McPherson High isn’t going anywhere.
The Bullpups remained in Class 4A today as 2015-16 classifications were released by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
MHS has 743 students and is the fifth-largest of the 64 schools in the division.
Ahead of MHS are Kansas City Sumner (773), Andover Central (765), DeSoto (762) and Hays (754).
Smoky Valley remains in Class 4A at 284. The smallest 4A school is Colby at 265. The Vikings will still be Division II for football.
Hesston (242) remained in Class 3A, with Scott City the largest school at 263.
In Class 2A, Canton-Galva and Little River — both with 97 — nearly dropped into 1A as the cutoff was 94. Inman (137) and Moundridge (127) remained in 2A as well. The largest school is Colgan at 156.
Elyria Christian (50) remains in 1A. Central of Burden is the largest at 94.
Of note for football next year, Andale and Wamego will be playing in 4A Division I, while Maize South drops down from 5A to 4A Division I. In a bit of a stunner, Topeka Hayden drops from 4A I to 4A II, as does Baldwin.
Kansas City Sumner leaves 4A Division I for football and will be a 5A school.
Bad news for McPherson High’s girls tennis team, longtime Class 3A power Wichita Collegiate moves up immediately to Class 4A and made it with plenty of room to spare. The Spartans are expected to be ranked No. 1 when the newest poll comes out next week with the classification adjustments.