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Re: States sending two teams

Postby JKrafsur » March 15th, 2012, 8:59 pm

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.
I know it sounds desperate from my perspective, but after April 1st, what happens if a state gives up its spot, do they still change it around to accommodate another team from the next state?
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby chalker » March 15th, 2012, 9:56 pm

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.
I know it sounds desperate from my perspective, but after April 1st, what happens if a state gives up its spot, do they still change it around to accommodate another team from the next state?
Yes, next in line gets to go. This has happened on rare occasions I believe.

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Re: States sending two teams

Postby foreverphysics » March 16th, 2012, 6:34 am

Like last year--DC didn't go, and so they forfeited a spot to Minnesota, the state next in line. That was how Eastview got to go last year.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Kokonilly » March 16th, 2012, 9:04 am

Like last year--DC didn't go, and so they forfeited a spot to Minnesota, the state next in line. That was how Eastview got to go last year.
That is true. I have a hunch that Oklahoma may drop out this year, as well as possibly Arkansas, so Washington and Kansas may get a second team - a considerably more slim chance for Kansas than Washington, but still a possibility.

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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Julian » March 16th, 2012, 9:13 am

What is the rationale for a state to give up it's spot at Nationals? I can't imagine why the OK state champs would not want to go, unless it's a funding problem or something similar.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby chalker » March 16th, 2012, 10:42 am

What is the rationale for a state to give up it's spot at Nationals? I can't imagine why the OK state champs would not want to go, unless it's a funding problem or something similar.
And even then, I'd just think the 2nd place team would go in their place.....

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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Paradox21 » March 16th, 2012, 11:54 am

What is the rationale for a state to give up it's spot at Nationals? I can't imagine why the OK state champs would not want to go, unless it's a funding problem or something similar.
Well, there are VERY few teams in OK. I suspect that none of them take SO very seriously. In the past OK has sent teams to nationals and both times they placed 59th. A trip to nationals is quite expensive, there is no doubt, but it also takes a ton of planning on the part of the coach and/or the team captains. I suspect that based on their repeated disappointing performance at nationals, the OK teams have concluded that it simply isn't worth it to put in all of the time and effort required to make it to nationals only to find that as a team, they are not as prepared as they would like to be.

OK has dropped out every year for the past three years and has not attended nationals for the past four years. If I were the second place Washington team (although they don't yet know who they are) I would prepare and anticipate getting the spot to go to nationals.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby Aia » March 16th, 2012, 1:17 pm

It's also important to consider when a team decides to drop out. I know of a team that was invited to nationals after another team dropped. However, they still couldn't accept the invitation because they couldn't secure airfare.
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby JKrafsur » March 16th, 2012, 4:33 pm

Now lets just hope they keep that streak going in Div. B. Plus, OK's State Tournament is 2 Weeks Before us, so we would know if we could go at state
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Re: States sending two teams

Postby geminicross » March 16th, 2012, 4:44 pm

Now lets just hope they keep that streak going in Div. B. Plus, OK's State Tournament is 2 Weeks Before us, so we would know if we could go at state
I know OK has at least 4 teams this year though


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