As I discussed in a previous column, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) evaluates each member high school every two years to make a determination if division realignment is needed to keep each sport, girls and boys, competitive.
The Central Section, with 78 member schools including Madera and Madera South, analyzes each team’s performance the previous two years and makes recommendations with the goal for each team to achieve parity against like competition.
Schools can of course disagree and petition the CIF for a different placement. We can only assume that each school wants to be in the most competitive situation, and that no one wants to sandbag just to be placed in a lower division and win cheap championships.
So far, the CIF has only looked at fall sports, but recommendations will be coming soon for winter and spring sports...