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Class 6A (32 Schools)

1. (4): Crown Point, Lake Central, Lafayette Jefferson, Portage

2. (4): Carroll (Fort Wayne), Elkhart, Penn, Warsaw

3. (4): Fishers, Fort Wayne Northrop, Hamilton Southeastern, Homestead

4. (4): Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville

5. (4): Avon, Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Pike

6. (4): Indianapolis Cathedral, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis)

7. (4): Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Perry Meridian, Southport, Warren Central

8. (4): Center Grove, Columbus North, Franklin Central, Jeffersonville

 

Class 5A (32 Schools)

9. (4): Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Merrillville, Munster

10. (4): Chesterton, LaPorte, Michigan City, Valparaiso

11. (4): Concord, Goshen, Mishawaka, South Bend Adams

12. (4): Anderson, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Snider

13. (4): Decatur Central, Harrison (West Lafayette), McCutcheon, Plainfield

14. (4): Franklin Community, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, Whiteland Community

15. (4): Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Columbus East, Seymour

16. (4): Castle, Evansville North, Floyd Central, New Albany Class

 

4A (63 Schools)

17. (8): Culver Academies, East Chicago Central, Gary West Side, Highland, Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Lowell, New Prairie

18. (8): Logansport, Northridge, NorthWood, Plymouth, South Bend Riley, South Bend St. Joseph, South Bend Washington, Wawasee

19. (8): Angola, Columbia City, DeKalb, East Noble, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Leo, New Haven

20. (8): Frankfort, Huntington North, Jay County, Kokomo, Marion, Muncie Central, Mississinewa, Western

21. (8): Brebeuf Jesuit, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, Indianapolis George Washington, Indianapolis Shortridge, Lebanon, Mooresville, Northview, Roncalli

22. (8): Beech Grove, Connersville, Greenfield-Central, Pendleton Heights, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Castle, New Palestine, Richmond

23. (8): Bedford North Lawrence, East Central, Edgewood, Greenwood, Jennings County, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Silver Creek

24. (7): Boonville, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Memorial, Jasper

 

Class 3A (64 Schools)

25. (8): Boone Grove, Calumet, Griffith, Hanover Central, Rensselaer Central, River Forest, Twin Lakes, West Lafayette

26. (8): Fairfield, Glenn, Jimtown, Knox, Lakeland, Mishawaka Marian, South Bend Clay, West Noble

27. (8): Bellmont, Delta, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Garrett, Heritage, Norwell, Woodlan, Yorktown 28. (8): Guerin Catholic, Hamilton Heights, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Maconaquah, Northwestern, Oak Hill, Peru, Tippecanoe Valley

29. (7): Crawfordsville, Danville Community, Monrovia, North Montgomery, Purdue Polytechnic (2023), Speedway, TriWest Hendricks, Western Boone

30. (8): Gibson Southern, Mt. Vernon, Owen Valley, Pike Central, Princeton Community, Vincennes Lincoln, Washington, West Vigo

31. (8): Batesville, Centerville, Franklin County, Greensburg, Indian Creek, Lawrenceburg, Rushville, South Dearborn

32. (8): Charlestown, Corydon Central, Heritage Hills, Madison Consolidated, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, Southridge

 

Class 2A (63 Schools)

33. (7): Andrean, Bremen, Hammond Bishop Noll, Lake Station Edison, LaVille, Wheeler, Whiting

34. (8): Benton Central, Delphi, Lafayette Central Catholic, Lewis Cass, Pioneer, Rochester, Seeger, Winamac

35. (8): Central Noble, Churubusco, Eastside, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Manchester, Prairie Heights, Wabash, Whitko

36. (8): Alexandria, Blackford, Bluffton, Eastbrook, Eastern (Greentown), Elwood, Frankton, Tipton 37. (8): Cascade, Greencastle, Linton-Stockton, North Knox, North Putnam, South Vermillion, Southmont, Sullivan

38. (8): Eastern Hancock, Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Lapel, Northeastern, Shenandoah, Union County, Winchester

39. (8): Brown County, Brownstown Central, Christel House, Clarksville, Eastern (Pekin), Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, Switzerland County, Triton Central

40. (8): Crawford County, Evansville Mater Dei, Forest Park, Mitchell, North Posey, Paoli, Perry Central, Tell City

 

Class 1A (63 Schools)

41. (7): Bowman Academy, Culver Community, North Judson-San Pierre, North Newton, South Central (Union Mills), South Newton, Triton

42. (8): Attica, Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Covington, Fountain Central, North Vermillion, Park Tudor, Traders Point Christian

43. (8): Carroll (Flora), Caston, Frontier, North White, Taylor, Tri-Central, Tri-County, West Central

44. (8): Adams Central, Fremont, Madison-Grant, North Miami, Northfield, South Adams, Southern Wells, Southwood

45. (8): Anderson Preparatory, Hagerstown, Indiana School for the Deaf, Monroe Central, Sheridan, Tindley, Union City, Wes-Del

46. (8): Cambridge City Lincoln, Edinburgh, Knightstown, Milan, North Decatur, Oldenburg Academy, South Decatur, Tri

47. (8): Cloverdale, Covenant Christian (Indianapolis), Dugger Union (2023), Indianapolis Lutheran, North Central (Farmersburg), Parke Heritage, Riverton Parke, South Putnam

48. (8): Eastern Greene, North Daviess, Providence, Rock Creek Academy, South Spencer, Springs Valley, Tecumseh, West Washington

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Removed Kokomo from 12 as they were listed twice.
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28 minutes ago, oldtimeqb said:

Outside of the random renumbering of Sectionals 30, 31, and 32, I don't see any real surprises down south. 

Two years and we get to do all this fun again!

 

North Knox Sullivan and Linton go north...not really surprised though!

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I feel like the Ihsaa just threw Gibson Southern a bone. 
 

it’s dangerous to get out over your skis but this is the easiest sectional lineup on paper for them in probably 10+ years…..maybe ever? 
 

no heritage hills, no Southridge, bosse is in 4A from enrollment, Memorial is in 4A from success.

 

opponents include Princeton who hasn’t beat GS in like 20 years and it was only because of a forfeit.  Washington and pike central have really struggled in football for quite some time too and are just looking to build some momentum.


 

to add.  Chatard is in the north. 

 

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27 minutes ago, DumfriesYMCA said:

I feel like the Ihsaa just threw Gibson Southern a bone. 
it’s dangerous to get out over your skis but this is the easiest sectional lineup on paper for them in probably 10+ years…..maybe ever? 

Wow. If GS ever loses a game in that sectional there ought to be an investigation. 

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Looking at the brackets 

6A: Pretty much as I expected. Two schools had to go north, and HSE/Fishers being paired with the two Fort Wayne schools made a lot of sense because of their proximity to I-69. 

5A: Again, a pretty easy map. The big question was which pairs would go with which in the south. IHSAA opted to put THS/THN with Whiteland/Franklin and BHSN/BHSS with East/Seymour. I'd have flipped the Johnson County & Bloomington schools and created an I-65 sectional and a SR 46 one, but the IHSAA was clearly looking at latitude instead of longitude. 

4A: The big question was, who was going to go into Sectional 23, which was going to be a spread-out mess no matter who got sent there. The big question was which schools would go into 23 and which into 22 among EC, Connersville, Shelbyville, Beech Grove and Greenwood. Again, the IHSAA went with latitude - East Central to Edgewood to Silver Creek to Greenwood is going to be a doozy but there was really no way around it. A bit of a surprise to see Logansport go north and Huntington North go south. Sectional 20 is largely centered around SR 26 but Frankfort to Jay County or Frankfort to Huntington will be a bit of a haul. Frankfort was likely going to go into that field because there was no place else where it would fit. 

3A: A few surprises that make a lot of geographic sense - West Lafayette in Sectional 25, Chatard in Sectional 28 (which was clearly created as a US 31 sectional) and thus in the north.  It's a good map as you see the fourth northern sectionals are all centered around major highways (25 - I-65, 26-Toll Road, 27-I-69, 28-US 31), but somewhat surprised Delta/Yorktown go up to Fort Wayne instead of Oak Hill/Tippecanoe Valley. 

In the south, West Vigo & Owen Valley being sent to Evansville while Southridge/Heritage Hills get sent to southeastern Indiana is a bit interesting. What I might have done is leave Southridge/HH in southwestern Indiana, put WV/OV in with Monrovia and Crawfordsville and move Purdue Poly/Speedway into Sectional 31 (likely bumping SD/Lawrenceburg to 32). But you can see the mapmakers really considered travel and major highway corridors - Lawrenceburg/SD with schools along I-74, WV/OV moved south because they are on US 41/SR 67, Southridge/HH are close to I-64 and thus it's fairly easy to access the Louisville area. 

2A: Really makes a lot of sense when you look at the map. The sectionals are about as compact as they can be and the dividing lines are sensible. 

1A: As compact and sensible as 2A is, 1A is one of the weirdest maps the IHSAA has ever put out. Park Tudor and Gary Bowman could play in the same regional? Sectionals 41 & 42 aren't geographically contiguous. The sectional fields themselves largely make sense, although I would've flipped Sheridan and Park Tudor to make those two sectional fields more geographically contiguous. The change I would've made is the regional round - Sectionals 41 & 43 should be together, 44 and 45 should be paired together, as well as 42 with 46. 

Here are the maps, with each sectional color-coded (the northwest regional in reds, the northeast regional in oranges, the central regional in blue/green and the south regional in black/gray): https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1O6J1oaoKWSgPWgPhsL7-eng1-_vqyqEr&usp=sharing

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36 minutes ago, tango said:

Wow. If GS ever loses a game in that sectional there ought to be an investigation. 

Mt. Vernon is top notch, just ask them.  Hey, for the record I didn't even look at Memorials sectional :).

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39 minutes ago, tango said:

Wow. If GS ever loses a game in that sectional there ought to be an investigation. 

I wouldn’t go that far and I definitely don’t want to act like GS is unbeatable or that these other schools are just the worst.  
 

but it’s definitely not the same as being in 32 with Memorial, Heritage Hills, and Southridge

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Just now, Titan32 said:

Mt. Vernon is top notch, just ask them.  Hey, for the record I didn't even look at Memorials sectional :).

LOL. No surprises in our sectional. Did you notice your buddy from the Y finally acknowledged a secular path is easier?

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10 minutes ago, Tommy said:

What a cakewalk for Merrillvile in class 5A sectional 9 and Crown Point in 6A sectional 1.

 

Crown point is far off competing. Laffyette jeff will roll them. Crown point doesn’t have the athletes to beat Jeff. Crown point struggled with LC last year. And Jeff made LC look like a 6th grade team.

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10 minutes ago, Tommy said:

What a cakewalk for Merrillvile in class 5A sectional 9 and Crown Point in 6A sectional 1.

 

Jeff could take out CP potentially, but the Bulldogs are definite favorites. Merrillville will have no problem in their sectional. 

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36 minutes ago, crimsonace1 said:

 

3A: A few surprises that make a lot of geographic sense - West Lafayette in Sectional 25, Chatard in Sectional 28 (which was clearly created as a US 31 sectional) and thus in the north.   

Heard West Lafayette was caught eating burgers on Friday during Lent and excommunicated from the Catholic Invitational Sectional.

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26 minutes ago, scarab527 said:

Jeff could take out CP potentially, but the Bulldogs are definite favorites. Merrillville will have no problem in their sectional. 

I’ll take jeff over CP. Coaches don’t make a team. That team is still a .500 team. 

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I’m not sure what is going on with the IHSAA. The original sectional assignments had Pioneer in 2a in sectional 34 earlier today. Now they’re in 1a in sectional 41. 

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58 minutes ago, Piratefan101 said:

I’ll take jeff over CP. Coaches don’t make a team. That team is still a .500 team. 

Last year they were a 500 team. This year isn’t last year. 

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2 hours ago, crimsonace1 said:

Looking at the brackets 

6A: Pretty much as I expected. Two schools had to go north, and HSE/Fishers being paired with the two Fort Wayne schools made a lot of sense because of their proximity to I-69. 

5A: Again, a pretty easy map. The big question was which pairs would go with which in the south. IHSAA opted to put THS/THN with Whiteland/Franklin and BHSN/BHSS with East/Seymour. I'd have flipped the Johnson County & Bloomington schools and created an I-65 sectional and a SR 46 one, but the IHSAA was clearly looking at latitude instead of longitude. 

4A: The big question was, who was going to go into Sectional 23, which was going to be a spread-out mess no matter who got sent there. The big question was which schools would go into 23 and which into 22 among EC, Connersville, Shelbyville, Beech Grove and Greenwood. Again, the IHSAA went with latitude - East Central to Edgewood to Silver Creek to Greenwood is going to be a doozy but there was really no way around it. A bit of a surprise to see Logansport go north and Huntington North go south. Sectional 20 is largely centered around SR 26 but Frankfort to Jay County or Frankfort to Huntington will be a bit of a haul. Frankfort was likely going to go into that field because there was no place else where it would fit. 

3A: A few surprises that make a lot of geographic sense - West Lafayette in Sectional 25, Chatard in Sectional 28 (which was clearly created as a US 31 sectional) and thus in the north.  It's a good map as you see the fourth northern sectionals are all centered around major highways (25 - I-65, 26-Toll Road, 27-I-69, 28-US 31), but somewhat surprised Delta/Yorktown go up to Fort Wayne instead of Oak Hill/Tippecanoe Valley. 

In the south, West Vigo & Owen Valley being sent to Evansville while Southridge/Heritage Hills get sent to southeastern Indiana is a bit interesting. What I might have done is leave Southridge/HH in southwestern Indiana, put WV/OV in with Monrovia and Crawfordsville and move Purdue Poly/Speedway into Sectional 31 (likely bumping SD/Lawrenceburg to 32). But you can see the mapmakers really considered travel and major highway corridors - Lawrenceburg/SD with schools along I-74, WV/OV moved south because they are on US 41/SR 67, Southridge/HH are close to I-64 and thus it's fairly easy to access the Louisville area. 

2A: Really makes a lot of sense when you look at the map. The sectionals are about as compact as they can be and the dividing lines are sensible. 

1A: As compact and sensible as 2A is, 1A is one of the weirdest maps the IHSAA has ever put out. Park Tudor and Gary Bowman could play in the same regional? Sectionals 41 & 42 aren't geographically contiguous. The sectional fields themselves largely make sense, although I would've flipped Sheridan and Park Tudor to make those two sectional fields more geographically contiguous. The change I would've made is the regional round - Sectionals 41 & 43 should be together, 44 and 45 should be paired together, as well as 42 with 46. 

Here are the maps, with each sectional color-coded (the northwest regional in reds, the northeast regional in oranges, the central regional in blue/green and the south regional in black/gray): https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1O6J1oaoKWSgPWgPhsL7-eng1-_vqyqEr&usp=sharing

Sectionals 2 and 3 are a bit of a shock.  But someone (sorry I can't recall), made mention that it was entirely possible that the FW group in #3 would be split and 2 Indy Area schools would head up I-69 (or vice versa) to fill out #3.  

Great Call.  

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3 minutes ago, Yuccaguy said:

Sectionals 2 and 3 are a bit of a shock.  But someone (sorry I can't recall), made mention that it was entirely possible that the FW group in #3 would be split and 2 Indy Area schools would head up I-69 (or vice versa) to fill out #3.  

Great Call.  

That would've been me. Two Indy-area schools had to go north, and that was the most natural thing to do was send HSE/Fishers up I-69 to Homestead/Carroll. 

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32 minutes ago, FlyingHigh said:

I’m not sure what is going on with the IHSAA. The original sectional assignments had Pioneer in 2a in sectional 34 earlier today. Now they’re in 1a in sectional 41. 

Just noticed that, too. Pioneer never should've been placed in 2A - they didn't have enough Success Factor points the last two years to stay up. But putting them in 41 makes what is already a weird, discontiguous 1A map even weirder. Feels like they and West Central should trade places. 

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16 minutes ago, crimsonace1 said:

Just noticed that, too. Pioneer never should've been placed in 2A - they didn't have enough Success Factor points the last two years to stay up. But putting them in 41 makes what is already a weird, discontiguous 1A map even weirder. Feels like they and West Central should trade places. 

They won regional in 2020, so if they had realigned when they were supposed to (2021) they would’ve stayed in 2a so they’re just in a unique situation. It just seems weird that it looks like even the IHSAA doesn’t know what to do with them.  

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17 minutes ago, crimsonace1 said:

Just noticed that, too. Pioneer never should've been placed in 2A - they didn't have enough Success Factor points the last two years to stay up. But putting them in 41 makes what is already a weird, discontiguous 1A map even weirder. Feels like they and West Central should trade places. 

Pioneer had two points across the last two seasons: regional in 2020 for two and lost in a sectional championship in 2021 for zero.  That's usually enough to stay up.

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1 minute ago, FlyingHigh said:

They won regional in 2020, so if they had realigned when they were supposed to (2021) they would’ve stayed in 2a so they’re just in a unique situation. It just seems weird that it looks like even the IHSAA doesn’t know what to do with them.  

Stranger still is that LCC was in 2A last season a won a sectional, for just one point, and is in 2A still. 

 

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2 hours ago, foxbat said:

Pioneer had two points across the last two seasons: regional in 2020 for two and lost in a sectional championship in 2021 for zero.  That's usually enough to stay up.

Pioneer moved up for 2019/2020

2019 lost sectional

2020 won regional

2021 lost sectional 

IHSAA couldn’t reclassify after 2020 due to covid so my understanding is that year was thrown out

so 2019 & 2021 did not earn any points to stay up. 

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