JJH CBP Survey: Ohio’s Athletic Directors Speak Out
Will the fourth time be the charm for a Competitive Balance Proposal in Ohio? Less than 24 hours before the start of the OHSAA’s swift seven-day sales pitch (the first Town Hall Meeting is Wednesday in Dayton), here’s what we know. We sent a survey to every athletic director in Ohio last week and plenty responded. If it’s up to them, the answer is…
It’s going top be agonizingly close again.
Nearly 200 schools responded to our 10-question survey and their answers are below. Eight questions were Yes/No. Two allowed for more descriptive responses.
Also, as noted, we sent this survey to Athletic Directors, not Principals. While principals will officially cast the vote for their school on the OHSAA ballot, we wanted to know what the main athletic leader in each district thought about the burning athletic question statewide.
Here are the results. Click on a question to see the results.
What Ohio’s ADs told us…
6. Do you think 2 is too little of a sport specific factor for Football?
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING (Ohio AD comments):
*Too much. Hurts small schools, doesn’t affect large.
*Not considering we now have 7 divisions
*Not addressing the problem is the problem.
*Not applicable question if I don’t believe any of the referendum is legit.
*Not in favor of the formula system.
*I answer NO because you did include the choice of “I don’t agree with sport specific factors, period”
*It will still come down schools moving up maybe one division. When in reality, an Ursuline or Mooney could play Div 1.
*I just disagree with the entire proposal.
*Bigger roster so this is a fair number.
*2 does not even come close. It should be five to ten per student.
*It is hard to say because there in not enough data. It also does not address DI so the multiplier could be 100 and it does not effect the DI school.