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PIAA Releases Classification Parameters for 2024-25, 2025-2026

   

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – The PIAA Tuesday released the classification parameters for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 sports seasons.

There are some changes in top-end numbers in each classification from the 2022-23 and 2023-24 numbers. All numbers are based on students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 (10, 11, 12 for the first year of the new two-year sports cycle).

In every returning sport but girls’ cheer, it will take more students to gain a higher classification in the upcoming cycle than it did in the previous cycle. But the caveat to that is the PIAA will be counting students differently for the 2024-25/2025-26 cycle than it did for the 2022-23/2023-24 cycle.

In the current cycle, some students including career center students, home-schooled students,  cyber-school students, and charter-school students (when the charter school doesn’t have sports teams) are counted only at 10%. Starting with the 2024-25/2025-26 cycle, those students will count as 100%.

Official school classifications will come out within the next month or so.

               

Here is a comparison of the current two-year cycle that ends at the end of the school year to the new one that starts at the beginning of next school year.

BASEBALL CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-95 1-110
Class 2A 96-149 111-176
Class 3A 150-214 177-249
Class 4A 215-328 250-362
Class 5A 329-523 363-575
Class 6A 524 and above 576 and above
BOYS BASKETBALL CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-83 1-89
Class 2A 84-132 90-147
Class 3A 133-194 148-224
Class 4A 195-297 225-319
Class 5A 298-507 320-545
Class 6A 508 and above 546 and above
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-167 1-191
Class 2A 168-363 192-385
Class 3A 364 and above 386 and above
FOOTBALL CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-123 1-143
Class 2A 124-180 144-216
Class 3A 181-262 217-295
Class 4A 263-382 296-423
Class 5A 383-557 424-619
Class 6A 558 and above 620 and above
BOYS GOLF CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-251 1-285
Class 3A 252 and above 286 and above
BOYS LACROSSE CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-480 1-499
Class 3A 481 and above 500 and above
BOYS SOCCER CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-156 1-176
Class 2A 157-262 177-291
Class 3A 263-463 292-492
Class 4A 464 and above 493 and above
BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-392 1-430
Class 3A 393 and above 431 and above
BOYS TENNIS CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-339 1-396
Class 3A 340 and above 397 and above
BOYS TRACK/FIELD CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-231 1-259
Class 3A 232 and above 260 and above
BOYS VOLLEYBALL CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-423 1-448
Class 3A 424 and above 449 and above
BOYS WRESTLING CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-291 1-308
Class 3A 292 and above 309 and above
GIRLS BASKETBALL CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-83 1-91
Class 2A 84-129 92-149
Class 3A 130-194 150-220
Class 4A 195-291 221-309
Class 5A 292-466 310-502
Class 6A 467 and above 503 and above
CHEER CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-319 1-310
Class 3A 320 and above 311 and above
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-166 1-179
Class 2A 167-341 180-364
Class 3A 342 and above 365 and above
FIELD HOCKEY CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-284 1-294
Class 2A 285-485 295-542
Class 3A 486 and above 543 and above
GIRLS GOLF CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-269 1-282
Class 3A 270 and above 283 and above
GIRLS LACROSSE CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-436 1-449
Class 3A 437 and above 450 and above
GIRLS SOCCER CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-158 1-175
Class 2A 159-259 176-282
Class 3A 260-436 283-472
Class 4A 437 and above 473 and above
SOFTBALL CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-97 1-112
Class 2A 98-150 113-170
Class 3A 151-220 171-245
Class 4A 221-321 246-354
Class 5A 322-487 355-542
Class 6A 488 and above 543 and above
GIRLS SWIMMING/DIVING CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-370 1-396
Class 3A 371 and above 397 and above
GIRLS TENNIS CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-327 1-349
Class 3A 328 and above 350 and above
GIRLS TRACK/FIELD CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 2A 1-230 1-250
Class 3A 231 and above 251 and above
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
Class 1A 1-107 1-126
Class 2A 108-222 127-246
Class 3A 223-416 247-438
Class 4A 417 and above 439 and above
GIRLS WRESTLING CURRENT CYCLE NEXT CYCLE
One Classification N/A All Wrestlers

 

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