The CHSAA finalized its AA, A and B divisions and determined its schedule alignment on Wednesday.
The Kennedy basketball team landed in the A division. Kennedy left Section 1 this winter and will join the CHSAA as a member this fall.
Stepinac and Iona Prep will both remain in the AA division. They will be joined in the New York Archdiocesan by Mount St. Michael, Fordham Prep, St. Ray’s, Cardinal Hayes and All Hallows, the latter of which returns after a year in the A.
The other two local Catholic schools—Sacred Heart and Salesian—will remain in the B division.
Here’s a look at the new alignment and how many league games each division will play:
CHSAA “AA” DIVISION— All New York Archdiocesan teams will play its divisional opponents twice apiece, each Brooklyn/Queens diocesan team once, and the Staten Island “AA” (St. Peter’s) once. That will give the New York teams 19 league games and the Brooklyn/Queens team 17.
New York: All Hallows, Cardinal Hayes, Fordham Prep, Iona Prep, Mount St. Michael, St. Ray’s, Stepinac
Brooklyn/Queens: Archbishop Molloy, Bishop Loughlin, Christ the King, Holy Cross, St. Francis Prep, Xaverian
CHSAA “A” DIVISION— Each team will play its divisional opponents twice apiece and the three Staten Island teams (Monsignor Farrell, Moore Catholic and St. Joe’s by the Sea) once apiece for a total of 15 league games.
“A” Division: Bishop Ford, Cardinal Spellman, Kennedy, Monsignor McClancy, Monsignor Scanlan, Nazareth, Xavier
CHSAA “B” DIVISION— Each team will play its divisional opponents twice apiece for a total of 12 league games.
“B” Division: Cathedral Prep, LaSalle, Regis, Sacred Heart, Salesian, St. Edmund’s, St. John’s Prep
STATEN ISLAND— The schools will play each Staten Island team twice and the games outlined above (depending on class) for a total of 13 league games. Only games played against opponents within the class will count toward playoff seeding.
“AA” Division: St. Peter’s
“A” Division: Monsignor Farrell, Moore Catholic, St. Joe’s by the Sea