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  1. If 6A had 4 sectionals, 7 & 8 would be combined, and the sectional/regional matchups wouldn't change.
  2. If it was about the revenue for the IHSAA, it wouldn't have put the teams in the same sectional (where the schools split the gate).
  3. If it's about the revenue, having a marquee matchup in the sectional is actually better than having them fed through the regional. Nearly all of the sectional money is distributed to the participating schools (minus expenses). From the regional on, the IHSAA keeps most of the revenue after expenses.
  4. This is a heck of a lot of passion for the alignment in Indianapolis for someone who claims Gary Wallace as his school. Tech is right in the middle of Marion County. Why would they not be placed in a sectional with 3 other Marion County schools? And in that vein, why would the IHSAA, which has 4 schools from the same county together, not group them all in a sectional? It makes sense to not split up rivals. Anderson-Muncie Central & Greenfield-Central-New Pal are each pairings that make sense to group together. Cathedral-Roncalli-Tech are a triad that goes together due to natural rivalry (Cathedral-Roncalli) and geography (Tech being in the middle). Decatur Central makes sense as the 4th school because it's in the same county. At that point, it makes sense to bring Plainfield (which is next door to DC) into that grouping and send Zionsville east. Two years ago, New Palestine was placed in a sectional with Columbus East, Martinsville and two Johnson County despite being closer to *every* school in Sectional 13 (the Marion County sectional) than most of the sectional it was placed in. Much like Zionsville this time around, NP was the swing school that could have gone either direction, and the IHSAA appeared to want to put the two "success factor" schools together. I'm not sure either NP or CE was happy about it it, but both were obviously good enough to each go to the State Finals once in the cycle.
  5. Elkhart Central & Memorial *will* consolidate, but the date is still in the air. The Northfield-Southwood merger was proposed but shot down by the board. Wabash is not part of it. It's a separate school corporation.
  6. I'm getting the same, which is likely a Google issue, but try this link and see if it works. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KZql4RSi8hU3eZnVKFlR86XJszA&usp=sharing
  7. Trying to put myself in their shoes ... Ben Davis was a single school. Avon & Brownsburg go together as Hendricks County rivals. Southport & Perry Meridian go together. One southern Indy school had to go south (the only non-paired school there is Franklin Central). Once that happens, the two pairs (Avon/Brownsburg, Southport/Perry) are paired up, then Ben Davis is paired up with Warren Central to go in with the Lawrence schools, and Pike/North Central paired up with Fishers/HSE. I don't fully agree with how they split things in 6A, but that's the explanation, and it jives perfectly with the same explanation as to why Cathedral, Roncalli & Tech are together.
  8. But the IHSAA clearly tries to keep county and rival schools together when possible. Therefore, G-C & NP stay together. You could make an argument that it should've been Cathedral instead of Zionsville in 12, but Z'ville would've been a geographic outlier in either 12 or 13, and that would also split Cathedral up from the other 3 schools in Marion County (including the school where Cathedral plays most of its home games) and a clear natural rival in Roncalli.
  9. You have two schools that are very similar (both Catholic schools) located in the same county who have a long football rivalry (and yes, they haven't played each other in recent years, but that doesn't exempt them from having a long football rivalry). There are 4 Class 5A schools in Marion County - they were paired together in the same sectional. Plainfield fits as a 5th team in that sectional. It's not rocket science. Once New Pal, Greenfield-Central, Anderson & Muncie Central were naturally paired together, the main question was what to do with Zionsville. Bringing Huntington North into Sectional 11 (instead of 10) sent Zionsville into a southern sectional, and with 13 already at five teams with the 4 Marion County schools + Plainfield, they went into Sectional 12.
  10. I think Illinois is a bit more cutting-edge. Success factor spread out over 4 years, nonpublic multiplier with automatic waivers & fewer schools in Class 4A than in the other three classes in non-football sports. Multiple linear regression would be interesting, but it would take Jeff Sagarin to classify schools. It's way too complex for the average fan to figure out, and as a result, would lead to cries of conspiracy.
  11. Ripple & Chatard are practically next door to each other on the near-northeast side. Brebeuf is on the far northwest side of Indy. It's about 3 miles west of North Central on 86th Street and is almost in Carmel/Zionsville (and in soccer, Brebeuf was paired with those two schools. In hoops, it was paired with Guerin Catholic in a north/west sectional with Chatard, Ritter & a couple of IPS schools).
  12. It went pretty close to what I thought it would in the north. I was one of the few that saw the Greenfield-Central/New Pal/Anderson/Muncie Central sectional, and it made sense as those 2 pairings (two NCC teams geographically close, two Hancock County teams in neighboring districts, creating a simple quadrant) were a natural fit together, and that would also create a Marion County sectional with Tech/Cathedral/Roncalli/Decatur Central. It's pretty clear the IHSAA tries to keep natural rivals together in the sectional, which is why Avon/Brownsburg were kept together instead of being split in 6A and paired with Southport/Perry. It's also why Cathedral/Roncalli tend to stay together. There might have been a "good opportunity" to split Cathedral and Roncalli, but it's not likely going to happen.
  13. But in wrestling, you don't have to wrestle a full round-robin. The conference meet is one Saturday out of several Saturdays of multi-wrestler meets.
  14. The entire western border of Pike's district is shared with Brownsburg. But it's clear the IHSAA tried as hard as possible to 1) keep county rivals together (thus, Avon/Brownsburg together) and 2) keep schools in multi-school districts together (HSE/Fishers, LC/LN, Southport/Perry, and in lower classes, Elkhart Central/Memorial, Frankton/Lapel, Morristown/Waldron in hoops). In the Indy area, that basically made Pike, North Central, Warren Central & BD the wild cards to be fit in with the LC/LN, Avon/Brownsburg & Southport/Perry duos.
  15. In case you're interested, Here's a Google map of the 2017-19 sectional alignments (for comparison, here's 2015-17) If you're interested, here are the basketball/volleyball maps.