With CMH going down to D4 this year, there has obviously been a lot of conversations about how it us "unfair" that they are now down a division. I will preface this with saying there is nothing CMH is supposed to do other than play who is on the schedule and that they are definitely worthy of a state championship. Clearly their level of play was far superior than the 5 opponents they played in the playoffs, while putting a running clock on 4/5 of them.
With that being said what could the WIAA do to protect this from happening again? Is there anything? I've heard a lot of suggestions and a lot of them were thrown out to Travis last night. All private school playoff? 1.5/2x enrollment multiplier? Average out their conference enrollment and put them in that division?
I'd love to hear some more ideas.
What can the WIAA do? Make them play in D1 or D2 for post season considering that is who they compete against all year. Enrollment aside, they are a d1 team where nearly every one of their starters would be starting for larger programs. How is any d4 or d3 school for that matter supposed to compete with that. That would be like taking Muskego and putting them in d4 if their enrollment dropped.
I get the rules and their is nothing CM can do, but at some point the WIAA has to realize that CM plays D1 schools all year with out very much issue. What do you think will happen when they move to D4? Same can be said about Springs. Yes they are d6 based on size, but they could compete in d3 or d4. Private schools in smaller divisions always have advantages because they get D1.D2 level kids. I have always been of the proponent that if you play in a d1 conference during the season than that is where you should play come post seaosn time regardless of size.
Other wise do what Texas and other states do and skip divisions and go district. By going district, no one is given a free pass and anyone can play anyone in a specific district no matter what the size may be. That way the two best teams will clearly emerge and could make state.