AIA 2020-2022 Initial Conference Placements released

These are the initial AIA conference placements for the next two-year block except for 11-man football. The initial placements for 11-man football will be released on Dec. 11.

The deadline for schools to appeal placements is Oct. 15. Conference and region placements will be released on Oct. 25. Deadline for appeal is Nov. 1. The final placements will be released on Nov. 19.

Tucson 3405
Rincon/University 2439 (was 5A)

Rincon/UHS to 6A makes it two teams from Southern Arizona.

Marana 2,204
Sunnyside 2169
Cienega 2113
Desert View 2103
Buena 2088
Mountain View Marana 1818
Catalina Foothills 1809 (was 4A)
Nogales 1794
Flowing Wells 1783

The 5A Conference went from 12 teams to nine with Catalina Foothills and Ironwood Ridge changing places.

Ironwood Ridge 1724 (was 5A)
Cholla 1722 (was 5A)
Sahuaro 1709
Pueblo 1655
Canyon Del Oro 1590
Douglas 1523
Rio Rico 1246
Amphitheater 1241
Salpointe Catholic 1212
Walden Grove 1156
Sahuarita 1074 (was 3A)

Sahuarita moving up.

Sabino 994
Empire 877 (was 5A)
Palo Verde 798 (was 4A)
Catalina 661
Tanque Verde 576
Pusch Ridge 367
San Miguel 349 (was 2A)

Empire back down to 3A while San Miguel moves up to 3A.

Tombstone 433
Santa Rita 414
Benson 405
Santa Cruz Valley 401
Willcox 386
Bisbee 316
St. Augustine 277

The 2A Conference went from 10 to seven.

Baboquivari 205
San Manuel 194 (was 2A)
Desert Christian 161
The Gregory School 159
Academy of Tucson 159
Valley Union 134
St. David 123
Tohono O’odham 102
Patagonia 85
Immaculate Heart 60
Lourdes Catholic 48
San Simon 42


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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