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Sweet 16 Eligible Schools

In order to be ranked in the Sweet 16, a school must be in the Observer's coverage area and follow the eight-semester rule (students are eligible for eight consecutive semesters beginning with their freshman year). Schools that allow "reclassifications" are not eligible for inclusion. Schools that no longer allow “reclassed” students but still have some grandfathered students in school are not eligible for inclusion.

The Sweet 16 is not a power poll. A panel of Observer writers votes on the poll each week. They do not consider how ranked teams would do against each other unless the teams actually play. Voters are asked to take into account a team's strength, strength of class, strength of schedule and ultimately that team's chances of winning a state championship.

Here is a list of eligible schools.

Albemarle

Alexander Central

Anson Senior

Ardrey Kell

Ashbrook

Bandys

Berry

Bessemer City

A.L Brown

Bunker Hill

Burns

Butler

Carson

Central Academy

Central Cabarrus

Charlotte Catholic

Charlotte Christian

Charlotte Country Day

Charlotte Latin

Chase

Cherryville

Clover SC

Concord

Cox Mill

Crest

Cuthbertson

Draughn

E. Burke

E. Gaston

E. Lincoln

E. Mecklenburg

E. Rowan

E. Rutherford

Foard

Forest Hills

Forestview

Fort Mill SC

Freedom

Garinger

Harding

Hibriten

Hickory

Hickory Ridge

Hopewell

Hough

Hunter Huss

Independence

Indian Land SC

Kings Mountain

Lake Norman

Lake Norman Charter

Lancaster, S.C.

Lincolnton

Maiden

Mallard Creek

Marvin Ridge

Metrolina Christian

Monroe

Mooresville

Mt Pleasant

Myers Park

Nations Ford, SC

Newton-Conover

N. Gaston

N. Iredell

N. Lincoln

N. Mecklenburg

N. Rowan

N. Stanly

Northwestern, SC

NW Cabarrus

Olympic

Parkwood

Patton

Piedmont

Porter Ridge

Providence

Providence Day

Queens Grant

Robinson

Rock Hill SC

Rocky River

R-S Central

Salisbury

Shelby

S. Caldwell

S. Iredell

S. Mecklenburg

S. Point

S. Pointe, SC

S. Rowan

S. Stanly

St. Stephens

Statesville

Sun Valley

Thomas Jefferson Classical

Union Academy

Vance

Waddell

Watauga

Weddington

W. Caldwell

W. Charlotte

W. Iredell

W. Lincoln

W. Mecklenburg

W. Rowan

W. Stanly

York

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