WIAA proposes Urban/Rural Divisional Plan for Basketball Tournament

CWS Sports Desk

July 6, 2017

Madison—  The WIAA has announced the basketball coaches advisory committee will meet this fall to finalize details on a newly created basketball tournament placement model.

According to the release, feedback will be generated and the committee will present to the Board of Control at the January 2018 meeting.

Details of the plan are as follows:

Basketball Tournament Placement Model

1.  ASSIGNMENT OF SCHOOLS WILL BE ON A GEOGRAPHICAL BASIS IN FIVE DIVISIONS (1-2-3-4-5).
a. Division 1 – Schools with enrollments of 1200 or greater.
b. Division 2 – Schools with enrollments of 600-1200.
c. Division 3 – Schools less than 600 with classification codes city or suburban and schools of 450-600 with classification codes town or rural that are in excess of the 256 school enrollments in Division 4 and 5.
d. Division 4 – Schools with classification codes town or rural comprising 128 schools with the lowest enrollment sponsoring basketball after Division 5 is determined.
e. Division 5 – Schools with classification codes town or rural comprising the 128 schools with the lowest enrollment sponsoring basketball.
f. Cooperative teams are placed into divisional competition on the basis of the combined enrollment of the schools
involved.
g. Schools may be allowed to play up one division from where its enrollment would otherwise place it if an application is submitted prior to April 3, 2017. This will not cause other schools to be displaced.
h. A member school will be placed up one division the first two years of its eligibility for tournament play.
i. Any member school appearing in a State Tournament will not be placed in a smaller-school division the following year even if a decline in enrollment would normally place team in the lower division. This also applies to any school who has chosen to play up in a higher division. 

UPDATE: WSN has received the designations for all schools, and from this info been able to put together unofficial divisions using last year’s enrollment data. Once official enrollment data for the 2017-18 season is released later this summer, we will update again.

The “City or Suburban” and “Rural or Town” designations are based on official U.S. Census information. Information from the US Government on what those classifications mean can be found by clicking here. There are a number of categories that municipalities can fall into, but the main four that the WIAA will be using are “City”, “Suburban”, “Town”, and “Rural”.

The location of schools determines which of the four categories they fall into. Some public schools of less than 600 students fall into the “City” or “Suburban” categories. These schools are thus placed into Division 3 per the WIAA’s proposal. They include:

Altoona
Beloit Turner
Carmen Northwest
Howards Grove
Kenosha Reuther
Kohler
Little Chute
Milwaukee Career and Technical Education
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy
Milwaukee Lifelong Learning
Milwaukee School of Languages
North Fond du Lac
Sheboygan Falls
West Salem

Other public schools fall into Division 3 based on their enrollment, even though they are technically considered “Rural” or “Town”.

Conversely, some private schools are geographically located in areas that the U.S. Census Bureau identifies as “Rural” or “Town”. Even though they are private schools, they do not move up to Division 3 and therefore fall into either D4 or D5. They are:

Kettle Moraine Lutheran (D4)
Lakeside Lutheran (D4)
Manitowoc Lutheran (D4)
Pacelli (D4)
Roncalli (D4)
Saint Lawrence Seminary (D4)
Saint Mary’s Springs (D4)
Shoreland Lutheran (D4)
Watertown Luther Prep (D4)
Assumption (D5)
Catholic Central (D5)
Central Wisconsin Christian (D5)
Columbus Catholic (D5)
Faith Christian (D5)
Living Word Lutheran (D5)
Madison Country Day (D5)
Northland Lutheran (D5)
Saint Thomas Aquinas (D5)
Sheboygan Lutheran (D5)
Wayland Academy (D5)
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran (D5)

The gap between the largest D4 team and the smallest D4 team would be 511 (Oconto Falls) to Mineral Point (211). So the question becomes, instead of the possibility of facing private schools closer to their enrollment, would schools like Fennimore, Darlington, Whitehall, and Crandon be more happy with the possibility of facing public schools two to two-and-a-half times their size?

And, is a team like Valley Christian with an enrollment of 61 facing teams like Whitewater (573), Xavier (571), and Madison Edgewood (544) equitable?

Notes:

* – Public school team designated as “City” or “Suburban” by U.S. Census data and thus placed in Division 3

^ – Private school team designated as “Rural” or “Town” by U.S. Census data and thus not adjusted up

ESTIMATED ADJUSTMENT TO 2017 PLAYOFFS USING NEW “URBAN/RURAL” PROPOSAL

TEAM

ENROLL

CLASSIFICATION

TYPE

ORIGINAL DIV.

ADJUSTED DIV.

NOTE

Kenosha Indian Trail2597SuburbPublic11
Sun Prairie2271RuralPublic11
Arrowhead2217SuburbPublic11
Racine Horlick2199CityPublic11
Marquette University2148CityPrivate11
Middleton2148SuburbPublic11
Madison West2134CityPublic11
Green Bay Preble2114CityPublic11
Racine Case2107SuburbPublic11
Oak Creek2086SuburbPublic11
Kenosha Tremper2079SuburbPublic11
Stevens Point2078TownPublic11
Fond du Lac2070CityPublic11
Kenosha Bradford1983SuburbPublic11
Neenah1978CityPublic11
Madison Memorial1955CityPublic11
Appleton North1921CityPublic11
Milwaukee Riverside1911CityPublic11
Racine Park1845CityPublic11
Bay Port1823SuburbPublic11
Janesville Craig1809CityPublic11
Hudson1804TownPublic11
Milwaukee South1799CityPublic11
Beloit Memorial1786CityPublic11
Milwaukee Hamilton1765CityPublic11
Eau Claire Memorial1704CityPublic11
Oshkosh West1670CityPublic11
Sheboygan North1649CityPublic11
Wisconsin Rapids1634TownPublic11
D.C. Everest1627SuburbPublic11
Muskego1624RuralPublic11
Madison East1617CityPublic11
Mukwonago1615TownPublic11
West Allis Nathan Hale1605CityPublic11
Manitowoc Lincoln1594TownPublic11
Verona Area1585SuburbPublic11
Appleton East1582CityPublic11
Oconomowoc1576SuburbPublic11
Janesville Parker1536CityPublic11
Madison La Follette1525CityPublic11
Milwaukee Juneau/Reagan1506CityPublic11
Chippewa Falls1496SuburbPublic11
Franklin1493SuburbPublic11
Appleton West1491CityPublic11
Kimberly1483SuburbPublic11
Sussex Hamilton1477SuburbPublic11
Badger1474RuralPublic11
Milwaukee King1462CityPublic11
West Allis Central1445CityPublic11
Kettle Moraine1430SuburbPublic11
Germantown1416SuburbPublic11
Sheboygan South1407CityPublic11
Waukesha South1405CityPublic11
Hartford Union1402SuburbPublic11
Wausau West1394CityPublic11
De Pere1349SuburbPublic11
Superior1340SuburbPublic11
Menomonee Falls1336SuburbPublic11
Brookfield Central1330SuburbPublic11
Watertown1313TownPublic11
Eau Claire North1303CityPublic11
Homestead1299SuburbPublic11
Green Bay East1292CityPublic11
Oshkosh North1273CityPublic11
Brookfield East1253SuburbPublic11
Milwaukee Bradley Tech1236CityPublic11
Waukesha West1233CityPublic11
Milwaukee Vincent1232CityPublic11
Greenfield1231SuburbPublic11
Marshfield1219TownPublic11
Waunakee1196SuburbPublic22
Waukesha North1191CityPublic22
Holmen1173SuburbPublic22
South Milwaukee1163SuburbPublic22
Kaukauna1161RuralPublic22
Oregon1157TownPublic22
Westosha Central1155SuburbPublic22
Wauwatosa East1147SuburbPublic22
West Bend West1146SuburbPublic22
West Bend East1142SuburbPublic22
Burlington1137TownPublic22
Green Bay Southwest1137CityPublic22
Cedarburg1135SuburbPublic22
Wilmot Union1125RuralPublic22
Wausau East1109RuralPublic22
Nicolet1108SuburbPublic22
Waterford1108RuralPublic22
La Crosse Central1105CityPublic22
Hortonville1089RuralPublic22
Milton1065SuburbPublic22
Pulaski1063TownPublic22
DeForest1058SuburbPublic22
Milwaukee Madison1051CityPublic22
Stoughton1047SuburbPublic22
Ashwaubenon1039SuburbPublic22
Wauwatosa West1038SuburbPublic22
Beaver Dam1035TownPublic22
Union Grove1027RuralPublic22
Slinger1018SuburbPublic22
Menasha1006SuburbPublic22
Milwaukee Arts997CityPublic22
Baraboo991TownPublic22
River Falls977RuralPublic22
Monona Grove968SuburbPublic22
Menomonie962RuralPublic22
Milwaukee Washington960CityPublic22
Whitefish Bay953SuburbPublic22
Tomah952TownPublic22
Milwaukee Pulaski951CityPublic22
Greendale935SuburbPublic22
New Richmond927RuralPublic22
Elkhorn Area923TownPublic22
Fort Atkinson923TownPublic22
Milwaukee Bay View904CityPublic22
Milwaukee North903CityPublic22
Onalaska897CityPublic22
West De Pere885SuburbPublic22
Green Bay West852CityPublic22
Merrill852TownPublic22
Pius XI Catholic850CityPrivate22
Port Washington846SuburbPublic22
New Berlin Eisenhower845SuburbPublic22
Pewaukee843SuburbPublic22
Milwaukee Marshall824CityPublic22
Reedsburg Area823TownPublic22
Whitnall823SuburbPublic22
La Crosse Logan822CityPublic22
Portage813TownPublic22
Sauk Prairie813TownPublic22
Rhinelander807TownPublic22
Notre Dame800CityPrivate22
Plymouth791TownPublic22
Shawano791TownPublic22
Delavan-Darien784TownPublic22
Wisconsin Lutheran768CityPrivate22
Grafton766SuburbPublic22
Sparta764TownPublic22
New Berlin West752RuralPublic22
New London737RuralPublic22
Cudahy728SuburbPublic22
Mount Horeb728TownPublic22
Antigo727RuralPublic22
Rice Lake724TownPublic22
Messmer719CityPrivate22
Seymour710TownPublic22
McFarland698SuburbPublic22
Lakeland696RuralPublic22
Monroe690TownPublic22
Catholic Memorial689CityPrivate22
Shorewood689SuburbPublic22
Mosinee680SuburbPublic22
Medford Area668TownPublic22
Ashland667TownPublic22
Waupaca667TownPublic22
Jefferson665TownPublic22
Luxemburg-Casco645RuralPublic22
Milwaukee Lutheran645CityPrivate22
Marinette641TownPublic22
Kewaskum608SuburbPublic22
Brown Deer607SuburbPublic22
Saint Anthony606CityPrivate22
Milwaukee School of Languages586CityPublic33*
Whitewater573RuralPublic33
Fox Valley Lutheran571CityPrivate33*
Xavier571CityPrivate33*
Hayward568TownPublic33
Saint Francis567SuburbPublic33*
Berlin560TownPublic33
Evansville554TownPublic33
Freedom553RuralPublic33
Edgerton551TownPublic33
Waupun547TownPublic33
Madison Edgewood544CityPrivate33*
East Troy541TownPublic33
Sheboygan Falls540SuburbPublic33*
West Salem540SuburbPublic33*
Clintonville537TownPublic33
Osceola536TownPublic33
Ripon536TownPublic33
Saint Thomas More523CityPrivate33*
Black River Falls516TownPublic33
Mauston512RuralPublic33
Tenor/Veritas500CityPrivate33*
Little Chute477SuburbPublic33*
Beloit Turner465SuburbPublic33*
Martin Luther447CityPrivate33*
Altoona433SuburbPublic33*
Milwaukee Career and Technical Education426CityPublic33*
North Fond du Lac415SuburbPublic33*
Kenosha Reuther402SuburbPublic33*
University School of Milwaukee397SuburbPrivate33*
Saint John’s Northwestern Military394SuburbPrivate33*
Carmen Northwest337CityPublic33*
Brookfield Academy334SuburbPrivate33*
Dominican331SuburbPrivate33*
Racine Saint Catherine’s328CityPrivate33*
Kenosha St. Joseph313SuburbPrivate43*
Aquinas305CityPrivate43*
Winnebago Lutheran304CityPrivate43*
Hope Christian300CityPrivate43*
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy300CityPublic43*
Destiny296CityPrivate43*
The Prairie School284SuburbPrivate43*
Howards Grove266SuburbPublic43*
Saint Mary Catholic254SuburbPrivate43*
Kenosha Christian Life252SuburbPrivate43*
Lake Country Lutheran249SuburbPrivate43*
Young Coggs246CityPrivate43*
Luther236SuburbPrivate43*
Racine Lutheran225CityPrivate43*
Regis223CityPrivate43*
Milwaukee Lifelong Learning221CityPublic43*
Kohler218SuburbPublic43*
Lourdes Academy193CityPrivate43*
Milwaukee Academy of Science189CityPrivate53*
Heritage Christian166SuburbPrivate53*
McDonell Central165SuburbPrivate53*
Newman Catholic137CityPrivate53*
Salam136CityPrivate53*
University Lake School/Trinity132SuburbPrivate53*
Cristo Rey Jesuit129SuburbPrivate53*
Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran129CityPrivate53*
Abundant Life/St. Ambrose116CityPrivate53*
Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran111CityPrivate53*
Sheboygan Christian103CityPrivate53*
Coulee Christian/Providence85SuburbPrivate53*
Eastbrook Academy64CityPrivate53*
Valley Christian61CityPrivate53*
Oconto Falls511TownPublic34
Lodi508TownPublic34
Big Foot497TownPublic34
Adams-Friendship489RuralPublic34
Ellsworth486TownPublic34
Winneconne484TownPublic34
Somerset483TownPublic34
Baldwin-Woodville479TownPublic34
Two Rivers476TownPublic34
Amery465RuralPublic34
Denmark461RuralPublic34
Wrightstown459RuralPublic34
Kiel456RuralPublic34
Platteville443TownPublic34
Watertown Luther Prep442TownPrivate34^
Northwestern441RuralPublic34
Campbellsport426RuralPublic34
Barron423RuralPublic34
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau423RuralPublic34
River Valley421RuralPublic34
Dodgeville415TownPublic34
Wautoma415TownPublic34
Wisconsin Dells415TownPublic34
Tomahawk414TownPublic34
Nekoosa412TownPublic34
Lake Mills411TownPublic34
Northland Pines407RuralPublic34
Saint Croix Central406TownPublic34
Saint Lawrence Seminary406RuralPrivate34^
Peshtigo405TownPublic34
Kettle Moraine Lutheran403RuralPrivate34^
Richland Center403RuralPublic34
Omro402RuralPublic34
Mayville397TownPublic34
Columbus394TownPublic34
Sturgeon Bay387TownPublic34
Lakeside Lutheran384TownPrivate34^
Bloomer382TownPublic34
Clinton382RuralPublic34
Prescott381TownPublic34
Chilton378RuralPublic34
New Holstein366RuralPublic34
Lomira363RuralPublic34
Valders357RuralPublic34
Cedar Grove-Belgium356RuralPublic34
Prairie du Chien355TownPublic34
Viroqua355TownPublic34
Spooner353RuralPublic34
Westfield Area352RuralPublic34
Westby349RuralPublic34
Arcadia347TownPublic34
Southern Door343RuralPublic34
Elk Mound342RuralPublic34
Poynette342RuralPublic34
Amherst332RuralPublic44
Marshall329TownPublic34
Oostburg329RuralPublic34
Kewaunee324TownPublic34
Brillion321RuralPublic34
Oconto321TownPublic34
Brodhead317TownPublic34
Palmyra-Eagle316RuralPublic34
Stanley-Boyd313TownPublic44
Wittenberg-Birnamwood313RuralPublic44
Stratford312RuralPublic44
Shoreland Lutheran311RuralPrivate44^
Durand310RuralPublic44
Laconia308RuralPublic44
Bonduel305RuralPublic44
Cameron302RuralPublic44
Roncalli301TownPrivate44^
Lancaster300TownPublic44
Neillsville299RuralPublic44
Saint Croix Falls296RuralPublic44
Cumberland291RuralPublic44
Random Lake291RuralPublic44
Colby290RuralPublic44
Ladysmith287TownPublic44
Waterloo280RuralPublic44
Weyauwega-Fremont272RuralPublic44
Belleville267RuralPublic44
Unity267RuralPublic44
Menominee Indian265RuralPublic44
Mondovi265RuralPublic44
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser264TownPublic44
Fall Creek264RuralPublic44
Cadott263RuralPublic44
Mishicot261RuralPublic44
Parkview261RuralPublic44
Colfax260RuralPublic44
Osseo-Fairchild260RuralPublic44
Grantsburg259RuralPublic44
Markesan257RuralPublic44
Pardeeville255RuralPublic44
Cambridge253TownPublic44
Algoma249TownPublic44
Dodgeland247RuralPublic44
Saint Mary’s Springs247RuralPrivate44^
Boscobel244TownPublic44
Cuba City244RuralPublic44
New Glarus240RuralPublic44
Auburndale239RuralPublic44
Marathon238RuralPublic44
Montello237RuralPublic44
Phillips235RuralPublic44
Chequamegon234RuralPublic44
Horicon231TownPublic44
Ozaukee231RuralPublic44
Crandon230RuralPublic44
Spencer229RuralPublic44
Manitowoc Lutheran224TownPrivate44^
Shiocton223RuralPublic44
Wisconsin Heights223RuralPublic44
Boyceville221RuralPublic44
Iola-Scandinavia220RuralPublic44
Brookwood219RuralPublic44
Pacelli219TownPrivate44^
Fennimore218RuralPublic44
Manawa218RuralPublic44
Wabeno Area218RuralPublic44
Glenwood City217RuralPublic44
Melrose-Mindoro217RuralPublic44
Whitehall217RuralPublic44
Darlington216RuralPublic44
Necedah215RuralPublic44
Princeton/Green Lake215RuralPublic44
Cochrane-Fountain City213RuralPublic44
Mineral Point211RuralPublic44
Deerfield210RuralPublic45
Plum City/Elmwood203RuralPublic45
Crivitz200RuralPublic45
Reedsville200RuralPublic45
Coleman199RuralPublic45
Spring Valley199RuralPublic45
Gibraltar198RuralPublic45
Washburn197RuralPublic45
Abbotsford196RuralPublic45
Edgar194RuralPublic45
Iowa-Grant194RuralPublic45
Athens191RuralPublic45
Wayland Academy191TownPrivate45^
Alma Center Lincoln188RuralPublic55
Rosholt188RuralPublic55
Shell Lake187RuralPublic55
Thorp187RuralPublic55
Pittsville185RuralPublic55
Sheboygan Lutheran185RuralPrivate55^
Eleva-Strum182RuralPublic55
Flambeau182RuralPublic55
Tri-County182RuralPublic55
Webster182RuralPublic55
Bangor180RuralPublic55
Clear Lake179RuralPublic55
Sevastopol179RuralPublic55
New Lisbon178RuralPublic55
Augusta176RuralPublic55
Hurley175RuralPublic55
Johnson Creek174TownPublic55
Blair-Taylor172RuralPublic55
Williams Bay169RuralPublic55
Living Word Lutheran168RuralPrivate55^
Loyal168RuralPublic55
Southwestern168RuralPublic55
Gillett165RuralPublic55
Wild Rose165RuralPublic55
Wausaukee164RuralPublic55
Randolph163RuralPublic55
Kickapoo161RuralPublic55
Assumption159TownPrivate55^
Catholic Central159TownPrivate55^
De Soto157RuralPublic55
Bruce154RuralPublic55
Hillsboro151RuralPublic55
Riverdale151RuralPublic55
Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah150RuralPublic55
North Crawford150RuralPublic55
River Ridge149RuralPublic55
Three Lakes149RuralPublic55
Cashton147RuralPublic55
Marion145RuralPublic55
Royall143RuralPublic55
Fall River141TownPublic55
Independence140RuralPublic55
Luck140RuralPublic55
Rib Lake140RuralPublic55
Pecatonica139RuralPublic55
Alma/Pepin137RuralPublic55
Greenwood137RuralPublic55
Niagara137TownPublic55
Owen-Withee137RuralPublic55
Columbus Catholic136TownPrivate55^
Ithaca135RuralPublic55
Oakfield135RuralPublic55
Frederic134RuralPublic55
Hustisford132RuralPublic55
Clayton130RuralPublic55
Siren130RuralPublic55
Hilbert129RuralPublic55
Prentice129RuralPublic55
Black Hawk128RuralPublic55
Rio128RuralPublic55
Oneida Nation126TownPublic55
Drummond124RuralPublic55
Almond-Bancroft123RuralPublic55
Bayfield123RuralPublic55
Suring123RuralPublic55
Turtle Lake118RuralPublic55
Barneveld117RuralPublic55
Potosi116RuralPublic55
Port Edwards113TownPublic55
Shullsburg113RuralPublic55
Florence112RuralPublic55
Albany110RuralPublic55
Cambria-Friesland110RuralPublic55
Elcho110RuralPublic55
Gilman107RuralPublic55
Wonewoc-Center107RuralPublic55
Cornell105RuralPublic55
Wauzeka-Steuben105RuralPublic55
Goodman/Pembine103RuralPublic55
Northwood102RuralPublic55
Prairie Farm101RuralPublic55
Madison Country Day100RuralPrivate55^
Bowler99RuralPublic55
Lake Holcombe99RuralPublic55
Lena95RuralPublic55
Belmont94RuralPublic55
Juda94RuralPublic55
Monticello93RuralPublic55
Benton90RuralPublic55
Weston90RuralPublic55
Seneca87RuralPublic55
Birchwood86RuralPublic55
Mellen85RuralPublic55
Highland84RuralPublic55
New Auburn83RuralPublic55
Argyle82RuralPublic55
Central Wisconsin Christian81TownPrivate55^
Tigerton80RuralPublic55
Gresham Community76RuralPublic55
Solon Springs76RuralPublic55
Cassville75RuralPublic55
Winter71RuralPublic55
Butternut68RuralPublic55
Granton66RuralPublic55
La Farge65RuralPublic55
White Lake65RuralPublic55
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran62RuralPrivate55^
Faith Christian61RuralPrivate55^
South Shore59RuralPublic55
Northland Lutheran53RuralPrivate55^
Stockbridge53RuralPublic55
Gilmanton52RuralPublic55
Phelps43RuralPublic55
Mercer37RuralPublic55
Saint Thomas Aquinas34TownPrivate55
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