It’s that time – AHSAA reclassification for the 2018-2020 seasons for all sports. We’ll have more updates on this throughout the day along with opinions and breaking down where each team falls.

Also, the AHSAA today approved a new rule for private schools as a part of the reclassification. The rule is known as competitive balance and will case successful private-school teams to play against bigger schools in a higher classification. Currently, private schools already step up with their students being multiplied by 1.35 to offset potential advantages.

This rule will evaluate how each private team fared in the previous three years and the most successful ones are required to play one class up than it previously played. One instance where that was used in football was St. Paul’s. St. Paul’s is still classified as a 5A team, but will have football (among other sports) moved up to 6A.

The way the system will work, is that the AHSAA has created a point system. Quarterfinals are worth one point, semifinals worth two, and championship appearances are worth 4. For football, baseball, softball and volleyball, teams that score MORE than 6 points will move up a classification in the next reclassification period. In other sports where boys and girls compete separately in the same sport, the boys and girls teams points will be added together and sports that score MORE than 11 points combined will have to move up a classification.

Once again, this only applies to private schools. So a school like Maplesville, that has won three state titles in a row leading up to this reclassification, won’t have to move up. Private schools can move up more than once as well. So if I team moves from 1A to 2A and continues to win, they can move up to 3A the next reclassification. If a school, as a whole, moves down, but the team continues to win, they will move up from the previous classification but the school will move down. For instance, St. James was 4A last year, but 3A this year. However the volleyball team will be 5A.

Teams can also move down if they don’t find success in the higher classification.

For football, this rule only affected two teams this year – St. Paul’s moves from 5A to 6A and Madison Academy moves from 4A to 5A.

The full football reclassification is as follows. To view the full reclassification numbers for every sport, you can find them here on the AHSAA website. Also, to see how each classification will play their schedules depending on how many teams are in their region, click here.

If a team moved at all (either region to region or changed classification), they will have a marker by their name:

Moved up a class: (+)
Moved down a class: (-)
Changed region in the same class: (*)

Class 7A

Map

Region 1

Alma Bryant
Baker
Davidson
Fairhope
Foley
Mary G. Montgomery
McGill-Toolen
Murphy
Theodore

Region 2

Auburn
Central-Phenix City
Enterprise
Jeff Davis
Lee-Montgomery
Prattville
Smiths Station

Region 3

Hewitt-Trussville (*)
Hoover
Mountain Brook
Oak Mountain
Spain Park
Thompson
Tuscaloosa County
Vestavia Hills

Region 4

Austin (+)
Bob Jones
Florence (+)
Gadsden City
Grissom
Huntsville
James Clemens
Sparkman


Class 6A

Map

Region 1

Baldwin County
B.C. Rain
Blount
Daphne
Gulf Shores
Robertsdale
Saraland
Spanish Fort
St. Paul’s (+)

Region 2

Carver-Montgomery
Dothan
Eufaula (+)
Northview
Park Crossing
Russell County
Sidney Lanier

Region 3

Benjamin Russell
Calera (+)
Opelika
Selma (*)
Stanhope Elmore (*)
Wetumpka

Region 4

Bessemer City
Brookwood
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Hueytown (*)
McAdory
Northridge
Paul Bryant

Region 5

Carver-Birmingham (*)
Chelsea (*)
Helena (*)
Homewood
Jackson-Olin
Minor (*)
Pelham (*)

Region 6

Clay-Chalkville
Gardendale
Huffman (-)
Oxford (*)
Pell City (*)
Pinson Valley
Shades Valley (*)

Region 7

Athens (*)
Columbia (*)
Cullman
Decatur (*)
Hartselle (*)
Muscle Shoals (*)

Region 8

Albertville (*)
Buckhorn (-)
Fort Payne (*)
Hazel Green
Lee-Huntsville (+)
Mae Jemison (+)


Class 5A

Map

Region 1

Citronelle
Faith Academy
Jackson
LeFlore (-)
Satsuma (+)
Vigor
Wilcox Central

Region 2

Beauregard (*)
Carroll
Charles Henderson
Greenville
Rehobeth
Tallassee (+)
Valley (*)

Region 3

Bibb County (+)
Central-Tuscaloosa
Chilton County (-)
Demopolis
Jemison
Marbury
Shelby County (*)

Region 4

Briarwood (*)
Fairfield (*)
John Carroll (-)
Parker (-)
Pleasant Grove (*)
Ramsay (-)
Wenonah (*)
Woodlawn (*)

Region 5

Center Point (-)
Central-Clay County (*)
Moody
Mortimer Jordan (*)
Munford (+)
Saint Clair County
Springville (*)
Sylacauga (*)

Region 6

Alexandria (*)
Boaz (*)
Crossville (*)
Douglas (*)
Etowah (*)
Sardis (+)
Southside-Gadsden (-)

Region 7

Corner (*)
Dora (+)
Hamilton (+)
Hayden (*)
Jasper (-)
Lawrence County (*)
Russellville (*)
West Point (*)

Region 8

Arab (*)
Ardmore
Brewer (-)
East Limestone
Guntersville (*)
Madison Academy (+)
Madison County (+)
Scottsboro (*)


Class 4A

Map

Region 1

Andalusia
Clarke County (+)
Escambia County
Hillcrest-Evergreen (+)
Monroe County
UMS-Wright
Williamson (-)
WS Neal

Region 2

Alabama Christian
Ashford
BT Washington (-)
Dale County
Headland (-)
Montgomery Catholic
Trinity

Region 3

American Christian (+)
Dallas County (-)
Greensboro (*)
Montevallo (+)
Sipsey Valley (*)
Sumter Central (-)
West Blocton (*)

Region 4

Childersburg (*)
Elmore County (*)
Handley (*)
Holtville (*)
Leeds (*)
Lincoln (-)
Talladega (-)

Region 5

Cordova (*)
Curry (-)
Fayette County (*)
Good Hope (*)
Haleyville (*)
Northside (*)
Oak Grove (*)

Region 6

Anniston (*)
Ashville (*)
Cherokee County (*)
Cleburne County (-)
Hokes Bluff (*)
Jacksonville (*)
Oneonta (*)
White Plains (*)

Region 7

Danville (*)
DAR
Fairview (-)
North Jackson
Priceville (*)
Randolph
St. John Paul II (-)
West Morgan (+)

Region 8

Brooks (-)
Central-Florence
Deshler
Elkmont (+)
Rogers
West Limestone
Wilson


Class 3A

Map

Region 1

Bayside Academy
Excel
Flomaton
Mobile Christian
St. Michael (NEW)
Thomasville (-)
TR Miller

Region 2

Geneva
Houston Academy
Opp
Pike County (*)
Providence Christian
Slocomb
Straughn
Wicksburg

Region 3

Beulah
Bullock County (-)
Dadeville (-)
Montgomery Academy
Pike Road (NEW)
Prattville Christian
Saint James (-)
Southside-Selma

Region 4

Carbon Hill
Gordo
Greene County
Hale County (-)
Holt (-)
Lamar County (+)
Oakman
Winfield (-)

Region 5

Fultondale (*)
Hanceville (*)
Holly Pond (*)
JB Pennington (*)
Locust Fork (*)
Midfield (*)
Vinemont (*)

Region 6

BB Comer (*)
Glencoe (*)
Piedmont (*)
Pleasant Valley (*)
Randolph County (*)
Saks (-)
Walter Wellborn (*)
Weaver (*)

Region 7

Brindlee Mountain
Geraldine
New Hope
Pisgah
Plainview
Susan Moore (*)
Sylvania

Region 8

Clements
Colbert Heights
East Lawrence
Lauderdale County
Lexington
Phil Campbell (+)
Westminster Christian (-)


Class 2A

Map

Region 1

Chickasaw
Choctaw County
Cottage Hill (-)
JU Blacksher
Leroy
RC Hatch (*)
Southern Choctaw
Washington County

Region 2

Abbeville
Ariton
Barbour County
Cottonwood
Daleville (-)
Geneva County
GW Long
Houston County (+)

Region 3

Calhoun
Central-Hayneville
Goshen
Highland Home (+)
Luverne
New Brockton
Samson (*)
Zion Chapel

Region 4

Central-Coosa (-)
Fayetteville (*)
Horseshoe Bend (*)
LaFayette (*)
Reeltown (*)
Thorsby
Vincent (*)

Region 5

Aliceville (*)
Cold Springs (*)
Southeastern (+)
Sulligent (*)
Sumiton Christian (+)
Tarrant (*)
Winston County (*)

Region 6

Cleveland (*)
Gaston
Ohatchee (-)
Ranburne (*)
Westbrook Christian
West End (*)
Woodland (*)

Region 7

Addison (+)
Colbert County (-)
Hatton (*)
Red Bay (*)
Sheffield (*)
Tanner
Tharptown (+)

Region 8

Asbury (*)
Cedar Bluff (+)
Collinsville (*)
Fyffe (*)
Ider (*)
North Sand Mountain (-)
Sand Rock (*)
Section (*)


Class 1A

Map

Region 1

Fruitdale
JF Shields
Marengo
Mcintosh
Millry
St. Luke’s (-)
Sweet Water

Region 2

Brantley
Elba (-)
Florala
Georgiana
Kinston
McKenzie
Pleasant Home
Red Level

Region 3

AL Johnson (*)
Ellwood Christian
Francis Marion (-)
Holy Spirit (*)
Isabella
Keith (-)
Linden (*)
Maplesville

Region 4

Autaugaville (*)
Billingsley (-)
Lanett (-)
Loachapoka (*)
Notasulga (*)
Verbena (-)
Wadley

Region 5

Appalachian (*)
Donoho (*)
Ragland (*)
Spring Garden (*)
Talladega Co. Central (*)
Victory Christian (*)
Winterboro (*)

Region 6

Berry (*)
Brilliant (*)
Hubbertville (*)
Lynn (*)
Marion County (*)
Meek (*)
Pickens County (*)
South Lamar (*)

Region 7

Coosa Christian (*)
Decatur Heritage
Falkville (-)
Gaylesville (*)
R.A. Hubbard
Valley Head (*)
Woodville (*)

Region 8

Cherokee
Hackleburg
Mars Hill (-)
Phillips
Shoals Christian
Vina
Waterloo