schools in 4A with Olympia the largest at 1287. The cutoff between 4A and 3A is Marysville-Getchell at 1252. Timberline is listed as “still working with WIAA on enrollment #’s” so there is still a chance that they could land in 3A.
Capital will be one of the smallest 3A schools that didn’t opt up from a lower division. Rochester will be one of the smallest 2A schools while Tumwater will be one of the largest.
Rainier is now solidly in 2B and I would expect them to stay there and not opt up. Northwest Christian falls to 1B, but it would not surprise me at all to see them opt up to 2B and finally have a short drive for an opponent in Rainier.
Schools have the option to opt up until the first week of January.
See the full spreadsheet of reclassification numbers here.
Posted on December 13, 2013, in Black Hills HS, Capital HS, High school, North Thurston HS, Northwest Christian HS, Olympia HS, Pope John Paul II HS, Rainier HS, River Ridge HS, Rochester HS, Shelton HS, Tenino HS, Timberline HS, Tumwater HS, Yelm HS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.