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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Luo » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:20 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 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:48 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 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:44 am

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

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Re: States sending two teams

Postby tornado guy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:57 am

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 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:37 am

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 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:07 pm

Well, this was way earlier than expected.

http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... umbers.pdf
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby haverstall » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:14 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 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:35 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 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:44 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 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:06 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 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:35 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 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:07 am

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

Postby haverstall » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:37 am

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 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:11 am

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 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:47 am

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