CBP IV: JJHuddle Competitive Balance Survey…How Ohio ADs see it – right now


JJH CBP Survey: Ohio’s Athletic Directors Speak Out

1303155577Will 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 to 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…

1. Your School is:
*Public: 83%
*Private: 17%

2. Which way do you anticipate your principal (school) will vote on the upcoming competitive balance proposal?

3. Which way would you (athletic director) vote on the CBP?

4. Does your district plan to have representation at one of the upcoming OHSAA Town Hall meetings?

5. Do you think this is the OHSAA’s best Competitive Balance Proposal to date?

6. Do you think 2 is too little of a sport specific factor for Football?

7. Do you think 5 and 6 are too harsh of sport specific factors for Volleyball, Baseball, Softball and Basketball and Soccer, respectively?

8. Do you think schools should simply be separated into public and private state tournaments?

9. Any general thoughts/concerns on the New CBP? And the impending vote? Do you feel there is an unfair advantage? Do you feel something needs to be done? What don’t you like about the new Competitive Balance Proposal?

10. If you are a Division I school, do you plan to vote? If so, how do you plan to vote and why?



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