The Korey Stringer Institute has ranked states on preventing and managing the leading causes of sudden death in high school athletics, and California ranks No. 50 out of 51 in the safety policy rankings.
The National Federation of State High School Assns. and individual state organizations are objecting to the rankings.
Here's a statement from CIF Executive Director Roger Blake: "Minimizing risk and reducing injuries of California’s student-athletes is paramount, not only to the CIF, but to our 1,587-member high schools and to our 70,000 coaches in California. The Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) has chosen to shine a light on certain areas, but it has left others in the dark. Thus, the information provided presented an inaccurate and incomplete assessment of what is occurring throughout California.