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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby varunscs11 » December 20th, 2017, 11:23 am

17. Clements (tend to underperform at MIT)
I'd be shocked if Clements is anything worse than 7th-8th; they're coming off a 6th place finish at nationals.
Yeah I have to agree. Plus you say "underperform at MIT" when they got 6th one year and then the next year weren't in the Top 10 (which was due to problems with administration). I wouldn't really call that underperforming.
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Raleway » December 20th, 2017, 4:46 pm

Predictions :O Probably absolutely wrong

Troy A
Harriton
Solon
LASA
Seven Lakes
Troy B ( I actually think they might get 1st and surprise us all :( )
Clements
Mentor

The bottom part here is all basically equal where factors on competition day will probably determine rankings (just listing a bunch of schools)
ABRHS
Columbia
Boca Raton
Mason
Montgomery
Columbia
Chattahoochee
Newton South

And just wondering- do most teams bring full builds to MIT or somehow builds mysteriously do poorly at events for some unforeseeable reason :)
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby whythelongface » December 20th, 2017, 5:36 pm

Predictions :O Probably absolutely wrong

Troy A
Harriton
Solon
LASA
Seven Lakes
Troy B ( I actually think they might get 1st and surprise us all :( )
Clements
Mentor

The bottom part here is all basically equal where factors on competition day will probably determine rankings (just listing a bunch of schools)
ABRHS
Columbia
Boca Raton
Mason
Montgomery
Columbia
Chattahoochee
Newton South

And just wondering- do most teams bring full builds to MIT or somehow builds mysteriously do poorly at events for some unforeseeable reason :)
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Unome » December 20th, 2017, 5:50 pm

Predictions :O Probably absolutely wrong

Troy A
Harriton
Solon
LASA
Seven Lakes
Troy B ( I actually think they might get 1st and surprise us all :( )
Clements
Mentor

The bottom part here is all basically equal where factors on competition day will probably determine rankings (just listing a bunch of schools)
ABRHS
Columbia
Boca Raton
Mason
Montgomery
Columbia
Chattahoochee
Newton South

And just wondering- do most teams bring full builds to MIT or somehow builds mysteriously do poorly at events for some unforeseeable reason :)
I wouldn't rank Mentor quite so highly, several of the teams in your bottom part have regularly beaten them in the past.
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby windu34 » December 21st, 2017, 12:22 pm

And just wondering- do most teams bring full builds to MIT or somehow builds mysteriously do poorly at events for some unforeseeable reason :)
Little bit of both. Some high-aiming teams with complicated designs need 6-8 months to actually build and debug their devices and only aim to succeed at nationals and therefore their builds that are brought to Invitationals and Regionals are nowhere near ready. Other teams find a consistently strong build design that they can construct and debug within 2-3 months and will bring to competition.

In both scenarios, it is rare for even the highest caliber of teams to bring a "fake" device to invites to hide their real device unless it is a game changing design so you can assume that 99% of devices are the real thing. I do know of exceptions that have occured in the past, but they are very few and far between.
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby birdylayaduck08 » January 7th, 2018, 5:41 pm

1. Troy A
2. Harriton
3. Solon A
4. LASA
5. Clements
6. Troy B
7. Solon B
8. Seven Lakes A
9. Mason A
10. Acton-Boxborough A
11. Mentor A
12. Seven Lakes B
13. Chattahoochee
14. Boca Raton A
15. Mason B
16. Acton-Boxborough B
17. Columbia
18. Ward Melville A
19. Conestoga A
20. Mentor B

The later ranks seem more of a tossup, and I haven't followed anything closely this season
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Unome » January 7th, 2018, 5:45 pm

1. Troy A
2. Harriton
3. Solon A
4. LASA
5. Clements
6. Troy B
7. Solon B
8. Seven Lakes A
9. Mason A
10. Acton-Boxborough A
11. Mentor A
12. Seven Lakes B
13. Chattahoochee
14. Boca Raton A
15. Mason B
16. Acton-Boxborough B
17. Columbia
18. Ward Melville A
19. Conestoga A
20. Mentor B

The later ranks seem more of a tossup, and I haven't followed anything closely this season
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » January 11th, 2018, 7:17 am

Just signed up to volunteer...anyone wanna do a scioly.org meetup? I've never been so I don't know how the details and such work but I'd go if there is one.
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Unome » January 11th, 2018, 7:49 am

Just signed up to volunteer...anyone wanna do a scioly.org meetup? I've never been so I don't know how the details and such work but I'd go if there is one.
https://www.when2meet.com/?6490326-T319x

I'd recommend using that same lobby that we were in last year, just east along the main hall from the central dome and on the southern side of the hall. I can't remember the name, but it has lots of green chairs.
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby windu34 » January 11th, 2018, 9:28 pm

Does anyone know if the awards will be live somewhere?
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