2015 and 2016 Football and Basketball Assignments Released

 

Football and Basketball classification and district assignments for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 classification cycles were released by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, as approved by the Board of Directors.

 

 The enrollment breaks for the new classification cycle are as follows:

Football Enrollment Breaks

8-man

24 teams

87-165

Class 1

64 schools

109-244

Class 2

64 schools

245-427

Class 3

64 schools

472-727

Class 4

64 schools

732-1314

Class 5

44 schools

1316-1778

Class 6

32 schools

1779-2803

 Basketball Enrollment Breaks

 

# of Boys

# of Girls

Enrollments

Class 1

128

120

20-119

Class 2

128

124

120-232

Class 3

128

127

233-534

Class 4

96

100

548-1276

Class 5

79

78

1297-2803

 

For football, only schools with enrollments of 200 or less may choose to play in the 8-man division. In 11-man football, the largest 32 schools based on student enrollment in grades 9-12 are classified in Class 6, while the smallest 64 schools are assigned to Class 1. The next-largest 64 schools are then classified in Class 2, the next 64 in Class 3, and the next 64 in Class 4. The remaining schools are assigned to Class 5.  If two schools form a cooperative partnership, the enrollment of both schools combined are used to determine classification.  Beginning with the 2014 season, three schools may co-op in the 8-man class and the combined enrollment remains under 200.

 

In Basketball, the 128 schools with the smallest enrollments make up Class 1.  The next 128 schools would make up Class 2, with the next 128 making up Class 3.  The next 96 largest enrollments make up Class 4, while Class 5 includes all of the remaining schools.  All ties at any enrollment break remain with the smallest classification.  The enrollment breaks are based on the gender with the most registered teams.  Enrollments from schools with boys basketball teams were used for this cycle.

 

Schools are grouped into districts within each classification based on geographical location.

 

The first-allowable football practice date for 2016 will be on Monday, August 1.  The first-possible contest date will be Friday, August 19.  For Basketball, the first allowable practice is Monday, October 31.  The first allowable basketball game is currently scheduled for Monday, November 18.

 

Click on the following links to view specific sport classifications
Football Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
8-man Class 1 Class 1
Class 1 Class 2 Class 2
Class 2 Class 3 Class 3
Class 3 Class 4 Class 4
Class 4 Class 5 Class 5
Class 5    
Class 6    

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