By JESSE SMITHEY
The TSSAA released its classifications for the 2023-25 school years on Tuesday.
Though not finalized yet, as schools will have until Oct. 24 to appeal or move up, the classification outline that the TSSAA unveiled was based off 20th-day enrollment totals provided by member schools earlier this school year.
Once the TSSAA hears all appeals and has approved or disapproved changes, member schools will be placed in their respective regions by sport.
Most classification cycles run four years. But the emergence of Covid-19 in the early months of 2020 altered the norm, resulting in the Board instituting a two-year cycle for the 2021-23 school years. It didn’t feel comfortable setting a plan for four years with still so many unknowns floating about with Covid-19.
In mid-August of this year, the Board elected to remain in the two-year classification cycle because the ripple effect from Covid-19 had not run its course. Moreover, the Board also chose to keep a fourth classification in Division I sports such as basketball, baseball and softball. This fourth class was added for the 2021-22 school year; and while it came with some first-year gripes, the Board felt that one year was not an adequate sample size for it to opt to revert back to three.
Here’s a look at the preliminary placements for the 2023-25 classification cycle…
DIVISION I FOOTBALL … CLICK HERE.
DIVISION II FOOTBALL … CLICK HERE.
DIVISION I BASKETBALL … CLICK HERE.
DIVISION I BASEBALL … CLICK HERE.
DIVISION I SOFTBALL … CLICK HERE.
DIVISION I VOLLEYBALL … CLICK HERE.
DIVISION I SOCCER … CLICK HERE.
All other sports … CLICK HERE.
DIVISION II BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL … CLICK HERE.