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Plymouth volleyball bumped by competitive balance

By JAKE FURR Reflector Sports Editor jakefurr@norwalkreflector.com • Apr 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association dropped the numbers for fall sports on Thursday morning.

In the Reflector area, only one sport saw a change in division because of the new Competitive Balance formula. Plymouth volleyball will now compete at the Division III level, up from Division IV, after being hit with a 35 Competitive Balance number — the highest of any sport in the area.

Plymouth started with just 99 girls enrolled but with the 35 Competitive Balance adjustment, it boosted the enrollment up to 134 making them a Division III school in volleyball.

Willard football was moved up to Division V and volleyball up to Division II because of higher enrollment numbers alone. Willard had a zero competitive balance number in both sports.

New London volleyball also moved up to Division III because of enrollment alone. 

Here are the numbers for football:

St. Paul: Division VII, 7 Competitive Balance, 74 Adjusted Enrollment, 67 Base Enrollment.

Norwalk: Division III, 10 Competitive Balance, 338 Adjusted Enrollment, 328 Base Enrollment.

Monroeville: Division VII, 11 Competitive Balance, 90 Adjusted Enrollment, 79 Base Enrollment.

Western Reserve: Division VI, 9 Competitive Balance, 139 Adjusted Enrollment, 130 Base Enrollment.

New London: Division VI, 8 Competitive Balance, 146 Adjusted Enrollment, 138 Base Enrollment.

Edison: Division V, 11 Competitive Balance, 208 Adjusted Enrollment, 197 Base Enrollment.

South Central: Division VII, 3 Competitive Balance, 92 Adjusted Enrollment, 89 Base Enrollment.

Plymouth: Division VII, 8 Competitive Balance, 98 Adjusted Enrollment, 90 Base Enrollment.

Willard: Division V, 0 Competitive Balance, 169 Adjusted Enrollment, 169 Base Enrollment.

Here are the numbers for volleyball:

St. Paul: Division IV, 8 Competitive Balance, 75 Adjusted Enrollment, 67 Base Enrollment.

Norwalk: Division II, 5 Competitive Balance, 328 Adjusted Enrollment, 323 Base Enrollment.

Monroeville: Division IV, 1 Competitive Balance, 102 Adjusted Enrollment, 101 Base Enrollment.

Western Reserve: Division III, 0 Competitive Balance, 130 Adjusted Enrollment, 130 Base Enrollment.

New London: Division III, 17 Competitive Balance, 156 Adjusted Enrollment, 139 Base Enrollment.

Edison: Division III, 9 Competitive Balance, 184 Adjusted Enrollment, 175 Base Enrollment.

South Central: Division IV, 8 Competitive Balance, 86 Adjusted Enrollment, 78 Base Enrollment.

Plymouth: Division III, 35 Competitive Balance, 134 Adjusted Enrollment, 99 Base Enrollment.

Willard: Division II, 0 Competitive Balance, 218 Adjusted Enrollment, 218 Base Enrollment.

 

Competitive Balance

Competitive Balance numbers are determined by the initial enrollment provided by the Ohio Department of Education for grades 9-11. That number is added to the additional roster count which is the students on a respective team determined by multiplying each student on the initial roster count by either Teir 0, Tier 1 or Tier 2 Sport Specific Factor. Adding them together will make the school’s adjusted enrollment count.

To determine the tier of the athlete, public and non-public schools have different ways of determining. For public schools with one school in the district, an athlete that has one or more parents living within the school district or attendance zone is a Tier 0 athlete meaning he or she counts as one towards the enrollment. 

For non-public schools, it does not matter where the parents live. The major question is whether the athlete has been enrolled in the school since seventh grade. If yes, the student is a Tier 0 athlete, if no, the student is a Tier 2 athlete. If the student attended the non-public school’s designated feeder school since the seventh grade, he or she is a Tier 0 athlete, if not, he or she is a Tier 1 athlete.

For more information on Competitive Balance, visit: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/SchoolResources/CompetitiveBalance/CompetitiveBalance101.pdf

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