WIAA releases Classification Numbers; Leagues play Musical Chairs

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1/14/16

(Renton, WA) The WIAA released the new classification numbers for the 384 schools that compete in High School sports. Each classification has 65 schools except for the 2B and 1B’s where they have 62. There were a record number of schools that opted up a classification especially to 4A. Opting up means a school that may have a population that puts them in the 2A class can decide to move up to 3A or 4A. This has been most common for private schools. Schools can only opt-up and can not drop a classification.

This is what created quite the game of musical chairs when it comes to forming leagues. Once again, a quick explanation of the system in Washington State puts the power in the districts and schools hands not the WIAA. The WIAA has no impact on leagues or regular season or district play. They run the state tournaments and hand out allocations to the districts and league depending on the number of schools they have in a certain classification. It is up to each league and district to determine their own leagues and to determine how to earn those spots to the state tournaments.

The biggest movement came in District 3 which goes from South King County to Thurston over to Kitsap county. The South Puget Sound League was looking like it was about to turn into a Super Conference with 4A, 3A and 2A leagues. Instead a new North Puget Sound 4A league has emerged and that has attracted several 3A schools to join. Schools will do this mostly for 2 reasons, locations of their competitors to cut down on travel and the belief that the competition level between 4A and 3A schools really isn’t much different. TJ Cotterill from the News Tribune breaks the new league and the new look SPSL down in this story and you can read it here.

Other leagues that have been impacted include the Narrow’s League which has all but been disbanded with most of the 3A and 4A schools leaving for the SPSL. The schools left behind are all 3-A schools Lincoln, Wilson, Mount Tahoma and Stadium. Shelton, Central Kitsap and Capital are also looking for a league. The 4 Tacoma schools, Shelton and maybe Central Kitsap will likely meet next week to discuss a 3A only Narrows League with 6 or 7 schools. Olympia, Yelm, North Thurston, Timberline, Bellarmine Prep, South Kitsap and Gig Harbor will all go to one of the SPSL leagues.

Capital would still have the option likely to play in that league but we have confirmed they are likely to head south to the 3A Greater St. Helens League to join Kelso, Prairie, Hudson’s Bay, Evergreen (Vancouver) and Fort Vancouver. Mountain View could also join the 3A they are appealing the number the WIAA counted claiming there were some students counted that should not have.

Many are wondering why Capital would make this move but the big issue with the Tacoma schools and why they were turned away by the SPSL was due to their lack of non-varsity teams and lack of players in the individual sports such as golf, tennis and wrestling. (We know there is a team aspect to these sports but individuals are the ones who qualify for the state tournaments.) This is one of the reasons why the SPSL denied the Tacoma schools entry into their league. The Tacoma schools, Shelton and Central Kitsap are appealing those decisions and could still gain entry to the SPSL.

There were not many changes from 2A down but a few schools shifted like Columbia River in the 3A GSHL went down to the 2A GSHL where they will join Mark Morris, RA Long, Hockinson, Woodland, Ridgefield and Washougal. The Evco 2A will grow by 2 including the 2 teams that should have been part of the league the past 2 seasons as Aberdeen and Rochester will join Black Hills, Centralia, Tumwater and WF West for a 6 team league. Eatonville considered joining the Evco 2A but instead was accepted into the SPSL 2A.

Other leagues in SW Washington, in the Evco 1A it will be the same with Hoquiam, Forks, Elma, Tenino and Montesano. The Trico 1A will lose Kalama to the 2B where the Nooks will seemingly join the Central 2B but that would add another to an already crowded league making it 11. The Pacific 2B league is also packed tight with 10 teams, they did have 11 but Tacoma Baptist did not opt up from 1B.

Nothing will be official until the board approves it later this month so there is still time for some school to move but for the most part these will be your final numbers. Finalizing leagues will surely come quickly after these are finalized so scheduling can begin for next year.

Here are all the numbers:

 

 

4A CLASSIFICATION
3
Cascade (Everett) 1336.86 4A Opt-up
Total Schools = 384
4
Mt Si 1322.63 4A Opt-up 4A = 65
5
Eastmont 1318.13 4A Opt-up 3A = 65
6
Woodinville 1313.43 4A Opt-up 2A = 65
7
Thomas Jefferson 1289.82 4A Opt-up 1A = 65
8
Newport (Bellevue) 1284.50 4A Opt-up 2B = 62
9
Todd Beamer 1254.88 4A Opt-up 1B = 62
10
Mount Rainier 1252.51 4A Opt-up
11
Eastlake 1233.59 4A Opt-up
12
Mead 1203.65 4A Opt-up
13
Auburn 1202.75 4A Opt-up
14
Auburn Riverside 1179.16 4A Opt-up
15
Auburn Mountainview 1095.09 4A Opt-up
16
Hazen 1194.76 4A Opt-up
17
Federal Way 1091.15 4A Opt-up
18
Kentlake 1019.32 4A Opt-up
19
Decatur 1012.29 4A Opt-up
20
West Valley (Yakima) 1107.88 4A Opt-up
21
Enumclaw 974.75 4A Opt-up
22
Bellarmine Prep 758.38 4A Opt-up
23
Gonzaga Prep 662.50 4A Opt-up
24
Kennedy Catholic 629.88 4A Opt-up
25 South Kitsap  2024.38
26
Chiawana 1903.33
27
Puyallup 1903.11
28
Mariner 1842.11
29
Lake Stevens 1787.75
30
Wenatchee 1753.63
31
Rogers (Puyallup) 1743.09
32
Kamiak 1726.64
33
Tahoma 1712.25
34
Moses Lake 1676.13
35
Central Valley 1635.11
36
Jackson 1629.76
37
Davis 1625.26
38
Union 1617.52
39
Eisenhower 1616.49
40
Monroe 1595.13
41
Skyview 1593.71
42
Issaquah 1590.20
43
Camas 1568.75
44
Skyline 1553.46
45
Kentridge 1548.83
46
Emerald Ridge 1543.55
47
Pasco 1521.30
48
Richland 1512.87
49
Kent-Meridian 1506.28
50
Inglemoor 1500.13
51
Battle Ground 1495.36
52
Graham-Kapowsin 1486.09
53
Lewis&Clark 1472.92
54
Curtis 1450.75
55
Kentwood 1438.20
56
Heritage 1428.93
57
Bothell 1423.58
58
Mountain View 1412.35
59
Sunnyside 1410.00
60
Mount Vernon 1407.13
61
Ferris 1404.86
62
Hanford 1398.13
63
Sumner 1395.16
64
University 1389.64
65
Walla Walla 1365.95
66
Olympia 1356.86
67
Glacier Peak 1343.29
68
3A CLASSIFICATION
69
Bainbridge 957.63 3A Opt-up
70
Ingraham 923.09 3A Opt-up
71
Franklin 916.41 3A Opt-up
72
Nathan Hale 861.10 3A Opt-up
73
Chief Sealth 832.49 3A Opt-up
74
O’Dea 702.26 3A Opt-up
75
West Seattle 700.90 3A Opt-up
76
Bishop Blanchet 660.50 3A Opt-up
77
Cleveland 629.38 3A Opt-up
78
Seattle Prep 543.50 3A Opt-up
79
Rainier Beach 491.11 3A Opt-up
80
Eastside Catholic 446.00 3A Opt-up
81
Lakeside (Seattle) 424.38 3A Opt-up
82
Redmond 1343.16
83
Evergreen (Vancouver) 1336.71
84
Timberline 1326.21
85
Kamiakin 1310.37
86
Yelm 1290.00
87
Snohomish 1283.09
88
Spanaway Lake 1271.67
89
Bethel 1265.74
90
Rogers (Spokane) 1265.70
91
Ballard 1265.43
92
Garfield 1263.52
93
Southridge 1250.38
94
Arlington 1249.50
95
Roosevelt 1236.82
96
Gig Harbor 1227.44
97
Mount Tahoma 1217.61
98
Edmonds-Woodway 1216.64
99
Fort Vancouver 1210.05
100
Shorewood 1208.05
101
Marysville Getchell 1198.62
102
Meadowdale 1197.05
103
Stadium 1196.69
104
Ferndale 1189.00
105
Kennewick 1184.50
106
Lincoln 1183.09
107
Bellevue 1166.74
108
Interlake 1162.78
109
Kelso 1160.25
110
Oak Harbor 1132.38
111
Lake Washington 1128.62
112
Mt. Spokane 1125.23
113
Shadle Park 1116.37
114
Stanwood 1111.00
115
Prairie 1108.64
116
Shelton 1106.50
117
Everett 1097.39
118
Marysville Pilchuck 1086.24
119
Juanita 1081.12
120
Mercer Island 1075.50
121
North Thurston 1070.55
122
Lakes 1055.54
123
Holy Names Academy 1052.00
124
North Central 1045.27
125
Peninsula 1030.44
126
Capital 1017.64
127
Wilson 1013.63
128
Central Kitsap 1012.94
129
Hudson’s Bay 1003.71
130
Lynnwood 1002.11
131
Shorecrest 986.83
132
Squalicum 980.14
133
Bonney Lake 971.72
2A CLASSIFICATION
135
Archbishop Murphy 403.63 2A Opt-up
136
Highline 971.58
137
Mountlake Terrace 961.95
138
Renton 958.20
139
Tumwater 950.18
140
Columbia River 935.28
141
Franklin Pierce 924.60
142
Sedro Woolley 910.25
143
Cheney 905.25
144
Lindbergh 901.54
145
Clover Park 898.46
146
Liberty (Issaquah) 878.72
147
Port Angeles 876.00
148
White River 872.00
149
Sehome 867.13
150
Olympic 863.24
151
Bremerton 860.63
152
Burlington-Edison 840.38
153
River Ridge 834.87
154
North Kitsap 810.53
155
Centralia 809.50
156
Selah 802.88
157
Fife 802.25
158
East Valley (Spokane) 787.13
159
West Valley (Spokane) 777.13
160
Bellingham 760.11
161
Othello 759.13
162
Washington 743.73
163
Ellensburg 735.13
164
Evergreen (Seattle) 734.41
165
Sammamish 727.36
166
Black Hills 726.82
167
Toppenish 723.13
168
Mark Morris 720.22
169
Cedarcrest 716.00
170
Washougal 693.50
171
R.A. Long 688.78
172
Foss 686.22
173
Steilacoom 685.63
174
Sequim 685.50
175
Aberdeen 682.63
176
Prosser 677.00
177
Tyee 670.13
178
Grandview 669.38
179
Chehalis 659.00
180
East Valley (Yakima) 656.13
181
Foster 650.75
182
Kingston 604.97
183
Wapato 602.88
184
Lynden 601.75
185
Anacortes 595.88
186
Clarkston 591.50
187
Quincy 584.38
188
Pullman 576.25
189
Orting 554.75
190
Ridgefield 533.13
191
Lakewood 532.13
192
North Mason 527.50
193
Eatonville 504.00
194
Ephrata 500.38
195
Rochester 496.38
196
Hockinson 486.13
197
Blaine 484.13
198
Woodland 476.75
199
Granite Falls 461.25
200
1A CLASSIFICATION
201
The Bush School 191.13 1A Opt-up
202
Bear Creek School 171.75 1A Opt-up
203
Seattle Christian 171.75 1A Opt-up
204
La Salle 167.00 1A Opt-up
205
College Place 149.13 1A Opt-up
206
Eastside Prep 143.38 1A Opt-up
207
King’s Way Christian High School
142.88 1A Opt-up
208
Seton Catholic High School 122.25 1A Opt-up
209
Connell 461.13
210
Klahowya 445.07
211
Deer Park 441.25
212
Vashon Island 429.13
213
Wahluke 422.50
214
Mount Baker 409.88
215
Lacenter 405.50
216
Medical Lake 400.13
217
Colville 398.13
218
Forks 396.00
219
Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 386.63
220
Hoquiam 375.75
221
Elma 370.25
222
Meridian 368.25
223
Cashmere 359.63
224
South Whidbey 358.38
225
Royal 355.75
226
King’s 354.38
227
Kiona Benton 353.13
228
Riverside 348.25
229
Sultan 347.13
230
Nooksack Valley 337.38
231
Naches Valley 333.88
232
Montesano 325.38
233
Omak 325.00
234
Zillah 323.50
235
Seattle Academy 323.00
236
Granger 321.63
237
Chelan 313.38
238
Cascade (Leavenworth) 303.00
239
Forest Ridge 301.76
240
Columbia (White Salmon) 290.13
241
Castle Rock 279.38
242
Port Townsend 278.25
243
Annie Wright 264.00
244
The Northwest School 263.38
245
Newport 260.75
246
Highland 256.50
247
Bellevue Christian 254.50
248
Tenino 253.00
249
Chimacum 250.38
250
Lynden Christian 249.63
251
Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 249.38
252
Warden 242.88
253
Goldendale 242.25
254
Freeman 242.00
255
Cascade Christian 239.75
256
River View 236.75
257
University Prep 230.63
258
Stevenson 229.38
259
Overlake 228.63
260
Coupeville 227.00
261
Charles Wright Academy 220.88
262
Cle Elum-Roslyn 218.13
263
Okanogan 215.00
264
Chewelah 214.88
265
Columbia (Burbank) 214.50
266
2B CLASSIFICATION
267
DeSales Catholic 71.88 2B Opt-up
268
Willapa Valley 70.75 2B Opt-up
269
Seattle Waldorf 66.88 2B Opt-up
270
Pe Ell 60.13 2B Opt-up
271
Illwaco 207.63
272
Northwest Christian (Colbert) 206.50
273
Kalama 205.88
274
Rainier 205.88
275
Friday Harbor 199.00
276
Tonasket 193.60
277
Mabton 192.88
278
Morton-White Pass 190.00
279
Brewster 187.50
280
Chief Leschi 184.00
281
Toledo 183.75
282
Napavine 173.88
283
Onalaska 173.25
284
La Conner 172.00
285
Adna 171.88
286
Kettle Falls 170.25
287
Colfax 162.75
288
Auburn Adventist Academy 161.13
289
Bridgeport 160.75
290
Orcas Island 159.63
291
White Swan 159.00
292
Lind-Ritzville-Sprague 155.25
293
North Beach 154.88
294
Toutle Lake 154.25
295
Manson 154.13
296
Lake Roosevelt 153.63
297
Asotin-Anatone 151.25
298
Reardan 143.50
299
Oroville 138.63
300
Kittitas 137.63
301
Ocosta 137.38
302
Davenport 136.63
303
Winlock 132.00
304
Walla Walla Valley Academy 131.79
305
Liberty Bell 129.63
306
Raymond 124.50
307
Concrete 124.00
308
Life Christian Academy 122.88
309
Saint George’s School 122.88
310
Mossyrock 115.38
311
Mary Walker 114.75
312
Tri-Cities Prep 113.44
313
South Bend 109.25
314
Wellpinit** 109.25
315
Soap Lake 108.88
316
Dayton 107.63
317
Wilbur-Creston 103.50
318
Northwest Christian (Lacey) 101.38
319
Darrington 96.63
320
Wahkiakum 96.25
321
Crosspoint 95.50
322
Liberty (Spangle) 94.63
323
Muckleshoot Tribal** 92.25
324
Seattle Lutheran High School 91.75
325
Lyle-Wishram 89.38
326
Tekoa-Rosalia 87.13
327
Liberty Christian 84.50
328
Waterville 83.00
329
1B CLASSIFICATION
330
Neah Bay 81.43
331
Waitsburg 79.63
332
Mount Vernon Christian 77.63
333
Rainier Christian 77.25
334
Tacoma Baptist 77.13
335
Pateros 74.13
336
Republic 73.88
337
Odessa-Harrington 72.63
338
Entiat 72.25
339
Cusick 72.13
340
Evergreen Lutheran High School
71.63
341
Mount Rainier Lutheran 70.25
342
Columbia Adventist Academy 70.00
343
Puget Sound Adventist Academy
69.25
344
Touchet 68.13
345
Yakama Tribal 66.75
346
Prescott 64.88
347
Quilcene 63.13
348
Selkirk 63.00
349
Naselle 62.50
350
Lummi Tribal 61.75
351
Pomeroy 60.50
352
Garfield-Palouse 60.01
353
St John-Endicott 59.63
354
Northport 59.00
355
Cedar Park Christian School (MLT)
58.25
356
Grace Academy 58.00
357
Pope John Paul II High School 57.50
358
Christian Faith School 56.88
359
Almira Coulee Hartline 56.63
360
Three Rivers Christian School 56.38
361
Riverside Christian School 53.25
362
Firm Foundation Christian School
48.88
363
Sunnyside Christian 48.88
364
Oakville 48.63
365
Curlew 48.50
366
Northwest Yeshiva 48.38
367
Columbia (Stev) 48.25
368
Crescent 47.88
369
Valley Christian 47.75
370
Tulalip Heritage 45.14
371
Taholah 45.00
372
Inchelium 44.88
373
Lopez 42.25
374
Colton 38.25
375
Shoreline Christian School 38.25
376
Trout Lake 38.13
377
Quinault 36.88
378
Mary M. Knight 36.75
379
Moses Lake Christian 34.00
380
Wilson Creek 33.88
381
Cedar Tree Classical Christian School
32.75
382
Valley 32.63
383
Clallam Bay 31.32
384
Shorewood Christian 29.87
385
Providence Classical Christian 29.56
386
Bickleton 29.38
387
WA School F/T Deaf 28.00
388
Cascade Christian Academy 27.38
389
Wishkah Valley 27.25
390
Oakesdale 27.00
391
WA School F/T Blind 26.00
392
SCHOOLS NOT COUNTED
393
St. Paul’s Academy 23.00
394
Easton 22.75
395
Orcas Christian School 19.62
396
Mansfield 19.13
397
North River 17.75
398
Arlington Highland Christian 17.50
399
Lacrosse 16.88
400
Klickitat 16.00
401
Skykomish 13.50
402
Quileute Tribal School 10.00
403
Thorp 10.00
404
Glenwood 9.75
405
Washtucna 8.38
406
Kahlotus 7.38
407
Upper Valley Christian 6.88
408
MEMBER SCHOOLS – NON-VARSITY
409
Lincoln (Walla Walla)
410
Summit Olympus
411
Summit Sierra
412
Upper Columbia Academy

 

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