MHSAA Announces Tournament Classification Changes

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has announced classification changes to select fall and winter postseason tournaments.

Following the MHSAA’s recent spring Representative Council meeting, the organization approved switching the boys and girls basketball and volleyball postseason tournaments from the traditional Class A-B-C-D enrollment breakdown to equal divisions 1-2-3-4. The sports were the last to be organized by class. The move will go into effect with the 2018-19 school year.

In addition, the organization announced that the new 32-team 8-player football postseason that will award two state championships, will be based on playoff point average. The 32 programs with the highest playoff point average will be listed by enrollment, with the largest 16 schools being placed in Division 1 and the smallest remaining 16 in Division 2. The move will go into effect in the 2017-18 school year.

The MHSAA’s Football Committee also approved a measure that would limit football teams to no more than 90 total minutes of collision practice in a week, following the first game of the regular season. 

Categories: Boys Basketball, Football, Girls Basketball, Volleyball