Conference Realignment almost had another big move

John Millea reporting today that the Lake Conference almost had a split on April 1st but 1 more school needed to jump in. Since that didn't happen it looks like the MSHSL will take over in September. They would assign Minnetonka and Edina to the Lake Conference and Wayzata and Hopkins to the NW Suburban. That's all from John's article. Now to my thoughts.

The MSHSL assignments would push the Lake to 14 teams and the NW Suburban to 13 (remember Armstrong has already been admitted to the NW Suburban). Those numbers obviously don't work so look it appears the real fireworks will being later this fall once the Lake Conference members finally see they won't get to stay with their happy number of 12 teams. The MSHSL assignment will just be the beginning, not the end of the saga. I'm keeping an eye on the Missota as it has 3 schools (Farmington, Prior Lake, Shakopee) who probably should be playing a Lake Conference type schedule due to their growth. With only 7 teams there (Hutchinson will leave for the Wright County), that league is a prime candidate to fold.

Here are the links to the full metro realignment plan I wrote in August of 2007. It doesn't include East Ridge or Chanhassen but they could be easily slotted in my plan. Read the AAAA plan here. How I'd do AAA, AA and A is here.

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