Nejanimb said he was MOST familiar with the Southeast region, not least. I think all of those teams in the NE are contenders. What teams in CE have a chance to do well?For the record Strath Haven has been in the top 5 for the last 2 years. It's interesting that you're the least familiar with SE as it's the biggest region, and since NE and CE have the most dark horses, including: J.T. Lambert, Greater Nanticoke, Stroudsburg(a former power that may be in the decline), and Wyoming Area.I think it'll be Sewickley and BC at nationals again - Sewickley is too good, and BC still has a lot of ninth graders. SS will be a very close third.
I only really know anything about SE teams, and I think Strath Haven might be able to get back in the top five - probably a distant fourth. I'm most intimately familiar with Welsh Valley, and I think WV is going to come out swinging, and will be a definite factor for build events - I'm guessing top 5 in every one. Their study events will be a toss up, but I expect them to do better then last year and stay in the top 10.
Only a couple days! Good luck everyone.