New York State Federation History
Following a 45-year ban on high school basketball state championship tournaments in New York State, the State Education Department granted approval in 1978 for the first boys Federation Tournament to be conducted on an experimental basis.
The original boys tournament was named the Super Sixteen tournament, as the four associations (NYSPHSAA, PSAL, CHSAA and NYSAISAA) competed in four classes, based primarily on student-body size. The four classes were called AAA, AA, A and B in 1979. From 1981 through 2003, the four classes were called A, B, C and D. In September 2000, the tournament became known as the Federation Tournament of Champions.
Beginning with the 2004 tournament, competition has been held in three classes (AA, A and B). The first Girls Federation Tournament was held in 1982 at Union College, Schenectady, NY. The girls’ tournament then moved to various other sites including the SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury High School, and Marist College. In 1995, the Federation voted to merge its two tournaments bringing both boys and girls state championships to the Cool Insuring Arena (formerly, Glens Falls Civic Center) in Glens Falls, NY. For the first time ever the NYSF will be held in New York City at Fordham University located in the Bronx, NY.
TOP RANKING SCHOOLS
|1||LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN (BROOKVILLE)||7||1981, 1982, 1994, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012|
|2||COLLEGIATE (NYC)||6||2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016|
|2||RICE (NYC)||6||1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2009|
|4||MOUNT VERNON||5||1991, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2011|
|4||NICHOLS (BUFFALO)||5||1985, 1986, 1990, 1995, 2010|
|6||ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BROOKLYN)||4||1995, 2003, 2007, 2008|
|6||CHRIST THE KING (MIDDLE VILLAGE)||4||1989, 2010, 2013, 2014|
|6||JAMESVILLE-DEWITT||4||1990, 2004, 2008, 2018|
|9||OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN (BRONX)||3||1981, 1983, 1987|
|9||PEEKSKILL||3||1996, 2006, 2007|
|9||NOTTINGHAM (SYRACUSE)||3||1982, 1987, 1991|
|9||TURNER-CARROLL (BUFFALO)||3||1988, 1998, 1999|