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WIAA girls' basketball playoff changes for 2020-21

05/04/2020, 7:30pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Bay Port head coach Kati Coleman at the 2019 WIAA State Tournament

The WIAA has released girls' basketball divisional placement and sectional assignments for the 2020-21 season. 

Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5

NOTABLE CHANGES

In Division 1, Appleton East moves to Sectional #1 after competing in Sectional #2 last season. Bay Port moves back to Sectional #2, the Pirates were in Sectional #1 last season and reached the state tournament. Green Bay Preble also moves from Sectional #1 to Sectional #2 for the 2020-21 season. Arrowhead moves to Sectional #2 after competing in Sectional #4 last season. Kettle Moraine, Mukwonago and Oconomowoc move from Sectional #4 to Sectional #3. 

The change that stands out in Division 2 is Waukesha West, a sectional finalist in Sectional #3 last season, moving to Sectional #4, which was won by Pewaukee last season. 

Brookfield Academy, a sectional finalist in Division 4 last season, moves up to Division 3 and is placed in Sectional #4, which was won by Lake Mills last season. 

Marshall, D3 state champions in 2018 and 2019, drop to Division 4 for the 2020-21 season. The Cardinals are placed in Sectional #3, which is the same sectional as two-time defending state champion Aquinas. Wittenberg-Birnamwood joins the division (D3 last season) and is placed in Sectional #2, which was won by Crandon last season. 

River Ridge, a sectional finalist in Division 5 last season, moves up to Division 4. 

Division 1 - 69 Schools

Sectional #1

Additions: Appleton East (Sectional 2), Neenah (Sectional 2), Oshkosh North (Sectional 2), Oshkosh West (Sectional 2), 

Subtractions: Bay Port (Sectional 2), De Pere (Sectional 2), Green Bay East (Sectional 2), Green Bay Preble (Sectional 2)

Sectional #2

Additions: Arrowhead (Sectional 4), Bay Port (Sectional 1), De Pere (Sectional 1), Green Bay East (Sectional 1), Green Bay Preble (Sectional 1), Milwaukee Marshall/Young Coggs (Division 2), Sussex Hamilton (Sectional 4)

Subtractions: Neenah (Sectional 1), Oshkosh North (Sectional 1), Oshkosh West (Sectional 1), Watertown (Sectional 3), West Bend West (Division 2)

Sectional #3

Additions: Kettle Moraine (Sectional 4), Mukwonago (Sectional 4), Oconomowoc (Sectional 4), Watertown (Sectional 2)

Subtractions: Kenosha Bradford (Sectional 4), Kenosha Indian Trail (Sectional 4), Kenosha Tremper (Sectional 4), Racine Case (Sectional 4), Racine Horlick (Sectional 4), Racine Park (Sectional 4)

Sectional #4

Additions: Kenosha Bradford (Sectional 3), Kenosha Indian Trail (Sectional 3), Kenosha Tremper (Sectional 3), Racine Case (Sectional 3), Racine Horlick (Sectional 3), Racine Park (Sectional 3), Wauwatosa East (Division 2)

Subtractions: Arrowhead (Sectional 2), Kettle Moraine (Sectional 3), Milwaukee South (Division 2), Mukwonago (Sectional 3), Oconomowoc (Sectional 3), Sussex Hamilton (Sectional 2), Waukesha South (Sectional 3)

Division 2 - 87 Schools

Sectional #1

No Changes 

Sectional #2

Additions: West Bend West (Division 1)

Subtractions: Marinette (Division 3), Whitefish Bay (Sectional 4)

Sectional #3

Additions: Whitewater (Division 3)

Subtractions: Waukesha West (Sectional 4)

Sectional #4

Additions: Milwaukee South (Division 1), Waukesha West (Sectional 3), Whitefish Bay (Sectional 2)

Subtractions: Catholic Memorial (Division 3), Messmer (Division 3), Milwaukee Marshall/Young Coggs (Division 1), Milwaukee North (Division 3), Wauwatosa East (Division 1)

Division 3 - 94 Schools

Sectional #1

Additions: Wisconsin Dells (Sectional 3)

Subtractions: Nekoosa (Division 4)

Sectional #2

Additions: Marinette (Division 2), Oostburg (Division 4)

Subtractions: Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Division 4)

Sectional #3

Additions: Edgerton (Sectional 4), Turner (Sectional 4)

Subtractions: Marshall (Division 4), Wisconsin Dells (Sectional 1),  

Sectional #4

Additions: Brookfield Academy (Division 4), Catholic Memorial (Division 2), Messmer (Division 2)

Subtractions: Edgerton (Sectional 3), Turner (Sectional 3), Whitewater (Division 2)

Division 4 - 95 Schools

Sectional #1

Additions: Luther (Sectional 3)

Subtractions: Cochrane-Fountain City (Division 5), Glenwood City (Division 5)

Sectional #2

Additions: Markesan (Sectional 3), Nekoosa (Division 3), Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Division 3)

Subtractions: Pacelli (Division 5)

Sectional #3

Additions: Marshall (Division 3), River Ridge (Division 5)

Subtractions: Markesan (Sectional 2), Luther (Sectional 1)

Sectional #4

Additions: Heritage Christian (Division 5), Salam (Division 5)

Subtractions: Oostburg (Division 3), Reedsville (Division 5)

Division 5 - 128 Schools

Sectional #1

Additions: Glenwood City (Division 4), La Courte Oreilles (did not compete in WIAA Tournament in 2019-20)

Subtractions: Greenwood (Sectional 3), Loyal (Sectional 1)

Sectional #2

Additions: Pacelli (Division 4), Phelps (no team in 2019-20)

Subtractions: None 

Sectional #3

Additions: Cochrane-Fountain City (Division 4), Greenwood (Sectional 1), Loyal (Sectional 1) 

Subtractions: River Ridge (Division 4)

Sectional #4

Additions: Eastbrook Academy (did not compete in WIAA Tournament in 2019-20), Reedsville (Division 4)

Subtractions: Heritage Christian (Division 4), Salam (Division 4)

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