LHSAA finalizes Select and Non-Select designations, post-season brackets 2022-2023
The LHSAA has finally set the parameters for competition for the 2022-23 athletic school year.
Out of this week’s appeals, a total of 26 were honored. The result is that those appeal-winning schools will now be classified as non-select rather than select schools for playoff competition.
The non-select schools now number 217, putting the non-select school percentage at 52.93 percent.
The select schools now number 193, putting the select school percentage at 47.07 percent.
In addition, there will now be just eight classes statewide, including four non-select classes, down from five, and four select classes, which remains the same.
In football, the non-select playoffs will include 28 teams while the select playoffs will feature 24 participants earning spots in each of the classes.
In girls and boys basketball, the non-select playoffs will feature 32 teams while the select playoffs will include 28 teams each in each of the classes.
In softball and baseball, the non-select playoffs will feature 32 teams while the select playoffs will include 24 teams in each of the classes.
All Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish schools remained in the select category by nature of their open enrollment possibilities despite appeals made on behalf of some Jefferson Parish schools.
In Tangipahoa Parish, the news was divided – Amite, Independence and Kentwood won their appeals to revert back to non-select status, but Hammond will stay select.
The new classifications will be in place for the entire school year, based on the actions of the LHSAA Executive Committee and the appeals made and considered. Principals will have a chance to weigh in at the annual LHSAA convention in January in Baton Rouge.
Eddie Bonine, Executice director of the LHSAA, released the following statement with final designations for select and non-select teams as well as number of teams to play in each state playoff bracket in 2022-23 (sports include football, boys/girls basketball, baseball and softball):
The following PDF details which schools are select and non-select as well as the size of the playoff brackets for each competition in the split sports:
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