OCC TO REALIGN FOR 2016-17
After months of meetings and discussions, over 14 months to be more accurate, the Ohio Capital Conference finally has their 2016-17 realignment plans figured out. After plans of a four-division realignment were squandered away, a five-division model appeared as front-runner.
One major question was presented over the 14 months of discussions for a realignment to the OCC – why realign at all? That answer is simple:
The Ohio Capital Conference constitution actually mandates that realignment is to be discussed whenever a school’s enrollment increases or decreases in proportion to those in their same division.
Such as the case with the Olentangy schools – two of which played in the Capital Division, a small-school division of the OCC.
While geographic locations, school enrollment are main factors, other crucial reasons played a major role in the new realignment. Preserving long standing rivalries, and regrouping teams of like statuses made for a challenging task.
With that being said – here is the 2016-17 realignment for the Ohio Capital Conference: