sciolyandmathcounts wrote:Still, some states that don't get a 2nd slot deserve one.
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Two problems with 2 for each state: that ends up in 90-something teams, which is way too much. Plus, do you want a state with about 15 teams to have the same teams as one with 300? There has to be some difference, even if it's the same we have now. Personally, I thought the ideas with bonus teams were good, just a little confusing.
AIME15 wrote:Sorry for getting a bit off-topic here, but I'm quite new and I'm wondering how qualifying to Nationals works.
From state to nationals: I've heard it's top 2 teams in the sate (or in my case, half-state since I'm in California). Does that count as top two school teams, or top two for each event (so, suppose my school did poorly but one person won an event, would that person advance to nationals)?
Thanks in advance.
starpug wrote:sciolyandmathcounts wrote:Still, some states that don't get a 2nd slot deserve one.
How about some examples?
sciencegeek100 wrote:i think the states that placed top 3 in the previous year deserve a bonus team so 3 if they have 2 and 2 if they usually are the only 1... dont know why, either that or they get a bye into the next year's national tournament regardless of how they do at the state competition...
haven chuck wrote:Also, think about the Olympics. For swimming for instance, each country can only send a max of 2 people per event. Could the 7th place person at US Qualifiers beat teh best person from a small African country who went to the Olympics? Probably. However, what makes the Olympics so cool is that almost the whole world is represented. If there was no cap on the numbers of swimmers sent per country, then it would wind up being about 20 countries in all the swimming events. The same thing would happen to Science Olympiad if there was no 1-2 team limit per state.
The answer to that question should be fairly obvious by the way the way invitations are currently given out.JustDroobles wrote:Is the National Science Olympiad competition supposed to be a competition between states, or is it supposed to be a competition between the nation's most competitive teams?
packer-backer91 wrote: So each state would report each teams scores in the event to be put in a computer that would rank every team that went to State's for the whole nation.
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