Originally Posted by MentorGrad2002
I actually would be more in favor of this than the other formulas. But this is from my perspective only. As a Mentor fan, I know we will be in the highest division no matter what. I know any competitive balance thing that goes into effect will only make D1 tougher. I am more concerned with the lower enrollment D1's from around here like Willoughby South, Riverside and Mayfield. I want those teams to have an actual shot to win a state title. Right now they have no shot.
I actually agree that something needs to be done. I am an X supporter, so no matter what happens, I know X will always be in the most competitve division (large school, private school, lots of recent success - whatever measurement you want to use, we are going to wind up being in the top division) so my only interest in changing how things are done is that is provide more "fairness" however you want to define that.
I DON'T like the idea of expanding the number of division. Nor do I like the idea of a public-private split. But re-ordering D1 and D6 (where the differentials in enrollment are the most extreme) would be the most "fair IMO. The OHSAA needs to abandon the idea that all of the divisions must have roughly the same number of teams in each division in order to be "fair". The distribution of the number of teams looks like a bell curve - not a flat line. Make the divisions reflect that reality.