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.
Well, they changed the way things work this year and we recently found out. So top 50 teams that "participate" in Reginals, with some qualifications on how much they participate, compete at State. This year, they added additional details with the two main details being that only 1 team/school can qualify to compete & win awards at State but any non-qualifying teams (additional teams beyond one/school and any that didn't participate enough) can participate at State but they don't win awards nor do their rankings count. So the list of total schools at State actually has 64 while the team numbers only list 63 (not cross-checking the two lists). Basically, everyone can go to State if they want but only some (~2/3) are teams in the official competition.