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Re: Most competitive state

Postby PacificGoldenPlover on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:48 pm

spikeytomato wrote:socal!
Troy pretty much elevates the entire region, with 8 national championships
North Hollywood is really good too
it's just that Troy is so good they always get edged out
their teams pretty much hate each other

Hate... I wouldn't go that far. Maybe really intense rivalry... then again sort of intense rivalry... okay no deep rivalry, other than trying to keep our title.
We're too lazy to hold real rivalries.
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby Cedavis6 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:09 pm

illusionist wrote:I see you guys have forgotten Michigan?

Agreed- Our team and Laingsburg are arch-rivals!
I can tell, and this is my first year!
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby IdahoSciGuy on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:20 pm

LoopQuantumGravity wrote:If "competitive" is defined as having most rivalry between schools at State, Idaho could qualify. There are some schools who always do well at State and HATE each other. One of them usually won, and the other was obsessed about beating them. Also, since my school won last year, the former champion hates us too.

Idahoans, you know what I'm talking about.


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Re: Most competitive state

Postby Swag on Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:03 pm

Pleaseee!!!! Maine is easily the toughest state! Just goes to show how much respect H20VILLE deserves for 16 out of 17! :mrgreen:

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Re: Most competitive state

Postby 3nv1r0nm3ntal ch3m on Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:12 pm

maine.
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby XJcwolfyX on Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:31 pm

Illinois!
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby ZachNCheez on Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:51 am

All of the other Indiana schools scared me to death. I was sitting there screaming,"HOWWWW?!?!?" SO um, yeah but I am sure Indiana isn't the most competitive.
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby Skink on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:00 am

Everyone thinks their own state is the most competitive...
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby foreverphysics on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:03 am

Not true. I live in AL. I think that AL ranks somewhere around 51st in most competitive. (Yes, I know that there are only 48 states in SO. No, I did not make a mistake.)
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby ptkid on Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:58 pm

foreverphysics wrote:Not true. I live in AL. I think that AL ranks somewhere around 51st in most competitive. (Yes, I know that there are only 48 states in SO. No, I did not make a mistake.)

Texas is kind of competitive. I guess.
foreverphysics didn't your team get second at state so how can you say that it isn't competitive?
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby techmaster55 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Ok I just got back from the NY State B division tournament , and gelinas got second to eagle hill by 12 points. Couldve gotten first but they had unexpected difficulties on 2 of their tech events, like the ceiling being 6.6 meters,a tiny bit too small for their trebuchet, although they did manage to get one pretty good shot off. The score difference between 2nd and 3rd place this year was more than 160 points. Competition for 1st is extremly tight in NY, but I agree NY is ussualy dominated by 1-4 powerhouse teams.
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby silverheart7 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:52 pm

techmaster55 wrote:Ok I just got back from the NY State B division tournament , and gelinas got second to eagle hill by 12 points. Couldve gotten first but they had unexpected difficulties on 2 of their tech events, like the ceiling being 6.6 meters,a tiny bit too small for their trebuchet, although they did manage to get one pretty good shot off. The score difference between 2nd and 3rd place this year was more than 160 points. Competition for 1st is extremly tight in NY, but I agree NY is ussualy dominated by 1-4 powerhouse teams.

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Re: Most competitive state

Postby Osennecho on Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:17 pm

C division Pennsylvania ended up being very competitive this year.
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby mnstrviola on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:18 pm

IMO, I'd say the most competitive states would be NY, PA, Ohio, and CA (both North and South). All these states have a handful of teams who consistently do good, but don't make it to Nats. The teams that do go to Nats from these states do well on a regular basis.
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Re: Most competitive state

Postby trophymursky on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:41 pm

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1. Ohio (constantly place 2 teams in the top 5 or six and could probably have 4 or 5 teams that could beat the team that gets 10th in nationals)

2. Pennsylvania, (Harriton and Penncrest typically both get top 10 and penncrest just got 3rd in states yesterday so you know its not a 2 team state).
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