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    Proposed CIML Split

    East, Hoover, North, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Indianola, Marshalltown and Ottumwa might split from CIML and form a new conference. Remaining 11 teams would still be part of CIML.

    Not sure why Mason City and Fort Dodge wouldn't split too for competitive balance. however I don't really follow CIML sports so I'm talking out of my rear.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...ence/11390817/


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Wow - alignment is hitting high school too!



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Wow - alignment is hitting high school too!
    The new "Top of Iowa Conference" takes the cake for alignment stupidity.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Wow - alignment is hitting high school too!
    They're ahead of their time. They're breaking apart a super conference. One complaint was being in a conference within the conference in that article. Wonder when we'll see the ACC, SEC, and Big 10 go down that path.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    East, Hoover, North, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Indianola, Marshalltown and Ottumwa might split from CIML and form a new conference. Remaining 11 teams would still be part of CIML.

    Not sure why Mason City and Fort Dodge wouldn't split too for competitive balance. however I don't really follow CIML sports so I'm talking out of my rear.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...ence/11390817/
    Ottumwa should drop to 3A along with Fort Dodge and Mason City. Ames should join this new conference. Hasn't Ames'ss's's enrollment dropped considerably in the last 15 years?



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by canker2323 View Post
    Ottumwa should drop to 3A along with Fort Dodge and Mason City. Ames should join this new conference. Hasn't Ames'ss's's enrollment dropped considerably in the last 15 years?
    Just FYI, you can't move down classification (e..g, Ottumwa can't move to 3A). You can move up but you can't move down.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Just FYI, you can't move down classification (e..g, Ottumwa can't move to 3A). You can move up but you can't move down.
    Dumb as dirt. They can in nebby. Look at Elkhorn.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Just FYI, you can't move down classification (e..g, Ottumwa can't move to 3A). You can move up but you can't move down.
    Newton moved from 4A to 3A.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by canker2323 View Post
    Newton moved from 4A to 3A.
    The lost enough students to be classified as 3A rather than moving voluntarily. If they still had >700 students they would have to be in 4A for football. Ottumwa, Mason City and Fort Dodge cannot move to 3A.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    The lost enough students to be classified as 3A rather than moving voluntarily. If they still had >700 students they would have to be in 4A for football. Ottumwa, Mason City and Fort Dodge cannot move to 3A.
    So you are telling people that schools cant just join 1A with 1500 enrollment? You are a God Damned Genius.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Where a school falls classification wise is sort of by school enrollment. The top 48 schools get classified as 4A, the next 64 get classified as 3A, the next 72 get classified at 2A, ... (I don't remember the number for 1A...class A gets who ever is left)



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Xclone View Post
    Actually you can move down in classification. It happens for some smaller schools (A up to 2A) frequently.
    You can't just independently choose to move down, though. It's a function of enrollment. My high school jumped back and forth between 2A and 3A a few times, based mostly on the enrollment changes of other schools.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by canker2323 View Post
    Ottumwa should drop to 3A along with Fort Dodge and Mason City. Ames should join this new conference. Hasn't Ames'ss's's enrollment dropped considerably in the last 15 years?
    Ames'ss's's enrollment is around 1500, so no.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    Ames'ss's's enrollment is around 1500, so no.
    Good ol' angry Ribs.

    According to

    https://www.educateiowa.gov/data-reporting/data-reporting/certified-enrollment/school-district-certified-enrollment#Public_School_Districts


    Unless I'm reading the spreadsheets incorrectly district enrollment is down. Quite a bit actually.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by canker2323 View Post
    Good ol' angry Ribs.

    According to

    https://www.educateiowa.gov/data-reporting/data-reporting/certified-enrollment/school-district-certified-enrollment#Public_School_Districts


    Unless I'm reading the spreadsheets incorrectly district enrollment is down. Quite a bit actually.
    Angry? I answered your question. And that is data for the entire district, which is down.

    When I went to Ames High in the early 90s, there were about 1200-1300 students. Now there are 1500. Math.



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