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:


OHIO DIVISION
Gahanna Lincoln
Grove City
Lancaster
Pickerington Central
Pickerington North
Reynoldsburg


BUCKEYE DIVISION
Olentangy
Olentangy Liberty
Olentangy Orange
Westerville Central
Westerville North
Westerville South


CARDINAL DIVISION
Delaware Hayes
Dublin Jerome
Dublin Scioto
Hilliard Bradley
Hilliard Darby
Thomas Worthington
Worthington Kilbourne