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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Luo » March 13th, 2012, 12:20 pm

r00ki316 wrote:That is interesting. So Luo, do you have 15 student teams spread through 12 events at Regionals or fewer students/team at Invites?
There's also a great % differential of teams advancing to State and my state allows multiple teams/school at State. So some MN schools may send more teams to allow more students to participate since many won't get the chance to compete at State.

As you probably gleaned from haverstall's post, we send four full 15-person teams to regionals to compete in the 12 events. Thus, regionals is a sort of "easy" competition in which each student does only 1-2 events. It is my understanding that teams with enough people to fill 15-person teams tend to do so at regionals, opting to have their students participate in fewer events each.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby haverstall » March 13th, 2012, 1:48 pm

r00ki316 wrote:
haverstall wrote:Just curious, what percent of teams does your state send to the state competition? In MN Div C, 50% of the total number of teams goes. I think that not having multiple teams/schools resulting in more teams in general is an interesting perspective, although I think most schools would under-register rather than over-register.


I don't understand what you mean by "not having multiple teams/schools resulting in more teams in general...". How does not having multiple teams/school result in more teams? And a school is less likely, which the numbers support, to register more than 1 team if they are guaranteed to go to State (see below) than if they are not.

Sorry, I meant multiple teams/schools advancing to the state tournament.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby cnapun » March 13th, 2012, 5:44 pm

Does anyone know if there is any chance of NJ sending two teams?

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Postby tornado guy » March 13th, 2012, 6:57 pm

cnapun wrote:Does anyone know if there is any chance of NJ sending two teams?


Doubt it. WA has more teams then NJ and it looks really doubtful that we are going to send two teams. And you are talking B division I am assuming?
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 13th, 2012, 7:37 pm

We do have a Number of Teams per State Wiki. It's not as helpful as the lists posted earlier because 1) It's combined B and C and 2) We only have 2011 and 2010 data. (Example: I don't think Arkansas will have over 100 teams this year).

Of course, if someone did happen to find data that splits divisions or is from earlier years...
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Luo » March 15th, 2012, 12:07 pm

Well, this was way earlier than expected.

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Re: States sending two teams

Postby haverstall » March 15th, 2012, 12:14 pm

Bollocks. I guess EV isn't coming...

At least this means we know our team number.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Kokonilly » March 15th, 2012, 12:35 pm

haverstall wrote:Bollocks. I guess EV isn't coming...

At least this means we know our team number.

Yeah :( But best of luck to you guys! :) I wish we could be there. Have fun; I'll be cheering you on!

EDIT: Odd... I just noticed this doesn't have a signature.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby JKrafsur » March 15th, 2012, 3:44 pm

Exactly as I told everybody, Indiana gets 2 spots, we get 1. SOMEBODY PLEASE FORFEIT!!
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 15th, 2012, 4:06 pm

Time to go take out Oklahoma and Arkansas.

EDIT: Interesting they have slots for Canada and Mexico. Have those always been there?
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Julian » March 15th, 2012, 4:35 pm

So how definite are these numbers? I may be going crazy, but I could have sworn that C25-30 were moved around from the first time I saw this sheet.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Littleboy » March 15th, 2012, 5:07 pm

Guess Auburn is olny sending 2 teams.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby haverstall » March 15th, 2012, 6:37 pm

zyzzyva98 wrote:Time to go take out Oklahoma and Arkansas.

EDIT: Interesting they have slots for Canada and Mexico. Have those always been there?


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Admittedly, they haven't updated that page since 2007, but I guess Canadian teams have participated in Scioly before. I would think they would participate much like the planned Japanese team this year will participate.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby chalker » March 15th, 2012, 8:11 pm

Julian wrote:So how definite are these numbers? I may be going crazy, but I could have sworn that C25-30 were moved around from the first time I saw this sheet.


Notice at the bottom of the page it says as of 3/14/12. As we indicated before the official 'lock down' is April 1st, but I doubt things will change much between now and then.

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Re: States sending two teams

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 15th, 2012, 8:47 pm

This of course gives SOinc the perfect opportunity to play an April Fools' joke on us all.
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